Brandi Passante is an American reality television star, entrepreneur and businesswoman best known for appearing on Storage Wars and Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job.
If you are an avid follower of the Storage Wars television series, you would have no problem identifying Brandi Passante. Together with her partner, Jarrod Schulz, she has been able to do an incredible job on the A&E Network show that has become quite a hit since it premiered in 2010.
More than just a reality TV star, Passante is also an entrepreneur and businesswoman. She and Schulz have for over two decades successfully ran a California-based retail outfit called Now & Then stores.
With the fame she has attracted to herself and all the glitz and glamour that comes with it, it is quite amazing to know that her journey began with her working as a carpet cleaner in the 90s.
Summary of Brandi Passante’s Biography
- Full name: Brandi Leigh Passante
- Gender: Female
- Date of birth: May 16, 1980
- Place of Birth: Harris County, Texas, USA
- Brandi Passante’s Age: 43 Years Old
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Zodiac Sign: Taurus
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Marital Status: Unmarried
- Partners: Jarrod Schulz 1999-November 2018)
- Brandi Passante’s Children: Payton Schulz and Cameron Schulz
- Occupation: TV personality
- Hair Color: Light brown
- Eye Color: Brown
- Brandi Passante’s Height in Inches: 69.6
- Brandi Passante’s Height in Centimetres: 177 cm
- Brandi Passante’s Weight: 78 kg
- Body measurements in inches: 41-27-39 (bust, waist. hips respectively)
- Body measurements in centimetres: 104-69-99 (bust, waist. hips respectively)
- Brandi Passante’s Net worth: $2 Million
- Famous for: Appearing on Storage Wars and Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job.
- Brandi Passante’s Instagram: brandipassante
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Who is Brandi Passante?
Passante was born Brandi Leigh Passante in Harris County, Texas, USA, on May 16, 1980. Details about her early life are few and far between as all we know is that she was raised in the lone star state and is of part Sicilian descent.
Growing up, it is said that the young girl aspired to be a chef and harbored no thoughts of ever becoming a television personality. But before life would end up sending her down the part of appearing in front of the camera, Brandi Passante’s life was characterized by her wearing a jumpsuit that allowed her clean carpets, rugs, and other tapestries. She later moved on to operate a thrift store in Orange County, California.
Brandi Passante at a Glance
How She Managed to Appear on Television
Brandi Passante’s big opportunity came when she learned about the upcoming TV show, Storage Wars and decided to participate in it. She joined the first season of the show in 2010 with her then-partner Jarrod Schulz and the two stood out for their ability to think through the bidding process and acquire storage units at pretty economical rates. Viewers soon grew fond of them and began rooting for them as they proved to be a pair to look out for.
Passante and her partner’s time on television proved to be an excellent move for their store as it almost immediately began to swarm with patronage. The pair took advantage of this and were able to scale things up a bit. They did so by opening shops in other locations.
Further owing to their new-found popularity, the couple was offered their own reality TV show titled Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job where they would be the sole stars. The series premiered on August 12, 2014, and only lasted for eight episodes before it was canceled over poor ratings.
She was Embroiled in a Sex Tape Scandal
Not long after hitting fame, Passante’s image came under fire when Hunter Moore, the operator of the now-closed adult site – isAnyoneUp.com, claimed to be in possession of pictures and videos featuring a naked Brandi Passante. Moore threatened to release them as the Storage Wars star released a message saying that the woman in the pictures and videos were not her.
Passante ended up having to sue Moore for violation of the Lanham Act, Privacy and Publicity statues, as well as the defamation and consumer fraud laws. She demanded $2.5 million in damages. The court went on to rule in her favor but the judge found the amount unjustifiable and only granted the reality TV show actress $750,000 in damages.
Facts About Her Relationship with Jarrod Schulz
Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz are said to have begun dating in 1999. They have since that time remained very close, growing from being lovers to business partners. The two met through a mutual friend in Tustin, California while working at a carpet cleaning company together. As earlier stated, their friendship soon morphed into a full-blown relationship and they soon became business partners too.
Together, the pair own a thrift store called Now & Then based in Orange County, California. They have also gone ahead to welcome two children; Cameron and Payton whose dates of birth are not known.
As of late 2019, it was rumored that Brandi Passante and her partner were no longer together. The couple has, however, been notoriously silent over the details of their split causing many to speculate that they might still be together and are not just willing to speak on the matter.
She Maintains a Gorgeous Hourglass Shape
A few publications have written that Brandi Passante was once upon a time a stripper. The businessman has, however, repeatedly refuted this claim as no evidence of this has ever seen the light of day. The reality TV star, who has light brown hair and a pair of dark brown eyes, stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.77 meters) and weighs about 171 lbs (78 kg). Her bust, waist, and hips further measure 41-27-39 inches.
What is Brandi Passante’s Net Worth?
Brandi Passante has an estimated net worth of $2 million and she made most of it from the A&E reality television competition series, Storage Wars.
How Old is Brandi Passante?
Brandi Passante is 43 years old. She was born in Harris County, Texas, USA, on May 16, 1980.