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Married At First Sight’s Stacey  Hampton says she has ‘hit bottom’ after Covid restrictions charges

Married At First Sight star Stacey Hampton says she’s ‘hit bottom’ in new social media post- after being charged with ignoring coronavirus restrictions while jetting between Adelaide and Melbourne during travel bans

Stacey Hampton vowed to fight charges that she allegedly broke Australia’s travel bans during the height of the Covid pandemic in March. 

And on Friday, the Married at First Sight star shared an Instagram post in which she hinted she had ‘hit bottom’. 

Alongside a selfie, the 27-year-old added a caption in which she expressed hope for the future amid difficulty. 

Thoughts: Stacey Hampton (pictured) vowed to fight charges that she allegedly broke Australia’s travel bans during the height of the Covid pandemic in March. And on Friday, the Married at First Sight star shared an Instagram post in which she hinted she had ‘hit bottom’. She wrote: It’s not until you hit the bottom where the magic starts to happen’ 

She wrote: It’s not until you hit the bottom where the magic starts to happen.’

It’s unclear what Stacey meant by the comment, or if she was referring to the charges. 

Daily Mail Australia has reached out to Stacey Hampton for further comment. 

It comes after the reality star, who posted photos of her trips on social media, was charged with breaching Covid restrictions. 

Charges: It comes after the reality star, who posted photos of her trips on social media, was charged with breaching Covid restrictions. The law graduate turned influencer (pictured: at Crown Melbourne) flew from Adelaide to Melbourne during travel bans claiming her travel was 'essential'

Charges: It comes after the reality star, who posted photos of her trips on social media, was charged with breaching Covid restrictions. The law graduate turned influencer (pictured: at Crown Melbourne) flew from Adelaide to Melbourne during travel bans claiming her travel was ‘essential’ 

Stacey left Adelaide in April 2020 and jetted interstate while she was required to self isolate, police allege. 

The graduate lawyer fronted Adelaide Magistrate’s Court in March and requested her matter be adjourned to a pre-trial conference, reported the Adelaide Advertiser

Ms Hampton, a mother-of-two, faces three charges of failing to comply with a direction on May 6 last year. 

Luxury: The mother-of-two shared this picture to Instagram of herself taking a bath in her luxury Crown Towers suite in early April 2020

Luxury: The mother-of-two shared this picture to Instagram of herself taking a bath in her luxury Crown Towers suite in early April 2020 

Her lawyer, Harry Patsouris, said his client had been in negotiations with police but is contesting the matter. 

Upon Ms Hampton’s return to Adelaide she was arrested at Adelaide Airport and then instructed to return directly to her nominated address. 

Police allege she visited another address in the city’s eastern suburbs before arriving at her own house. 

Court: Ms Hampton, a mother-of-two, faces three charges of failing to comply with a direction on May 6 last year. Her lawyer, Harry Patsouris, said his client had been in negotiations with police but is contesting the matter

 Court: Ms Hampton, a mother-of-two, faces three charges of failing to comply with a direction on May 6 last year. Her lawyer, Harry Patsouris, said his client had been in negotiations with police but is contesting the matter

‘Later that same day, police attended the nominated address in the northern suburbs and discovered the woman was not present and subsequently located her a short time later at another northern suburbs address,’ police allege. 

At that time, essential travelers were allowed to cross into South Australia with no requirement to self-isolate. 

However, non-essential travelers were required to self-quarantine for 14 days. 

Rules: At that time, essential travelers were allowed to cross into South Australia with no requirement to self-isolate. However, non-essential travelers were required to self-quarantine for 14 days

Rules: At that time, essential travelers were allowed to cross into South Australia with no requirement to self-isolate. However, non-essential travelers were required to self-quarantine for 14 days

In South Australia, those found guilty of breaching the directions can be hit with fines of up to $20,000 and up to two years jail. 

Ms Hampton appeared on the 2019 season of the popular reality tv show and has since become an online influencer with more than 200,000 followers on Instagram. 

Her matter will return to court this month.  

New date: Her matter will return to court this month

New date: Her matter will return to court this month

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