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This is how the world found out about MAFS’ Ellie and Jonathan’s secret relationship

We guess it's official?

Things are well and truly done for Married At First Sight 2024 newlyweds Lauren Dunn and Jonathan McCullough, and bride Ellie Dix had a lot to do with that.

Turns out, Jonathan and Lauren weren’t going to be a MAFS 2024 success stories, and Jonathan has since started a relationship with Ellie.

Back in February, The Wash shared a photo of Jonathan and Ellie looking rather loved up at Ellie’s work Christmas party together in December.

MAFS' Ellie and Jono were spotted together
MAFS’ Jonathan and Ellie at the Christmas Dinner Party. The Wash. Instagram.

Considering that the filming of MAFS had completely wrapped by December, these two appear to be loved up in RL.

While Ellie and her (ex) ‘husband’ have left the experiment, Jonathan and his wife Lauren are still very much together on the TV show, meaning these pics are a hu-uge spoiler, and the production team over at Nine won’t be too happy about them.

MAFS' Ellie and Jono were spotted together
MAFS’ Jonathan and Ellie at the Christmas Dinner Party. The Wash. Instagram.

Ellie and Jonathan photographed kissing

If the coupled-up Christmas party photos weren’t enough to confirm the budding romance, then the pics of the pair making out on a Sydney beach definitely confirm their tryst.

In the pics, the couple mack on in the water, on the beach, and on their way in. Plus, there are a few pics of them holding hands too. You can see the photos here.

Producers are furious at MAFS participants for ruining the season

Earlier this year, a Nine source told Yahoo Lifestyle Australia that the MAFS producers were  “furious” that a couple publicly flaunted their relationship before the season began airing. The pair were allegedly spotted together at Burleigh Pavilion on the Gold Coast in December.

“They must know they are breaking their signed agreement with the Nine Network,” the insider said. “No one’s more happy for contestants to actually find love but they are going to need to be more secretive for now and keep their time on the show hidden from the public.

“These 2024 contestants have all completed filming for the eleventh series and while some may have walked away with a loving relationship, others have been left to lick their wounds. Either way, they have signed contracts forbidding them from ruining storylines.”

Watch Married at First Sight Sundays at 7.00pm and Monday – Wednesday at 7.30pm on Nine and 9Now.

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