American Chopper star Paul Teutul Sr. has a pet pig. And if his fans didn’t know about his pot-bellied companion before, they know about her now. Because Peaches the pig became Insta-famous after Teutal posted an early morning video of her today
“You ready to come out of there?” Teutul says unenthusiastically. Then the American Chopper star opens a bedroom door and out waddles a big, grey pig.
“Hurry up,” urges Teutul as he herds the grumpy pig towards the back door. Peaches just grunts as she clacks through the house. The two then seem to have a slight argument as Teutul attempts to open the door so Peaches can use the restroom.
“Hold on a second,” he says as he fumbles with the lock, and Peaches snorts.
“Come on, Fatso,” he grumbles once he finally manages to open the door. “Fatso,” of course, is a compliment for a pig.
“She’s always grouchy in the morning, till she has that 1st cup of coffee,” reads the caption.
Paul Teutul Sr. on Instagram
Paul Teutul has been spending a lot of time on Instagram since his show, American Chopper, was canceled in 2020. The series lasted ten years but came to an end after feuds took a toll on the Teutul family. The family managed to reconcile, but they decided it was in their best interest to stop filming.
After the Discovery channel dropped the series, Teutul went through a whirlwind of legal and financial troubles. The reality star reportedly paid out nearly $300,000 in fees and filed for bankruptcy. According to Page Six, he is now worth $500,000
But now, Paul Teutul Sr. seems to be turning his life around. And he has taken a liking to social media. In August, he documented his fitness journey for fans. Paul Sr. became sober 36 years ago, and lifting weights was what got him through the battle.
“In 1985 I put down a drink and replaced it with a weight,” he wrote. ” I think In order to be successful in anything in life, it’s important to have a routine, and consistency.”
And in July, Paul Teutul let his followers know that he’s a proud grandfather when he posted a snapshot of him with his granddaughter Gabriel.
“Trying to buy our Spartan bike,” he captioned.
We don’t know if Paul Teutul Sr. will return to the reality TV world. But in the meantime, we can he’s making sure we can follow his life on Instagram.