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In light of Briana Renee’s recent announcement on Little Women: LA that she’s pregnant with hubby Matt Ericson’s child, one might wonder (as one often does, when it comes to Matt) how they will support their growing family.

Though information on Matt‘s past employment was never quite cleared up, either on the show or in personal interviews with Briana, his current state of unemployment seems prolonged.

Reports are now surfacing that the LWLA husband, formerly legally known as “Matthew Aaric Grundhoffer,” filed for bankruptcy back in 2005 “claiming he only had $50 in cash and $230 total in his checking and savings accounts.”

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Radar Online reports that Matt, a former social worker, earned $30,000 in 2004, but owed $68,307 at the time of his bankruptcy filing: “$34,382 to various banks, $9,835 in student loans, and $21,878 in auto loans.”

Briana’s friends and family – not to mention many viewers of LWLA – have been extremely vocal about their suspicions that Matt’s sketchy past raises questions about his current role in Briana’s life. Briana, however, argues that Matt is the Clyde to her Bonnie, thus she is ride or die with him for life!

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Indeed, when Briana announced her pregnancy to her castmates, their response was a lukewarm congratulations, followed by Terra Jole’s pointed question: Will Matt allow Briana’s friends to even see the new baby, given his perceived control over Briana? 

Of course, the pregnancy reveal was overshadowed quickly when Terra and frenemy Christy McGinity Gibel began chucking glasses at each other’s heads, resulting in an ER visit for Christy! Ugh. 

Though the bankruptcy filing may be old news, it does beg the question: will anything else be unearthed in the mysterious case of Matt Ericson/Grundhoffer before all is said and done? And will these secrets damage Briana and Matt’s chances of garnering a Lifetime spinoff, as many suspect they’re vying for? It’s too soon to tell, perhaps. 

In the mean time, here’s hoping Briana is experiencing a happy and healthy pregnancy, despite the drama that surrounds her. 

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