MAFS’ Ellie Dix surprise career change after immense backlash

Ellie and Jono have now hit the road after their controversial MAFS relationship.

Ellie Dix and Jono McCullough
Ellie Dix and Jono McCullough. Photo: Instagram/Nine

Married At First Sight's Ellie Dix has stepped away from her career as a cosmetic nurse, after the Gold-Coast clinic she worked at was spammed with negative one-star reviews following her stint on MAFS.

Yahoo Lifestyle can reveal that the reality star’s bio has been removed from the aesthetics team’s page on The Coastal Clinic Plastic Surgery Practice’s website, where she has been working as a subcontractor cosmetic nurse injector for over a year.

Dr Drew Cronin, owner of The Coastal Clinic, told The Gold Coast Bulletin in April: “Unfortunately, because of how some people have reacted to what one of those sub contractors has done six months ago, all 15 staff are being unfairly targeted … People who have never been patients in our clinic, that have never met me, feel entitled to make permanent one star reviews based on their disagreement with the actions of one subcontractor aired on television.”


MAFS' Ben and Ellie
Ellie was initially matched with Ben Walters on the show. Photo: Nine

It appears Ellie is now focussing her efforts on becoming a travel influencer and has already begun documenting her road trip around Australia with boyfriend Jono McCullough.

The pair announced their surprising plan to spend “the next couple of months” on the road last week whilst proudly posing alongside a luxury caravan. Ellie has since updated her Instagram bio to include “adventures with Jono”.

When someone asked over Instagram how the two were supporting themselves while on the road, Ellie was happy to clear things up.


"So we both took time off from our jobs for filming MAFS and then I went back to work and now have left my injecting job and taken leave from my hospital job for a few months to go traveling with Jono," she said. "I’ll be back to work in September ☺️ Jono works remotely - makes it easy for him to travel!"

The two have also been catching up with fellow MAFS alum while on the road, including Timothy Smith.

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