It’s become a common occurence on Married At First Sight – and less than two weeks into the latest season, the show’s next “cheating” scandal appears to have already been unveiled.
New pictures published by Daily Mail Australia show Ellie Dix, 32, and Jonathan McCullough, 39 – who are not paired with each other on the controversial dating show – on a very cosy beach date in Sydney recently.
In the latest season, which kicked off just days ago, Ellie is currently paired with Ben Walters, while Jonathan is matched with Lauren Dunn.
However, based on the latest images, both relationships are set to crumble.
According to the Mail, the affair began after Ellie called it quits with Ben and allegedly began secretly messaging Jonathan.
The truth is set to be revealed during a future commitment ceremony, with Lauren reportedly left furious about the perceived betrayal.
“Lauren had no idea that Jono kept in contact with Ellie and found out during filming, and boy was she not happy,” a source told the publication.
“She was completely gobsmacked and felt humiliated by the end – but everyone else is happy for them.”
Ellie’s “husband”, Ben, was reportedly just as shocked, according to the Mail.
“Ben had a gut feeling that something was up. He wasn’t surprised, more hurt because he genuinely had feelings for her.”
However, the insider insisted that Jonathan and Ellie had “maintained contact” after she left the show, but the “romance only escalated” until after his relationship with Lauren had officially ended.
Married At First Sight continues 7pm Sunday on Nine.