What’s the deal? Alaskan Bush People star Gabe Brown married Raquell Rose for the second time over the weekend and his brother Matt Brown appeared to skip the nuptials. It seems Matt’s feud with father, Billy, may have impacted his decision to not attend, because the two have been at odds ever since Matt was fired from the show after a “long battle with addiction,” Radar Online reports.
Gabe, 29, and his blushing bride, Raquell, tied the knot again on Friday, June 14, in front of friends and family during a beautiful outdoor ceremony. As fans may recall, the couple first exchanged their vows on January 14 near the family’s home in Washington state. Gabe and Raquell initially wanted a private ceremony, and his brother Noah even had the honor of serving as the officiant.
Raquell “has always wanted a spring wedding,” so Gabe decided to make her dreams come true on their five-month anniversary. While several loved ones were seen in the photos over the weekend, Matt seemed to be a no-show amid the rumored tension with his father, Billy. However, it was last reported that he’s been living in California. On top of that, Matt did wish his dad a Happy Father’s Day via Instagram on June 16, so perhaps the distance is helping to repair their relationship.
Matt’s parents Billy and Ami Brown had to show him tough love during his struggles with sobriety in the past, but they ultimately want what is best for him. “It is really just more about wanting to be OK … The problem is that Matt will really tell you whatever it is you want to hear,” the couple previously revealed. “He is not known for being honest about his sobriety.”
On the bright side, Gabe said he was overjoyed to be surrounded by love over the weekend. “I’m so happy my family, especially my mom, could be by our side on our special day,” he told PEOPLE. “Raquell is my one true love and we’re really grateful to have met each other. God is good.”
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