It’s been a year-and-a-half since Storage Wars aired a new episode, causing some fans to wonder what happened to the cast of the A&E reality series.
One of our favorite couples on the show used to be Rene and Casey Nezhoda, but starting in 2016, the mother of one no longer appeared on the program regularly, inciting divorce rumors. Thanks to the pair’s active social media accounts, we were able to get an update on their relationship.
Did Rene and Casey from 'Storage Wars' get a divorce?
We were thrilled to discover that the duo is still married and has successfully transitioned from TV to YouTube. Their channel — which is named after the couple’s Poway, Calif. store, Bargain Hunters Thrift — currently has over 81,000 subscribers, and features videos about both their business and personal lives.
Rene and Casey have been on our radar since Season 4 of Storage Wars, but didn’t become main buyers until Season 5 in 2014. Before the coronavirus shut down television and film production, the pair revealed that they were working on a secret project.
"Hey guys we are filming some fun stuff!!! And this year will be super exciting so make sure to stay tuned to new fun things to come," the shop owners wrote on Instagram in January, adding the hashtag "#newadventures."
Bargain Hunters Thrift Store was burglarized in 2019.
In a video on their YouTube channel, Rene and Casey explained that a thief, or multiple thieves, entered the shop by smashing through the glass front doors at around 4 a.m. on a Saturday in May 2019. The duo was out of town at the time.
The culprit(s) took some rare coins and baseball cards, valued at less than the $2,000 worth of property damage caused during the break-in.
At the time, Rene seemed convinced that the perpetrator was looking for drug money. "If you’re a tweaker out there, if you’re a drug user, if you’re a guy that just doesn’t want to work, if you’re lazy, or you’re just a scumbag," the businessman started before his wife interjected, "Run ‘cause Rene’s gonna stab you."
The reality star admitted that he would if he could. "I think, and you know I’m being really open about that and I might get hate for it or in trouble, but I think thieves are the lowest form of people," Rene stated, going on to make sweeping generalizations about individuals who steal.
"The thief is always broke. The scumbag is always broke," he said in the video. "They think they’re really cool. They think they’re tough, but you know what? Their girlfriend always leaves them. They usually have child support or vice versa… They never have any money. They always end up in jail."
Rene then offered a word of warning to those who might want to rob him in the future. "I am sometimes here late at nighttime, and I am armed, so if you do that while I'm in here, you will get shot," he declared. "Stealing will never get you anywhere."