MIKE Wolfe was first introduced to television audiences on January 18, 2010, when American Pickers first premiered on the History network.
The native midwesterner, along with his friend and partner Frank Fritz, traveled across America searching for rare artifacts and collectibles that they could turn around and sell in their antique shops.
InstagramMike Wolfe has been American Picking since 2010[/caption]
GettyMike and ex-wife Jodi Faeth at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum on September 26, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.[/caption]
A total of 23 seasons of the show have been released over the last 13 years, but the future of the series remains in serious doubt, as a crippling feud between Mike and Frank, who is no longer on the show, has ruined their relationship.
Without the show’s iconic co-host, ratings have plummeted.
The addition of Mike’s brother Robbie, hasn’t seemed to help much.
GettyMike and Frank Fritz went from best friends to bitter enemies[/caption]
Earlier this year, the 58-year-old TV star opened up about the challenges of continuing the show.
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“Finding the words after 13 years of doing this show becomes harder,” he confessed. “A lot of it is the pressure I put on myself. And how much weight I put into telling people’s stories…
“(The crew) help me and sometimes guide me. This shot is what I see when I’m filming. Encouragement, love, understanding, and a true passion for this project.”
He concluded that he has been “very blessed to have people in my life at this time that love what they do as much as I do.”
Take a closer look at the people behind Mike’s personal life.
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GettyMike and Jodi attend A+E Network’s 2015 Upfront presentation[/caption]
In September 2012, Mike married long time girlfriend Jodi Faeth.
The wedding followed years after they first met sometime in 1994.
Together, they had one child, a daughter named Charlie.
But sadly, Jodi filed for divorce in 2020, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason.
In December 2013, Jodi Faeth developed stage 2 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.
Regarding her diagnosis, she said that she developed it even though she followed a healthy lifestyle.
“Believe it or not even vegan, exercising, juicing mama’s get cancer,” she said.
“I was the last one to expect it. Life was everything I could possibly dream of then bam…”
In May 2014, Faeth shared that her cancer was in remission.
Instagram/mikewolfeamericanpickersCharlie Wolfe was born in 2012[/caption]
Charlie Faeth Wolfe was born in January 2012, shortly before the marriage of her parents.
Mike primarily keeps his daughter out of the limelight, but in September shared a rare photo of the 10 year old.
The reality star snapped a shot of his little girl dressed in funky smiley face overalls as she made bracelets with her grandma.
The pre-teen hid her face in an orange trucker hat as she enjoyed the beautiful weather on the porch with her family.
On Father’s Day, Mike shared a touching tribute to his daughter: “Becoming a dad late in life is never a dull moment but I know how special these moments are with her.
“I cannot believe how fast she is sprouting up.
“I [love] being a dad to my brown-eyed baby girl.”
InstagramMike moved on with new girlfriend Leticia Cline[/caption]
Mike wasted little time moving on from his marriage, as in 2021 he started a relationship with reality star Leticia Cline.
The couple were first seen spending time together that April, where they were spotted at a Norfolk, Virginia print shop while customizing a jacket.
The Playboy alum also joined Mike on “Pickers’ shoots”, accompanying him to San Francisco in June and later California.
Apparently, the new lovers have been friends for several years, as the Maxim Magazine model shared a photo alongside her man in 2018.
Leticia has been known for her appearances on Beauty and The Geek, her interview role for TNA Wrestling, and her racy photoshoots for both Playboy and Maxim.
Mike is already planning for life after picking
In October, The U.S. Sun exclusively revealed several “secret” businesses owned by Mike, as he focuses on new projects.
The History star owns Two Lanes Guesthouse, which is a loft vacation rental in Columbia, Tennessee.
The one-bedroom loft is located above a bicycle shop in a two-story 1857 brick building.
The 1,100 square-foot space is a fan’s dream, as it is filled with picks from the show.
Mike’s company Two Lanes also runs an apparel line where he sells shirts in the $30 range, hats for $24 and more.
He is also a landlord to multiple buildings.
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Mike is currently restoring a 1873 Italianate-style home in Columbia, Tennessee.
And now, the reality star has gone from in front of the camera to behind the scenes, as he launched his own production company, Mossy Pointe, INC.