By Mary Mrad For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 02:02 BST, 8 May 2020 | Updated: 02:07 BST, 8 May 2020
MasterChef Australia contestant Poh Ling Yeow has been separated from her husband, Jono Bennett, for a month due to coronavirus travel restrictions.
The 47-year-old celebrity chef told Daily Mail Australia this week she had not been able to fly home to Adelaide during breaks from filming in Melbourne because of state border closures.
'The borders are on lockdown so I haven't been back to Adelaide for over a month to see Jono, my dogs and family or run Jamface [her market stall] on Sundays,' she said.
Living apart: MasterChef Australia contestant Poh Ling Yeow (pictured) has been separated from her husband, Jono Bennett, for a month due to coronavirus travel restrictions
Jamface was also set to open a café at Adelaide Airport by the end of the year, Poh said, but these plans have been delayed.
'We're in a holding pattern like everyone else. But on the whole, I am an optimist. I always find the upsides, quality time with loved ones being one of them,' she explained.
Poh met Jono in 2009 on the first season of MasterChef. She was a contestant while he was working behind the scenes as a runner.
They started dating not long after the show had ended, and married in 2014.
Lockdown: The celebrity chef, 47, told