Getting to Know Carbomb Betty, Danielle Colby’s Enigmatic Sibling

Carbomb Betty is the younger sister of Danielle Colby, the American reality television personality best known for appearing on the History reality TV show American Pickers. Betty worked as a belly dancer/choreographer, aerial acrobatics expert, and a burlesque teacher.

She worked at Danielle’s professional Burlesque troupe known as Burlesque Le’ Moustache. Though the troupe is based in Iowa, Carbomb Betty also performed in Illinois. However, in recent times, she seems to have given it all up for a quiet life on her husband’s horse farm in Rockland, Illinois.

Summary of Carbomb Betty’s Biography

  • Full Name: Ann Colby
  • Nickname: Carbomb Betty
  • Gender: Female
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: American
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Carbomb Betty’s Husband (Wife): John Nichols
  • Carbomb Betty’s Children: Five
  • Carbomb Betty’s Parents: Sue Colby
  • Siblings: Danielle Colby and Tara Colby Beerber
  • Carbomb Betty’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Carbomb Betty’s Height in Centimetres: 173 cm
  • Carbomb Betty’s Net Worth: $300k
  • Famous For: Being the younger sister of Danielle Colby
  • Facebook: Ann Colby

How Old is Carbomb Betty?

Carbomb Betty’s age is unknown as she has never mentioned her date of birth to the public. For several years, many believed that she was born on December 3, 1975, but her celebrity sister, Danielle Colby, is the one born on the said date. However, in 2020, Carbomb celebrated her 42nd birthday, which led many to believe she was born sometime in 1980, and this may not be far from the truth.

Carbomb was born in Davenport, Iowa, in the United States, which points to her American nationality. Her ethnic background is Caucasian.

Though nothing is known about her father, her mum is a woman named Sue Colby. Her parents have a beautiful love story; they wedded in May 1973 and have been living together as man and wife for over five decades. Carbomb claims to be inspired by her parent’s enduring union and often honors them on their anniversaries by sharing their pictures via social media.

Carbomb spent a better part of her growing-up years in Iowa; she only ventured out of her place of birth after reaching adulthood.

What is Carbomb Betty’s Real Name?

Though the Iowa native gained popularity as Carbomb Betty, she was named Ann Colby at birth. It was after she became a performer at the Capitol Theatre that she nicknamed herself Carbomb. To date, many think Ann’s stage name is her real moniker, but that is not the case.

The acrobatic dancer reportedly derived her stage moniker from her love of explosives and vintage cars – car and bomb.

She Grew Up Along With Her Two Siblings

Far from being the only child of her parents, Ann Colby shared childhood memories with two siblings – both girls. Notable among her sisters is Danielle Colby, the American reality star who gained popularity for appearing on the History reality television show known as American Pickers. 

Danielle, born on December 3, 1975, is a few years older than Carbomb. She started appearing on American Pickers in 2010 at the behest of her friend, Mike Wolfe. Mike asked that Danielle work as the manager of his Antique Archaeology, which happens to be his LeClaire, Iowa-based antique shop. The shop also has a branch in Nashville, Tennessee, and Danielle’s job portfolio includes finding leads and negotiating prices. She is also in charge of managing the list of the items picked by Mike and Frank across the country.

Besides her gig on the History reality television show, Carbomb Betty’s sister is a dancer, roller derby player, and fashion designer. She owns “Bump n’ Grind Academy,” a burlesque troop that aids the women folk in celebrating their natural bodies. A shrewd businesswoman, Danielle owns and manages a clothing line known as 4 Miles 2 Memphis.

Nothing much is known about Carbomb’s second sister except that her name is Tara Colby Bebber, and she is older than Danielle. The Colby sisters reportedly share a close bond.

Carbomb Betty is a College Graduate

Growing up in her place of birth, Iowa, Carbomb Betty achieved her early academic qualifications in that region. She then joined Pleasant Valley High School, where she completed her high school education. When the time was right for her to proceed with further studies, she joined St. Ambrose University as a Psychology major.

Joining Palmer College of Chiropractic in 2013, Ann Colby completed her academic pursuit three years later in 2016, but the details are unknown.

What does Carbomb Betty do for a Living?

Carbomb Betty earns a living as a belly dancer/ choreographer, an aerial acrobatics expert, and a burlesque teacher.

When her big sister, Danielle Colby, founded the professional Burlesque troupe known as Burlesque Le’ Moustache, Ann worked with the group at the Capitol Theatre as a member. Her area of specialization was aerial acrobatics and belly dancing. During her active years as a dancer, Carbomb Betty performed in Illinois apart from Iowa.

However, Danielle Colby’s sister appears to have retired from dancing. Recently, she has become a stay-at-home mum taking care of the home front while her husband goes to work. It is important to note that Carbomb lives on a farm and engages in farming activities from time to time.

Who Is Carbomb Betty’s Husband?

Carbomb Betty
Carbomb and her husband, John image source

Carbomb Betty is a married woman, and her husband has been identified as John Nichols. John is a businessman and the Chief Executive Officer of Nichols Roofing Company located in Clinton, Iowa.

Before he launched his roofing business, John used to make ends meet as a hunting guide. A lover of nature and animals, Nichols made his home on a Rockland, Illinois-based farm with chickens, cats, goats, dogs, and horses.

The details of Carbomb and John’s love journey are not public knowledge, but they reportedly dated for a few years before deciding to exchange wedding vows. They eventually wedded in 2020 and have lived together for three years and still counting.

How Many Children Do They Have?

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Carbomb, John, and their five children image source

Carbomb and her husband, John, have five children growing up under their watch. The couple have not deemed it necessary to mention which of them is their biological children, but the former belly dancer often shares pictures of their children via social media.

While she reportedly shares a boy called Miles with John, Carbomb brought her daughter, Debra Colby Felski, into their marriage from a previous relationship.

Chidiebube has been writing and editing articles on movies, entertainment and other juicy things for several years. When he is not writing, he spends time outdoors, lost in the beauty of nature or simply travelling around the world. Thank goodness he can do the later with any internet-enabled device


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