Michael Goonan grins when asked about the public intrigues surrounding his personal wealth and rumors that he simply inherited his father’s commercial ice cream business.
He knew this topic was coming and he was well prepared.
After all, he’s been gossiping for months about his massive fortune – ever since he flashed his expensive Rolex watch and bragged about his love of ‘shiny things’ in the first episode of Channel Nine’s blockbuster Married At First Sight.
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Exclusive: Michael Goonan (right) from Married At First Sight has revealed the truth about his wealth. He and girlfriend KC Osborne (left) talked about sex, family plans, and celebrity fights in an uncensored interview with Daily Mail Australia
Open: On Thursday, Daily Mail Australia spoke to the 28-year-old company director and his 31-year-old dance instructor girlfriend, and no topic was off limits
But the 28-year-old father-of-one firmly defended himself, insisting that Daily Mail Australia never inherited a penny from his wealthy family.
“I’ve done my best for every dollar I’ve ever made,” he said. “I’ve never had a handout in my life and never received anything for free.”
Michael thinks he’s a self-made millionaire and has made a number of sacrifices to get there, including buying from his parents’ company, Adelaide Ice.
A baby trust fund? Almost not, he says.
If the origins of Michael’s wealth surprise you, the other revelations in our exclusive and uncensored interview are just as eye-opening.
Photogenic: Michael and KC also posed for an exclusive photo shoot at the Crown Towers hotel in Melbourne on Friday
Money Matters: Michael grinned when asked about the public intrigue surrounding his personal wealth and rumors that he simply inherited his father’s commercial ice cream business
Homemade: Michael firmly defended himself, urging Daily Mail Australia to never inherit a penny from his wealthy family
I did it: Michael thinks he’s a self-made millionaire and has made a number of sacrifices to get there, including buying from his parents’ company, Adelaide Ice
Bank on It: The reality TV villain is often asked by Married At First Sight fans about his bank balance – but for starters, Michael shudders at the idea that he even has fans
His fan: “I don’t have any fans,” he said with a laugh, prompting KC to jump in to say she’s a fan
But don’t expect to say much about his ex-‘wife ‘, Stacey Hampton, 26, who blocked him on Instagram after their TV marriage ended.
On Thursday, we spoke to the company director and his 31-year-old girlfriend from dance instructor KC Osborne – who will remember Australian MAFS viewers of her own short-lived commitment to Drew Brauer – and no subject was off limits.
With characteristically candid and bawdy humor, Michael and KC talk about money, gossip, feuds, exes and even family plans while in isolation in Melbourne – and the former party boy has a lot to do.
MICHAEL AND KC TALK BUSINESS AND RICH
The Scottish-born businessman simply cannot shake off the immense public interest in his personal wealth and exactly how he made his fortune.
The reality TV villain is often asked by fans of Married At First Sight about his bank balance, but to start with, Michael shudders at the idea that he even has fans.
“I don’t have fans,” he said with a laugh, prompting KC to jump in and say she’s a fan.
Role Model: Michael likes to wipe his new celebrity and insists he’s not ‘someone to look up to’
Hard Worker: Not only did he insist he worked for every dollar he ever made, but added that having siblings with equal claims to the family fortune means he never has a silver-scale inheritance got
He added, “I bought and worked hard. I never had a handout in my life or got anything for free ‘
Important: Michael, eager to lose his reputation as a party boy, said he prioritizes three things in life: his son, his relationships, and his career
“I’ve never called them fans. I’ve had people interested in the show who were somewhat intrigued to see more of that person and how they are. ‘
Michael likes to wipe his new celebrity and insists he is not ‘someone to look up to’.
However, his attitude changed when he spoke of his business triumphs and the sacrifices he made along the way.
Modest: Michael said he just made the “right decisions” about investing his money
Note: While he likes to live up to it every now and then, he doesn’t regularly splash his money on designer items
Investment: ‘I didn’t buy new bags and Louis Vuitton belts. I put that money into something I wanted to grow and I put that behind my hard work, ” he said
Not What You Think: Michael thinks he’s incredibly misunderstood and wants people to know that he’s doing business no-nonsense despite his silly personality
He insisted, “I’ll be the funniest man you’ll ever meet when the doors close after 5pm. But we are not here to mess around during work ‘
Difficult too: Michael also praised KC’s work ethic and described her as a ‘shark’ when it comes to business
Hard Workers: Former Pussycat Dolls backup dancer will launch her own lipstick line with Vixen Cosmetics later this year, of which she owns a 50 percent stake in
Business: “KC is a shark and can handle herself, she’s passionate, she’s motivated,” he said
In addition to insisting he worked for every dollar he ever made, he added that having siblings with equal claims to the family fortune means he never got a silver-scale inheritance.
