The Block's Darren Jolly and ex wife Deanne both headed to court in separate ...

Darren Jolly and estranged wife Deanne are both facing serious criminal charges in the fallout of their messy break-up.  

The 38-year-old former Block star was scheduled to appear before the Melbourne Magistrates' Court on Monday where he faces multiple charges. 

The matter was expected to be adjourned off along with thousands of other criminal hearings as Melbourne's struggling court system continues to fight its way through the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Daily Mail Australia can also reveal Deanne faces near identical charges to her ex, with a hearing scheduled to take place at Ringwood Magistrates' Court on Thursday. 

Sad split: Darren Jolly claims he hasn't been in contact with his two daughters 'for months' after splitting from his wife, Deanne, in September. Pictured together on The Block

Sad split: Darren Jolly claims he hasn't been in contact with his two daughters 'for months' after splitting from his wife, Deanne, in September. Pictured together on The Block

 The nature of the charges cannot be published due to legal reasons. 

Darren and Deanne had announced their split in September last year after 15 years of marriage.  

Darren has made no secret of his battle with mental illness since the split. 

In February, he spoke candidly about his business troubles and the breakdown of his marriage at AFL club Collingwood's annual general meeting. 

'Spending three weeks in a mental facility to deal with depression. Leaving my 15-year marriage because I fell out of love and wanted a happier life,' he said at the time. 

Darren told his former team mates his mental health became so bad around that time that he 'almost did something stupid and ended [his] life'.

'Everything was too much to handle and I lost control. I lost my drive to keep going, I lost my purpose in life, I lost my direction and I lost my path. I thought it was easier just to go,' he confessed.

At the depths of his struggle, he admitted himself to hospital and described it as the 'best thing [he] could have done'.

It was the same month Darren claimed he hadn't been in contact with his two daughters Scarlett and Lily 'for months'. 

'To my daughters, I miss you like crazy and just want to hold you,' he posted on Instagram. 

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