13. American Pickers drove a wedge between Colby-Cushman and her ex-husband
Even though stardom has its perks, it can also cause a whole assortment of problems – something Colby-Cushman came to realize after the success of American Pickers. Having shot to prominence on the show, she claims that her newly found fame contributed to the disintegration of her previous marriage. Speaking to WQAD-TV in 2012, she said, “Fame and notoriety are not easy for him to deal with at all, so the relationship ended up not working out.”
12. The show wasn’t picked up for five years
It’s safe to say that American Pickers has been a roaring success up to this point. So much so, in fact, that you wouldn’t have thought there would’ve been any problems in getting it commissioned in the first place. However, what if we told you that the show was in something of a developmental hell for five years? Well, that’s exactly how Mike Wolfe’s brainchild started out before it was eventually picked up by The History Channel in 2010.