What Is Brandi Passante And Jarrod Schulz's Relationship Like Today?

Reality TV fans will likely recognize the names Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz. The two star on "Storage Wars" together, and also spent time in 2014 starring in their own spin-off, "Brandi & Jarrod: Married to the Job," per IMDb. While the pair were never technically married to one another, Passante had indicated they were life partners multiple times, and they share two young children.

Last year, Brandi Passante revealed in an interview with The Dad Diary (via Facebook) that she and Jarrod Schulz separated at least two years ago. She didn't get into the details too much, but it was clear that their kids, Payton and Cameron, spend most of their time with Passante (via TV Shows Ace).

Season 13 of "Storage Wars" premiered this week, and the pair directly addressed their split. Passante simply commented, "I'm not with Jarrod anymore," and Schulz separately explained, "Just because me and Brandi aren't together anymore, doesn't mean we can't go to an auction — but separately" (via People).

Brandi Passante and Jarrod Schulz are no longer a couple

Even though it sounds like things didn't end dramatically, it was clear on the premiere that some tension exists between the two. At one point, Passante said Schulz was "an idiot" for spending $400 on a storage unit, and in another scene, Schulz outbids Passante on a separate unit and admits, "You know, if Brandi bids on it, I'll probably bid" (via People).

While speaking on The Dad Diary (via Facebook), Brandi Passante also explained that she ended the relationship before Season 12 of "Storage Wars" premiered in November 2018. After being asked what it's like to be a single mom, Passante said she was already used to being alone with her kids. "I did a lot of it on my own anyway, but it's the scary dad voice in the background that we're missing. I have them all the time, 24/7 they're here with me, so I have to navigate that" (via People).

Brandi Passante has adjusted to single life with her kids

Brandi Passante also outlined the challenges of the split on their kid's lives, telling The Dad Diary (via Facebook), "They're teenagers. Emotions run high. It's hard to have lived your whole life with your mom and dad and then just live with your mom. It's been two years. I know they're going through a lot and I have to tiptoe around that so that they are able to heal themselves and navigate their own way through this."

Professionally, Passante and Jarrod Schulz both appeared on "Storage Wars" Season 13, and it was tough to work together. As Passante told Distractify, "Luckily I don't run into him that often. It's been three years since we broke up and I would like to say that it was a little nicer than it is but it's not. It is a little tense but we seem to get through it."

In February 2021, Passante was on Spirit Talk Hosted by Shavaun and Sabrina, and she described her life as having a "tumultuous childhood, tumultuous adulthood. I think maybe that is why I'm funny, because if I'm not, then what else do I have?" she said. 

Jarrod Schulz was charged with battery against Brandi Passante

In April 2021, per EW, Jarrod Schulz was charged with misdemeanor domestic violence battery against Brandi Passante after an altercation at a bar in Orange County, California. According to TMZ, Schulz allegedly arrived at the bar where Passante was there with friends, Passante asked him to leave, he didn't, and Schulz pushed Passante twice. A&E launched an investigation into the allegations (via TMZ), and neither Passante nor Schulz are listed on the network's cast list for "Storage Wars."

Schulz now owns The Rush Bar and Grill in Lake Forest, California where, according to the restaurant's website, Schulz's goal was to "instill a family environment and exciting nightlife." In June 2021, he posted a photo of himself on Instagram with a different partner.

In October 2021, Passante posted a photo of a free bird tattoo and explained why she got it. "​​To me, it means that somehow, by the grace of god, I managed to escape a very difficult situation, that so many people fall victim to. I will be eternally grateful, for the life and freedom, without fear that I get to live now," she wrote. 

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