Season four of Little Women: LA may have ended, but the payday drama has just begun for Briana Renee and her very questionable choice in a life partner, Matt Ericson. The season finale of LWLA saw Briana learning about Matt sexting his, ahem, junk to several random women – and having an active Tinder account! – as her friends circled the wagons around her for support. Now it looks like Briana and Matt are taking their messy business to the next level with a 2-hour special, Little Women LA: Matt & Briana, “Ride or Die,” as Briana subtitles it on her Instagram) airing on Lifetime May 11.
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In the special’s preview snippet, a purple, blubbering Matt
tries his best acting skills out while he apologizes profusely to Briana for cheating, admitting that she deserves better. Briana accepts that Matt is sorry (for getting caught – AGAIN), but says, “I understand all that, but I don’t care.”
Briana also doesn’t care much for the phony list Matt scrawled that outlines the top 10 reasons he loves her. Behold: the inner workings of Matt Ericson’s single-cylinder mind, committed to pen and scratch paper for posterity!
The list doesn’t work its magic though, as most of Matt’s reasons for he and Briana staying together are about…well, Matt, of course! Some gems include things like, “We’re both crazy!” and “You have my baby!” (Hmmmm. I’d humbly offer the following amendments: “We’re both looking for a spinoff!” and “We have the combined maturity of Axe Body Spray’s target market!”)
Alas, we can’t be sure what this 2-hour special really means. Is it Lifetime’s attempt at wrapping up the Briana and Matt toxicity after LWLA’s season already ended, thereby garnering more viewers for next season? Or does it mean something sliiiiiiightly more sinister, like the launch pad for an actual Bonnie & Clyde spinoff? (Say it ain’t so!!!!!)
Whatever the motivations may be, LWLA castmates and viewers alike seem to be of a singular mind here: Briana needs to leave Matt, period. Past sexting and domestic violence scandals combined with his current, despicable cheating behavior don’t bode well for a safe, loving, secure future.
Briana’s pregnancy with Matt‘s child has tied her to him forever, though, which complicates matters further. And having no family to turn to (after she cut them all out of her life, at Matt’s bidding no doubt!), Briana seems more confused – and tragically passive – than ever.
Next week’s LWLA season 4 reunion also previews Briana defending Matt’s vile behavior as well. It will be interesting to see where the 2-hour special, which airs on May 11, picks up from there.
TELL US: WILL YOU BE WATCHING THE SPECIAL? DOES THIS MEAN BRIANA & MATT MAY GET THEIR OWN SPINOFF?
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