Brandi Passante may not be a name that everyone knows, but if you are a fan of the A&E series, “Storage Wars,” you know exactly who she is. If you have not seen the show, Brandi is a key member of the show, and she is also the reasonable one in a series that takes pride in presenting loud, colorful and ridiculous personalities. For those of you who are aware of who Brandi is, as always, there is a side of the star that the fans are unaware of. There is always something that even the most intense fanatic just didn’t know.
Following are five things you most likely didn’t know about Brandi Passante.
She is Not Married to Jarrod
For those who have watched the show or have followed Brandi, you are very familiar with Jarrod Schultz, her long-time boyfriend. There are many people who made the assumption that Brandi and Jarrod are married; however, the two have not taken that step as of yet. Despite not being married, the two have been in a committed relationship for over 15 years — making their lives ideal for a TV reality show, called Brandi & Jarrod: Married on the Job — which focuses on the fact that they are actually not married.
She Pursued Jarrod at the Beginning of the Relationship
At least, according to Jarrod, it was Brandi that pursued him at the beginning of the relationship. The two met in 1999 while working at a carpet cleaning company. While Jarrod is intent on sticking to his story, she has subtly responded to his claim by saying “in his wildest dreams.”
It Was Jarrod’s Aunt That Trigger the Interest in Storage Auctions
While a great deal of attention is placed on the passion of Passante when it comes to storage auctions, the introduction into the storage bidding world was initiated due to the fact that Jarrod’s aunt was in the storage industry, it led to him going to storage auctions during a period in which he found himself unemployed. It was at one of these storage auctions that Jarrod was approached about appearing on Storage Wars.
Brandi Won a Law Suit Against a Revenge Adult Website Owner
Brandi actually won $750 award against a revenge porn website that post a fabricated video of her. While the $750 award is far short of the $2.5 million Brandi was seeking, it did result in the FBI arrest of the guy responsible. The guy was charged with a number of federal crimes, including security breach and identity theft. He was also stabbed with a pen by one of the women he defamed on his site.
Brandi Has a Passion for Cooking
Brandi admits that in another life, it is possible that she could have been a chef. She actually loves cooking, and top that off with the fact that she is Sicilian, you get the potential for the best Chicken Stroganoff you have ever tasted. While she admits that she can prepare a number of dishes with great expertise, Chicken Stroganoff is her favorite.