‘American Pickers’: Mike Wolfe Snapped in First Pics With New Girlfriend Since Divorce

by Michael Freeman

Mike Wolfe’s wife filed for divorce in November of last year. Since then, little has been seen of his romantic life. However, The US Sun has obtained exclusive photos showing the “American Pickers” star with his new girlfriend, Leticia Cline.

The couple was seen running errands and attending a parade in Le Claire, Iowa, Mike’s hometown, last Friday. Wolfe’s Border Collie, Francie, also accompanied them.

Mike was also seen wearing a hand cast in the photos. When asked by those who spoke to him, he explained he received the injury trying to rescue a friend’s dog.

The two seemed very happy together and even shared a kiss in one of the photos.

Mike’s Split From His Wife And Frank Fritz

Mike Wolfe’s divorce from Jodi resulted from “irreconcilable differences” between the two. As of now, their nine-year-old daughter, Charlie Faeth Wolfe, lives with Jodi.

Mike’s split wasn’t limited to his wife, with co-star Frank Fritz also speaking up about their falling out.

“I haven’t talked to Mike in two years. He knew my back was messed up, but he didn’t call me up and ask how I was doing. That’s just how it is.”

His back being “messed up” is referencing his major back surgery back in 2020.

“The show is tilted towards him 1,000 percent. I can’t even bend that far down to show you how much.” 

“That’s fine. It’s like you’ve got Aerosmith and there’s Steven Tyler and he’s the front man. I found my spot, I’m second and he’s number one on the show. That’s no problem with me, maybe he does have a problem.”

Frank also entered a rehab facility for alcohol addiction in Iowa for nearly 80 days and has been sober for 11 months. Fritz apparently used drinking to self-medicate after a bad breakup. This is primarily what’s responsible for the “American Pickers” split.

To top it off, Fritz admitted publicly he suffered from Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of your digestive tract, leading to possible malnutrition, weight loss, diarrhea, fatigue, and abdominal pain. Shortly after disclosing this information, Fritz lost 65 pounds, something he attributes to healthier living.

“The weight loss is me watching what I’m eating so I can keep my disease under control the best I can. I’m just eating healthy. After a while I started watching what I’m doing and I’m doing a little bit more walking. I keep pretty busy around here too, taking care of the grass and getting rid of the weeds.”

Will Frank Ever Be Back On ‘American Pickers’?

When asked about starring on the show again, Frank says “I would like to come back to the show. I was doing it for 11 years. I’m 100 percent recovered now and I’m ready to roll and go back on the show.”

To date, Mike hasn’t denied the possibility of Frank returning. With him getting his life back in order, perhaps the two will be reunited if they can move past their differences.