AMERICAN Picker’s Mike Wolfe revealed he was in tears as he shared a rare photo of his daughter Charlie after Frank Fritz’s stroke.
News of Frank’s stroke broke last week after which Mike, 58, issued a statement about the tragedy.
The History Channel star shared the photo of her daughter, Charlie, in an Instagram post on Friday.
The photo shows Charlie, hugging Mike’s mother and, by relationship, his grandmother, as the pair look out over a pond.
The TV personality captioned the post, “The two most important women in my life. Mama Wolfe and Baby Wolfe, seeing them together brings tears of joy to my eyes.”
Mike concluded by writing “Everything else fades and my world seems complete.”
The “everything else” could most likely be the emotional turmoil Mike suffered from his longtime friend and former co-host Frank, 56, who is still hospitalized following his stroke.
Family seems to be the only refuge for Mike, as the reality TV star recently shared another message from his time with his daughter.
In an Instagram Story, Mike clapped “She’s my girl!” as he uploaded snapshots of his little one.
In the series of snaps, the American Pickers star captured Charlie as she mixed paint on her brush and painted the sides of the small bowl.
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Mike captioned the post: “Watching someone I helped create create simple moments that bring tears to my eyes.
“This I will never forget.”
The Tennessee native shares daughter Charlie with ex-wife Jodi Faeth.
Mike’s current girlfriend, model Leticia Cline, 43, jumped into the comments section and dropped a red heart emoji.
As mentioned earlier, this all comes after news recently broke about Mike’s former co-host Frank having suffered a stroke.
Frank’s stroke took place about a year after he was fired from his role on the TV show.
The former American Pickers co-host struggled with alcohol addiction for years and battled Crohn’s disease, which is a chronic inflammatory bowel condition.
Upon hearing the news of Frank’s hospitalization, Mike issued a lengthy statement in response to the sad news about his former friend.
He began: ‘I’ve been very private over the past year when it comes to Frank’s life and the journey he’s been on. There have been a lot of opinions about my friendship with Frank and the show, but now is not the time to set the record straight. Now is the time to pray for my friend.
“Frank suffered a stroke and is in the hospital. Please keep him in your hearts and thoughts.”
Mike concluded, “Frank, I pray more than anything that you succeed. I love you, mate.”
Frank last appeared on the show during a March 2020 episode, before taking time off to recover from grueling back surgery that left him with 185 stitches and two rods in his spine. .
Then it was Mike who publicly revealed that his friend was kicked from the show in July 2021.
Despite being childhood buddies, Frank exclusively revealed to The Sun that Mike hasn’t contacted him since he was fired from the show.
“I haven’t spoken to Mike in two years,” he said.
“He knew I had back pain, but he didn’t call me to ask how I was. That’s how it is.”
Since Frank was let go, The Sun revealed that the show’s ratings had dropped to less than a million viewers for the first time in years.
BACK TO FANS
Frank spoke to The Sun in July 2021, shortly after his exit from the show was announced, saying he was eager to return to the cast.
He said at the time, “I would love to come back to the show. I did it for 11 years. I’m 100% recovered now and ready to ride and get back into the series.
But Frank claimed the network wouldn’t give him a clear answer on the comeback, as he continued, “They talk out of both sides of their mouths. It would be like if I told you that I want to come back on the show and tomorrow you said, “I never said that, I never said anything about that.”
“The showrunner called me on my birthday on October 11 last year and he said ‘I’ll call you back tomorrow’, but I haven’t heard from those people at all. They don’t contact me. not.
Frank insisted he “didn’t quit the show” because he had back surgery and then the pandemic hit.
The collector added: “I don’t know if they can make it cheaper without having me there or what the situation is.
“I want to come back to the show, but it depends on the network. It won’t affect me at all, but I would like to be back for my fans.”