MIA’s Single Wives fans rejoice! Star of the show Sunnie Singh sits down with The Area News to reflect on the defining chapter of her life in Griffith, and it’s instrumental role in bring her to where she finds herself today.
The office general manager and self-professed ‘Indian Aussie bogan’ was only 20 when she married an Indian man and subsequently moved to Griffith, and worked with him at the Griffith City Council.
She decided to make the city her post-divorce home – and found the community “welcomed her with open arms.”
“Griffith was a place I learnt who I was as a person, as I started my life after marriage there, thinking that was going to be home forever,” Sunnie said.
“It is an amazing place which I will always call home as so many of my friends live there, who become my family... everyone looks out for each other.
“It will always have a special part in my heart.”
So, why the Single Wives? For her the main reason for going on the show was, obviously, to find love or at least find out what she was doing wrong.
“I also wanted to lessen the disconnect between my generation and my parents as the culture plays a huge part in this, they don’t quite understand what dating is in Australia and how hard it is!
“Last but certainly not least, is that I wanted to remove the negative stigma around divorced women, in my culture especially but in general too.”
Working with love-guru Matthew Hussey alongside three other women, she says there is one piece of advice above all else that will stick with her: “Regret is worse than rejection.”
Being on the show for Sunnie is like nothing she expected.
“I thought I would struggle more but so far I have loved and enjoyed every minute of it, even through the tears and hard days.”
She feels the show is the first dating show that empowers women, and encourages all the single ladies out there in Griffith and the MIA to have a watch.
“It will change your perception and mind set for dating, I feel like a different women! Don’t give up, it’s a numbers game!
“I would love Griffith’s support”