On Married at First Sight's tenth season, Michael revealed to Meka he had passed on a job offer to become principal of a Catholic high school, which upset and disappointed Meka since the position was going to provide them financial stability in their marriage.
Michael insisted he didn't think it was best for him to accept the principal job.
"For us, you mean," Doug acknowledged.
"I'm just mulling it over to figure out what's best for me," Jamie said, mocking Michael. "Newsflash: You're married!"
Michael attempted to explain he didn't like the "requirements" and "stipulations" the principal job would demand of him and the school was asking him to work different hours and with different pay than he had previously discussed with them.
"He's not giving any details though," Jamie said. "What do you mean? Like, what happened that he just turns [the job] down now?"
Michael explained to Meka on Married at First Sight, "It's not as set like when you're doing it under, like, government supervision... The school is essentially being paid for by the parishioners of the church, so they can come in and change it any way they want to."
Meka then told the cameras Michael's story "didn't sound believable" because he had supposedly received an offer, signed the offer letter, and agreed to it.
Meka said it didn't make sense the school would suddenly change all the terms in his contract.
"How can I trust somebody like that?" Meka said in the episode. "If you really cared about me and you really wanted this marriage to work, you wouldn't be lying. I don't understand what's so hard about telling the truth."
Elizabeth reasoned on the Couples Couch broadcast, "You know what, Meka? I'm not going to lie. I have to side with you on this. I was a little suspicious as I was hearing him talk to you."
"I'm like, 'What?!'" Elizabeth added.
"It does sound fishy," Anthony said.
Later in the MAFS episode, Meka asked for honesty from Michael and clarification on why he supposedly received an offer as principal and was supposed to start on Monday only to suddenly deny the offer and accept a new job.
Meka had a lot of questions, such as when he even had time to even apply for a second job opportunity.
Michael replied with, "I don't feel 100 percent comfortable with you yet, and I don't know all there is to know about you. There are just certain things I'd rather keep to myself."
Meka said Michael was taking the easy way out and vented to the cameras, "I cannot be with a liar."
Meka said she wasn't sure why Michael had signed up for the experiment when his first reaction in uncomfortable situations is to lie, but Michael called Meka's allegations "ridiculous."
"I don't trust her, and I don't think she's being genuine with me," Michael said in a confessional.
"I think everything is a setup for an 'I got you' moment, so there's really no pleasing my partner at this point, and I think I've just run out of [emotion] to keep giving out. It doesn't seem to be getting me anywhere."
Meka said her biggest fear about potentially falling in love with Michael was that she'd find out it was all a lie. She was afraid to give her heart to Michael and then discover his feelings for her were never real.