Matt Nordgren

Matt explains how his charity has helped him grow as a person.

on Sep 26, 20110

This episode is by far the one that hits home the most. It's very emotional and descriptive. I learned a lot about my relationships on many levels, as well as learning more about who I am as a man. 

Drew and I especially have some major conflict that I truly believe had an impact on our friendship in a positive way and how I approach things in life even beyond that. I want to first clear the air with respect to Drew's commitment to not drinking alcohol. I was 100 percent wrong to not be more aware of it and address the issue with the sensitivity that it deserves. When you see me apologize to him for this, I don't even think it does justice to how truly sorry I felt for challenging something I admire him for and which is so important in his life. In fact, and everyone in the show can attest, I have not had a sip of beer or liquor in almost five months now. I feel better than ever -- to me there is no positive side to losing time on hangovers and poor decisions. Red wine is the only thing that will touch my lips, and honestly it may be there for the rest of my life. 

22 comments
Lisa B
Lisa B

Just got interested in the show. I think the reason there is soo much tension when you are with another woman and Courtney is obvious...she is jealous. Friends can and do make good lovers and it can last. You say that is what your parents have... don't wait until you have everything except the ONE thing and it (she) has found someone else. You may be 40, have all that you want and no more 'best friend'. Your stuff may make you happy, maybe not. Life is too short to put things on the back-burner or put up on a shelf until you are ready...someone may get tired of being on that shelf, collecting dust. True love may come around more than once...do you want to take that chance? Relieve the tension, go all out for Courtney. It seems like you have what it takes to make it last..there are games you can play, football, etc. Life is not and should not be treated as one.

pmbguy
pmbguy

Oh people leave Matt alone. He isnt a player he just knows what he wants and dosnt want at this point of his life. He is upfront to everyone about it.. All the power to ya Matt. Have fun while ya still can.

socal1234
socal1234

hi, I have been watching the show. You seem like a nice guy but you really need to grow up! I certainly don't like the "casual" way you go about "dating" - or rather NOT dating. At least you seem to go on a couple of real? dates with Neill. Neill seems to have class and act more mature than Courtney. I cannot believe Neil is like what 22? 23? and Courtney is 29? Wow...Neill comes off much more mature. Anyway, come on quit with the casual sex. I know you said once you got hurt from your ex because you asked her to marry you and she didn't want to. Well, is that really a good reason to treat ALL women as just "sex objects" from now on? Come on ..just grow up and if you aren't taking a woman out the real way. The "gentleman" way. Then my advice to you is to leave all women alone! Especially those young girls you call at like the moment you want to go somewhere and then you hope to get laid by one of them....it's gross.

anyway...maybe you've changed since these episodes. I sure hope so.

And it was really immature for you and Courtney's date to back and forth at the table. The double date you went on with Courtney - totally ridiculous. And you come off way insecure - just merely by how you kept acting all insecure and having to one UP the other guy.

You would look a hell lot better looking if you changed your whole "game" and just kept it REAL. As in no games, no flings....just take a chance and date and get to know someone. And if it is not Neill then move on!

and if you truly have the hots for Courtney and think you might like to see if more is there - geez ask her out already. She obviously is dying to be with you. It's soooo obvious. I think you both need to see if anything is "there" and get it over with already.

So anyway...take care! And hope you get more mature and act like a REAL gentleman! Your family would be proud! :)

Kim San Diego, CA

Housewife Heidi
Housewife Heidi

Matt-

Try to be a bit more like your parents. They seem happy and balanced. You seem to chase all the time. Don't be surprised one day when no one wants to be "caught" by you. Try to be more humble, please. You have placed too much value on your "total package."

Temecula Viewer
Temecula Viewer

I can understand why Drew did not think you had the best intentions. It seemed like you were doing to put out there that you support yet another cause. Maybe you should pick one that you really are passionate about and stick with them in the years to come. I can understand how Drew feels like you try to sabatoge his soberiety. Courtney and you both have large egos. Sexual tension you may have but your egos would be your downfall. You are not ready to settle down. I am not sure with your current frame of mind you will be ready at 40. You may have daddy's money but you need to grow up!

alex :)
alex :)

im actually loving the show so far..ovcoarse thers sum crazyness&drama,but if ther wasnt-no1 would watch :) courtney is a lil kookoo &drew is a brat..hehe-but im luvn neil...hope u guys give it a shot...i cant wait 2c wats coming :) jus remember be true to yourself &when u ask a girl out on a date,even if its not serious-dont invite other girls..thers not a single girl in the world that wouldnt think thats rude...srry killa :)but goodluck with everything!!

Go4amiller
Go4amiller

Matt, When you get angry, remove yourself from the situation rather than regret your actions. You will find people will poke you and continue to poke you just see the worst side of yourself. You control your emotions and actions. Do not give that control to others. As for you being a player,.as the saying goes, if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, and acts like a duck... it is a duck! so you being a player, it does not put you in a good light. You cheapen yourself and the gals around you. As for charity, I think what gives the impression you created a charity just for publicity for yourself. You have not shown that you give much time to various charity events. I really hope you devote a lot of time to your charity and other charity events. I would like TVland to se the great side of Dallas! Seeing the show so far, makes me want to hide and not tell anyone I am from Dallas area.

I will say TARA is the best!!!!! She is the one person with the biggest heart on the show. I plan to donate to her charity due to her efforts and kindness to all the people around her.

