A week after her boyfriend Matthew Rondeau was arrested on domestic violence charges, “Celebrity Big Brother” contestant Shanna Moakler announced she’s pregnant with her fourth child, according to People.
“I took a pregnancy test and it is positive,” the 46-year-old told the publication in a statement published on March 3. “This has been a very difficult week, but I’m taking everything day by day.”
She did not share whether Rondeau is the baby’s father.
Through a representative, she told People, “I wanted to let everybody know that I’m okay and thank you for your love and support. I’m surrounded by my family and friends.”
The former beauty pageant winner spoke to Us Weekly about Rondeau’s arrest in a March 2 article.
“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,” she told the outlet.
Moakler revealed that she and Rondeau had seriously considered marriage before the public fallout.
“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,” she told the publication.
Rondeau Posted a Concerning Instagram Video About Moakler & Was Arrested the Same Day
Rondeau made headlines on February 24, the day after the “Celebrity Big Brother 3” finale, with a video he posted on Moakler’s Instagram accusing her of cheating. In the since-deleted video, he called her a “c***” and a “whore.” Fans on Instagram expressed concern for Moakler’s safety.
According to TMZ, Rondeau was arrested the same day on charges of felony domestic violence. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Rondeau and Moakler got into a fight on Wednesday, February 23, after the “Celebrity Big Brother” finale. TMZ’s sources reported that Moakler left the home Wednesday evening but returned the following morning, when the fighting continued and “became physical.”
Moakler had visible marks on her body when police arrived at the scene, TMZ reported.
According to Us Weekly, a police report indicated Rondeau “grabbed her by her hair, threw a chair at her and urinated on her.” He was in jail for six hours, according to the outlet.
Heavy reached out to Rondeau and to Moakler’s representative about the incident but did not receive a response.
According to Us Weekly, after being released from custody Rondeau wrote in an Instagram Story, “Today was one of the most heartbreaking days of my life.”
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotlines at 1-800-799-7233 for support.
Moakler Posts Selfie With Teddi Mellencamp
Moakler and Teddi Mellencamp became fast friends on season 3 of “Celebrity Big Brother.” Mellencamp was the first houseguest to be sent packing. But despite her early exit, the two reality TV stars have remained close.
In February 2022, Moakler shared a photo of her and Mellencamp on Instagram, alongside the caption, “Love you @teddimellencamp can’t wait to be on your podcast!”
“Big Brother” fans commented on the post to show their support for the two celebrity houseguests.
“I love y’all! Those speech’s to Todrick were PHENOMENAL! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️,” one fan wrote.
“QUEENS OF DESTROYING TODRICK 👏👏👏👏,” another person commented.
Another fan chimed in, “both ate todrick up. queens.”
Season 24 of “Big Brother” will air in summer 2022. Interested in becoming a “Big Brother” houseguest? Casting details are available on the “Big Brother” website.