Sam Frost appeared to have it all ahead of the coronavirus pandemic, with a great job and boyfriend, but as Covid raged on, things appeared to be turned upside down.
The 33-year-old Home and Away actress is most known for her role as Jasmine Delaney, which she has played since December 2017.
The Summer Bay actress, on the other hand, became embroiled in a dispute when she was reportedly forced to choose between her employment with Channel 7 and the Covid-19 vaccine.
Because Sam was unsure about taking the vaccine at the time, the broadcasting giant allowed her to take a break from work until she was able to comply with the company’s policy of vaccinating all cast members.
She eventually made the decision to leave the soap permanently.
Sam’s rise and fall during the whirlwind drama and exit from the show are being explored by the Daily Star.
Although Sam is best known for his role on Home and Away, many people are unaware that he rose to popularity on the inaugural season of The Bachelor Australia in 2014.
Following her success on the reality TV show, she went on to become a national radio DJ, capturing the hearts of many with her Aussie girl next door feel.
Sam was destined for fame and featured on Hell’s Kitchen Australia before landing her role in Channel 7’s Summer Bay.
The Covid-19 vaccination controversy
The Covid-19 story began in October 2021, when Sam informed her 582,000 followers that she would not be receiving the vaccine.
Sa was distraught in the video she posted to Instagram, explaining how her mental health had suffered as a result of people judging her for not being vaccinated.
“I was extremely worried about shooting a video or even speaking up about this sort of thing,” she explained, “but I feel like the world is coming to a point where there’s a lot of division, a lot of harsh judgement, and it’s taking its toll on my mental health.”
The clip sparked outrage owing to Sam’s choice of words, such as “segregated,” and his admission that he felt “less human” since he didn’t want to be stabbed.
She disputed that she had her own “valid reasons” for not being vaccinated at the time, telling her followers that she was consulting with a doctor and a psychotherapist about her options.
Following widespread criticism, Sam chose to deactivate her Instagram account, but she returned weeks later to thank her fans for their love and support.
Sam did not return to the serial, but she did get the immunisation and later told The Morning Show that she has “no regrets” about sharing her opinions at that time in her life.
Sam did agree, though, that she could have “managed things differently.”
Struggle with Mental Illness
When Sam left Home and Away, there was a lot of suspicion that she had left because she didn’t have the vaccine.
When Sam updated her Instagram account on what had happened, she was quick to clear up any confusion about the matter.
The actress revealed that she needed to take a break from work due to her mental health issues.
Sam explained: “To take care of my mental health, I left my dream job on Home & Away. I needed to take a breather, return home, and spend time with my family. Most essential, I must look after my health and well-being “she remarked.
“I now spend my days with the people I care about, doing the things I’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t due to my work schedule. I spent 4.5 years as a distant friend, a distant lover, and a sister who was unable to be present at major life events.”
Sam also discussed being “ripped to f**king pieces” following her tearful Instagram post last October in an interview on the This Morning Sam Show.
“Unvaccinated people were bullied, which was awful. Friends I’d known for years ceased communicating with me “Sam exclaimed.
She continued, ” “Are you kidding me? I’m not an anti-vaxxer. But I believe it is unrealistic to expect everyone to think in the same way and reach the same conclusion in the same amount of time.”
Sam Frost found herself locked up in a relationship with reality TV star Jay Bruno.
The Instant Hotel star moved to Sydney to live with Sam throughout the lockdown period, indicating that their romance was still going strong.
However, Sam’s negative press following her sad Instagram post in October is said to have “driven a wedge” between the two young lovers.
According to Emerald City, the twosome split up soon after, with Sam still following her ex-boyfriend on social media but Jay refusing to reciprocate.