Fans are now waiting for season 11 of Homestead Rescue, which is currently being filmed by the All3Media America and RAW.

If you don't know, the show, which has large crew members and high production value, is about a skilled family with each member specialized in distinct skillsets needed for homesteading, combinedly providing needy homesteaders assistance with everything needed to survive in the wilderness. 

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The main cast of the reality show consists of father Marty Raney (former mountain climber, survivalist, and log/stone works contractor), Marty's son Matt Raney (hunter and fisherman), and Marty's daughter Misty Raney (farmer).


In addition, other members of the Raney family, including Marty's wife Molee Roestel, and his son Miles, could also be seen in the show as a part of the family business.

And today, we are going to put a spotlight on Marty Raney's daughter Misty Raney in a bid to answer the frequently asked questions about her on the internet.

Read the article in full to know about Misty Raney's weight gain or loss queries, age, wedding, illness & net worth.

Who is Misty Raney?

Misty Raney Bilodeau, the daughter of Homestead Rescue's Raney family, has always been one of the most cherished people on the reality show.

She has used her excellent agricultural and hunting skills to guide and help several families thrive in the wilderness time and again.

Even with all her exceptional skills, being a woman, she's had to endure many comments about her weight gain in the past. 

Did Misty Raney Gained or Lose Weight?

Misty's weight gain led fans to believe that she was pregnant.

While Raney's weight gain became evident from her social media posts in 2019, fans began to speculate that it may be because she was pregnant.

And when asked in an interview, she said that she just needed fuel to work. 

It’s normal for people who live off the land to put on some pounds,” she shared. “You’re working hard and your body needs fuel.” 

But her next comment, “I think I got pregnant again" added to the rising pregnancy rumors.

However, her speculated pregnancy turned out to be a hoax as her weight gain was only natural. 

In recent seasons, the extra pounds had been more or less constant, which led us to believe that she was not really pregnant at the moment. 

And there was also another rumor swirling on the internet that Misty gained weight because of her illness. Tabloids reported that Misty had obsessive-compulsive disorder and had a habit of stress eating.

Misty Raney's weight gain made her fans believe she was pregnant.

Misty Raney Bilodeau's weight gain made her fans believe she was pregnant. (Photo: Instagram)

Talking about her family, she has a small family of her own now.

Since 2000, the Homestead Rescue star has been married to Maciah Bilodeau, a carpenter, and surfer from Hawaii, for almost 20 years. 

They got married in a private wedding ceremony.

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They also have a son together called Gauge, who's turned 10 in 2021.


The Bilodeau family divides their time equally between Alaska and Hawaii. During summers, they help run the family business in Alaska, whereas in winter, they live and surf in Hawaii. 

Misty Raney Has Solidified Her Identity as a Survival Hero 

Through the years, Raney has become a hero for her fans because of her survival skills.

Building greenhouses, processing food, turning vegetables and meat into survival food, and preparing predator-proof livestock housing to keep them safe from wild animals, are the most notable of her exceptional skills. 

Besides agriculture, Raney also specializes in smaller-scale day-to-day needs, including the construction of sheds, outhouses, fences to protect livestock from predators, etc.

As a person with such an extensive skill set, she certainly deserves to have a plethora of fans who support her every movement. And so, the fans have assuredly cheered their hero and have never shied away from openly supporting Raney with constant encouragement and praises on social media. 

As a young kid in Alaska, Misty practiced art and craft and carpeting.

Misty Raney's Reality Show

Homestead Rescue is a reality show where the Raney family, i.e., Marty Raney, Misty Raney, and Matt Raney, help people who've been attempting to homestead in Alaska, USA.

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Each member of the Raney family has different roles, where Marty is a survival expert, Misty is a farmer, and Matt is a hunter and fisherman. Still, all of the members are skilled in construction.

It can be tough to grow food in Alaska. Hence, these homesteading experts deal with plenty of challenges that are thrown by nature, which include agriculture, medical emergencies, and protection from predators, among many others. 

At the end of each episode, the families who learn homesteading from these experts decide to either go back to civilization or continue to live in the wilderness. 

The TV series first came out in 2016 and has had seven successful seasons so far. The show has always been in the news for various reasons, the latest being Raney's weight gain.

How Old is Misty Raney?

Born as Misty Raney Bilodeau on 9 November 1979, in Sitka, Alaska, the United States, Misy is the third born of parents Marty Raney and Mollee Roestel.


"I love to swing a hammer and to construct things from a few simple materials. It’s weird, but I do. Anything to do with building, gardening, livestock, hunting, accessing water, and more, my family thrives in helping others get a handle on their own situation. Alaska keeps us tough," she said of her experiences in Alaska.