‘The Challenge’ Star Mattie Breaux Asks Fans To ‘Be Kind’ After News of Jail Sentence Went Viral

31-year-old Party Down South and The Challenge star Mattie Breaux recently plead guilty in a 2019 DUI case, resulting in a seven-day jail sentence. Once the news spread, the reality star posted a picture of herself crying, noting she’s “overwhelmed” with messages. She also asked fans to “be kind” to her as she’s going through a difficult time.

Miss Alabama 2015 Maggie McGuffin (Crown on Head) and CMT's Party Down South cast members Ryan "Daddy" Richards and Mattie Breaux attend Pepsi's Rock The South Festival - Day 2 at Heritage Park
Miss Alabama 2015 Maggie McGuffin (Crown on Head) and CMT’s Party Down South cast members Ryan “Daddy” Richards and Mattie Breaux attend Pepsi’s Rock The South Festival – Day 2 at Heritage Park | Rick Diamond

Mattie Breaux debuted on ‘Party Down South’

In 2014, then 24-year-old Louisiana-based bartender Mattie Breaux appeared on CMT’s Party Down South, which revolved around eight adults living together for a summer. It became the highest-rated show for the network, resulting in two more seasons.

In 2012, Breaux was arrested for drunk-driving and failed to appear at her hearing because she was filming season 2 at the time. The absence resulted in an April 2014 bench warrant for her arrest.

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Five years later, she debuted on MTV’s reality competition series, The Challenge 33: War of the Worlds. Partnered with Kyle Christie, the rookie showed promise but withdrew during the final because she felt unable to continue.

Following her performance, the Louisiana native joined the cast of MTV’s Floribama Shore, a reality show with the same premise as Party Down South, in its third season. She then returned to The Challenge for season 35 but didn’t make it past the first elimination.

Breaux receives sentencing for drunk-driving case

On Aug. 19, 2019, Breaux crashed her car into a concrete median in Nashville, Tennessee. She admitted to the responding authorities that she took unprescribed hydrocodone followed by two beers before getting behind the wheel, resulting in an arrest for driving under the influence (DUI).

While receiving treatment for minor injuries at the hospital, the reality star revealed she had two prior DUIs in Louisiana, which police later confirmed. On Nov. 9, 2020, a little over a year after the arrest, Breaux entered a guilty plea in the case.

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The judge passed down a one-year sentence in jail but suspended all except for a week. According to the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office chief of communications Karla West, the reality star will serve her seven days during the weekends, which is typical in these cases.

Following her stint, Breaux will not have a driver’s license for a year and be under supervised probation for nearly a year. 

Breaux posts emotional picture after receiving jail sentence

After TMZ shared the news of the reality star’s jail sentence, it quickly went viral, and she received a lot of backlash from angry fans. A few days later, on Nov. 15, Breaux uploaded a picture of herself crying to her Instagram Story.

The reality star said she’s “a real person” and has had a “hard week.” She admitted her “anxiety is through the roof” due to the number of posts, messages, and tags from followers about the news.

The Party Down South star also revealed she’s “not sleeping” and doesn’t have an “appetite” as a result. She then acknowledged she “made a mistake” and claimed she has taken “complete ownership of it.”

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Breaux also noted she’s “handling the consequences for my actions” and reminded fans that the case happened over a year ago. She closed the caption by begging her followers to “just be kind.”

The reality star is a contestant on the upcoming season of The Challenge 36: Double Agents, premiering Dec. 7 on MTV.

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