Matthew Rondeau, Shanna Moakler’s on-and-off boyfriend, was arrested and charged with serious domestic violence. Shanna Moakler had a protective attitude toward Matthew. Recently, Shanna Moakler admitted that it’s been “difficult” since her ex Matthew Rondeau was convicted for domestic violence: “I’m Trying to Get the Help That I Need.”
An officer issued the Miss USA alum a protective order against Matthew after he was charged with felony domestic abuse on Thursday. Shanna Moakler is obviously still suffering from the fallout from her on-again, off-again boyfriend Matthew Rondeau’s domestic violence arrest.
“It’s very difficult because it’s, like, I just lost the man that I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with and my best friend. I had a plan for my life. … Now I don’t know where I’m at in my world, so I’m trying to get the help that I need to get myself back on track and in a good headspace so I can move forward.”
According to the police report obtained by Us, Rondeau who the Rhode Island native had been dating on and off since 2020, was arrested on Thursday, February 24, for felony domestic violence after an altercation in which he grabbed her by the hair, threw a chair at her, and urinated on her, leaving visible injuries. He was detained for six hours.
“Today was one of the most heartbreaking days of my life. To my family and friends, I just want you to know I love you so so much. You know I’d never lay a hand on another woman. My mother is my angel and my best friend. She raised me right.”
Rondeau had grabbed Moakler’s phone and streamed live from her Instagram account the morning of his arrest, yelling obscenities and ranting about how she was allegedly disloyal to him, among other things.
“I definitely was not having an affair with my neighbor. I think those were things that were being said in a heated emotional state. He was obviously confused. He was obviously upset. He obviously was acting like a crazy person but … I think he deals with highs and lows and he was just having a low and that doesn’t make his behavior acceptable, and I hope he can see that because this isn’t someone I can just turn my feelings off. I was just engaged to this man a week ago. I do understand I need to take care of myself, and I need to go get the help that I need to work through this because I never experienced anything like that myself.”
“He’s not a monster. He’s a good person who’s going through a difficult time, and I’m not condoning the video or any actions, but I think attacking someone’s family with small children is not the way to heal this, or even to bring awareness to these types of situations. I do hope that we are able to both get the support we both need to get healthy. And I don’t even mean together, I’m just saying as individuals.”
According to Moakler, the pair was “OK” the night before the domestic violence incident while attending a Celebrity Big Brother afterparty. “Let’s do this,” he had told her in their hotel room. Let’s get married.” However, things quickly became tense.
“I get why people are feeling the way they’re feeling, and I understand why that may have triggered people, but I don’t think these are just black and white sort of situations.”
“It’s difficult because I was just getting engaged to this man. His family is people that I absolutely love and respect. They’re wonderful people. They have small children. I’m asking to please stop harassing this family. The only parties that need to take responsibility are Matthew and I, and that’s what I’m hoping he’s doing, and that’s definitely what I’m going to be doing.”
“I know the video that he posted has triggered a lot of emotion for a lot of people, and understandably, but I think when someone’s at a low – and I think Matthew is somebody that has highs and lows – and needs to get help for that, I don’t think abusing them as well and destroying them is the medicine he needs at this moment.”
This couple’s life has been hit by a storm, and they are both battling it. Let’s see how long this storm lasts. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more information.
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