After some serious backlash on Twitter, Ivan took to his Instagram account to issue an apology.
"I work really hard to impact people and the world in a positive way and unfortunately I have done the exact opposite here. I was in a foreign environment with heightened emotions and I didn't realise that past experiences would manifest within me in such a negative way."
What viewers need to remember is that Ivan's controlling behaviour wasn't just entertaining drama for the sake of reality TV, it was abuse.
1800-RESPECT describes social abuse as, "behaviour that aims to cut you off from your family, friends, or community. It can also involve a person or people trying to damage your relationships with others. People who are socially abusive may also attempt to make you look bad or ruin your reputation. Social abuse can include things done in the home, in public, over the phone, or on the internet and social media."
If you are being abused, or know someone who is, please call 1800RESPECT. If you are in immediate danger call 000.
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This article originally appeared on marie clarie Australia.