While 46-year-old Shanna Moakler was in the “Celebrity Big Brother” house, her boyfriend, 29-year-old Matthew Rondeau, unfollowed her on Instagram and deleted all pictures with her.
TMZ reported that Rondeau didn’t like the way Moakler had been behaving in the house, particularly in her interactions with former NBA player, Lamar Odom. Shortly after Moakler’s eviction from “Celebrity Big Brother,” she was no longer following Rondeau on Instagram either.
But now, Moakler has told TMZ that she and Rondeau are together and “working on us,” taking things one day at a time. The former pageant queen told the outlet that she has no interest in Odom but she understands why her boyfriend wasn’t thrilled with the way she acted around him in the house.
According to TMZ, Moakler thinks Rondeau’s feelings are valid and she would feel similarly if the roles were reversed. She said that she and Rondeau “have a real and honest love.”
As of this writing, Moakler and Rondeau are following each other on Instagram again. Before the drama between them started, Rondeau was seen shopping for engagement rings. It seems that he and Moakler are taking things slow for now, though.
Moakler’s Daughter Once Claimed That Rondeau Was ‘Nothing But Awful’ to Moakler
Us Weekly reported that in May 2021, Moakler’s 16-year-old daughter Alabama Barker criticized Rondeau on her Instagram story.
“Matthew is nothing but awful to her. Not only that, but he cheats on her,” Barker said. She went on to say that she and her mother weren’t close and that her mother had never really been a presence in her life.
Moakler said that her daughter’s words were untrue and that her children were “being influenced” by “very manipulative” people.
Moakler & Rondeau Have Broken Up in the Past
In July 2021, Rondeau confirmed that he and Moakler had broken up. “I broke up with Shanna months ago, and I’m happier than I have ever been,” he told Life & Style.
“I’m focusing truly on finding myself again as a person emotionally and mentally. I hope she finds what she’s looking for, but it’s not going to be me,” he added.
But by October 2021, they were back together. “Shanna and Matthew have always been off and on, but they’re in a really great place now,” a source told Us Weekly. “He has been her confidant during this rough time in her life and they’ve been having a lot of fun together. They seem to be very happy together and Shanna’s friends are thrilled she has love in her life.”
The “rough time” the source was referring to seems to be Moakler’s rocky relationship with her ex-husband Travis Barker, with whom she shares two children. Barker got engaged to Kourtney Kardashian in October 2021, right around the time Moakler and Rondeau reconnected.
“Their co-parenting relationship has hit rock bottom,” a source told Us Weekly in July 2021 about Barker and Moakler. According to the outlet, Moakler was trying to auction off her old engagement ring and other items from Barker at the time.