This Is What Matt Brown From Alaskan Bush People Is Doing Now

Alaskan Bush People star Matt Brown, aka the son of reality stars Ami and Billy Brown, hasn't always had it easy in life, despite the family's impressive net worth. From battling drug addiction to allegedly being estranged from his large clan, Matt seemingly hasn't been able to catch a break these past few years. The reality star shared details of his downward spiral with People in July 2016, noting how things took a turn for the worse when his family started spending more time in Juneau, Alaska, a city environment that differed from his upbringing in the state's wilderness. "I've always been able to handle city life, no problem," he told the outlet. "But I started hanging out with people who drank. They didn't have a problem with it so while I was around them, I started drinking."

Although these anecdotes are upsetting, your nerves will be reassured after finding out what Matt Brown from Alaskan Bush People is doing now.

Matt Brown could make a reality TV comeback

After Matt Brown completed rehab early in 2019, some speculated he'd return to Alaskan Bush People in an attempt to make a comeback. A source who chatted with Radar Online in August 2019 contributed to the speculation, telling the outlet, "Matt is already back in California after spending a week with his family in Washington, but he really had a great trip home ... He was able to make up with his father and they were able to come to an agreement that would bring Matt back to the show for the season after this one."

At the time of this writing, Season 11 of Alaskan Bush People is airing on Discovery Channel. Matt isn't mentioned as a cast member. According to the season description: "This season, spring descends on North Star Ranch, as the patriarch and matriarch of the clan, Billy and Ami, push the next generation of the Wolfpack, Bam, Bear, Gabe, Noah, Bird and Rain to strengthen their own footholds on the mountain to create a bigger, better, more sustainable version of Browntown."

Of course, it's possible Matt could make a cameo. In the meantime, it looks like he's doing pretty well for himself...

Matt Brown is committed to sobriety

Even if Matt Brown doesn't return to reality TV, he's seemingly committed to his wellbeing and sobriety. In September 2019, he posted a photo on Instagram of a gold coin etched with the popular religious quote: "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference." He also added a powerful personal message to seemingly celebrate the anniversary of his rehab stay: "A year and almost 2 months ago, I started out on a quest of self-understanding, and awareness, to find a better way of existing in the world. It has forever changed my life for the better :) This coin is a reminder, Never give up! Never surrender!"

Matt has continued to post uplifting messages to his Instagram account, proving he's focused on moving forward with his life. This should go without saying, but we wish Matt the best in his recovery. And on that note, this would be a good time to reacquaint yourself with what the Alaskan Bush People were doing before the fame.