Married at First Sight Australia 2022 intruder groom Daniel Holmes has admitted that he was addicted to steroids for several years.
**Content warning: the following discusses drug addiction and may be triggering for some readers.
The personal trainer took to Instagram on Monday to expand on his “past use of steroids”, which he had briefly mentioned in a recent Story.
The 30-year-old revealed that he “abused” steroids from the age of 23 until applying for Married at First Sight in 2021.
“It was an addiction that I didn’t want to admit but the reality is I never really came off them in that 7-8 year window,” he wrote.
Daniel then said he has been clean of the substance for eight months, with the support of his girlfriend and MAFS co-star, Carolina Santos.
“I can look back and realise how much it affected my life,” he said. “There’s side effects that I’m still dealing with after the years of f*cking my hormones.”
He attributed his drug use to an “obsession with being the best”, which resulted in him taking steroids during his professional bodybuilding career.
Married at First Sight‘s Daniel Holmes Is Putting His “Obsessive Behaviour” to New Use
Daniel went on to tell his followers that he’s “always wanted to take boxing more seriously”.
However, despite dabbling in boxing and Muay Thai, he was unable to commit to it due to being “a big juice head”.
“I’m in a position now where I can really focus on it,” Daniel confessed. “My body feels better natural and I’m very motivated.”
The TV groom added that he and his coach are now working “very closely” to focus his “competitive [and] obsessive behaviour in the right direction”.
A number of his MAFS co-stars showed support in the comment section, including bae Carolina.
“I’m so proud of you,” she penned. “Keep killing it.”
Jackson Lonie also threw out words of encouragement, telling his co-star to “keep going”.
“Good work big fella keep working.”
If you are in need of resources to help yourself or someone you know with issues relating to drug use, please visit Reach Out Australia or the Alcohol and Drug Foundation for help, information and resources.
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