No, she is not a celebrity herself, however, Jodi Faeth has gained the interest of many who are mostly fans of the successful History Channel reality TV show, American Pickers. She was married to Mike Wolfe, the show’s creator, executive producer, and co-host alongside Frank Fritz. The show requires Wolfe to travel across the country for a sort of treasure hunt. He finds old relics, refurbishes them, and sells them off for big bucks, and when he comes across any item he fancies? He keeps it for himself. While the show has become hugely successful, so much that his private life has been flung into the limelight, it seemed as though those prolonged times spent away from family and in front of the cameras have taken a toll on his marriage. The couple’s lovey-dovey days are over, however, fans are still much interested in the life of the one who has now become his ex-wife.
- Full name: Jodi Collier Faeth
- Date of birth: 2nd November 1970
- Age: 51 Years Old
- Place of birth: Le Claire, Iowa
- Parents: David Collier Faeth (Dad) and Carol Faeth (Mom)
- Nationality: American
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Profession: Accountant
- Number of Children: 2
Jodi Faeth Is A Native of Iowa
Folks like Jodi Faeth who only come to gain fame as a result of their spouse’s popularity are often exclusive with details of their early life and Jodi is no different. Sources reveal that she was born on the 2nd of November 1970 which makes her 6 years younger than her now-ex-husband Mike Wolfe.
Her parents have been identified to be David Collier and Carol Faeth who hail from Fort Madison, Iowa. Jodi was born in Le Claire, also in the state of Iowa. She would be raised by her parents in Eldridge Iowa.
She graduated from high school in 1985 and proceeded to college where she bagged a Bachelor’s degree in 1990. It is, however, unknown the places she went to school.
Faeth Was Married To Mike Wolfe For Almost A Decade
Their marriage might have lasted for a decade, but the pair have had a relationship for almost three decades as they first met in 1994. According to Distractify, the pair hit things off almost immediately after they met. They were romantic partners for a long time before they decided on tying the knot. Per People Magazine, on the 7th of September 2012, the couple got married at a small wedding in Franklin, Tenn. For their honeymoon, the couple jetted off to Hawaii.
They lived together in their sprawling Tennesse mansion which according to Glow, is like traveling back in time. The house features vintage motorcycles in the living room, as well as a classic 1960s VW van parked outside.
Jodi Faeth and Mike Wolfe Share A Daughter
Earlier in the year, about 9 months before they got married, Jodi Faeth and Mike Wolfe welcomed a child, a daughter named Charlie. The year seemed to have been a bitter-sweet one for Jodi. Her pregnancy journey was a difficult one as her fetus was diagnosed with a cleft palate lip. However, the early diagnosis helped prepare Jodi for what was to come. After Charlie Wolfe was born in January 2012, she underwent several reconstructive surgeries to fix her lip, thankfully, it was successful.
She told Glow, that due to the scar the surgeries left on her lip, she has been deliberate about building her daughter’s confidence and self-will. She reveals that she tells her everyday what a strong and beautiful girl she is.
Faeth’s difficult pregnancy, she hinted, was due to the fact that she was in her forties when she got pregnant. Labour was also extremely difficult for her – following doctor’s orders, she underwent a C-section after wanting a natural birth and laboring for 28 hours. Charlie Wolfe has grown into such a pretty girl as seen in photos her dad Mike posts of her on Instagram.
Though Charlie is Wolfe’s only child, Faeth is a mother of two. She had her first son when she was much younger with someone she was seeing at the time. Her son’s name is Kyle and Jodi had to raise him alone after parting ways with his father. Born in 1989, Kyle is more than 20 years older than Charlie.
Jodi Faeth’s Cancer Diagnosis
About a year after the couple got married, Jodi Faeth got the biggest scare of her life as though a difficult pregnancy and labor were not enough trouble. She was diagnosed with stage 2 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2013. The diagnosis came as a shock to her as she led a very healthy lifestyle, including exercise and a vegan diet for most of her life. After her diagnosis, she told Glow that she “was the last one to expect it.”
Thankfully, Jodi Faeth successfully battled cancer. With much support from her family, she was in 2014 declared cancer-free.
She Stated Irreconcilable Differences In Her Divorce Filing
In July of 2021, TMZ first broke the news of Jodi Faeth and Mike Wolfe’s divorce. The media outlet obtained court documents, showing that Jodi was the one who had filed for the divorce in November of 2020. She stated her reason to be irreconcilable differences.
Documents obtained from Williamson County Chancery Court in Franklin, Tennessee, show that the date of the couple’s separation was June 2020. She says in the filing that all hopes of reconciliation with Mike have been exhausted and that she and Wolfe are unable to live together successfully as married couples.
Jodi requested the court to oversee and ensure an equal division of their marital estate, property, and debt. It would be recalled that back in 2012, the couple bought a 5,100 square foot home with 32 acres of land. Wolfe’s net worth has been estimated at $7 million.
Jodi Faeth did not participate in any legal battle concerning the custody of their daughter, however, court filing at the time showed that their daughter was in Faeth’s custody.
She Is An Accountant By Profession
It is a known fact that Jodi Faeth is a professional accountant, however, there are no details publicly available on the places that she has worked. In 2012 after she gave birth to her daughter, Jodi Faeth resigned from work to focus on being a mom. However, in 2017, she is said to have returned to work.
Faeth could also add reality TV personality to her repertoire for she made a few appearances on American Pickers. When she was not on the show, her husband revealed the strong bond they shared by always speaking about her.