It’s a big news day for Real Housewives of Atlanta exes! Earlier today we shared the news that Phaedra Parks’ ex-husband Apollo Nida has been re-released from federal prison in Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, Kenya Moore’s troubled ex Matt Jordan has seemingly balanced the karma jail scales by getting arrested in Arizona after allegedly punching his girlfriend in the face in a Denny’s parking lot.
Matt (full name Matthew Jordan) was arrested in Pinal County, Arizona on Saturday and booked on multiple charges that include aggravated assault, theft, and threats/intimidation with damage to property. He was also charged with trespassing from an outstanding warrant in nearby Maricopa County from an incident in early April.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, the altercation was between Matt and his girlfriend Valerie Bell. Valerie alleges that “Matt punched her in the face at a Denny’s parking lot in the early hours of Saturday morning — this in the presence of a second woman, who says she witnessed it go down.” It’s important to note that Matt is a trained boxer.
In addition to allegedly punching Valerie in the face, the witness tells police that Matt also “snatched her cigarettes — including one in her mouth — and tried chucking them on the roof,” according to TMZ.
Matt’s bail was set at $3,250, and at the time of TMZ’s post a few hours ago, he was still listed as being in custody. However, I could find no record of him still being in custody on either the state or the county corrections websites at the time of this post.
Matt is scheduled for a court hearing later this week.
Fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta are well aware of Matt’s alleged abusive behavior toward Kenya, behavior that would eventually result in her taking out a restraining order against him in March of 2017. Here is an excerpt about Kenya’s filing from Randy Ho with the AJC:
In the petition, she wrote that the stalking began May 31, 2016 after a trip to Mexico where he had allegedly kicked in a hotel door in anger. “Upon returning to Atlanta, … Respondent entered Petitioner’s residence unannounced and threw all of Petitioner’s items from her suitcase outside onto the driveway while cursing at Petition. Petitioner called 911 but Respondent fled before police arrived.”
In August, as seen on the show, Jordan “broke a garage door glass window and the rear window of [Moore’s] vehicle and [Jordan] was seen on video spray painting some of the home security cameras.”
If you’d like to take a trip down memory lane in regards to Matt Jordan’s Kenya-related antics, here is a timeline of our coverage with headlines and intros:
June 2, 2016 – Kenya Moore and boyfriend Matt Jordan split, he confirms and explains
The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kenya Moore is single once again–and her latest ex-boo, personal trainer and carpenter Matt Jordan, took to social media to explain what happened and admit that the break up was his fault.
VIDEO Matt Jordan trashes @KenyaMoore after she cancels airline ticket she bought for him: https://t.co/e5VZxV0IQ4 pic.twitter.com/1T8IO90LxB
— Starcasm (@starcasm) August 15, 2016
August 14, 2016 – VIDEO Matt Jordan trashes Kenya Moore after she cancels airline ticket she bought for him
While thousands of athletes compete for gold in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kenya Moore and on-again, off-again boyfriend Matt Jordan battle it out online in the 2016 Summer Pettylympics! The latest squabble between the two lovebirds came after Matt was apparently left stranded at the airport yesterday because Kenya Moore canceled the ticket she bought for him.
November 29, 2016 – POLICE REPORT Moore Manor vandalized, Kenya believes it was Matt Jordan
A newly uncovered police report reveals that one of The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s break-out stars was the victim of domestic violence in August of this year. That break-out star is none other than Moore Manor, the home belonging to Kenya Moore, which was reportedly vandalized by Kenya’s on-again, off-again beau Matt Jordan! Keep reading for the full narrative from the police report detailing the extensive damage done to Kenya’s home and SUV.
December 12, 2016 – Matt Jordan mug shots and arrest info surface, Kenya Moore responds
Amidst allegations that Kenya Moore may have fabricated a bit of the craziness from boyfriend Matt Jordan on the current season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, details have surfaced about Matt’s rather extensive rap sheet that seem to suggest he is a bit unstable — including one incident in which he was tasered by police before he ripped it out and fled into the woods! Keep reading for all the details, including no less than SIX Georgia and Florida mug shot photos from the past couple years!
December 14, 2016 – RHOA Kenya Moore accused of faking Matt Jordan’s ‘abusive boyfriend’ storyline
Matt Jordan is accusing his ex-girlfriend and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore of lying and faking their “abusive boyfriend” story line that is currently playing out on season 9 of the hit Bravo reality TV series.
January 22, 2017 – Kenya Moore and Matt Jordan continue online feud and Tea Spillapalooza
The dysfunctional on-again, off-again relationship between The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kenya Moore and Matt Jordan continues to “twirl on” off screen as Kenya opens up about Matt’s violent outbursts and alleged drug use on The B. Scott Show. Plus, Matt beefs up his Instagram muscle with several vigorous workouts on the keyboard. (Includes Kenya addressing Matt’s alleged drug use and Matt bringing up Kenya’s African beau “Jojo Nigeria!”)
January 23, 2017 – Matt Jordan’s personal assistant GOES OFF after falling out over $12 hoodie
The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kenya Moore’s ex Matt Jordan is officially under a flash flood warning because his former personal assistant is spilling SOOOOOO much tea right now on Instagram!
#RHOA @KenyaMoore granted restraining order against ex Matt Jordan, has "reasonable fear" for her life https://t.co/xXSPWisPEn pic.twitter.com/4yJKilgx3D
— Starcasm (@starcasm) March 30, 2017
March 30, 2017 – Kenya Moore gets restraining order against Matt Jordan, has ‘reasonable fear’ for her life
The perpetually dysfunctional relationship between The Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s Kenya Moore and Matt Jordan twirls on as Kenya has been granted a restraining order that prevents Matt from coming within 200 yards of her.
June 18, 2017 – Matt Jordan responds to Kenya Moore wedding in Matt Jordanest way possible
The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s Kenya Moore surprised everyone by getting married to her mystery beau in St. Lucia in a beach ceremony last weekend, and the reigning “King of Last To Know” Matt Jordan was exactly that as he took to Instagram to share his hurt over the surprise nuptials and “losing my queen.”
Asa Hawks is a writer and editor for Starcasm. You can contact Asa via Twitter, Facebook, or email at starcasmtips(at)yahoo.com