MasterChef Australia favorite Poh Ling Yeow has given fans a peek into her highly personal marriage.
To talk with TV Week On Monday, the 47-year-old praised her husband, aspiring actor Jono Bennett, 39, for keeping her on the ground amid the whirlwind of fame.
“We just have a pretty quiet life with just the dogs and running the business,” said the chief.
‘We just have a pretty quiet life’: MasterChef Australia fan favorite Poh Ling Yeow, 47 (right) has given fans a peek into her highly personal marriage to aspiring actor Jono Bennett, 39, (left)
Poh revealed that while filming MasterChef earlier this year, she chose to fly back to Adelaide every weekend so she could spend quality time with her husband.
When Poh was asked if there were babies on the cards, he simply replied, “No, don’t have children.”
Poh met Jono in 2009 on the set of the first season of MasterChef, where he worked as a showrunner.
Keep it close: Poh (left) revealed that while filming MasterChef earlier this year, she chose to fly back to Adelaide every weekend so she could spend quality time with her husband (right)
“No, don’t have kids”: Poh also revealed that babies are not on the map for the couple
The couple started dating not long after the show ended and married five years later.
“Every time the show comes along, it’s essentially the anniversary of our meeting,” Poh said.
Poh has had a rather complicated love life over the past two decades, with two marriages and ‘a love triangle’ with her best friend.
That is different! Poh’s first husband, Matt Phipps (left), married her 20-year-old best friend, Sarah, Rich (right) after they got divorced – but Poh stays fine with both of them
The famous chef married her first husband, Matt Phipps, in 1990 when they both practiced Mormons.
But when they chose to divorce after nine years together, Matt married Poh’s 20-year-old best friend, Sarah Rich.
Poh married Jono in 2014.
Unusual package! Jono (right) works with Poh (left), Matt and Sarah at their Adelaide cafe called Jamface
In an extraordinary twist, the two couples then went into business together and worked together to open their own café in Adelaide called Jamface.
Poh has not made the unusual arrangement a secret in the past, but insists she has learned to make it work as grown-ups.
“He’s my ex-husband. She is my best friend. And when we broke up, they got together and it’s all great. It is actually very tasty! ‘ she said Mamamia in 2017.
What a delicious dish! Poh (left) recently uploaded this rare Instagram photo of himself and Jono
“Everyone is trying to make it complicated. From the outside in, they are all like “love triangle!” And I’m like ‘no!’ He’s like my brother now, and I don’t think people are ever interested in the backstory. They want everything to be mean, ”Poh said at the time.
She and Matt have remained “big friends” since their divorce, something that made her new husband Jono “jealous.”
“It was something we all essentially had to work on,” said Jono women’s Day in 2017. ‘I know it’s very human to be jealous, but it doesn’t make it right.
“There is a lot of history [between Poh and Matt]so it is not something that can be taken away. It shouldn’t be. ‘
“It was something we all had to work on”: Jono (pictured) previously spoke of the unusual arrangement, admitting he was ‘jealous’ of Poh’s close relationship with her ex-husband