'Top Model' Star: Why I Left Jonny Fairplay ...

7/1/2011 2:56 PM PDT
Former "America's Next Top Model" contestant Michelle Deighton tells TMZ she decided to walk out on her husband Jonny Fairplay because she feels like she's married to a child.

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Deighton -- who's been married to the "Survivor" villain since 2008 -- tells TMZ ... "I work 40 hours a week at a daycare to support us, yet he would still want me to come home and cook and clean for him."

"I left because I was tired of feeling like I had two children instead of a husband and a daughter."

She adds, "I just want out of this unhealthy relationship.  I have tried to work this out but he refuses to speak to me."

As TMZ first reported -- Fairplay served his wife with separation papers this week -- after she moved herself and her daughter out of the family home.