Michael dated Will for seven years, and they lived together in Will's apartment during this time. Grace and Jack have implied that Will's issues with sharing especially during his relationship with Michael. They eventually broke up less than year prior to the beginning of the series. It is implied that Michael broke up with Will, though the reason is never mentioned.
The break up would leave a lasting effect on Will that Michael is still referred to as the love of his life several times, and throughout the first seasons, Will is frequently seen still pining over him.
He appears during the second season when he hires Grace to decorate his apartment. Will mistakenly believes Michael is trying to rekindle their romance when he comments that Will "looks really good", but it is later revealed he is dating and living with a guy named Andrew Kirkland.
- He once went Buddhist with Grace for a week.
- Before their break up, he bought Will a scarf he still keeps, which according to Jack only costs $12.
|Michael:||Oh, Grace, one thing. I want the powder room to be kinda butch.|
|Grace:||Well, let's start with not calling it the powder room.|