As we know, the controversial groom— who is now dating co-star KC Osborne— was embroiled in a drug scandal while filming Married At First Sight, with an on-set spy claiming he was spotted holding "white powder" in his pocket.
"This is nonsense. I never took drugs on the show. This is a huge production show and implements a zero-tolerance policy," he told New Idea, in March.
"There is no way I would have been allowed to stay on the show if that was the case. Was I guilty of having a few boozy nights and blowing off some steam? For sure. But I never touched a substance on the show."
Just weeks earlier, an insider told the outlet that Nine Network forced the Adelaide dad to undergo therapy after he was caught with what is believed to be an illicit substance.
“A bag of [white substance] fell out of Michael’s pocket on set,” the well-placed spy told the outlet. "He was at the pool when it dropped out of his dressing gown and they had to send him away to a third-party counsellor to get help.”
According to the publication's source, many of Michael's co-stars were attuned to the way he acted behind closed doors. To make matters more confusing, his then-wife Stacey— who is a mother to two young children— was informed of the incident and chose to look the other way.
While Michael wasn't willing to speak out at the time this scandal was first reported, the source said he told his MAFS cohort this behaviour wasn't out of the ordinary.
“He said, 'This is how [I] acted beforehand.' What he is doing now… you are seeing the “real Michael”. I don’t believe he is any worse than what he was before the show.”