Things weren’t looking so hot for Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown for a minute there. After leaving rehab early, refusing to work with a sober coach, and then going MIA in California, the reality personality had his family seriously worried. Now, however, he’s reentered rehab — and reconnected with his family, too. According to a new Radar Online report, the star is mending fences with his parents and siblings and working on those relationships in addition to addressing his addiction.
An insider close to the family told the outlet that Matt even made a point of joining his mom, Ami Brown, on a trip to Los Angeles during the last week of January. The mom and son made the trek so that he could support her during one of her cancer check ups. “Matt is in outpatient rehab and working with a sober coach again,” they told Radar. “He is posting a lot of photos of himself online and he even started a YouTube channel because he wants to keep his fans updated on his progress.”
The source notes, though, that it is Billy Brown‘s firm hand that’s keeping him on the right path. After Matt, 36, disappeared into the desert, it was allegedly his father’s willingness to kick him off their Discovery Channel show that got him back on the straight and narrow. “Basically, Billy’s threats to cut him off woke Matt up,” the source continued. “Matt knows that if he messes up again, he will lose it all. And he also knows that no one really trusts him anymore.”
Apparently, the oldest Brown brother is working hard to earn that trust back, though. “He is trying to do things differently this time around,” the insider said. “He wants to show his parents that he can stay clean on his own. Matt has reconnected with everyone and of course his siblings are supportive. They just cannot wait to see him back home again.”
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