Poh Ling Yeow: Interesting Facts About Malaysian-Born Australian Multi Professional Lady

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MasterChef Australia season 12 contestant, Poh Ling Yeow is a Malaysian-born Australian chef, artist, actress, author, and television presenter. Additionally, she is also famous as a runner-up of MasterChef Australia (season 1). Apart from that, Poh Ling also featured in movies such as Human Touch (2004), Peaches (2004), Hey, Hey, It’s Esther Blueburger (2008), and the Tropfest.

The Australian native, Yeow was married twice, first with Matt Phipps and eventually with Jono Bennett; who is her current husband. Besides, Poh was born in 1973 (age 47) in Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Furthermore, she was born into a fifth-generation Malaysian Chinese family.

To know more about MasterChef, Poh Ling Yeow’s relationship details, husband, personal life, Net worth, and career, we recommend you to read this article in brief.

Poh Ling Yeow Married Twice; Current Husband, Jono Bennett

The celebrity MasterChef, Poh Ling Yeow belongs to the married club. As of March 2020, she is enjoying a smooth marital relationship with her husband, Jono Bennett. The couple walked down the aisle in 2014.

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Poh Ling Yeow with her husband, Jonathan Bennett
Source: Mamamia

The couple met for the first time in the MasterChef Australia, Season 1 in 2009. During the time Jono was a production runner on MasterChef, driving the contestants to and from the studio.

Remembering the time when they first got to know each other, Poh in one of the interviews said:

We weren’t really allowed to talk because that’s part of the rules. You can’t fraternity with the staff because I guess they can tell you secrets (about the next challenge) or something.”

She continued adding:

I think it got a little more charged because we weren’t allowed to talk to each other. It was like the playground … cute looks across the yard, sort of thing. Then, after the show we hooked up. There was a wrap party and we exchanged numbers straight away and it was all guns after that.

Poh also explained that at the wrap party of the show, they exchanged numbers and started dating shortly afterwards. Although the couple has a smooth relationship, Jono rarely appears on Poh’s Instagram as he loves to remain out of the limelight.

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Poh Ling Yeow with her husband and dogs
Source: Now To Love

Poh’s current husband, Jono, 39 years old actor currently works with Poh, her ex-husband Matt Phipps and Matt’s new wife Sarah Rich at their café in Adelaide called Jamface.

Previously Married To Matt Phipps

Poh was previously married to Matt Phipps, who is the current husband of her 20 years old best friend, Sarah Rich. Poh and Matt were in a marital relationship for nine years, exchanging vows in 1990. In the meantime, the couple was both Mormons, when they decided to walk down the aisle church a few years later.

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Poh Ling Yeow with her ex-husband and best friend
Source: Daily Telegraph

Talking about her ex-husband and best friend relationship with Mamamia in 2017, Poh said:

He’s my ex-husband. She’s my best friend. And when we broke up, they got together and it’s all dandy. It’s actually really good!

Adding to that, she continued, saying:

Everyone tries to complicate it. From the outside in, they’re all like ‘love triangle!’ And I’m like, ‘no!’ He’s like my brother now and I think … people are never interested in the back story. They want everything to be sordid.

Despite the divorce, Poh, her best friend, Sarah Rich, her ex-husband Matt and current husband Jono run a restaurant together. On the other hand, Jono, Poh’s current husband Jono speaking about the unusual arrangement and admitting being jealous seeing Poh’s relationship with her ex-husband said:

It was something we all had to work on essentially. I know it’s very human to be jealous, but it doesn’t make it right. There’s a lot of history [between Poh and Matt], so it’s not something that can be taken away. It’s not something that should be.

Well, looking at Poh’s relationship history, it’s undoubtedly an exciting tale.

Poh Ling Yeow Net Worth

The multi-professional, Australian native, Poh’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. Additionally, the entire wealth is entirely generated form her career. Back in 2009, she was a runner-up of the Australian MasterChef, Season 1, and is believed to have earned a decent amount as prize money.

Besides, Poh is currently competing in the Season 12 of Australian Masterchef along with Ben Ungermann and Reece Hignell. If she manages to win the show, she will be adding another $250,000 to her current net worth. Apart from that, she runs her restaurant in a partnership with her friends and generates a convincing revenue.

Talking about her salary, appearing in the Australian MasterChef, she is expected to earn between $500-$800 as a per week salary. Besides, she is also an artist, actress, author, and television presenter, earning a significant amount of salary. In particular, the actor and television presenter in Australia is expected to earn $20,000 and $85,000 respectively as an average per year salary.

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