It is understandable that as an audience of Pit Bulls and Parolees, people want to know about the life of the cast members now. One of the members that you may want to know about life is Country Matt. What happens with him now? Then, did he divorce with his wife?
Is Country Matt Divorce?
We have tried to find the information about it, but we could not find any information whether he is still married or not. The information that we got about Country Matt is about his early life before he entered Villalobos and what he got from Villalobos. The story about it can be read below.
Country Matt Eldridge Before Getting Into Villalobos and During in Villalobos
Country Matt Eldridge lived in New Iberia, Louisiana with his mother, sister and four brothers. Even though they did not have a lot of money and possessions, they were close-knit and Matt really loved their rural lifestyle.
Country Matt Eldridge really loved his rural lifestyle, but there was a downside for him to grow up in a small town. The way of his life is slow so that it led him to find destructive ways of passing the time such as by shoplifting. When Matt was 12 years old, he was arrested because he stole a can of sardines. And then, things did not get better over the years.
When Matt was 16 years old, he sold drugs and when he was 17 years old, he became a drug user. It made his life worse. When he was 21 years old, he almost overdosed and after this incident, he was in jail because of selling an illegal handgun to an undercover informant. He was sentenced to 15 years.
When he became a prisoner at Dixon Correctional Institute, there was something good where he fell in love with animals and he learned the vet tech skills. With these skills, he got the job that he has today. After he served six years of his sentence, he was released on parole to Villalobos.
Matt says that the chance that he got to work with pit bulls made him learn to be compassionate. He also has been taught to care for something outside of him. He said thanks to Villalobos because he worked there, he could rebuild a relationship with his two young daughters. When Matt is not working, he usually spends his time with his family and of course he is still a country boy. So, he can go fishing and explore the great outdoors anytime.
Country Matt Eldridge as a New Cast Member at Pit Bulls and Parolees
According to Nola.com, in the Pit Bulls and Parolees season 5, a new cast member came and his name is Matt Eldridge. He comes from New Iberia but at that time he lived at the Warren McDaniels Transitional Workforce Center in New Orleans. At that time, he was the first work-release inmate in the show.
Matt, who served 15 years on marijuana and gun charges, went back and forth to work in Torres' 9th Ward headquarters through Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office van. There, he worked for seven days in a week and it ran from 8 am to 9 pm. On Saturdays, he stayed a little late to watch the season premiere with his shelter coworkers.
Country Matt Eldridge said that he was looking for something better in life and he did not want to go back to the same old things. His whole time in prison, he always tried to visualize what he could do to better himself. He said that there was really not a lot of pressure because he knew what he had to do and it was not hard to do it. There were a lot of people who stuck their necks out for him and he understood that and he appreciated it from all of them. They knew that they did not need to worry about him too much and he came here to do his job.
Furthermore, he also said that people were skeptical about people who came out of prison and with him being in there, there were also a lot of guidelines that he had to follow. He really knew what he had to do so he just kind of kept walking the straight line. It was very cool that those people actually did this for him and he said that this is an awesome program to be. Not everybody could get a chance like this.
Initially, he had his opportunity to be able to work at Pen Pals, the Humane Society of the United States animal shelter facility on the grounds of the Dixon Correctional Institute in Jackson, La. It was revealed that Matt had limited prior experience. Matt said that he asked him what he knew about dogs and Matt answered that he knew how to clean up poop and that was pretty much all. Matt had a dog which grew up and he really never took care of it.
His only experience at working with animals had come during a much earlier stint of community service work in a Mississippi shelter after a teenage shoplifting charge. The things that he did there was to clean kennels and catch cats to spay and neuter them. He also said to the administrator that he wanted to learn. He had a lot of common sense.
Matt said that his friends who were overnight residents of McDaniels wanted to know about the show and also the work that he does at the shelter. Matt said that they call him Pit Bull. Matt also said that Torres is a good person and she opens to ideas. She is an ideas woman and she knows very much. Matt furthermore said that there were a lot of people who knew everything and they would say that we could not tell them anything because they knew at all, but Torres is not like that. She is super cool and makes her really good to work for.