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American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe abruptly flees home with girlfriend Leticia Cline amid store backlash and low ratings

American Pickers’ Mike Wolfe abruptly flees home with girlfriend Leticia Cline amid store backlash and low ratings

AMERICAN Pickers star Mike Wolfe has jetted to Hawaii with his girlfriend Leticia Cline.

His idyllic getaway comes amid backlash against his antique store and his show’s plummeting ratings.

Instagram / Leticia ClineAmerican Pickers star Mike Wolfe has jetted to Hawaii with his girlfriend Leticia Cline[/caption]

Instagram/Leticia ClineThey headed to a stunning hotel in Maui[/caption]

Mike, 59, shared several photos and videos of his new tropical location on his Instagram Stories on Tuesday.

The American Pickers host shared a snap of the sunset over some palm trees, captioned: “Maui sunset.”

He also posted a video of a traditional band and dancer performing in the hotel grounds in the evening.

Leticia was equally ready to document their trip on social media, posting a clip of the stunning hotel from their balcony.

She showed off the pristine lawns, palm trees everywhere, and the ocean beyond.

Mike’s vacation comes amid the TV personality’s struggles in his work life in recent months.

The U.S. Sun exclusively revealed Mike’s Iowa store is struggling with low sales.

Mike owns Antique Archaeology with stores located in Le Claire, Iowa, and Nashville, Tennessee. 

The U.S. Sun can exclusively reveal Antique Archaeology in Iowa’s estimated annual sales, per Experian’s Business Valuation Report. 

Antique Archaeology’s estimated annual sales are reportedly $62,000.

The company’s Business Credit Score is 23, which is “medium-high risk.” 

The report read: “This score predicts the likelihood of serious credit delinquencies within the next 12 months.”

As for the Financial Stability Risk Ratings, Antique Archaeology received a medium risk of three out of five rating.

The report claimed: “This rating predicts the likelihood of payment default and/or bankruptcy within the next 12 months.”


Mike has previously been slammed by customers for seemingly over-priced items and selling merchandise instead of actual antiques.

One disgruntled customer recently wrote on Google Reviews regarding the Iowa store: “Seriously there was only a handful of stuff that had been potentially picked. The rest of it was cheap Chinese-branded merchandise used to promote the store.

“I get it’s a tourist trap, but come on, at least do better than that. I would have happily dropped hundreds of dollars in there if it was something really cool. Instead, it was like three things that had been picked ranging from $200 to $4,000.”

A second customer commented: “This is more of a souvenir shop for the show. Not many antiques at all.”

A third blasted: “Was very disappointed. We made this a special stop on our drive home, took this route especially for this experience. Both buildings are very small and mostly gift shops selling their own merchandise. 

“Grabbed an item as a souvenir, marked $3, but charged $9. And for as much as Mike and the team picks, where is it?”

The backlash comes amid increasingly low viewers ratings for American Pickers.

The U.S. Sun exclusively revealed that ratings dropped by another 100,000 viewers for episode three of the new season.

Just 713,000 viewers tuned in to the installment, compared to 918,000 for the premiere episode.

Instagram/Mike WolfeMike filmed a traditional dancer in the hotel grounds by the pool[/caption]

Instagram/Mike WolfeHe showed off the incredible sunset at their resort[/caption]

Instagram/rjwolfepickerMike’s show American Pickers has been struggling with plummeting ratings[/caption]

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