Sure, his wife Jessika Power may be having her cake and eating it too as she starts an affair with fellow groom Dan Webb on MAFS, but Queensland-based farmer Mick Gould is having the last laugh as he confesses to TV WEEK that he may be striking up the ultimate revenge romance – with Dan's "wife" Tamara Joy!
Yep, Mick and Tamara were spotted in Melbourne recently packing on the PDA at Tamara's 30th birthday, setting the rumour mill wild. And now Mick Gould is breaking his silence on the gossip that they're a couple in real life, revealing he thinks the experts got his match wrong from the get-go.
"I wish I was paired with Tamara," he admits, before making a swipe at his on-screen bride. "Great chick – and real!"
In fact, Mick even hints it was Jess and Dan's secret relationship that brought he and Tam closer together in the end.
"It was absolutely appalling to find out Jess and Dan were playing up behind Tamara's and my back. I don't think they realised that if they left the experiment they wouldn't fall off the face of the earth," he tells TV WEEK of the couple, who were resistant to giving their relationship a go outside of the experiment because they lived in different states.
Now as things heat up between he and Tam off screen, Mick is questioning the connection he had with Jess entirely.
"Early on I had feelings for Jess, yes. But I think it was just a build-up of emotions over the course of the experiment," he confesses.
"Jess was on the show for fame. There is absolutely no doubt about it. Dan and Jess won't last."
Married At First Sight airs Monday to Wednesday, 7.30pm, and Sunday, 7pm, Nine Network.