Brian Kleinschmidt Is Proud To Be His Daughter's Bonus Dad
Brian Kleinschmidt is a master of different skills—home designing, entrepreneurship, and acting. Add parenting to the list, because he is a doting father to his daughter, Jade.
Brian Kleinschmidt Married His High-School Crush
Brian is married to his high school crush, Mika McGee. The duo first met during their high school’s chorus. It was love at first sign for Brian.
Since he was shy at the time, Brian could not confess his love to Mika. He requested a friend of his to ask her to the dance. Sadly, she said no.
Brian could not muster up enough courage to ask Mika out, and when they graduated high school, they became contactless.
The duo reconnected after a decade in 2011. Brian finally confessed that he liked Mika and just like that, they became a couple.
The love birds walked down the aisle on October 10, 2015. Their marriage has been pretty solid, and they are still going strong.
Brian and Mika are business partners as well. They co-founded Dirt 2 Design, a construction company.
Brian And Mika Kleinschmidt's Daughter
Brian And Mika have a daughter named Jade.
The 100 Day Dream Home reality star’s wife was in a relationship before marrying Brian and shared a daughter with her previous partner.
Brian might not be Jade's biological father, but he loves her with all his heart. He often shares pictures with Mika and Jade on Instagram.
On February 26, 2020, the former Shark Tank entrepreneur wished his step-daughter on her 11th birthday with a sweet post. He gushed about how Jade was the best thing that ever happened to him, saying he was honored to be her bonus dad.
Happy Birthday to the best thing that has EVER happened to me! Thank you for 11 years of incredible memories... I am honored to be your 'Bonus Dad.' I love you more than anything Jade.
Brian Kleinschmidt Was Married to Ericka Dunlap
Before fate reconnecting with Mika, the Shark Tank star was married to former Miss Florida and Miss America 2004, Ericka Dunlap.
Two years after their marriage in 2009, the duo became a part of the 15th season of The Amazing Race as the show’s first interracial married team. They managed to secure the third place.
Brian and Ericka split in 2011. None of them revealed the reason for he split back then.
During an interview with Herald-Tribune on August 18, 2014, Brian shared the reason behind their divorce, revealing that Ericka was going through personal problems and wanted to take a break from everything.
"She had some personal stuff going on and she wanted to take a break from everything. Things work out the way they’re supposed to," he said.