American actress and television personality, Brandi Passante never knew that participation in a mere storage auction would be the ladder on which she would climb up to fame. For her, it started from just bidding for second-hand goods to a reality show and then to becoming a popular media figure.
Presently, Brandi Passante is most popular for starring alongside her partner in the reality television show, Brandi and Jarrod: Married to the Job (2014) as well as Storage Wars (2010- present). Follow on as we do a more detailed exploration of Brandi Passante’s life, from the basic issues to the much lesser known facts about her.
Brandi Passante Bio
Brandi Leigh Passante was born on 16th May 1960 in Harris County, Texas, United States. She is American by nationality, with North American origins. Other than this, information about her family background and early years including her parents, siblings, and education are not available to the media.
With an average height of 5 feet, 8 inches (1.73 meters), Brandi weighs 78 kg. She’s got a nice body build too, measuring 41″ (bust), 27″ (waist), and 39″ (hip).
Brandi Passante reportedly married fellow actor Jarrod Schulz after a long-term relationship. Their wedding date is not available to the media. Howbeit, the couple already have two children together – a son, Camren and a daughter, Payton. They all live together at their home in Lake Forest, California.
Brandi Passante made her debut television appearance in 2010, starring alongside Jarrod in the A&E reality series, Storage Wars. In 2014, the couple created their own reality television show titled, Brandi and Jarrod: Married to the Job, a spin-off to Storage Wars. The show shot them to fame but was short-lived, being terminated after just 8 episodes.
Brandi Passante’s net worth stands at approximately $1 million. Looking at how far Passante has gone in television acting, one may think she has been in the profession from the word go. But not at all. Brandi started off as a cleaner at a carpet cleaning company. Together with her partner, Jarrod Schulz, she later opened her own second-hand goods thrift shop in Orange, California called “Now & Then”.
Brandi’s income mainly comes from her roles in reality TV series, including her own show which centers on the Now & Then shop. It was in fact, the Brandi and Jarrod: Married To The Job show that shot their shop to fame, bringing them much more patronage than they ever had before.
5 Lesser known Facts You Need To Know About Brandi
Having looked at some basic facts about Brandi Passante, there are a lot more about her which many are not aware of. Read on to find out more of the lesser known facts about her.
1. Brandi has Been with Jarrod for 20 Years!
Brandi Passante and her partner, Jarrod Schulz are among the very few media personalities that have maintained a long time relationship without qualms. No rumors of infidelity, conflict, violence or separation. The duo met way back in 1999 while they were working at a carpet cleaning company. According to Jarrod in an interview some time ago, it was Brandi who initiated the relationship; she was the more interested person.
2. They Are Not Married Yet
Contrary to what is believed by many, Brandi and her longtime boyfriend and co-star, Jarrod are yet to tie the knot. Many have also taken the marriage proposal and wedding that took place between the duo on their reality show to be real. But it is not. It was only a part of the television drama.
Meanwhile, neither Brandi nor Jarrod has ever said anything about their relationship to the media. They do not publicly share their private matters – not to journalists nor on the social media.
3. Allegedly Featured in Sex Tapes
Brandi Passante has apparently maintained a clean sheet in her love affairs, but one event almost soiled her records. Online porn marketer, Hunter Moore sometime ago, alleged that Brandi featured in some nude photos and tapes he posted on the internet. She, however, denied the allegations and took legal actions against Moore, claiming $2.5 million damages. Luckily, investigations proved that the videos were fake, and so she won the case. However, Brandi only received a compensation of $750 due to lack of adequate evidence that justifies a $2.5 million worth of damages.
4. Jarrod Initiated Brandi’s Shot To Fame
Jarrod Schulz had an aunt who is in the storage industry. She introduced Jarrod to storage auctioning and he, in turn, brought his girlfriend, Brandi, along. It was in the cause of the second-hand goods bidding that they were approached to star in the auction-based reality series, Storage Wars. Brandi and Jarrod still appear on the show till date. Before that, they were just nobodies to the media.
5. Brandi is an Expert Cook
Asked what she would love to be in another life and she says, a chef! Brandi Passante is an expert when it comes to making various dishes. According to the beautiful TV actress, she cooks very well and has a lot of recipes on her fingertips. In all, however, her best is chicken stroganoff.
Bonus Fact: Her Partner Is an Ex-convict
Barely a handful of people know that Jarrod Schulz, Brandi Passante’s longtime boyfriend, and partner had served a prison sentence. Jarrod earned a 16-month jail sentence after pleading guilty to possession and transportation of hard drugs back in 1997. He served jail time in a state prison and gained his freedom in 1999.
Fast Facts on Brandi Passante
Birth Name: Brandi Leigh Passante
Birth Place: Texas, U.S.A.
Date of Birth: May 16, 1980
Ethnicity: North American
Profession: TV personality
Years Active: 2010-present
Relationship Status: Married
Husband: Jarrod Schulz
No. of children: 2
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters)
Weight: 78 Kilograms
Body Measurements: 41-27-39
Hair Color: Light Brown