Lauren from Married At First Sight ends her relationship with Jono in a harsh confrontation after he denies involvement in Ellie texting scandal

Lauren from Married At First Sight ends her relationship with Jono in a harsh confrontation after he denies involvement in Ellie texting scandal

Married At First Sight’s Lauren Dunn dumped Jono McCollough in a brutal Final Vows speech on Sunday night, finally marking the end of their rocky romance.

The bombshell ending for the couple followed a tense few days after Jono’s secret texts with former co-star Ellie Dix were exposed in a shock twist.

Jono, 40, had insisted the texts were completely innocent, but Lauren, 32, was unconvinced as she claimed he never mentioned her in the 100-odd messages.

After a tense dinner party row over the drama, the couple came face-to-face for the Final Vows decision in Sunday’s night episode.

In awkward scenes, they both appeared very uncomfortable as their break-up appeared inevitable after their recent blow-ups over Jono’s texts.

Married At First Sight's Lauren Dunn dumped Jono McCollough in a brutal Final Vows speech on Sunday night, finally marking the end of their rocky romance

Married At First Sight’s Lauren Dunn dumped Jono McCollough in a brutal Final Vows speech on Sunday night, finally marking the end of their rocky romance

During the speeches, Lauren was left open-mouthed when Jono doubled down on his innocence and accused her of lying about his messages being ‘flirty’ to make him look bad, before insisting she wasn’t the person for him.

The PR maven then mutually dumped Jono in a brutal speech where she insisted their break-up was completely his fault and criticised him for trying to blame her for the texting drama.

She started off by praising their initial meeting at the altar, gushing: ‘Our wedding day was magical, everything I expected and more. The chemistry and immediate attraction was palpable and I felt the experts got it right.’

Lauren then described their Homestays visit as the ‘highlight’ of their relationship and said it allowed her to see a future with Jono, before the shock texts with Ellie were exposed. 

‘Our Homestay visit to me was the absolute highlight of our relationship. I felt I could see some type of future together outside this experiment, and it was exciting,’ she said.

The bombshell ending for the couple followed a tense few days after Jono's secret texts with former co-star Ellie Dix were exposed in a shock twist

The bombshell ending for the couple followed a tense few days after Jono’s secret texts with former co-star Ellie Dix were exposed in a shock twist

‘And then, of course, it all came crashing down. It was brought to my attention that you had been continuing to build some kind of connection with another bride, one that you hid from me, then had the audacity to blame me for when you were exposed.’

She concluded her bombshell speech by slamming Jono for wasting her time and placing the blame for the downfall of their relationship on him. 

She fumed: ‘Although you completely wasted my time in terms of finding a romantic partner, you taught me that I should always trust my gut. Jono, I don’t see a future with you, I know it’s not me – it’s you.’ 

Her brutal speech came after Jono doubled down on his innocence over the texting drama, after previously blaming Lauren for not caring about their relationship at the dinner party.

During the final speeches, Lauren was left open-mouthed when Jono doubled down on his innocence and accused her of lying about his messages being 'flirty' to make him look bad

During the final speeches, Lauren was left open-mouthed when Jono doubled down on his innocence and accused her of lying about his messages being ‘flirty’ to make him look bad

Jono started off by gushing over their wedding and said he ‘instantly’ developed feelings for her, but claimed she had her ‘walls up’ in the weeks after.

He accused her of viewing all of his behaviour through a ‘negative lens’ as he criticised her for calling him ‘robotic’. 

‘We had some good days, but mostly the weeks were not enjoyable for either of us and I felt like your walls were up and you didn’t want to hear from me,’ he said.

‘You said I wasn’t assertive, that I was boring and robotic, you said in your vows that you’ll support and respect me – I don’t feel like you ever respected me.’

The PR maven then mutually dumped Jono in a brutal speech where she insisted their break-up was completely his fault and criticised him for trying to blame her for the texting drama

The PR maven then mutually dumped Jono in a brutal speech where she insisted their break-up was completely his fault and criticised him for trying to blame her for the texting drama

Addressing the texting drama, Jono then doubled down on his claim that the conversations were innocent as he accused Lauren of ‘lying’ about the messages. 

Leaving his bride stunned, he brazenly said: ‘I didn’t think [the texts were] an issue, you snatched my phone off me and pretended like the messages with Ellie were flirty – they were not. 

‘Seeing you so willing to lie like that to make me look bad astonished me. By lying to the whole group to make me look bad, you showed that you don’t support me and it made me deeply upset.’

He claimed her ‘lying’ made him realise she wasn’t the person for him as he once again placed the blame at her door for the drama around his texts with Ellie.

The break-up comes after it was reported that Jono and Ellie are set to officially announce their relationship during the show's reunion after they have been seen looking very loved-up

The break-up comes after it was reported that Jono and Ellie are set to officially announce their relationship during the show’s reunion after they have been seen looking very loved-up 

Lauren was left open-mouthed by his shock speech as she fumed: ‘Sorry, that’s just laughable.’ 

The couple’s break-up comes after it was reported that Jono and Ellie are set to officially announce their relationship during the show’s reunion.

Since filming wrapped months ago, the couple are said to have formed a relationship and have been spotted making a series of cosy outings together.

While Jono was paired with Lauren on the show, Ellie was originally matched with Ben Walters but left the program single after they failed to make their romance work.

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