|Intimacy Level||Best Friends, Ex-Boyfriend and Ex-Girlfriend, Roommates, Bandmates,|
|Started Dating||Take My Breath Away (210)|
|Dating Status||Broke up in Pride (1) (304)|
The two first met in the second season during their freshman year at Degrassi Community School. Ellie had developed a crush on Marco, and he asked her out, even though his feelings for her were only platonic. When Ellie wanted to take their relationship further, Marco's confused feelings about his sexuality cause him to come out to her. Ellie agrees to pretend to be his girlfriend until he was able to figure things out, though the charade quickly grew tiring for her. The two broke up, but remained best friends all the way until their last season on the show. After graduating high school, Marco and Ellie become roommates for their freshman year of college, but at the end of the year, they decided to move out on their own because they were too dependent on each other.
Season 2In Take My Breath Away, Ellie is infatuated with Marco and unsuccessfully tries to "stealthily" give him the message. Much later, she sends an email to Marco telling him to meet her at the Zen Garden, when Marco arrives there, he expects to see Hazel, not Ellie. Ellie runs off embarrassed, until she gets a phone call from Marco telling her not to be embarrassed, then Marco walks up beside Ellie and asks her out. In Careless Whisper, Marco is wonderful in Ellie's eyes, and they eventually become boyfriend and girlfriend. However, she soon realizes that he acts more like a friend than a boyfriend and after a few arguments, they decide to make out in Ashley's room at a study night to prove their relationship with one another. However, Marco says he is confused about his sexuality, which Ellie accepts, saying she will be his fake-girlfriend for the time being.
In How Soon Is Now?, Ellie and Marco are filming a commercial for Mr. Simpson's class, but they fight about what the commercial's style should be. After an argument, Ellie apologizes to him, and Marco officially comes out to her.
In Tears Are Not Enough (2), Marco and Ellie are sitting together on a bench at the dance, taking pictures of everybody doing the limbo.
In Pride (1), Paige, Spinner, Jimmy, Hazel, Ellie, and Marco are driven to the beach by Paige's brother Dylan, who is openly gay. Ever since Marco secretly came out to Ellie, she's covered for him by pretending to be his girlfriend. But she's had enough, and leaves Marco to then decide whether or not he's ready to trust his friends to accept him for who he really is.
In Pride (2), Ellie talks to Marco about how Spinner treated him in the gym the day after he came out to him. She is disappointed that Marco is willing to let him get away with it. Ellie later finds Marco after finding out that he was gay bashed while trying to attend Dylan's hockey game. She offers help but Marco angrily and sadly walks away and states he won't be attracted to any gender ever again.In Don't Dream It's Over, Sean and Ellie's relationship is steady, but it does have a few issues. When Ellie makes plans with Sean to go to the movies with him and his friends, she forgets about her plans with Marco, so Ellie takes him along. Jay and Alex, Sean's friends, don't greet him warmly. Sean is sick of Marco hanging around Ellie, and Ashley tries to convince her that change is good but Ellie doesn't see the problem in bringing Marco along with her. After some words of wisdom from Marco, Ellie and Sean make up.
In Queen of Hearts, Marco teaches Ellie how to play a new card game, Euchre, which she practices and eventually becomes very skilled at.
Season 5In Venus (1), Ellie and Marco are seen talking outside the Dot after Craig's surprise party. They are talking about Craig, and Marco says that she may have a crush on him.
In I Against I, Ellie supports Marco's safe-sex campaign.
In High Fidelity, Ellie, Marco, Hazel, Paige, and Alex graduate Degrassi as the class of 2006.
Season 6In Here Comes Your Man (2), Ellie and Marco are going to the same university together. Ellie struggles to get along with her new roommate, Amberley. Amberley's personality clashes entirely with Ellie's, and Ellie can hardly deal with it. After writing an article about roommates, Amberley kicks Ellie out of their dorm room. Ellie's article was supposed to remain anonymous, but the editor thought it was so good, they left her name on it. Ellie moved in with Marco and Dylan afterwards.
In Don't You Want Me? (2), Marco catches Ellie and Jesse in bed together, implying that they are back together.
