American Pickers star Mike Wolfe is showing off his new girlfriend. The reality star has a new look these days. He’s been sporting gray stubble as seen in his latest Instagram posts. Mike made a rare appearance on social media. He stepped out with his girlfriend while meeting Senator Garlan Gudger Jr., who’s a huge fan of the show.
The Alabama State Senator shared on the social media app that he’s a fan of the History Channel series. However, he may be the only one. Amid Mike’s rare appearance with his girlfriend, the ratings continue to decline. Check out the photo for yourself and for more information.
Mike Wolfe was spotted with his girlfriend Leticia Cline
On Saturday, January 22, the politician shared a photo of himself with American Pickers star Mike Wolfe and his girlfriend Leticia Cline. Garlan posed alongside them as he expressed his praise for the show. He described Mike as “the epitome of the icon of American antiques.” Garlan couldn’t stop gushing about how he sure does “love my buddy, Mike.”
The senator also spent “a day in Cullman with my new friend,” referring to Leticia. He claimed that Mike was “about to start his 13th season” with American Pickers. Garlan was obviously starstruck by the sighting.
“Sure do love my buddy @mikewolfeamericanpicker coming by today and spending a day in Cullman with my new friend @leticiacline !” Garlan wrote. “Mike is the epitome of the icon of American antiques and American Preservation! He is about to start his 13th season at @americanpickers ! We are proud to have in our small town today and to be his host for the day!”
This sighting comes after Mike and Leticia went to explore caves with their friends on a couple’s retreat. Leticia took to her Instagram Stories to share photos and videos of their adventures from an underground cavern. Leticia and Mike went public with their relationship in August 2021. They were spotted near his hometown of Le Claire, Iowa.
American Pickers ratings continue to decline
Garlan’s Instagram post about American Pickers was positive. However, it sounds like he got his seasons crossed. Season 23 premiered on Saturday, January 1. American Pickers fans took to the comment to share their thoughts on the show and the Mike Wolfe sighting:
- “I love that show!”
- “Love this show!!!!”
- “That’s so awesome!”
- “How fun! Bet it will be a great show!”
- “Cool. Love his show too!”
- “This is awesome!!!”
The comments were uplifting amid the backlash. The American Pickers ratings have taken a sharp decline. As TV Shows Ace previously reported, January 15’s episode only attracted 859,000 viewers. This is a sharp decline from the January 8 episode, which held about 1,011,000 viewers.
Episodes that featured fan-favorite host Frank Fritz boasted higher ratings. The March 2020 episode had 1,282,000 viewers. Fans promised to boycott the show after Frank’s firing. Most of them find Mike’s brother Robbie Wolfe too “boring.”
What are your thoughts on the new season of American Pickers? Do you think Mike Wolfe is the center of the show? Or, do you think that belongs to Frank Fritz? Sound off below in the comment section.
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