Popular History Channel show American Pickers has dominated the network for the past decade (wow!), but are its stars Mike Wolfe and Danielle Colby more than just good friends? With Danielle's most recent divorce, fans are wondering if friendship has finally turned to marriage.
Mike and Danielle have a long history that predates 'American Pickers.'
Danielle has been a staple of the show since its inception, and she has known Mike before American Pickers was sold to the network. He helped her out on personal projects during his early YouTube days and later asked if she would hold down the fort at the antique shop shortly after the show was picked up.
The pair just recently celebrated their friend-iversary, and the moment was captured on Instagram with the sweet caption, "Time flies! Do you know [Mike] and [Danielle] have been pickin' partners in crime for 25 years!"
This long tenured friendship doesn't seem to be coming to an end anytime soon, but has it blossomed into more? It looks like that is not the case.
Mike and Danielle have been in a series of serious relationships with other people.
Before the show even aired, Danielle had gotten married to Englishman Robert Strong. Danielle and Robert share two children. In fact, Danielle's children were the inspiration for several of her tattoos. Danielle has acknowledged that the success of the show deteriorated her first marriage, but it certainly didn't deter her from pursuing love again!
Since then, Danielle has been married to French artist Alexandre De Meyer. They were married in 2015, and allegedly split in 2018. Danielle has not been vocal about the reasons for their divorce, but rest assured, she's doing fine! Post-divorce, Danielle has been spotted many a time with new beau Jeremy Scheuch, including in Puerto Rico, where her philanthropy efforts are concentrated.
Mike, on the other hand, has been married only once, to a woman named Jodi Faeth. Jodi and Mike have a history to rival Mike and Danielle, having met in 1994 and started dating shortly thereafter. While usually private about his personal life, the couple has been public about Jodi's cancer diagnosis in 2013. Thankfully, as of this past May, Jodi has been cancer-free for six years.
Mike and Jodi share a very darling daughter name Charlie. In addition to Jodi's health issues, Charlie's birth was surrounded by complications and she was born with a cleft palate. Charlie's complications were addressed through extensive surgery, and it's clear that all turned out well in the end.
While Mike and Danielle might not be romantically involved, their powerful friendship has definitely withstood the test of time. While the show has not yet been renewed for Season 22, we can only look forward to more outstanding episodes of American Pickers in the future! You can catch up on the action on Hulu.