Brandi Passante Is Back on 'Storage Wars', but is No Longer Dating Jarrod Schulz

Sara Belcher - Author

Dec. 14 2023, Updated 1:20 p.m. ET

Brandi Passante from 'Storage Wars' in front of units.
Source: Maggie Shannon/A&E

The Gist:

  • Brandi Passante is a fan-favorite on A&E's Storage Wars.
  • Although Brandi and Jarrod Schulz's constant bickering drew many fans in, they split in 2018.
  • Today, Brandi is living her best life and has found herself a new man!
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The concept behind A&E's Storage Wars is that professional buyers bid on stale storage lockers after only getting to briefly look at them at an auction. There's an inherent risk every time the buyers begin to make their bids, as the units could be filled with worthless trash, or they could be hiding treasure.

Between Dan and Laura Dotson's quick auctioneering skills, the strong personalities of the bidders, and the intrigue of seeing the items get appraised, Storage Wars is an addictive watch.

It's no surprise then that the show was renewed for Season 15 in 2023, with some familiar faces returning, including Brandi Passante. Read on to find out what the bidder is up to these days and why she and Jarrod Schulz split.

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What happened to Brandi Passante from 'Storage Wars'?

Fans will remember Brandi as one-half of The Young Guns in past seasons of the show, alongside her then-partner, Jarrod Schulz. However, they have since split — but that has not stopped Brandi from bidding on abandoned storage units. However, she did take a brief exit from the show to pursue other opportunities.

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Brandi, Jarrod, and their children briefly had their own spinoff series, Brandi and Jarrod: Married to the Job in 2014, but it ended after eight episodes. It is believed they left Storage Wars after the opportunity to have their own show was presented. Their kids, Cameron and Peyton, were featured on the show as well. However, the couple split in 2018, but continued working together until 2020.

"Luckily I don't run into him that often," Brandi told Distractify in 2021. "It's been three years since we broke up and I would like to say that it was a little nicer than it is but it's not. It is a little tense but we seem to get through it."

Sadly, shortly after the interview, Jarrod was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence after getting into an altercation with Brand in May 2021, per TMZ.

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Since then, Brandi has been focused on her career and has been going solo on Storage Wars since Season 13.

"I'm actually really excited that I'm out there by myself doing this," she told us ahead of the Season 13 premiere. "I brought a couple of friends with me and I think it's going to be funny and interesting and I think I'm more excited about this season than I have been in the past."

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Why did Brandi and Jarrod split?

While we can't for sure why Brandi and Jarrod broke up, their constant bickering on the show hints there was some tension in their relationship. And when they finally did split in 2018, they kept the news under wraps until 2021. During the same year word broke that the power couple has called it quits, the two ran into one another at a bar in Orange County.

reported on the meeting, which developed into an altercation. The outlet says a loud argument broke out between the two. Some days later, police reportedly followed up on report of domestic violence filed by Brandi, though, Jarrod claimed he "didn't put his hands on her."

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What is Brandi Passante doing now?

Along with getting a tattoo of the word "Free" to commemorate her breakup, Brandi has moved on from her ex and is dating someone new.

She is in a relationship with Clifford Beaver, and in a touching Instagram post, Clifford gushed about Brandi, writing, "Happy birthday Brandi. I love you so much and happy we found each other."

As for reality TV, she appeared in Season 15 of Storage Wars, which premiered in June 2023. Brandi is also the host of her podcast called Happening Now With Hammer on YouTube.

Watch full episodes of Watch Storage Wars on A&E (with a paid TV subscription).

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