Season 7In Standing In The Dark (2), Ellie wants Marco to forget about Dylan, after relationship troubles with Dylan, Ellie and Jesse take action and set Marco up with Jesse's friend, Eric who also works at The Core. The two go out for coffee and have a very friendly conversation. At first, despite feeling a connection with Eric, Marco rejects the idea of breaking up with Dylan and dating someone else, but Ellie talks to him, changing his mind. Later that night, while Marco is watching movies with Ellie, Jesse, Paige and Alex, he gets a call from Dylan. Marco makes his ultimate decision and finally chooses to end things with him. He quietly text messages Dylan back and says that it's time for "the talk," implying they break up.
In Owner of a Lonely Heart, Marco and Ellie's retail therapy goes away when Marco's credit card maxes out. Ellie rescues him this time, but Marco realizes a new job is the real solution—and it might even give him the opportunity to meet new people. When Marco is asked out to a gay club night, they party 'till morning, and Devon even picks up the tab. Marco's starting to live the high life, but his world crashes back to reality when he realizes he's out of money. When Devon reveals how he stays in the money, Marco wonders if he's desperate enough. Ellie talks him out of it, and the two agree to let Paige move in with them.In Don't Stop Believin', Paige tells her roommates that her dad has offered to buy her a condo, and with Ellie's workload at the newspaper increasing, Marco realizes that he will truly be alone. As he and Ellie try to figure out what they will do after the school year is over, they consider going their separate ways but realize how much they depend on each other for everything. Before going to bed, Ellie kisses Marco good night, but he doesn't want her to leave. They end up almost having sex, but stop and go to sleep. Marco later confronts Ellie and tells her "We are just friends, nothing more!" to which Ellie replies, "Whoa, Marco we JUST kissed. It's not a big deal! Watch!" and kisses Paige. Ellie, Paige, and Marco realize they have become too dependent on one another, and decide to move out.
In Degrassi Goes Hollywood, Marco gets a call from Paige to come live it up in L.A with her and Ellie. Marco is excited to be a part of the entourage and goes to get Ellie from The Core' and they get on the next plane to L.A. They meet Paige at the airport and they go to her mansion.
A few days go by and Ellie runs into Craig. She is excited to see him and soon tells Marco. He isn't too happy because of what Craig did to Ellie before during season 6. Ellie tells him that Craig has a girlfriend and that he is sober, and has changed. Marco still doesn't believe her that much.Another few days have passed, and it's Paige's 18th (not really) Birthday Bash! Marco and Ellie attend it, while Craig follows Ellie there to prove something to her. But, Ellie doesn't want to hear it after she gets drunk on vodka. Marco tries to push Craig aside and they both end up in the pool. Meanwhile, Ellie has vanished to commit suicide by drowning herself. They run to the beach and find Ellie in the shallow end. They run and save her. They hug her and tell her to never do that again.
At the end of the movie, Marco tells Ellie to visit her father in the hospital, which she does with Marco by her side.
- Start Up: Take My Breath Away (210)
- Broke Up: Pride (1) (304)
- Reason: Marco realized that he was gay, and Ellie was tired of being his fake-girlfriend.
- Ellie was the first person that Marco came out to.
- Ellie was the only main character with whom Marco was in a relationship throughout his tenure on the show.
- His other three boyfriends (Dylan, Tim, and Eric) were all recurring characters.
- Both of them have kissed Craig at some point.
- They were both friends with Paige Michalchuk, Alex Nuñez, Jimmy Brooks, and Craig Manning.
- Marco made his first appearance on Degrassi one episode before Ellie did. However, Ellie had a speaking role in her first appearance, while Marco did not.
- Their first on-screen kiss was in Careless Whisper.
- They were each other's first kiss and relationship.
- They both graduated in the Class of 2006.
- They lived together for a short period of time.
- Despite Marco's homosexuality, they hooked up and almost had sex in Don't Stop Believin'.
- They were the first couple to have a fake relationship.
- Ellie: "Are we just...friends?"
Marco: "Ellie, I like you... a lot. And I mean you like me too, right? (Ellie nods) So lets go out, like on a real date."
Ellie: "Are you serious?"
Marco: "Yeah...totally." - Careless Whisper.
- Ellie: "Nice one boyfriend!"
Marco: "Why thank you, girlfriend!" -How Soon Is Now?