American reality star Parker Schnabel hyped up his personal life when he announced that he was having a baby in 2017. The alleged gay Gold hunter's life took a twist following his shocking revelation. 

The Alaska native earned his recognition as one of the main cast of a reality series, Gold Rush: Alaska, aired on Discovery channel. The series comprises of the placer gold mining jobs of various family-run mining companies in South America and western North America.

Miners On Duty: Parker Schnabel appears on the final episode of the eighth season of Gold Rush: Alaska (Published on Mar 13, 2018)

The young miner was born as Parker Russell Schnabel on 22nd of July 1994 to parents Roger Schnabel and Nancy Schnabel. He grew up along with his brother, Payson in Porcupine Creek, Alaska.

Parker started working in mining for his grandfather's mining company, Big Nugget at an early age.

Parker Schnabel's Bio: Started New Show After Gold Rush: Alaska

Parker has appeared on the Discovery Channel series, Gold Rush: Alaska since its debut in 2010. Through the various episodes, he attempted to help the miners to discover gold at several locations.

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In the fourth season of the series, he made the provocative decision to move away from his home mining area to seek new fortunes in the Yukon territory. For finance, he used his own college trust fund for the operation.  From 2012 to 2016, he appeared in another reality television series, a spin-off of Gold Rush, Gold Rush: The Dirt. 

In 2017 he started his new show, Gold Rush: Parker's Trail, that divulges the efforts of gold mining by Parker and his team. The new show has completed its first season and was renewed for the second season in March 2018.

Parker Schnabel Returns To Gold Rush Season 9

It was on 12 October 2018 that the ninth season of Gold Rush returned alongside Parker Schnabel as one of the main miners that also includesTony Beets and Rick Ness. 

There are some huge changes with the depart of Todd Hoffman in the eighth season, considering the fact that he was in the show from the very beginning. 

But some things never cease to change; like Parker's specialty to get Tony Beets to swear a massive percentage or the tradition of expensive equipment breaking down at the accurate and inopportune time.

And the biggest twist of this season is that Parker's right-hand man (former), Rick has gone out to assemble his own crew, staking a claim with his life savings, after going through the loss of his mother last year.

With the absence of Todd Hoffman in this season, Parker seems to be a little free with his contribution, as he never really got along with Todd. The fact that Todd used religion as a tool in business wasn't really appreciated by Parker, so he went out and voiced his opinion.

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That rubbed Todd the wrong way and ever since Parker hasn't been on much of a good term with Todd, but they did put their differences aside while working.

His Gold Mining Stint Has Resulted In Massive Net Worth All At Age 23

Parker has undoubtedly garnered the prominent part of net worth at the early age of 23 from his mining job from Gold Rush series. He has mined more than $13 million in gold since his first operation on the series.

Having been involved in the mining activities from his childhood, he has garnered a massive net worth of $8 million according to the wiki sources. He consistently out-earns his rivals like Rick Ness and Ted Hoffman on the reality program using his intelligence and strong determination that outpaces his age.

Despite the bulky net worth, he does not own a boat or any fancy cars or a fancy house and has a big expensive sandbox instead. Moreover, he also has invested a large sum of his net worth on a chunk of land, whose size is nearly 45 football fields.

Stephen Parker Spent Six Months On The Sets With His Girlfriend

Parker was once in a relationship with the Australian girlfriend, Ashley Youle. The couple began their dating after their first meeting in Australia in April 2016. 

The hit off worked as Ashley accepted his invitation to spend some time in North America. Parker even introduced his girlfriend to the castmates of the series and their romance was also featured in the screen on his show. His girlfriend, Youle appeared on two seasons of the series.

Girlfriend on the show: Parker Schnabel flaunts his girlfriend, Ashley Youle on the episode of Gold Rush series. (Photo:

However, after dating for nearly two years, he ended his relationship with his girlfriend, Ashley, in March 2018. Talking about the root of the split, he first stated that he did not make their relationship a “priority” nor did he make his girlfriend a priority.

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Saying good things about her, Schnabel also stated that Ashley could “do better” than him. Later, he insisted that he is a moody and surly personality and considered the breakup as a personal failure.

Since then, he has not been in involved in a relationship so far.

Stephen Parker's Unconventional Baby Revealed

In January 2017, Parker organized conversation on Facebook live for his fans and followers. During the interview, he made a big announcement stating that his fans would be able to see baby Schnabel soon.

His followers were assured that he was secretly married to his then-girlfriend Ashley and was fathering a baby with her. Not only that, the followers who had all the good wishes for the couple after seeing their affection for each other in the reality show, were convinced that the couple would soon turn husband and wife after the birth of the baby. 

However, when he opened up about his baby, he left his followers with a sour taste. He revealed that the babies were all born with four paws, i.e., pet dogs.

Is Parker Schnabel A Gay?

Because of his failure in the relationship with Ashley, he has often been professed as gay by his fans and followers. Parker's reasoning that his split with his girlfriend Ashley was because of his personal problems merely added fuels to the flames.

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However, Parker has not addressed the rumors through his social sites or in interviews, and his previous relationship with the opposite sex does not manifest him as gay, at least not until this point.

However, there is enough evidence of married men coming out as gay, in case he was a closeted one and was thinking of coming out!

Stephen Parker's Rumored New Girlfriend Sheena Cowell 

Rumors about Parker being in a new relationship had been circulating for a long time. Fans of the show were quick to show their excitement. A photo posted by Parker on the 13th of August 2018 showed him casually sitting next to a brunette. What was more interesting about the picture is that the two were sitting under a DANGER sign. Some casual hint maybe? 

New Love: Parker and Sheena Cowell pose for a photo while under a DANGER sign. (Photo: Parker's Instagram)

As for the woman next to Parker, she was revealed to be Sheena Cowell, who is a senior researcher for National Geographics. But whether or not they two are in a relationship cannot be confirmed because of the fact that Sheena's number of Instagram posts show her to already be in a relationship with another man. In one of her posts, she can be seen all dressed up with an unnamed guy next to her who could possibly be her beau. But it has not yet been confirmed by Sheena herself. So, you never know. The future holds endless possibilities.

Whether or not the rumors are true, Parker seems to be in no rush to begin a new relationship. As of now, he is single and living his best life.