Parker Schnabel’s life has been unlike that of any youngster in Canada. He became famous as the teenage miner who raked in millions from mining gold, a vocation he learned from helping his grandfather John Schnabel who run the Big Nugget mine until he took over and started mining for himself at 15.
From those teenage years when he came to the limelight, Schnabel has always had that nerdy look which many ladies found to be very attractive. As he grew older and richer through his work on the klondike minefield, and through his appearance on the very popular Discovery Channel reality show Gold Rush, the young miner became an enigma to many especially because he did not seem to have any interest in the kind of things that young people his age would often be drawn to.
In an interview with The Times, Parker Schnabel who has successfully become one of the richest miners stated that the riches were not what captivates him. He rather pointed out that it was the process of getting the gold that kept him going. He stated that gold is just something he sells in order to continue mining which is his first love. So unlike other young people who party and buy themselves the very latest gadgets and luxurious cars, Schnabel would rather indulge in the expensive equipment that makes his mining work so much more interesting and easy.
In addition to his love for mining, Schnabel’s life has further been made even more interesting by his love life which is discussed in detail below.
Does Parker Schnabel Have A Girlfriend or Wife?
There is no record of Schnabel ever being married or divorced, however, he was known to have been in a very loving relationship with Australian Ashley Youle. She is a certified veterinary nurse who became friends with him after they met in Australia where Parker had gone for vacation.
The two made their relationship known in 2015 when she started appearing on the Gold Rush show. Ashley was an instant sensation with fans of the show and with Parker Schnabel himself who admitted that her presence during the dark period after he lost his grandfather brought some good rays of sunlight back into the darkness he was slipping into. In all, Ashley appeared in a total of 25 episodes of the show which were the times when she visited her man at the mine and is often seen helping him out where she can. Their love was glaring for all to see and at the peak of their relationship, Schnabel took a leap of faith and put Ashley in charge of the gold room alongside Chris Doumitt.
Sooner than most people anticipated, however, the relationship hit the rocks and the two broke up. They then went as far as unfollowing each other on social media and deleting all photos of each other. Since then, fans of the Gold Rush star have eagerly anticipated news of his involvement with a new love interest. Parker on his part seems to devote all of his time to his work, something he acknowledged to have largely contributed to the demise of his relationship with Ashley.
Has He Dated Anyone Since His Break Up?
Seeing as all that matters to Parker Schnabel is mining gold, fans have stalked his social media pages in hopes of sniffing out any secret relationship he may be having but is not inclined to share. This venture yielded results in August 2019 when the star shared a photo on his Instagram handle with fellow gold miner Sheena Cowell. The picture did not come with any confirmation, but the two struck a pose that many have described as a sure sign that there is something between them.
Details do not abound about the brunette but from the much that has come to light especially from her description of herself on her Instagram handle, Sheena Cowell is a lover of adventure. She has proven this by the many photos she posts of her many travels to different places around the world. Among these many photos also are some she took with her boyfriend who is definitely not the famed Gold Rush star.
To answer the question of how she came to appear on Parker’s Instagram page, Sheena is a talent manager who equally works in production which is how she came to work with Parker. The two worked closely together on Gold Rush with Sheena serving as the assistant producer for season 9 and a researcher for season 8.
From all of the above, it is apparent that Parker Schnabel and Sheena Cowell only worked together on the TV show but are not romantically involved as many of his fans hoped. It is, therefore, safe to say that Parker has no girlfriend or wife at the moment.