Danielle Colby Children Are All Grown Up! Failed Married Life But Still Happy - "American Pickers" Star
|Date of Birth||1975/12/03|
|Birth Place||Davenport, Iowa|
|Ex-Husband||Alexandre De Meyer(?-?), Kevin Colby(?-2004),|
|Net Worth||$1.5 Million-$2 Million(Estimated)|
|Height/ How Tall?||5 Feet 9 Inches (1.75 Meters)|
|Feet (Shoe) Size||8.5|
|Body Measurements||39-28-40 Inches|
Danielle Colby became an adventurous person after being held captive to her parent's religious way of upbringing. She was unafraid to explore and chase what she truly wanted. After two failed marriages and her children all grown up, she finally made the best pick of her life in her new boyfriend.
The American reality television personality is known for her role on History’s American Pickers alongside co-stars Mike Wolfe, Robbie Wolfe, Danny Koker and Frank Fritz. She is also the executive producer of a historically significant documentary about legendary burlesque performer called Tempest Storm.
She boasts an estimated net worth of $1.5 million to $2 million. While she hasn't disclosed her salary, unlike Mike and Frank who earn at least half a million per season each, it has been reported that she is paid highly for not only being a distinct female crew member but also a smart negotiator.
Danielle Colby talks about her show American Pickers, why she loves antiques and how she got started with WREG News Channel 3 on 12 February 2018. (Video: Youtube)
Before rising to prominence, Colby was a part of a female roller derby team, Big Mouth Mickies, for three years. However, injuries forced her to give it up.
As of 2018, Colby owns and operates a retro clothing based company, 4 Miles 2 Memphis. She is also an ambassador for Batey Girls, a jewelry design program dedicated to empowering young girls and women victimized by sex trafficking and domestic violence within the Dominican Republic.
Colby also hits the road touring with her band, Gin Rummy.
Danielle Colby's Bio: From Burlesque Dancer To Famous American Picker
The desire to become a burlesque dancer arose when she attended a burlesque performance starring comedian Margaret Cho and dancer Satan’s Angel while living with her family in Chicago.
By 2014, Colby owned a burlesque academy called Dannie Diesel’s Bump ‘n’ Grind Academy in the Rogers Park of Chicago.
On January 18, 2010, American Pickers premiered on History, formerly known as the History Channel. She joined the show after co-star Mike Wolfe asked her to join the show. From there, her career, as well as the show, skyrocketed.
How Danielle Colby Met American Pickers Creator Mike Wolfe
Danielle was a close friend of co-star Mike Wolfe having known him for more than a decade before the concept of the show had ever been imagined. They first met each other at a garage sale over 15 years ago.
At the time, Danielle was looking at a lamp and thinking about whether to buy it or not. As she put it down for a moment, Mike scooped it up and quipped,
"The time to buy it is when you see it."
After the show was created and sold to the History Channel, Wolfe asked Danielle to work at the office of the antique shop Antique Archaeology. The show premiered in 2010 and went on to become a major hit.
Danielle Colby To Tour Ohio For Next Picking In September 2018
Colby and the American Pickers team announced that they'd be rolling through Ohio this fall, looking for treasure in the rough to refurbish and sell, in September of 2018. It seems Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz love Ohio, as they've toured through Ohio a total of eight times over 19 seasons, including twice in the past two years. They'll be back looking through junk or in their terms - highly-prized antiques — in the Ohio and Michigan area.
Colby doesn't call them with the location of their next adventure despite what the History Channel show leads viewers to believe. The pair doesn't just wait around for her call as these spots are chosen in advance.
Danielle's Love For Tattoos Despite Religious Upbringing
On December 3, 1975, Danielle Colby was born in Davenport, Iowa. She was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness, a religious sect which believes that the destruction of the present world system at Armageddon is imminent.
Despite her parents having conservative thoughts, she was interested in burlesque dancing, tattoos, and other pursuits from a young age. Unfortunately, her decisions led to a strained relationship with her parents over the years.
Neglecting the religion she was brought up in, she dwelled in tattoos but those tattoos held meaning for her. Her tattoos hold the ultimate truths to life, about death, love, and grief.
Colby was fascinated by the notion of being able to carry memories and people she adored no matter where she went. Her body became a symbol to her loved ones, past and present.
Married, Pregnant & Divorced: Danielle Colby Has Two Children With First Husband
Not everyone can handle the burden that comes with the fame of show business. It held true for Danielle and her first husband’s marriage.
Danielle's first husband was Kevin Colby. She was pregnant with her first child in 1996, and gave birth to their son, Miles, on 2 September 1996. Four years later, she was pregnant for the second time and this time they welcomed a daughter named Memphis, in January 2000 to the family.
And once Danielle's showbiz career started to take off, she went from a virtually unknown to a celebrity. Her husband being an uber private man did not enjoy the amount of attention she brought leading to rifts in their marriage, which ended in a divorce in 2004.
Danielle Colby's Second Husband Was French Designer
Danielle didn’t close the book on her love life despite her first failed marriage. She remarried a few years later to French graphic designer and artist Alexandre De Meyer. The duo seemed to be happy together, and he certainly understood the artistic side of her.
The two started living together in Chicago after their marriage. Danielle’s two children from her previous marriage and one niece also filled the house. Together, they co-parented the three children and were adamant about providing them with a stable family life that they could relish. But things didn’t go well for them.
Her second marriage also hit a hitch and the pair later separated without any official news about a divorce between them.
Meet Danielle's New Tattoo Lover Boyfriend, Jeremy!
Danielle has been openly dating someone else for quite some time now. She hasn’t even cared enough to hide it; she and her new partner named appear together on one another’s Instagram feeds regularly.
Getting Cozy With Boyfriend: Danielle enjoys her vacation with Jeremy on 20 July 2018. (Photo: Instagram)
Her new partner is like a reflection of Danielle with the tattoos with the free bird kind of character and the charismatic body he has.
Know More About Danielle Colby's Children
Danielle's children are all grown up now. At the age of 18, her daughter Memphis is making her well up with her music. Her son, Miller is 22 years old.
The timing might be the best time for Danielle to start over with a new partner in Jimmy. From all her picks throughout her past relationship and her career at American Pickers, he might turn out to be the best pick of her life.