As we know, Vanessa— who leaked the scandal— watched the pair make out during a boozy night in her hotel room while Michael's wife was spending time in Adelaide with her two children— who she shares with her Rebels bikie ex-fiancé, Shane.
At the time, Hayley and her TV husband, David Cannon, were done and dusted, however, Michael was supposedly still "happily married" to his soon-to-be lawyer wife.
“I swear on my life Hayley and Michael hooked up,” Vanessa told New Idea at the time. “It definitely happened. They were fooling around on the bed and dry humping. Shoes were flying everywhere."
“Michael walked into our room. He was really drunk and so was Hayley," Vanessa added. "Hayley said, ‘my husband (David) doesn’t want to f--k me’. And I said, ‘mine doesn’t either’. [Michael] turned around and said, ‘I would f--k both of you’.”
Interestingly, at the time, Vanessa failed to mention that the successful businessman also tried to seduce her, however, she quickly pushed him off.
"We were all very drunk and he was even trying to hook up with Vanessa at one stage," Hayley told WHO exclusively in February. "He was being a boisterous boy thinking he was some macho man."
She continued: "He has an answer for everything and he doesn't have anything. I don't think he has depth or substance and I don't get along with people who can't own their truth."
Cheating scandal aside, we're also shocked both Vanessa and Chris are returning to the show considering they were forced out by producers. Last month, Chris told WHO that they were booted off the series after Vanessa said she had plans to expose the network's sneaky and controversial tactics.
"We were forced to leave MAFS. Producers told me they weren't able to shoot anything more with us because Vanessa threatened the network and made up this stuff about her mental health,” Chris told us over the phone.
“I still can’t figure out whether Nine or MAFS were being delicate because of her mental health excuse or because she was going to take legal action. I think a different side of her came out in the last episode and she was worried about how she was going to be portrayed, so they just kicked us off.”
According to Chris, Vanessa blamed him for her deteriorating mental health, however, the producers knew the groom wasn’t solely to blame. In spite of this, after they were unable to reach an agreement with Vanessa, MAFS showrunners had no choice but to scrap hours of footage of the couple and go back to the drawing board.
“She told producers she wanted to paint me in a bad light because I apparently gaslighted and manipulated her. But they said back to her, ‘We can’t paint a picture of a guy that hasn’t done anything wrong. He has been the most respectful, honest and gentle person throughout the whole process.’ She never showed signs she was struggling in front of me yet made it out like it was my fault because I wasn’t showing her affection.”
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