The Block star’s trolling hell: Tess Struber reveals she’s had death threats and bullies steal images of her baby daughter after winning the show
The Block star Tess Struber has spoken about the horrific trolling she received after winning the renovation show in 2019 with husband Luke.
Tess, 30, told Jordy Lucas’ It’s All Her podcast she faced death threats and even had trolls ‘steal’ images of her baby daughter she’d posted online.
She said the experience was ‘awful’ but admitted she ‘feels sorry’ for the haters.
Nightmare: The Block star Tess Struber (right) has spoken about the horrific trolling she received after winning the renovation show in 2019 with husband Luke (left)
‘I’ve had someone steal photos of my little girl and use it as their photos of their little girl, and then tell me they are going to come and kill me,’ Tess, who has dealt with anxiety her whole life, explained.
‘It’s awful, but generally they’re just kids or people who have nothing better to do. I feel sorry for them I really do.’
‘[It is] shocking. It even started, someone was using one of her scan photos when she was still in the womb.’
Ordeal: Tess, who lives in Queensland with her husband, said one troll even stole photos of their daughter and pet dog to use on their own account
Tess, who is based in Queensland with her husband, said trolls even stole photos of their pet dog to use on their own accounts.
‘Someone stole photos of my dog. It’s the world we live in. How much of your life do you want to share? You should be allowed to share as much as you want, but that’s just how it is these days.’
Speaking about the Federal Government’s proposed anti-trolling laws, she added: ‘I hope it (the legislation) works. I really do. But trolling, I don’t know how we are going to end it.’
Tess and husband Luke Struber won The Block back in 2019 and a whopping $730,000.
Remember that? Tess and husband Luke Struber won The Block back in 2019 and a whopping $730,000
They welcomed daughter Cleo back in April and Tess said at the time that there was ‘no words’ and that their bub was their ‘greatest accomplishment’.
The pair have previously said they were going to spend their Block winnings on building their dream home up in Cairns.
But in November last year, they said they hadn’t ‘spent a dollar’ of it yet.
‘We were meant to go to Europe for our honeymoon, then COVID happened,’ Tess explained to Stellar.
She added: ‘Hopefully we can go on a little holiday soon and use some of it, but for now we’re just thinking of our future, and now our baby’s future.’
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Dream home: The pair have previously said they were going to spend their Block winnings on building their dream home up in Cairns