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Married At First Sight

EXCLUSIVE: Married At First Sight's Michael tests Stacey to see if she's only after him for his money

Michael tests Stacey's true feelings for him on their final date.

By TV Week team
Is Stacey only interested in Michael because he's rich?
The company director puts his luxury-loving wife to the test on Married At First Sight this week, planning a final date that includes meat pies from a service station.
"I went, 'OK, let's see how she responds with no glitz and glamour,'" Michael tells TV WEEK with a laugh.
Michael puts Stacey to the test with a final date that includes meat pies from a service station. (Image: Nine Network)
Michael, 28, says he knew within minutes of meeting Stacey that she would never be getting up in the morning and going to work.
"Stacey wants to be a kept woman and stay at home," he says. "She never hid that from me, and she never hid the fact that she likes nice things. She's materialistic."
Michael says Stacey is materialistic and thinks his wealth has been a "massive factor" in Stacey sticking with him. (Image: Nine Network)
He thinks his wealth has been a "massive factor" in Stacey sticking with him, but accepts that.
"That's like someone saying to me, 'Oh, did you only fall in love with Stacey because she's good-looking?' Well, yes, of course. Yeah, I fell in love with her personality, but the opportunity probably wouldn't have been there if I wasn't attracted to her, so it goes two ways."
WATCH BELOW: MAFS' Stacey kicks drunken Michael out of their apartment. Post continues after video...
However, Michael has much harsher words for Ivan's wife Aleks, who he claims was attracted to another man because of his money. Michael attacked Aleks at a dinner party over her allegedly going on a date with the other man during the experiment.
Now, he explains why he was so upset.
"She definitely was catching up with this guy," Michael says. "She goes, 'Oh, he's super-rich – he's got a Ferrari.' I was like, 'Wow, I've had girls who go for me for money.' It triggered me. 
I was like, 'You've got a great guy who would move mountains for you and you're going to run off with some playboy in a Ferrari? Nah, not on my watch.'"
Michael says he was "triggered" when Aleks allegedly went on a date with another man during the experiment. (Images: Nine Network)

Connie's anxiety attack at the final commitment ceremony

Bride Connie has revealed to TV WEEK why she so obviously struggled to speak while on the couch during the last Married At First Sight commitment ceremony.
"I had a really bad anxiety attack," Connie (above with husband Jonnie), 27, explains. "I felt like that couch was swallowing me. I was choking on everything I had to say because I was dreading lifting up that card."
"I was choking on everything I had to say because I was dreading lifting up that card." (Image: Nine Network)
For the third straight week, Connie, 27, has written "Stay" to Jonnie's "Leave". But she says it was a last-minute decision after being encouraged to think about what she'd learnt about herself from participating in the experiment.
"I said, 'Self-worth, 100 per cent – I didn't have any coming into this,'" she recalls. "I was like, 'As long as everyone knows it's not about him anymore – now, it's about me.'"
Still, Connie was worried she might come across as a "stage-five clinger".
"I didn't want anyone thinking I was clinging onto something that wasn't there," she says. "I'm not an idiot – I knew he'd checked out. Even I was done."
Connie was worried she might come across as a "stage-five clinger". (Image: Nine Network)
Connie admits being called "clingy" and "controlling" online upsets her.
"I'm only human, and words hurt," she says, adding that she's also had to deal with comments from her mother.
"She's seen how upset I've been, and the backlash I've copped, so she's very, 'Told you so,'" Connie says. "I didn't disagree; I just came in with high hopes that this was going to be it for me."
Connie's also dealing with comments from her mum who's "very 'Told you so.'" (Image: Nine Network)

Jonethen wanted to leave to be with his dad

After writing "Leave" at the MAFS commitment ceremony three weeks in a row, Jonnie was feeling confused and frustrated. He tells TV WEEK he wanted to be home with his father.
"I just wanted to get out," he says.
Jonnie, 27, was already flying to the Gold Coast every week to see his dad, who'd had a stroke just weeks before filming began.
"The amount of blood left on his brain was the equivalent of being hit on the head with a baseball bat," Jonnie explains of his dad's stroke. "He wasn't getting better. It was at the stage where I was like, 'Why am I flying back?'"
Jonnie says each week he was convinced Connie would write "Leave". The third week, he was "100 per cent" sure.
"I'd already started packing my bags," he says. "I was frustrated and confused. Like, would you want to be in a relationship with someone who doesn't want to be there?"
Jonethen wanted to stay at home in the Gold Coast to be with his dad who'd had a stroke just weeks before filming began. (Image: Nine Network)

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