Rio Rancho couple opens up about CBS reality show

RIO RANCHO (KRQE) – A New Mexico family will be featured on the all-new CBS reality show “The Briefcase.” The show involves a tough decision over what to do with $101,000, and their episode brings together polar opposities.

Gabe and Krystal Moya of Rio Rancho are all about faith and family. They home school their six children, among them twins.

But this family will be introduced to America on reality television this month.

“Being a part of ‘The Briefcase’ was part of an adventure. We thought we had signed up for a documentary to show our family and our faith and the fact we home school with a single income,” Gabe said.

They are one of 12 families in the country hit by tough times to appear on “The Briefcase.”

“A gentlemen showed up with a briefcase. Inside the briefcase, he had us open up, $101,000. Cold cash money,” he said.

“It was a big shock,” said Krystal.

“Shortly after you see the money, and your mind just starts wondering what you’re going to do with it, they let you know there’s another family in need just like you who you could share the money with, or you could keep it all,” Gabe explained.

The Moyas were in for a shock.

“We were paired up with a transgender family. Yes, so that played a huge role in our faith,” Krystal said. “They definitely threw us a curve ball,” Gabe added.

“As the days go on, they send you more and more information, and it wasn’t actually until we actually went their home until we found out the truth behind them, which is exactly opposite of what we believe as far our faith and what we can support,” Gabe said.

“I just know that it tested our faith. So more than ever, we really had to come together and pray,” Krystal said.

Krystal Moya explained their journey, “His decision is different than my decision, so we have to come together as a couple first.”

“The Briefcase” has lots of twists and turns. In the end, they learn there are two briefcases, and the couples meet to reveal their decision.

The Moyas could not give away details about the ending.

“There’s controversy, not like some of the episodes. I think it’s going to be a beautiful story in the end of how two families come together because we’re all God’s children,” Krystal said.

They said they shot scenes at the Bosque, Galloping Grace Youth Ranch and Sandiagos Mexican Grill at the Tram.

An exact date for their episode has not been announced, but it is expected to be this month.

“The Briefcase” airs on KRQE-TV Wednesdays at 7 p.m. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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