What Nobody Ever Told You About Brandi From Storage WarsJun 10, 2021
When Brandi Passante made her debut on Storage Wars, no one could have predicted that an A&E reality show about people fighting over the contents of
storagelockers would be so entertaining. She quickly became a fan favorite, but how much do fans of the show really know about her? Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz came to the attention of Storage Wars producers through their Now and Then thrift store in California's Orange County, which they stocked with items obtained from auctions of abandoned
storagelockers. During one of those events, Schulz was approached by the producers of
whatwould become Storage Wars.
After eight months of hearing nothing, Schulz received a call from producers asking if they could film footage in the couple's store. He just so happened to be working the cash register that day. Schulz
toldThe Orange County Register: "They asked me, 'Who's the girl in front?' Would she mind appearing on television?'" In an interview with The Saline Courier, Passante shared: "They asked us if we wanted to be on camera for a few minutes. We didn't really think she would go anywhere, but she became quite the thing." The rest is Storage Wars history. Passante
toldThe Register: "It's a blessing and a curse.
Sometimes you just want to go to the grocery store and buy some milk." While Brandi Passante became a celebrity, she continued running a thrift store with Jarrod Schulz. Filming the show together and working together in the store, the couple quickly realized that some boundaries needed to be set. He told Philippine entertainment site PEP: "We've found a balance because we're together 24/7. You can't bring your work life into your home life, so any conflicts we've had during the day, we let it go when we arrive. home." Schulz backed her up. "You really have to separate the drama that happens at the auction from the life you have once you get in the house." Brandi isn't one to keep her feelings to herself, and that's one of the key reasons she became a fan favorite.
The candor came through when she was asked to share her opinion on Dave Hester, whose belligerent behavior and "Yuuup!" became the main villain of the show. "Yuuuuup. Yuup." When the Inquirer Dot Net asked Passante if Hester was, quote, "a real idiot," she didn't mince her words and said, quote, "Yes." Schulz then appeared to dismiss the accusations Hester made in infamous lawsuit he filed against the show, that
everything viewers were seeing in Storage Wars had been staged and his dialogue scripted. Schulz replied, "No one tells us
whatto say. If it seems like Dave is getting on my nerves, it's because Dave is getting on my nerves." As anyone who's seen Storage Wars knows, the beating heart at the center of the show is the friction and competition between the stars of the show. show during the bidding for a storage locker.
While they don't seem to be bitter enemies on the show, the Storage Wars cast doesn't seem to be best friends either. So what's really going on? Brandi Passante put it simply when speaking to The Saline Courier: "We are not friends. We didn't hang out afterwards." How
ever, that doesn't apply to everyone on the Storage Wars cast. Passante told Inquirer Dot Net of the show's star Barry Weiss, or "The Collector," "We like Barry. We have kept in touch. We see him several times a year. We hang out." During a 2017 interview with The Mystery Men Show podcast, Passante and Schulz were asked to point out the strangest thing they had found inside a locker.
According to Schulz, the couple opened a locker and found five locked wooden boxes. Passante explained, "So we unlock them and there's some kind of powder on the Ziploc bags." Schulz finished the thought by saying, quote, "I'm thinking about cocaine from the beginning." Passante came to a conclusion different and said, "I was holding it and looking at it and thinking, what is this? And I noticed that there was a nameplate on one of the boxes. I was like, 'Oh my God, they're dogs!' They are dead dogs. They are ashes from their dogs." "My God, they are dogs!
EWW! And ohh..." she added, "First it grossed me out. Then I felt really guilty, so we sent them to the front so they could come pick up their dogs." Fans were shocked when Brandi and Jarrod left Storage Wars in 2014, and their absence from the show resulted in a huge void for viewers accustomed to the couple's hilarious banter and joke-filled bickering. There was a good reason, though. Passante and Schulz had started a new project: a Storage Wars spin-off titled Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job. The new show took everything fans loved about the couple's unique dynamic and put it front and center.
A press release from A&E says it best: "After 15 years together, Brandi and Jarrod finally decide to get married and address planning the wedding in a way only they could: with a little love, a lot of arguments, and constant detours along the way. the road." In the fall of 2012, Brandi Passante's world was rocked when photos and videos of a woman who appeared to be her were revealed on an adult website. However, the images in question were fake. As a personality television and mother of two, Passante was understandably mortified. She retaliated by launching a $2.5 million lawsuit against the site's owner, Hunter Moore.
As reported by The Wrap, her lawsuit stated: "Passante looked at the site referenced website and was horrified, hurt and embarrassed to see images of someone portraying her in... video and associated images. Passante never made any such video, has never had any contact with Mr. Moore, and did not send him sexual images." The lawsuit goes on to say, "Moore fabricated the video for the purpose of trading on Passante's fame and celebrity to drive traffic to your site." According to The Hollywood Reporter, Passante won his lawsuit the following year. His court victory proved hollow when the judge awarded him not $2.5 million, but just $750, declaring that his request was not justifiable.
