Who is Micah on 'Selling Sunset'? What we know about Emma's former love interest

Who is Micah, the 'Selling Sunset' character who caught Emma Hernan's eye in season 5?

Emma Hernan on Selling Sunset
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Season 5 of Netflix’s Selling Sunset focused on the short-lived relationship between Chrishell Stause and Jason Oppenheim, and their subsequent split. However, theirs wasn't the only romantic couple fans got to see on the show, as co-star Emma got her own shot at love this season as well with Micah.

Emma Hernan met hottie Micah McDonald in episode three of Selling Sunset season 5 and while their time on-screen was limited, that didn't stop fans from picking up on the chemistry the two had together, and wanting to know all about the guy who caught Emma’s eye. He evens has a cameo in season 6 so what is going on between these two?

Who is Selling Sunset's Micah?

Micah McDonald is a property developer from Texas. He’s one of eight kids and on Selling Sunset, he revealed that he bought a house in Los Angeles for his family to stay in when they visit him on the West Coast.

McDonald has been working in property development for a hot minute, working since 2016 on the Lloydcrest Drive property in Beverly Hills where he meets Emma. He purchased the property in 2016 when it was just a 1,700-square-foot house before spending the time to turn it into the beautiful 10,000-square-foot, five-bedroom and eight-bathroom property we saw on the show.

How did Micah and Emma meet on 'Selling Sunset'?

We first meet Micah on season 5 of Selling Sunset working on his gorgeous home in Beverly Hills. It’s this hot piece of real estate that introduces him to entrepreneur and Selling Sunset cast member Emma Hernan. They say you shouldn’t mix business and pleasure, but it doesn’t seem that Emma and Micah got that memo, as from the moment these two meet, they are flirting up a storm with each other. Emma admits that Micah is some serious eye candy in her Selling Sunset confessional.

Their instant spark leads to them making arrangements to meet for a business meeting-slash-date, which from the looks of the footage, went pretty well. However, Emma expressed that she was hesitant to get involved with a client: “He’s good-looking, successful, I mean, we could go on all day. It’s the perfect little recipe for a f*ckboy.”

Micah McDonald Instagram: what's his handle?

Micah’s Instagram is @iam_micah and you can follow him to see his fitness posts, numerous selfies (many topless, if you're interested), as well as updates on his current properties.

His Instagram currently has 42,300 followers—up from 11.8k immediately after the premiere of the previous Selling Sunset season! And it appears that Micah has plenty of well-to-do pals of his own, as his social media sees him hanging out with the likes of American football player Emmanuel Sanders and designer ZoFrost.

Pictured: Emma Hernan in episode 5 of Selling Sunset: Season 5

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Micah McDonald age: how old is he?

McDonald's age has not been publicly confirmed by the man himself, but there are multiple reports that he is around 36-37. So while we don't know for sure, it's pretty safe to assume he's in his mid-30s!

Emma, on the other hand, is currently 30 years old.

What is the name of Micah’s restaurant?

Along with being a property developer, McDonald is a restaurant owner, and Emma and Micah connect over shared entrepreneurial skills when they go to Micah’s restaurant for their first date in episode five, season 5. 

The restaurant is called Sagrado Mezcaleria and is located in Atwater Village in Los Angeles. It's a mezcal-focused restaurant inspired by the flavors of Oaxaca, and pays tribute to Mexican culture. The restaurant even works with local businesses and families of the Oaxaca region. You can find the restaurant on Instagram @sagradola.

Something that will probably surprise you about the restaurant is that the menu features Emma’s vegan empanadas, which she bought on her and Micah’s first date for him to try. They’re listed for $11, and the 5 Mini “Beyond Meat” Empanadas are served with shaved cabbage, tomatillo salsa, radish and cilantro. So the pair are clearly still close, business-wise!

Are Emma and Micah still together after 'Selling Sunset'?

Now isn’t this the million-dollar question? We last see Emma and Micah getting very hot in the hot tub at the property he’s just finished developing, but we were left with no actual confirmation as to whether or not they were actually. Not even Instagram could give us the answers, as the two didn't (and still don't) even follow each other.

At the time, Emma spoke to Entertainment Tonight saying: “Me and Micah definitely have something special…. We’re definitely still enjoying each other’s company. Obviously, it’s progressed a little bit [from where season 5 ends]. We’ve become closer, but it’s right about there. So we’ll see. Maybe season 6, there will be a label, a ring—who knows?”

However, it seems that the pair didn't actually get any more serious after season 5, as, in May 2022, Emma told Today that she was single. "Right now, I'm single and dating. I'm open to a relationship... I'm open to something moving a little bit more serious", she said at the time.

While we don't yet know the reason why it didn't work out between the pair, it could be that Micah lives part of the time in Texas, and that Emma already splits her time between Boston and LA. Speaking to ET, she confessed: "I've done the long-distance thing for so long that it would be nice to have a relationship where they're in the same, at least, state.”

While it seems the romantic part didn't play out, the two are still friends and business associates. In fact, he makes a cameo in season 6, while the O Group gang is at a brokers' open organized by Emma, at one of his properties, and he looks very happy giving out shots to everyone. 

Liv Facey

Liv is a freelance journalist currently studying English at university. She loves covering everything from entertainment and politics to lifestyle and travel. As well as writing for My Imperfect Life, Liv has bylines in The Times, HuffPost, Den of Geek, Bustle The Metro and The Bookseller.