Rondeau was arrested after a similar domestic violence incident in February 2022
‘Celebrity Big Brother’ star Shanna Moakler and her model-actor boyfriend Matthew Rondeau received a visit from police on Thursday July 28 after receiving a 911 call from Moakler’s daughter, according to the Daily Mail. Moakler is the mother of two daughters, 16-year-old Alabama from her previous marriage to famed singer Travis Barker and another from her previous engagement to boxer Oscar de la Hoya, Atiana, aged 23. Police could not immediately verify which daughter was born from the call.
In February, Rondeau was arrested after a similar incident, and on July 21 charges of misdemeanor, domestic violence, assault and vandalism had been filed. However, People reported that the charges were later either reduced or dropped entirely as Moakler was unwilling to proceed with them and wanted to fully support her husband. At a July 18 pretrial hearing, Rondeau pleaded not guilty to all charges.
Who is Matthew Rondeau?
Moakler said in an interview with TMZ: “I hope the city attorney will respect my wishes and drop everything as well. I will support Matthew 100%. That has disrupted our lives enough. We both learned from this experience that we never wanted to be public and we want to move forward in a positive and peaceful way.”
Interestingly, in March 2022, Elissa Lorenn, a transgender woman, accused Rondeau of assaulting her at Moakler’s Los Angeles home while she was away filming the reality TV series Celebrity Big Brother. The incident happened when Lorenn reportedly went to Moakler’s house with her friend Shayan early on a Friday in 2020 to hang out with Rondeau.
Matthew Rondeau’s Instagram bio states that he is a model, actor and entrepreneur. He is repeated by MMG and has shared pictures of himself with Moakler on his Instagram grids. Moakler and Rondeau also once filmed a commercial together. In 2021, reports surfaced that Moakler and Rondeau were no longer together after Moakler was spotted with boxer Oscar De La Hoya.
There were even claims that Rondeau cheated on Moakler since she was an absentee mother. However, Rondeau did not support these allegations. “Our love is real. We’ve had our ups and downs in the past, but we’ve never cheated each other,” he had said.
He had also spoken out about the kind of mom Moakler was, saying: “She’s an amazing mom and I’m with her because she loves and cares about her family so much. It’s just one of the reasons I love her so much.” Rondeau also said at the time (2021) that he was looking forward to a future with her, saying, “It’s really sad that it’s broken between her family and her ex. Man Travis has come this far.”
Shanna Moakler is an American model, actress and reality TV star who won the Miss New York USA pageant in 1995 and became the first Miss USA runner-up in the same year when the winner, Chelsi Smith, became Miss Universe. Moakler, who is of German, Portuguese and Irish descent, started modeling at the age of 15 and was later voted Playboy magazine’s Playmate of the Month in December 2001.
She began her television career in 1996 with appearances in Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman, Due South and the NBC Movie of the Week Til the End, which also starred Shannen Doherty. In 1998, she appeared in an episode of Timecop as Allison Kendall and became a regular on the television police drama Pacific Blue.
She dated British musician Billy Idol in 1997 and the pair appeared in a scene together in Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore’s romantic comedy The Wedding Singer. She was dating boxer Oscar De La Hoya in October 1997, with whom she had a daughter. The relationship ended abruptly in 2000 when the actor witnessed De La Hoya escorting another woman to the Latin Grammy Awards while at home watching the show on TV.
She also dated actor Dennis Quaid and Hells Angels biker Bryan Sollima. Moakler married Travis Barker, drummer for the bands Blink-182, +44, Box Car Racer and The Transplants and formerly of The Aquabats, when Barker proposed to her in the elevator entrance of the Haunted Mansion ride at Disneyland. The couple married in 2004 and have two children together: a son, Landon Asher Barker, and a daughter, Alabama Luella Barker.
Barker filed for divorce in August 2006. Moakler was devastated at the end of their marriage. Eventually, reports began circulating that Barker was seeing Paris Hilton, leading to a confrontation between Moakler and Hilton at a Los Angeles nightclub, the Hyde Lounge, where they accused each other of battery. After the divorce, Moakler and Barker were in an on-and-off relationship, spending romantic dinners and throwing parties for each other. The couple are now co-parents to their two children.