Being together in their store, being together while filming Storage Wars, being together while raising their children, that was a lot of bonding for Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz. In fact, Passante admitted that being constantly face to face with each other put tension in their relationship at first. He told California's Times-Standard: "Working together as a couple every day is a big hurdle to overcome. We're together 24/7, trying to make business decisions together." She told Los Angeles Power One-Oh-Six's Big Boy in 2013: "We had some rock star fights at the principle. You know, being together 24/7, it's a little difficult, it's difficult." However, his partner tried to see the positive side of their constant togetherness and joked: "But you can always take the carpool lane." Brandi Passante shares two children, a son and a daughter, with Jarrod Schulz.
When asked by the Inquirer Dot Net if they wanted their children to follow her professional career, the couple didn't hesitate. Passante was direct and said, quote "Sir, I hope not!" Schulz insisted, "Our kids are not going to be in the business of buying storage units." Schulz added that his son, Cameron, wants to be a manager someday. He noted, "I told him It's a difficult industry, you have to make your own way. Don't follow in my footsteps." Brandi Passante is like many working mothers who juggle careers with family responsibilities. In an interview with MyLifetime Dot Com, Passante was asked if she felt "mom guilt," but she insisted that her experience As a working mother she actually turned out to be the opposite, saying, quote, "I think I'm a better mother because I work." Noting that she found it difficult to be a stay-at-home mom, she explained that she felt, quote, "alienated and depressed." without a career.
When asked what his secret was to balancing all his various obligations, he replied, "If there is a formula, I haven't figured it out yet!" However, on the plus side, he revealed that Storage's money Wars allowed them to hire additional help with the children. She said: "I work all the time so I need someone to help me with day-to-day things, but I try to make time for the children. In fact, we're going to Universal Studios in a few days. Oh, I also rely heavily on caffeine to get through the day!" Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job did not turn out to be the hit that Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz had hoped for, and A&E canceled the show after its first season.
Still Thus, the Storage Wars spinoff gave viewers additional insight into the couple's relationship. As Schulz told The Orange County Register, what viewers saw was not an act. He joked, and I quote, "It makes our dysfunction seem a little less dysfunctional." While cynics might accuse the show of writing dialogue for the couple to pass off as their own, Passante insisted that wasn't the case. In fact, he noted that this would make everything The process would be much more difficult, since neither she nor Schulz are actors who have been trained to memorize lines. Brandi put it best: "I feel like that's something that would never work.
You just have to let it come out naturally." Viewers may not realize that in addition to her role in Storage Wars, Brandi Passante has also used her unexpected fame for charitable purposes. This was the case in October 2019, when she volunteered as emcee for a benefit for Women's Own Worth, which raised $100,000 for the Arkansas-based organization, which according to its mission statement is dedicated to, quote, "empowering victims of domestic violence and survivors of violent crimes through opportunities for support and self-esteem." Passante told The Saline Courier: "I've experienced some things in my life and it's a really wonderful cause. "These are things that are needed, so I wanted to help in any way I can." According to Celebrity Net Worth, Storage Wars has been very good for Brandi Passante's bank account, and the site estimates her net worth to be around $2 million Passante certainly didn't have that much money in 2013 when MyLifetime Dot Com asked Passante if she was a millionaire.
She responded, quote, "Not barely!" However, Jarrod Schulz admitted that her television fame has definitely brought some advantages to the couple. He told The Orange County Register: "Our lifestyle has definitely improved. We'll go to a restaurant and the chef will send us something special." However, Passante admitted that she has mixed feelings about fame. She told My Lifetime Dot Com: "This may come as a surprise to some people, but I'm actually a very shy person. I even get anxious when I have to go out to the store or the gas station because I'm afraid of people coming up to me. "I was even shy as a kid." In the fall of 2019, rumors began to surface that Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz had broken up, after her Instagram followers began to notice that her posts had not recently featured Jarrod.
In fact, as of this video, the last time the two appeared together on social media was in a party photo from March 2019. While Schulz has been absent from Passante's social media, she has shared several photos of her accompanied by a mystery man. Her attentive Instagram followers took notice and took to the comments section to share their concerns. "Where's Jarrod?" one fan asked. A second added, and I quote: " I haven't seen your husband lately in your post! Is everything okay?" Another of his followers voiced this, asking, in quotes, "Are you and Jarrod done yet????" At the moment, the answer to that question is unclear, although Schulz has also been posting images on his social media of himself with another woman.
Still, nothing has been officially revealed, as neither Passante nor Schulz have responded to the numerous social media questions about their romance. Check out one of our newest videos here Also, there will be more The List videos about your favorite reality TV stars coming soon. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and hit the bell so you don't miss a single one.
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