Iowa native Danielle Colby made a trip home this week. But it was short-lived. In a touching social media post, she documented that her trip is over. And the American Pickers star is excited to reunite with her fiance’ and fur babies.
Danielle Colby is headed back to sunny Puerto Rico to see Jeremy Scheuch and her pups after a short trip to Iowa. The reality star was born and raised in Davenport, so we can only assume she was visiting her old stomping grounds.
In an Instagram post, Colby bid farewell to the hawkeye state and let all her fans know that she’s ready to get back to the island and hug her family.
“My mini trip back[to] Iowa is over and I’m ready to get back home to my man!” she captioned. “I can’t wait to snuggle up with all the babies too.”
In a colorful snapshot, we can see Danielle Colby laying with her black and white dog, Lua. And she made it a point to playfully make her daughter Memphis jealous about the dog cuddles.
“@lolahbearxo I’ll make sure to give Lua an extra hug from you.”
‘American Pickers’ Star Danielle Colby Opened Up on Her ‘Strict’ Upbringing
As some of you know, American Pickers star Danielle Colby moonlights as a burlesque dancer. Her passion for the stage came after she visited Chicago and saw Margaret Cho dance in The Sensuous Woman. After being mesmerized by Cho’s performance, Colby learned the craft and started a side-career as Dannie Diesel.
But as Colby told Fox News, the hobby may come as a surprise because she lived a “strict” and religious childhood.
“The interesting thing is I grew up a Jehovah’s Witness and I had a very, very strict upbringing,” she revealed. “So burlesque wasn’t something that was really around for me. I couldn’t be around it. It was new and taboo.”
However, Danielle Colby has learned a lot about herself while following her passion. She believes burlesque was an important step that molded her into a happier, more genuine person. It also helped heal old emotional wounds.
“The burlesque journey has really been an interesting one for me. It’s part of my life journey, my relationship with my body, and my relationship with sexuality,” she explained. “It’s deep and it really started from a place of anxiety and depression. It really helped me blossom into a person who is less anxious and less depressed.”
But the journey to becoming Dannie Diesel didn’t just help Colby feel more comfortable in her own skin.
“It’s taught me a lot about ego, humanity, kindness, sharing. It also taught me a lot about what I don’t want to be and what I do want to be.”