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MAFS’ Michael declares his love for Stacey amidst cheating scandal

It’s all in the timing with these things, isn’t it?

It’s never easy confessing your love for someone for the first time. It’s always wrapped up in nerves, excitement and fear.

The setting needs to be just right which is why, no doubt, Married at First Sight‘s Michael Goonan decided to declare his love for his ‘wife’ Stacey Hampton immediately after he’d been exposed as a cheat.

WATCH: Stacey blasts Hayley saying she took advantage of Michael’s ‘party boy’ habits

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After being hung out to dry by the rest of the participants at this week’s dinner party, Michael told Stacey he’d loved her since their honeymoon.

After being hung out to dry by the rest of the participants at this week’s dinner party, Michael told Stacey he’d loved her since the honeymoon.
After being hung out to dry by the rest of the participants at this week’s dinner party, Michael told Stacey he’d loved her since the honeymoon. (Credit: Nine)

“You’re weak. You and Hayley may as well be together,” Stacey told Michael.

“Do you believe a word she says?” he asked feigning incredulity to perfection.

“No, absolutely not. I don’t trust you either. I did. I don’t anymore… you broke my heart,” she responded.

“You’re weak. You and Hayley may as well be together,” Stacey told Michael.
“You’re weak. You and Hayley may as well be together,” Stacey told Michael. (Credit: Nine)

“The thought of losing you is crippling,” said Michael, turning his emotional manipulation up to 11, he then said, “I haven’t told you this but, I’ve loved you since the honeymoon. I think the world of you.”

Then, in a piece to the camera, he said, “‘The commitment ceremony is tomorrow, and I fear there is not enough time between now and then for her to change her opinion of me…

“The ball in our relationship is in her court,” he said, explaining that he would choose to ‘leave’ tomorrow.

“‘The commitment ceremony is tomorrow, and I fear there is not enough time between now and then for her to change her opinion of me,
“The commitment ceremony is tomorrow, and I fear there is not enough time between now and then for her to change her opinion of me,” Michael told the camera. (Credit: Nine)
“I don’t trust you either. I did. I don’t anymore… you broke my heart,” Stacey told Michael. (Credit: Nine)

On Tuesday night’s episode, David revealed that his ‘wife’ Hayley had been caught kissing Michael during a drunken night out in Sydney’s Double Bay.

Sitting alone in his hotel room at 1am and speaking directly to the camera, he said, “I was told that Hayley is macking on with Michael.”

David then sent a text to Stacey to tell her about the incident.

Speaking to TV Week, Michael 28, confirmed that he and Hayley shared a kiss inside co-stars Vanessa Romito and Chris Nicholls’ hotel room after a night of drinking and ‘hanging out’. 

David revealed that his ‘wife’ Hayley had been caught kissing Michael during a drunken night out, he then sent a text to Stacey to tell her.
David revealed that his ‘wife’ Hayley had been caught kissing Michael during a drunken night out, he then sent a text to Stacey to tell her. (Credit: Nine)

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