'Ex on the Beach' fans believe Mark Jansen and Elena Davies faked a break-up after their 'Big Brother' stint just to get on the reality show
Mark Jansen and Elena Davies of 'Big Brother' fame have shown up on the popular reality dating show 'Ex on the Beach' following their breakup, earlier this year. Fans, however, wonder if the couple really split or faked the entire episode
Mark Jansen and Elena Davies are no strangers to reality television. They both appeared on 'Big Brother' and fell in love with each other on the show. The couple even earned the nickname 'Marlena'. After the show ended, Mark, a native of Buffalo, moved to Texas to stay close with his new love Elena.
Everything seemed to be going well for the couple, at least that's the impression their photos on social media platforms gave. Out of the blue in March, Elena took to Instagram and posted a teaser of her upcoming podcast episode, where she discussed her breakup with Mark.
Even Mark spoke of their relationship ending on his podcast. "I was in love with Elena," he confessed. "I wanted to start a family, start a life with her." He went on to explain that they had a "rocky relationship" and "broke up so many times".
Within two months, in June, both Mark and Elena posted pictures of themselves vacationing in the same hotel. Hawk-eyed fans immediately noticed that the former couple were even sitting on the same couch in the same position, and they both posted the pictures on their Instagram on the same day.
Fans immediately called out the couple asking them if they were back together. The pair neither confirmed nor denied and chose to stay mum, letting fans take a guess on their relationship status.
Fast forward to July and we find them on another popular reality show, 'Ex on the Beach', where Mark is on the show as a single looking for love and Elena as an ex still pining for Mark and wanting to rekindle their relationship. This didn't sit too well with the fans.
Fans immediately began speculating that Mark and Elena faked their break-up in order to get on the show, and as soon as the show was done filming, they are back together. A commenter posted a picture of the couple spotted together on Reddit and called them out for faking their breakup.
A Redditor commented, "They really faked a whole breakup just to be on a TV show". Another fan commented saying "I knew yours and Elena's 'break up' was fake. Now Iknow it was just so you and her can be on 'Ex on the Beach'."
Fans believe that it is too much of a coincidence that the couple called it quits right around the time of casting call and then mysteriously back together. A social media user shared, "Pretty pathetic that they faked breaking up just to get on the show. And then they got right back together after the show ended." Another pointed out, "I mean, they both posted like 20 minute long videos to explain their breakup... conveniently exactly when EOTB was casting (and after seeing Morgan and Jozea get cast). Anyone who thought this was legit has some way serious rose-colored glasses on, lol."