Go4amiller
Go4amiller

Matt, When you get angry, remove yourself from the situation rather than regret your actions. You will find people will poke you and continue to poke you just see the worst side of yourself. You control your emotions and actions. Do not give that control to others. As for you being a player,.as the saying goes, if it walks like a duck, talks like a duck, and acts like a duck... it is a duck! so you being a player, it does not put you in a good light. You cheapen yourself and the gals around you. As for charity, I think what gives the impression you created a charity just for publicity for yourself. You have not shown that you give much time to various charity events. I really hope you devote a lot of time to your charity and other charity events. I would like TVland to se the great side of Dallas! Seeing the show so far, makes me want to hide and not tell anyone I am from Dallas area.

I will say TARA is the best!!!!! She is the one person with the biggest heart on the show. I plan to donate to her charity due to her efforts and kindness to all the people around her.

Whackamole
Whackamole

I had a friendship like yours with Courtney but possibly more strange and complex. Good luck and don't be afraid to take that chance if you want to be more than just friends even slightly.

T in Texas
T in Texas

Matt , You are a handsome man . We get it ! Why do you NEED to surround yourself with all these women , whom you aren't even in a relationship with ? It makes you look insecure AND insincere . If I were to look at you . I'd say "wow he's gorgeous" . Then see your harem of women and that would give me a red flag . And their wouldn't be another thought about you . You surround yourself with women and lot's of them . Is it because you are afraid of of commitment ? All these women are there to guard you frm getting to close to the real thing ? Courtney . . . who I believe has a BIG heart . But she is a complete mess . She's hung on you . But I think that niether of you want to ruin the friendship you have , to explore a relationship together . You are afraid to ruin it with each other . And that is the true heartbreak . Because the "we'll never know" will be running through your minds forever . Dump the girls that don't matter . It doesn't make you look cool . Neill is sweet . BUT and a big BUT ! If you don't really want to be in a relationship with her for the long run . Stop right now . Because her little boy will get attached to you . And it will be he that suffers as well .

Linda Roth
Linda Roth

You are such a player. If you haven't realized it by now Courtney is so in love with you, and I think that Neill is a player like you. I must admit I really do not like Courtney because she is so rude but I think it is because you can't have her as a friend, teasing her with other woman is not a kind thing to do, especially since she is the only woman you bring home to your family. Grow up.

atmanandaji
atmanandaji

Howdy :) You mentioned on a video extra that Amber Heard is your celebrity crush and I thought it was very cool that your cc is a beautiful lesbian! (she's OUT..i'm not into doing that for people). Great show so far. I think you talk about how u "don't date" too much. It always feels like you're trying to explain yourself except that nobody asked. Your interactions with women feel a little bit forced and come off as rude sometimes-almost like you're not comfortable being alone with or nice to women other than Courtney. I hope you two end up together because it seems like you both want that but are maybe caught up in believing that you're too young. The thing about being 20-whatever is that it's gone more quickly than anyone can properly describe to you, and you really are left with the result of whatever you did during those years. Time really does pick up speed as it rolls away, as an old friend of mine used to say, so grab a good thing (or person, as the case may be) when you have such an opportunity. Also--Congrats to Bravo for finding the straight version of Jeff Lewis (Flipping Out)!!

Tracy O
Tracy O

M...i just don't get what courtney see's in you. yes maybe you were a cool football player and girls dig that, but what do you really have to offer women besides being so egotistical. Sooooo annoying...you and Court. You are actually made for each other. blah blah blah...

L5554632
L5554632

Can anyone tell me what restaurant that awesome double date took place at??

hotHWfan
hotHWfan

I'm so not a Courtney fan. Neill seems great...what a sweetie. Also, who couldn't fall in love w that lil man of hers. He is just precious and it seemed like maje had an instant connexion to you.

I can see the chemistry between youband brill loud and clear, and it looks like there could be so much more for you two as you grow your relationship.

Court, however, may overlook your needs in lieu of her own self serving tendencies...just my very humble opinion.

funD
funD

You and Courtney would make beautiful babies - you dont want to raise someone else's kid - Neil has already had experiences you have yet to experience go for Courtney

Ollallie
Ollallie

Halfway through the episode and all I have to say is: Matt, Matt, Matt - you and Courtney are in love but refuse to admit it out loud. Your actions, however, betray your true feelings. Maybe you two would bring out the best in each other. Just sayin'.

Lck
Lck

Who's "we"? You were the one acting like a tool on that double date. Courtney's date was a class act. You are a child.

M.Birman
M.Birman

I completely agree with the earlier post. Courtney is opionated, controlling and needy. I think if you do end up together - once the sexual tension is releaved the relationship will end...badly. Watch the show - see her for who she is. She interviews new people instead of talking to them - a sure sign of insecurity.

MCraigUT
MCraigUT

Have to admit, show made it seem like you may not have the best intentions with the charity, so in a sense, I can understand Drew's hesitation. However... he did react (emotionally) and yes, you should have handled it better especially since it takes a good deal of effort for recovering alcoholics to surround themselves with people who drink and not drink themselves. Cool of you to apologize and make amends to your relationship. In regards to your fling with Neill, it definitely doesn't seem like your ideal relationship is with someone who you have to drop off and whisper in the hallway to because you can't go in due to her baby. Just saying... your young, single, incredibly attractive. Have fun, don't get tied down until you accomplish your professional goals-- which are hopefully with good intentions.

You still go to the UT games in Austin? If not, please show up sometime! ;)

Claudia R.
Claudia R.

You did go pretty low with Drew but at times, Drew tends to bring the worst out in people. This guy can be such a jerk and he especially tends to do this with you and Courtney. When there is a heated moment and you're being cornered and questioned unexpectedly, you tend to say the first thing that comes to mind and just about 100% of the time it's not what you mean at all.

lulu Griffin
lulu Griffin

I know Courtney is your best friend, but as a love interest...it would be a big mistake. She is a very closed-minded, immature, inflexible, parochial and judgmental woman and will likely end up alone. You have been advised.