“It would be unfair for one of us to inherit something without the other. “I never inherited anything,” said Michael.
“I bought in and worked hard. I’ve never had a handout or anything for free in my life. ‘
I did not buy new bags and Louis Vuitton belts. I put that money into something I wanted to grow and put it behind my hard work.
Michael said he had simply made the “right decisions” about investing his money – and while he likes to live up to it occasionally, he doesn’t regularly splash his money on designer items.
“Like everyone else, I woke up with an alarm clock, went to work, and made the right decisions about where I wanted to spend my saved money,” he said.
“I didn’t buy new bags and Louis Vuitton belts. I put that money into something I wanted to grow and put it behind my hard work. ‘
Don’t calculate her: KC is confident when it comes to business. But she appreciates Michael’s support and advice and says his drive inspires her
Facts! “You’re not entitled to the facts, but you are entitled to an opinion … just make sure that when you’re towing, it’s funny and funny and different,” he said with a laugh
Less resistant: However, KC is more thoughtful when it comes to trolling. Unlike her boyfriend, she tends to take flattering comments to heart
KC said, “I’m a girl. We are more emotional and sensitive. Some days I just don’t care. Some days I get a comment and it bothers me all day long ‘
(It was difficult not to interpret this comment other than a swipe at his ex Stacey, whose enthusiasm for Louis Vuitton is well documented.)
Speaking confidently about his work ethic, Michael said he is ‘completely behind himself’ and ‘passionate’ about his work.
He compared himself to a boxer who enters the ring confidently and prepared for a big fight.
‘Beverage sales have gone up’: In addition to running Adelaide Ice, Michael has his finger on several cakes and even founded a wine company, Ase Wines, shortly before appearing on MAFS
In addition to running Adelaide Ice, Michael has his finger on several cakes and even founded a wine company, Ase Wines, shortly before appearing on MAFS.
Despite the fact that many industries are struggling because of the coronavirus pandemic, Michael – quite optimistic – sees many opportunities in the online market.
‘I notice that the industry has major consequences, because of the corona virus. But there is always an opportunity, “he said.
‘Beverage sales have increased, people are washing away their grief. The sale of spirits has certainly increased. There is a market to explore and exploit. ‘
MICHAEL MEANS BUSINESS
- One’s dad insisted he bought his parents’ ice cream distribution business in Adelaide and not ‘inherited a dime’
- Michael simply made the “right decisions” when it came to investing money and never bought high-end goods like Louis Vuitton
- His priorities in life are his son, his relationship and his work
- At work, he has a no-nonsense approach and is ‘not there to mess around and make friends’
Michael, eager to lose his reputation as a party boy, said he prioritizes three things in life: his son, his relationships, and his career.
He thinks he’s incredibly misunderstood and wants people to know that he’s a no-nonsense business despite his silly personality.
“There are many things that people don’t understand about me. I take three things very seriously, which is my child, being a father to him, my relationships and the other being work, ”said Michael.
Apart from that, I am the funniest man you will ever meet when the doors are closed after 5pm. But during work we are not here to mess around. We get the job done and then we have some fun. ‘
Loved up: The couple says they are now at the stage of their relationship where they are more comfortable with each other and don’t feel the need to be sexy all the time
Dressed up: Before their photo shoot at Crown, KC wore a black and silver sweater dress, it’s a mini length showing her dancer’s legs
Well suited: she added a pair of knee-high black boots in a suede fabric
That’s rich: Michael meanwhile wore a black shirt and trousers with an expensive gold watch
Side by side: The couple took full advantage of the luxurious hotel room while cuddling in bed and on the couch
He added that as a boss, his priority is to take care of his employee’s livelihood.
“These are the livelihoods of people I employ, these are people with a family,” he said.
“I’m not here to mess around and make friends. We are here to be professional and get the job done. But when we get home, we’re here to have fun. ‘
Michael also praised KC’s work ethic and described her as a ‘shark’ when it comes to business.
Makeover: KC spoke with refreshing honesty about her makeover for a $ 40,000 operation, saying there is no harm in improving yourself if it makes you happy. Pictured before and after surgery
The former backup dancer from Pussycat Dolls will launch her own lipstick line with Vixen Cosmetics later this year, which she owns a 50 percent share of.
“KC is a shark and can handle herself, she is passionate, she is motivated,” he said.
Meanwhile, KC is only confident in business. But she appreciates Michael’s support and advice and says his drive inspires her.
