MAFS Australia: Daniel Holmes reveals his steroid addiction hell

Married At First Sight EXCLUSIVE: Daniel Holmes reveals his steroid addiction hell and how girlfriend Carolina Santos saved him: ‘She would murder me if I went back on them’

Married At First Sight star Daniel Holmes has opened up about his past addiction to steroids and how his girlfriend Carolina Santos helped him kick the dangerous habit.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia this week, the fitness coach, 31, revealed his juiced-up bodybuilding days are behind him after almost a decade of steroid abuse took a serious toll on his physical and mental health.

‘It’s definitely behind me. I’ll get really real, I’ve been doing steroids from the age of 23 to just before I went on MAFS – non-stop,’ he confessed.

Brave: Married At First Sight star Daniel Holmes has opened up about his past addiction to steroids and how his girlfriend Carolina Santos helped him kick the dangerous habit 

‘What a lot of steroid addicts – like myself – would do is a “blast” – that’s when you do a lot of steroids for a competition. And then you would do what’s called “cruising” – when you come down to a low dose, and then continue.

‘And then when you’re ready, you go back up and “blast” again. That cycle is essentially something I’d done since I was 23. I’m 31 now and stopped before MAFS.’

Daniel said he didn’t realise he was addicted to steroids until he decided to stop.

Natural: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia this week, the fitness coach, 31, revealed his juiced-up bodybuilding days are behind him after almost a decade of steroid abuse took a serious toll on his physical and mental health. (Pictured at Australian Fashion Week in Sydney last Thursday)

Natural: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia this week, the fitness coach, 31, revealed his juiced-up bodybuilding days are behind him after almost a decade of steroid abuse took a serious toll on his physical and mental health. (Pictured at Australian Fashion Week in Sydney last Thursday)

‘It had just become a normal part of my life. I would tell people at times that I’ve come off, but we never really come off – we just lower the dose and do it less frequently. You know, it’s scary.’

Daniel credits his girlfriend Carolina, 33, with whom he had an affair on MAFS, with helping him cure his addiction after they met on the show eight months ago.

‘Carolina would murder me if I went back on them and I don’t want to anymore,’ he said.

Candid: Daniel said he didn't realise he was addicted to steroids until he decided to stop. (Pictured in the gym in February 2021)

Candid: Daniel said he didn’t realise he was addicted to steroids until he decided to stop. (Pictured in the gym in February 2021)

Hooked: 'It had just become a normal part of my life. I would tell people at times that I've come off, but we never really come off - we just lower the dose and do it less frequently,' he admitted

Hooked: ‘It had just become a normal part of my life. I would tell people at times that I’ve come off, but we never really come off – we just lower the dose and do it less frequently,’ he admitted 

‘She laid down the law about not taking them, explaining that you get this cooked mind where you think you’re never big enough or look good enough, and she always tells me how I look good now – way better than on steroids.’

After giving up the juice, Daniel is training clean and channelling his energy into amateur boxing and Muay Thai.

He said getting hooked on steroids was one of his biggest regrets in life and had ‘completely f**ked’ his metabolism.

Thankful: Daniel credits his girlfriend Carolina Santos (right), with whom he had an affair on MAFS, with helping him cure his addiction after they met on the show eight months ago

Thankful: Daniel credits his girlfriend Carolina Santos (right), with whom he had an affair on MAFS, with helping him cure his addiction after they met on the show eight months ago

‘I eat so clean but it’s very difficult for me to get, like, lean now,’ he said.

‘Like if I were on steroids right now, I’d be shredded, but I’m not because it’s taken eight months and my body’s still trying to get back to normal, almost like I can feel it.

‘Don’t get inspired by the steroid scene, man. It’s not good. It’s a drug addiction. It’s a straight up drug addiction.’

New direction: After giving up the juice, Daniel is training clean and channelling his energy into amateur boxing and Muay Thai

New direction: After giving up the juice, Daniel is training clean and channelling his energy into amateur boxing and Muay Thai



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