Trash is cheap, divorce is not. A judge ruled that Mike Wolfe must shell out a seven-figure sum to his ex-wife, Jodi, to settle their divorce. The couple ended their marriage last year after nearly nine years together. The American Pickers star will also keep his Antique Archeology stores and brand but will pay his wife a royalty going forward.
The judge ruled earlier this month that Mike Wolfe must pay the mother of his 9-year-old daughter a lump sum of $5,228,878.73, The Sun reported. He also must fork over $634,000 in alimony to Jodi. They owned 15 properties together — four homes and 11 commercial properties. The judge awarded Jodi their $2 million Nashville mansion and the North Carolina home. Mike Wolfe will keep the others in Tennessee and Iowa.
The couple also agreed to joint custody of their daughter, Charlie. The girl will live with Jodi 60 percent of the time. Mike Wolfe will pay $2,100 a month in child support, The Sun reported.
Jodi Wolfe filed for divorce in December 2020, citing irreconcilable differences. That filing said the couple separated in June that year. That’s when reports said Mike Wolfe purchased a $1 million home in Nashville. They married in September 2012.
The divorce filings didn’t go into specific reasons for the break-up. Reports since say that Mike Wolfe is currently dating model and former reality show star Leticia Cline. They’ve kept a low profile since they began dating earlier this year.
Mike Wolfe Boasts New Airbnb For ‘American Picker’ Fans
One of the properties Mike Wolfe held on to in the divorce was his rental property in Tennessee. The American Pickers star said he’s going to use that space as an Airbnb for fans of his show.
Wolfe spent a lifetime on the road, living out of hotels and rental homes. He wants to use that experience to offer guests of his Two Lanes Guesthouse something unique. The loft property boasts 13-foot-tall windows that offer impressive views of downtown Columbia, Tenn.
“Some people may not know, but for the past 30 years, I have been selling to designers and decorators,” Mike Wolfe wrote on the Two Lanes Guesthouse website. “It has been a major part of my business. This is the first time that I’ve been able to utilize that experience inside my own space for other people to experience. I’m on the road six months out of the year. I check-in to a lot of hotels and Airbnbs, so I understand what travelers need when they’re looking to relax after a long day in a space that feels like home. This entire project is all about creating an experience in Columbia, not just for a few hours in town, but for a long weekend.”