Matt, a 34-year-old former pro basketball player who appeared on Married at First Sight's ninth season, was arrested at a bar in downtown Nashville on Sunday night and booked into the Metro Nashville Jail, Scoop Nashvillereported.
Matt already had an outstanding warrant out for his arrest due to an incident with his "on and off" girlfriend Shelby Neubauer that took place earlier in the weekend at a party.
According to a copy of the affidavit the prosecutor filed to obtain Matt's arrest warrant obtained by Scoop Nashville, Matt and his then-girlfriend got into a verbal altercation on October 29 at a party and Matt said he was going to return to Shelby's residence.
Shelby told Matt that he wasn't welcome at her place and should go back to his own Nashville apartment, but then Matt proceeded to go to the woman's home against her wishes and break through the door to get inside.
While Shelby was not home when Matt broke in, her home security system emailed her about an entry/exit alarm shortly before midnight that night.
When Shelby returned to her home around 11AM the next day, she noticed her door had been broken into and its frame was significantly damaged. Police therefore responded to her report of vandalism on October 30.
Shelby said none of her personal property was missing from her home but Matt had taken his own belongings.
A photo taken by Shelby's doorbell camera shortly before her security alarm went off caught Matt in action.
Matt was charged with felony domestic vandalism but was released from jail on $2,500 bond on Monday, November 1.
Amber and Matt's marriage turned out to be disaster, with Amber accusing Matt of cheating on her with multiple women and abandoning her, and so Amber took it upon herself to ask for a divorce on "Decision Day," which aired in September 2019 on Lifetime.
Matt, however, allegedly dragged his feet on signing the divorce papers -- until late 2020.
Amber took to Instagram shortly before Christmas 2020 to post a holiday card with her dog Lenny, and an Instagram user asked, "Did that a-hole let you get a divorce yet?!"
"Yes finally!!!" Amber replied in the comments section of her post.
During an April 2020 broadcast of Married at First Sight: Where Are They Now?, Amber revealed that Matt had yet to sign their separation papers and so she wasn't able to proceed with their divorce.
Amber insisted Matt's reluctance to sign was "out of spite and laziness," and she called him a "narcissist sociopath" and "Level 100" douchebag.
However, Amber said in a subsequent Instagram Q&A session she and her lawyer were going through with the divorce sans Matt's signature and cooperation.
"So Matt actually never signed the divorce papers, but that's okay," Amber shared in her Instagram Stories back in May.
"My lawyers [and I] are just going to pursue an absolute divorce and it's actually easier. I don't need a signature or anything."
Amber said on Married at First Sight: Where Are They Now?, which served as a big reunion for many former MAFS cast members, she had sent three sets of papers to the mailing address Matt had provided for her, all of which went unanswered.
Matt, who insisted he didn't want to stay married to Amber, then rejected the idea of providing his signature on the spot, claiming he wanted to handle the legal aspect of their separation in a "professional" manner and involve his lawyer.
"I don't want anything from you, I just want a divorce... Just let me move on with my life! That's all I want," Amber vented in frustration at the reunion.
"I'm not trying to be professional; I'm trying to get divorced... We have no cordiality. I'm not friends with you, so I want a f-cking divorce now... He's stupid! He's an ignorant liar!"
Amber initially hoped to have her divorce done in time to have a divorce party in June 2020.
"But someone delayed my divorce because he wouldn't sign!" Amber complained on Instagram at the time.
When Matt and Amber appeared on the reunion special together, they apparently hadn't spoken to each other in seven months.
Married at First Sight: Where Are They Now? host Kevin Frazier asked Matt what he would've done differently looking back on his Married at First Sight experience, and Matt responded, "I would've been honest from the beginning and said that I just really wasn't into it. I would've walked away earlier."
Amber began dating a new guy whom she met on Hinge in late 2019 or early 2020 and the pair went Instagram official on March 8, 2020. She even talked about potentially tying the knot again during the May 6 episode of the Hey Frase podcast hosted by Sarah Fraser and Andrea Lopez.
"We've already talked about [marriage]. And if we were to get married, we would just elope, because we've both had the whole big wedding," Amber said at the time, adding that her relationship was "serious" and her man was definitely "emotionally available."
"I told myself I was never going to date again, like, I told myself I would not date again. But then this guy came into my life eight months later, and he's amazing," explained Amber.
However, Amber and her beau apparently split some time after that May 2020 interview.
On Married at First Sight's ninth season, Amber was incredibly attracted to Matt upon first seeing him at the altar on their wedding day and the pair was sexually intimate during their honeymoon.
But Amber and Matt's chemistry quickly fizzled as Matt lost interest and attraction to his wife.
Once the couple moved into an apartment in Charlotte together post-honeymoon, Matt apparently checked out of his marriage to Amber and began staying out all night and disappearing, sometimes for 24 hours.
Amber never stopped fighting for her marriage, although her efforts were met with rejection and disappointment, until rumors swirled Matt had been unfaithful with more than one woman.
Something that surprised Amber was when she heard Matt call her "clingy" during theMarried at First Sight season considering they had actually spent very little time together.
Although Amber admittedly struggles with abandonment issues due to her mother leaving her at a young age, Amber appeared very understanding and patient when Matt would tell her that he needed space or evenings out with his friends.
Amber told the Hey Frase podcast last summer that Matt totally lacked substance and didn't bring much personality to the table. She even alleged Matt only spoke to producers and cameras when he was drunk.
Amber also revealed Matt had blocked her on social media after the show wrapped filming.