Native alligator hunter Willie Edwards' daily life is fraught with many dangers as he navigates Lousiana's Atchafalaya River Basin, hunting for apex predators in the landscape. 

The member of the hit TV Show Swamp People has obviously confronted many challenges in life given his trade but none more so devastating than the loss of his daughter. 

But the brave hunter has been able to cope with the incident thanks to his two sons and a loving wife.

Read the full article to find out about Willie Edwards' family and his daughter's tragic death. In addition, know in-depth about his son, net worth, age, and wife. 

What is Swamp People About?

The reality show revolves around an experienced cast of modern-day alligator hunters, including Willie Edwards, Bruce Mitchell, Troy Landry, Pickle Wheat, Daniel Edgar, and more, in Louisiana as they continue their hundreds of years of hunting tradition and legacy and pass them to their youngsters. 

A season lasts for 30 days in which all the hunters aspire to kill as many gators relative to the number of tags given to them. The hunters attach the tags to their prey before the season completes.

And since the show is about hunting and the legacy, most of the hunter's offspring also follow the parent's footsteps.

Doing the same, Willie Edwards's son Little Willie has also developed phenomenal hunting and survival skills from his father. 

When the show premiered in 2010, fans could see three generations of the Edward family, Willie and his brother, their father Junior, and Willie's son Little Willie (he only started hunting in the show in season 11).

However, the grandfather of Little Willie, professional fisherman Junior Edwards, shifted his focus from gator to hoop net fishing a long time ago. 

Willie Edwards Has Been Married For Over Two Decades

The star-cast of the hit hunting survival show, Swamp People, has been in a marital relationship with his wife, Sherrie' Bonin' Edwards, since sharing the wedding vows on August 20, 2000.

Fans can get a peek at their over two-decade-long married life on their respective Facebook profiles, all of which reveal the two relishing one another's company.

For instance, on January 23, 2019, Willie's wife shared a picture on Facebook, where they were seen alongside each other. Also, in the same picture, Sherrie used a photo filter that stated "Some Love Last A Lifetime" and "True Love Lasts Forever."

Willie Edwards and his wife Sherrie Edwards

Willie Edwards and his wife Sherrie on October 22, 2018 (Source: Facebook)

Furthermore, on August 20, 2020, on their 20th wedding anniversary, Sherrie shared a picture from their wedding and wrote a heart-touching caption wishing her best friend, husband, and life partner — Willie.

Then, she stated that she loves her husband a little more each day and she could not have chosen a better man than him to share her life with.

I'd like to wish my best friend, amazing husband, and life partner a Happy 20th Wedding Anniversary! I love you a little more each day! I couldn't have picked a better man to share my life with!...

While the alligator hunter isn't as active on Facebook as Sherrie, the few posts on the social media handle are mostly pictures of his beloved wife. 

On 6 April 2022, Willie's wife Sherrie wrote that marriage wasn't for a faint heart and said it wasn't always pretty. But she also embraced being married to Willie for 23 years, supporting each other in "triumphs and tragedies."

As Parents, Willie And Sherrie Endured a Terrible Tragedy

Willie Edwards and Sherrie's duo was first blessed with an adorable daughter named Michaela Deshaye.

Sadly, an unfortunate event happened due to which they lost their daughter. It isn't known what happened, but given Sherrie's post from 28 October 2020, it is clear that the parents mourned their Michaela Deshaye, who would have been 20 years old on that day.  

And after the tragic loss of their daughter, they got blessed with their sons, William IV (Lil Willie), 18 as of 2020, and Landon, 16 as of 2020.

Willie Edwards' wife with her two sons

Willie Edwards' wife with her two sons on 30 March 2020 (Source: Facebook)

Willie Edwards' Sherrie wife constantly flaunts pictures of her family 

On 23 September 2018, Sherrie posted a cute picture of her sons while they were still babies. 

Likewise, on 18 May 2019, when the elder son, William IV, graduated from high school, she captured the moment with the proud father and the son.

But, that isn't the only feat Willie's eldest son has achieved. William is also following in the footsteps of his father and has been appearing since the 11th season of Swamp People in 2020.

As of now, the family of four is residing in Bayou Sorrel, Louisiana, hunting deers, wild hogs, and fishing alligators, and have moved past the momentous tragedy. 

What is Willie Edwards' Net Worth?

Edwards estimated net worth is $1 million. His estimated annual salary from the show is $200,000. He has been a cast member of the show since season 1 in 2010.

Back in 2015, when rumors arose that Willie and his family had been fired from the show for asking pay raise, he refuted them and said he didn't need the camera to make a living. He said, 

I see a bunch of posts saying that a certain family was saying that we asked for more money and that’s why we are not on the show anymore. To clear up gossip and BS. We never asked for anything. Only communication we had with the production company was when we were told that we would not be on the show anymore. We have made our living off the bayou all our lives. We don’t need a camera stuck in our faces to do that like some people.

Further, Willie's son, Little Willie Jr., has an estimated net worth of $500 thousand. When he is not hunting gators, he hunts other animals such as deer, ducks, squirrels, and others.  

Little Willie has also been married to Victoria since March 2022. 

How old is Willie Edwards?

Born on 25 February 1985 in Bayou Sorrel, Lousiana, United States Willie is 38 years old now. His brother, Randy Edwards, who was also a part of Swamp People, died in a car crash in Iberville in 2018.

During their childhood, both brothers followed their famous gato-hunter dad Junior Edwards learning the secrets of hunting and surviving in the wilderness.