AMERICAN Pickers star Danielle Colby said she “loves spending time with Mike Wolfe.”
The 45-year-old praised her co-star after Frank Fritz was fired from the show.
Danielle took to Instagram on Friday to share a snap of herself and Mike, 57, as they happily smiled and had their arms around each other.
Alongside the photo, Danielle wrote: “I love getting to spend time with @mikewolfeamericanpicker
“Head on over to my Patreon right now for a little behind the scenes Patreon-exclusive photo dump from this week.”
Danielle’s latest post comes just one day after she shared a photo of herself on set with Mike’s brother Robbie.
FRANK'S EXIT CONFIRMED
After many fans noticed Frank's absence from American Pickers, Mike took to Instagram on July 21 to reveal his longtime co-star is no longer part of the show.
In the statement, Mike said he’s “known Frank for as long as I can remember” and “he’s been like a brother to me.”
After stating that the “message” of the show is that we “all have a common thread,” Mike concluded: “I will miss Frank, just like all of you, and I pray for the very best and all good things for him on the next part of his journey.”
FRANK SPEAKS OUT
Frank, 55, later responded to Mike’s statement while exclusively talking to The Sun, stating: “Mike’s statement was bulls***, somebody wrote it out for him.
“We never were friends in grade school.
“I don’t believe in ten years he’s said five nice things to me, you know? Unless he was cutting somebody else down and we were both laughing.”
Frank continued: “Mike didn’t call me himself, never, like I said – we haven’t spoken for two years.
“That is the 100% truth and I don’t like people that lie to people.
“I’m not a liar just for the fact that my brain can’t remember if I lied or not."
After stating he's "not a liar" and reiterating that he hasn't spoken to Mike in two years, Frank said: “That is true and I’m not going to sit here and f****** lie to people.
“And if he doesn’t like it, then maybe he should have f****** called me. Maybe he should have called and said ‘Hey, how’s your back doing?’
Frank- who previously opened up to The Sun about his back injury that led him to lose 65lbs- added: “He knows I hurt my back, everyone in the whole network knew I hurt my back, but did one person – just one – call and see how I was? No.
“So how does that make you feel? It makes you feel like you’re just a number.
“It was like ‘Oh you hurt your back? Well life goes on, you know. F*** you.”
Frank's last episode of American Pickers aired in March 2020, which led many fans to wonder why he left the show.
While he told The Sun his initial absence was due to him recovering his back injury, he also revealed hasn't spoken to Mike in two years.
Frank said: "[Mike] knew my back was messed up, but he didn’t call me up and ask how I was doing. That’s just how it is.”
The exact cause of the tension wasn't shared, though Frank did say: "The show is tilted towards him 1,000 percent. I can’t even bend that far down to show you how much.
"That’s fine. It’s like you’ve got Aerosmith and there’s Steven Tyler and he’s the front man. I found my spot, I’m second and he’s number one on the show. That’s no problem with me, maybe he does have a problem.”
Since Frank's exit was confirmed, Danielle seems to have chosen Mike's side in the feud and recently took to Instagram to state her former co-star is "unwell."
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