Season 8 of Alaska: The Last Frontier follows Atz Kilcher Sr. and family as they navigate daily life outsider of Homer. Atz and his ex-wife Lenedra Carroll have three children together — Shane Kilcher, Atz Lee Kilcher, and Jewel Kilcher. So, what happened to Atz’s former wife?
Lenedra and Atz initially married in the late '60s before ultimately divorcing two decades later. The mother of singer/songwriter Jewel, used to be a musician herself. She previously released two albums with then-husband Atz, and then released two solo albums in 2007 (Beyond Words) and 2009 (Daybreak Song).
The Alaskan-born native is also an author and penned a memoir titled, The Architecture of All Abundance: Seven Foundations of Prosperity, which details her life navigating the entertainment industry, managing her daughter’s budding career, and personal issues, such as former health problems.
After the divorce of Atz and Lenedra, the reality star got remarried to Bonnie Dupree.
Are Atz and Bonnie still together?
According to Bonnie’s Instagram, the two are very much still together and in love. The couple have been traveling together, and were most recently in Boston.
She captioned the picture of her husband: “Enjoying as much local cuisine here in Boston as we can fit in. Great coffee, real pizza, and chowder and lobster rolls.”
Why is Atz Sr. living on a boat?
In the new season of the Discovery Channel show, fans continue to watch how the Kilcher family navigates the terrain of the Alaskan wilderness. One highlight, Atz attempts to remodel a boat to turn it into the family’s first floating home.
From the clips, he plans to rebuild this boat is so the family is able to travel around other parts of Alaska.
Is Jewel on Alaska: The Last Frontier?
Sorry for '90s Jewel fans, but the popular soul singer is not a series regular on Alaska: The Last Frontier. However, in 2016, Jewel returned to her family’s homestead after nearly seven years away, which aired in three episodes.
At the time, the singer expressed her excitement to return to her hometown, telling Nash Country Daily, 'Oh my gosh, I was overjoyed to get to go back, but having a son [Kase, 7], I didn’t want to take him up there until he was old enough to remember it.''
She continued: "I was really happy to take him up there and show him where I’m from. I’ve always been homesick for Alaska. I think how I was raised made me the kind of person I am and allowed me to stay grounded. I was raised knowing it was not money or material things that make us happy, it’s what kind of humans we are. Striving every day to be a good human was important to me. I was happy to try to share the land and nature and that type of lifestyle with my son."
Now, the Grammy-nominated singer, her father, and brothers, Atz Lee and Nikos Kilcher, are on the road for the singer’s second annual Handmade Holiday Tour. The singer revealed in a recent interview with Wichita 89.1 Radio why she loves performing with her family on this tour.
"We all get to live on a bus together and do what we grew up doing, which is hand-making gifts for one another and singing. My son gets to see that tradition in our lives. I think, around the holidays, it's really important to create a connection,” she says. Adding, “For me, that handmade aspect is really important."
Catch new episodes of Alaska: The Last Frontier on Sundays at 9 p.m. EST on Discovery Channel.
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