‘Deadliest Catch’ Star Jonathan Hillstrand Wishes Wife Happy Anniversary in Heartfelt Post

by Madison Miller

When he’s not out on his commercial boat F/V Time Bandit on “Deadliest Catch,” Jonathan Hillstrand is spending time with another love of his.

The TV personality is married and recently posted a sweet photo alongside his wife in honor of their anniversary. He wrote, “Happy 4 year anniversary baby!!! #happywife#happylife#soulmates#truelove.”

The season 16 premiere of “Deadliest Catch” came with a lot of surprises and action. For example, Hillstrand (who is also known as the Bering Sea Pirate) made his return to the program somewhat unexpectedly.

It’s unexpected because he had announced his retirement in 2017. The announcement came as the third-generation fishermen hit 37 years on the job. He worked alongside his brother, Andy, on their fishing boat.

He also brought along his wife, Heather, for the ride.

Jonathan Hillstrand and His Wife

According to Distractify, Hillstrand met his wife at church. The two dated for a couple of years before eventually getting married in 2017. The two have shared parts of their amazing love story with “Deadliest Catch” fans as well.

This includes posting awe-worthy pictures from trips to places like Hawaii or the Grand Canyon. Jonathan Hillstrand’s love for crab fishing hasn’t faded, either. Heather has even been spotted helping her husband sort crabs in the past.

As for kids, the couple doesn’t have any of their own. However, Heather has three kids from another relationship as well as a few grandchildren.

Jonathan Hillstrand is a favorite amongst the “Deadliest Catch” world. He is known for his sense of humor and has also become a mentor for Josh Harris.

Harris recently recounted a trip to Hawaii with Hillstrand. “Anything to do with Johnathan Hillstrand you automatically know it’s going to be a sh*t show and it was awesome. It was great … It was a lot of fun. I’ll tell you what. We definitely got to go out and experience a lot of things. It was a really cool experience for the both of us,” Harris said during an interview with Monsters & Critics.

Net Worth of ‘Deadliest Catch’ Star

As one of the most well-known faces from “Deadliest Catch” as well as a decades-long fisherman, what kind of money does Jonathan Hillstrand walk away with?

Crab fishing in the Bering Sea is not an easy job. It comes with potentially life-threatening risks. Does it then come with a massive reward?

According to an article from People, the crew is estimated to make about $30,000 during the fishing season and about $5,000 a week. The captains, however, make even more. Gary and Kenny Ripka revealed they can make close to $160,000 a year.

For the captains on “Deadliest Catch,” they get another bonus for allowing Discovery crews to film them. Pontoon Opedia reports that the captains can make about $25,000 to $50,000 per episode.

All in all, Hillstrand has a net worth of about $2.2 million.