Chrishell and Matthew first got together in 2006, and he popped the question a year later. However, they split shortly after when Matthew broke off the engagement. "When I was 27, I proposed to my then girlfriend, but I didn't do it for the right reasons; we'd been going out for a year or so, and I felt under pressure from society," he explained to Cosmopolitan UK. "I was thinking, 'This is the age when I should probably start having kids, so this is what I should do.' But after I did it, I immediately felt in my heart it wasn't right. My instant thought was 'What did you just do?'"
Years later, Chrishell appeared to throw some serious shade at Matthew when she referenced her ex in the first season of Netflix's Selling Sunset. "I didn't know who I was at 25," she said on the show. "And I didn't know what I wanted because actually, if I ended up with the person I was with when I was 25, I would want to kill myself . . . Yeah you can Google that! You were a d*ck! Sorry!"