Today was not a good day for Sam Frost.
You’d think a smart, funny, talented woman with a primo job and a bright future would have nothing but blissful days marked in her calendar. But today Sam Frost could be forgiven for heading straight home to snuggle under her doona.
The Bachelorette star-turned-radio-host has been forced – yet again – to address a slew of not-so-nice rumours that she and boyfriend Sasha Mielczarek are going through an ugly split.
In a scathing Instagram post, Sam took down New Idea and every other media outlet that continues to drag her relationship through the mud, while also insinuating her love life is really the only interesting thing about her.
“New Idea get a f–king life! For the one millionth time, Sash and I have not split. In fact we are stronger than ever,” she wrote on her Instagram account, which she has since shut down. Along with her public Facebook page.
What's worse is that this latest event comes hot on the heels of a broken Sam publicly admitting that heavy trolling and continued scrutiny had gotten the better of her, tweeting: “To the fake accounts heavily trolling me online & into my personal life. If you wanted to break me. Congratulations you have won. #broken.”
Sam followed this up with an emotional outpouring on her breakfast radio show, Rove and Sam, where she said:
"I don’t think people really understand the impact of it. Young kids and people, including myself get bullied on a daily basis.
"For just one moment, think about what it would be like if a bully never left you alone. This bully came into your home, this bully was relentless, on your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. This bully was with you 24 hours a day."
From the outside, Sam's life can often look glamorous.
Having parlayed a successful TV appearance into a blossoming media career, it's easy to assume her life always involves hanging with celebrities, nights on the red carpet, and photoshoots at gorgeous locations.
On the other hand, she also deserves our sympathy, because if her current battles have taught us anything, it's that the bad sometimes outweighs the good. That criticisms of her love, looks and life can often drown out the sound of success.