“Even my mom said to me the other day,” Wow, when I have a partner like Michael, I feel like it drives you to work harder, too, “she said.
She said of her cosmetic work: “I love a natural beauty and if you want to enhance a natural beauty, it is entirely up to you. Nobody should judge you. Just do what makes you happy ‘
KC also spoke with refreshing honesty about her $ 40,000 plastic surgery makeover, saying it won’t hurt to improve yourself if it makes you happy. (KC has previously admitted to getting a boob job, fillers, Botox, and veneers.)
“I love a natural beauty, and if you want to enhance a natural beauty, it’s entirely up to you. Nobody should judge you. Just do what makes you happy, “said KC.
“It’s not really up to someone else to decide what you can and cannot do with your body.”
The couple, who are clearly in love with each other, said they would be willing to work on a reality show together, but are currently working on separate projects.
JET SET LIFESTYLE
Because they aren’t afraid to show off their wealth, the reality TV lovebirds naturally draw a lot of criticism on social media.
Last month, they were beaten by their Instagram followers for grabbing a private jet during the COVID-19 crisis, with their oversized Louis Vuitton bags in tow.
But because Michael was so stubborn and confident, he didn’t care about the trolls and haters.
“Frankly, I’ve been trying to take people down my whole life,” he said.
Making headlines: Not being afraid to show off their wealth like that, the pair naturally draws a lot of criticism from social media. Last month, they were slapped by their Instagram followers for catching a private jet during the COVID-19 crisis, with their oversized Louis Vuitton bags in tow
“I’ve tried to take people down my whole life”: Because Michael was so stubborn and confident, he didn’t care about the haters
In his typical humor, Michael encouraged his trolls to keep it going.
“You’re not entitled to the facts, but you are entitled to an opinion … just make sure that when you’re towing, it’s funny and funny and different,” he said with a laugh.
However, KC is more thoughtful when it comes to trolling. Unlike her boyfriend, she tends to take flattering comments to heart.
Tough: KC praised Michael for helping her ‘brush away’ the negativity
But she praised Michael for helping her “brush away” the negativity.
“I love that I have a partner who really doesn’t care about trolls or anything,” said KC.
“I’m a girl. We are more emotional and sensitive. Some days I just don’t care. Some days I get a comment and it bothers me all day. ‘
MICHAEL ON DRUG USE AND BE A PARTY BOY
Michael also spoke to Daily Mail Australia about the frequently asked questions about drug use after rumors went up that he was taking cocaine while filming MAFS.
He pointed out that he would have barely achieved his success if he had partied, drank and feminized every day.
Don’t call him a party boy! Michael pointed out that he would have barely achieved his success if he had partied, drank and feminized every day
I never portrayed myself as a saint. We all made mistakes.
“I wouldn’t be where I am now if I were a party boy and would do anything and everything,” said Michael.
“Of course I like to let off steam like everyone my age in Australia. Should I do it inappropriately? No … it’s water from a duck’s back. ‘
He said he was aware of his party boy’s image, but the reality doesn’t match his wild reputation.
“I never portrayed myself as a saint. We all made mistakes, ”he said.
THE LOVE STORY OF KC AND MICHAEL
Michael and KC are still in the honeymoon phase of their relationship – and politely says so.
The businessman said he fell for his girlfriend earlier this week after sharing an Instagram photo of herself in red lingerie.
The moment he got him out of work, he told KC to “go to bed” – but things didn’t go according to plan.
Red hot: Michael and KC are still in the honeymoon phase of their relationship – and politely says so
Close: The couple joked that they already feel like they are married because they live in each other’s pockets while locked up
“I was like,” what happened to the bra, where did the sexy bra go? I didn’t pause Netflix for nothing! “
“I tried and walked around the house, taking photos for this lingerie company and he was like,” Oh, hurry up and go to bed, “KC said with a laugh.
“So the next moment, I shower and jump into my old trackies and a T-shirt and he says,” What’s that? ”
Michael agreed, “I was like,” What happened to the bra? What happened to the sexy bra? I didn’t pause Netflix for nothing! “
In all seriousness, the couple is now at the stage of their relationship where they feel more comfortable with each other and don’t feel the need to be sexy all the time.
FAMILY AND WEDDING PLANS
KC and Michael have said their relationship is so serious that they are already planning a wedding.
“I think we would be naive to think that those plans are not on the horizon. We are not getting younger [and] this is not a high school date, it is serious, “said Michael.
“We’re talking about budgeting and really mature conversations like that … life goals, which are ten years later.”
