Exclusive! Matt Nordgen Talks About His “Unique” Relationship with Courtney Kerr
When we met Most Eligible Dallas’ Matt Nordgren at Kari Feinstein’s Primetime Emmy Awards Style Lounge in Los Angeles, the Texan charmer appears unusually subdued. Could it be that putting his personal life on television is finally taking its toll? “You know what? It’s been interesting,” he tells Wetpaint Entertainment. “I feel like it’s definitely been demanding.”
It’s no wonder he’s tired. We’re exhausted just trying to figure out what is going on between him and “just friends” Courtney Kerr and Neill Skylar. So, we took a minute to chat with the Most Eligible hunk, to find out how his life has changed since he joined the show, and what comes next.
What has changed since Most Eligible Dallas started airing?
People recognize you, and people pull you in a lot of directions. But it’s been good. I’m a business guy. I understand branding, and I feel like that’s what we’re doing. We’re just putting our lives out there, and people have found it interesting. Hopefully, it continues.
Do people now come up to you and say things that only friends really should?
Yeah, that’s the interesting thing whenever you do reality TV. And even though a lot of the stuff you see is our more juicy moments, it’s real. There’s not one word that was scripted for us, and not one scene was set up. It was really our lives. I think that’s maybe why people identify with it. Hopefully, it comes across that way.
What’s coming up for the show?
There’s a weird love triangle going on. Where we’re going to go is, we all sort of opening ourselves up a little more to the possibility that there’s more than meets the eye with some relationships. I think you’ll see some things develop with Neill and I, and you’ll see some things develop with Courtney and I. And I think the way that it ends is like a movie. I think everyone’s going to really enjoy it.
Were you guys ever romantic before, or did the show push you in that direction?
I’ve known Neill for five years, and we sort of dated a long time ago. She just moved back to Dallas, so when we got her on the show, it was my chance to revisit that and see if anything was there. We explore that a little bit in the next few episodes. And Courtney and I have a very unique relationship. I’ve never seen anything like it. I think what you’ll see is that I start to open myself up to the possibility that there could be more. I think that what you’ll see is me being open to relationships with Neill and Courtney.
Do you regret anything?
No, I don’t have any regrets in life. I mean, there’s definitely negatives that come with putting your life on TV. If you’re interesting, a lot of the times you’re going to make people upset, but there are so many positives that come from this. I mean I founded my charity called The Leadership Foundation. This show is one of the things that pushed me to do that, and now it’s one of the most important things I’ve ever done in my entire life. If anything, when you do reality TV, you get psychoanalyzed all the time. People that are sitting on the other side of the camera ask you question after question, and so you get to know yourself better. I feel like I know who I am as a man better than when I started.