“I’m waiting for a ring!” KC and Michael have said their relationship is so serious that they are already planning a wedding
The couple joked that they already feel like they are married because they live in each other’s pockets while locked up.
But despite living de facto, KC joked that she was still “waiting for her ring.”
Toen hem werd gevraagd naar hun relatie, zei ze dat Michael de man was met wie ze de rest van haar leven wilde doorbrengen.
‘Ik wil niet meer uitgaan. Ik ben blij waar ik ben. Ik zie een toekomst met Michael en ik hou van hem, ‘zei ze.
‘Zolang ik kan werken en doen waar ik van hou, ben ik zo blij dat ik thuiskom om bij iemand als Michael te zijn.’
Als ze van plan zijn kinderen te krijgen, lijkt Michael al goed gerepeteerd omdat hij een tweejarige zoon heeft, Connor, uit een eerdere relatie.
KC heeft haar partner geribbeld tijdens hun interview met Daily Mail Australia en zei dat ze niet kon geloven dat Michael zo’n goed opgevoed kind had verwekt.
‘Je kunt zien dat hij heel goed is opgevoed’, zei ze.
KC heeft Connor ontmoet, maar beschouwt zichzelf nog niet als stiefmoeder.
‘Ik ben duidelijk niet de moeder. Hij heeft zijn moeder. Maar ik ben hier om Michael te helpen. Ik hou van de jongen, echt waar, ‘zei ze.
Familie: Michael heeft een twee jaar oude zoon genaamd Connor uit een eerdere relatie (foto). KC heeft onlangs Connor ontmoet en zei dat hij zich goed gedroeg
Michael is volgens eigen zeggen ‘strenge vader’, wat voor fans die alleen zijn leuke en roekeloze kant hebben gezien een verrassing kan zijn.
‘Veel mensen zouden het niet geloven. Ik ben streng voor hem, ik ben een strenge vader. Hij moet braaf zijn. Ik wil niet dat er een kind rondrent ‘, zei hij.
Michael voegde er half serieus aan toe dat hij niet wil dat zijn zoon zoals hij wordt.
‘Het is belangrijk dat hij een kind is, maar je moet de grenzen heel vroeg stellen. Zo niet, dan wordt hij misschien net als ik! ‘ hij lachte.
CELEBRITY FEUDS EN STACEY HAMPTON
Ze zijn misschien samen naar de zonsondergang gelopen, maar KC en Michael hebben nog steeds te maken met de nasleep van hun vuile was die op MAFS wordt uitgezonden.
Michael was in het experiment gekoppeld aan alleenstaande moeder Stacey Hampton, maar de zaken liepen slecht af nadat ze eerder op het reünie-etentje werd beschuldigd van slapen met een andere bruidegom, Mikey Pembroke.
Nadenkend over zijn relatie met Stacey, hield Michael vol dat hij geen spijt had en dat zijn gevoelens voor haar oprecht waren.
Maar ze zijn verre van vriendelijke exen. Sterker nog, ze spreken zelfs niet eens.
Michael liet doorschemeren wat slecht bloed tussen het paar toen hij onthulde dat Stacey hem en KC op Instagram had geblokkeerd.
Case of the ex: They may have walked off into the sunset together, but KC and Michael still have to deal with the aftermath of their dirty laundry being aired on MAFS. Michael’s ex-‘wife’, Stacey Hampton, holds a grudge and has blocked him and KC on Instagram
‘We haven’t spoken since the reunion [in January],’ he said. ‘That relationship ended for various reasons. It came to an end and two parties moved on.’
‘Watching it back, it was a genuine relationship, I was invested in it. But it didn’t work out. That’s life. Appreciate your bad days; they are a measure of the good ones.’
Michael doesn’t speak to anyone from MAFS these days with the exception of Chris Nicholls and Ivan Sarakula.
‘It didn’t work out… but that’s life’: Michael doesn’t speak to anyone from MAFS these days with the exception of Chris Nicholls and Ivan Sarakula
KC was partnered with Drew Brauer on MAFS as an ‘intruder couple’.
‘We both tried our hardest with our marriages on the show, but they just didn’t work out,’ she said, drawing a line under the relationship.
But that’s all in the past, and KC and Michael are just happy to have found one another. And it’s clear they’re not looking back.
‘For me, life gave me a road and I walked down it and there was a little prize at the end,’ Michael said of his girlfriend.
‘I can’t complain. It’s like the butterfly effect: Everything happens for a reason.’
‘There was a little prize at the end’: After everything that’s happened, Michael and KC have no regrets because they found one another in the end