'Survivor' Contestant Russell Hantz Family Life: Divorce with Wife?, Proud Single Father Raising 3 Children
Being a single father isn't easy. And separation of parents can put children through a rough patch. But being able to handle all three children and also handle divorce smoothly is truly brave.
Married Life, Wife, and Divorce Reason!
Russell Hantz is the brave man who handled his divorce smoothly and is raising three children all by himself.
We know Russell Hantz from the hit show on CBS channel called Survivor. Russell was a trash talker in the show, and pretty much everyone on the show hated him for his trash talking. Contestants were intimidated by him. He was bold, loud and scary.
Even though he didn't win the show, he was pretty much the fan favorite. The fans of the show expected Russell to win, but his trash talking cost him his win. He first appeared on Survivor: Samoa. Even though he didn't win, he was a runner-up in the show.
After that, he again came back for the 20th season of Survivor, Heroes Vs Villian. After appearing in two back to back seasons of the Survivor, the fans of the show wanted to see more of Hantz. So, he came back again for the 22nd season of Survivor: Redemption Island.
Caption: Russell in the third episode of Survivor: Redemption Island
Hantz is an Oil, company owner. He made his business successful from hard work and sheer determination. He has a multi-million dollar net worth. And all was possible because of Hantz and his sharp tongue. His bold personality speaks for itself. His bold personality is the reason he carved a multi-million dollar company and currently has a net worth of $2 million. Hantz earned his multi-million dollar net worth by making his name in Survivor. He was a runner-up in Survivor: Samoa and Survivor: Heroes and Villians.
Russell Hantz Family:
He has an elder brother Shawn and younger brother Willie who competed on Big Brother season 14. His elder brother's son Brandon also competed on Survivor: South Pacific and Survivor: Caramoan.
Russell is a proud father of three children from ex-wife Melanie. Among the three children, 2 of them are twin girls. He was married to Melanie Hantz. Due to the major focus on his character in Survivor, there is insufficient information about his married life. There is no information in the social media about his divorce with Melanie.
Russel Hantz Mortified After Getting Knocked Out Once again:
Fans of Hantz were excited when it was announced that he was returning for a new season of Survivor and that he could potentially win the season of Redemption Island. Fans were excited when CBS released a statement citing the official info for Hantz's return stating,
"Having never been awarded the title of Sole Survivor, Hantz and Mariano return to compete for the $1 million prize and one last shot at redemption. They will each join a separate tribe of all new castaways at the start of the game, but it is the tribe who will ultimately decide if they will welcome the knowledge of an experienced veteran, or view these former castaways as a threat.”
However Hantz's time at the show was short lived, and after losing the Duel at the Redemption Island, he was swiftly knocked out at the 17th place.
Hantz was pretty mortified at his loss and confessed about how bad he felt when he got knocked out saying,
You know when you watch the Super Bowl and you see these big ol’ boys on the sideline that just lost crying? Why do you think they cry? They cry like that because they gave their heart and soul all season to win and they thought that they could, and then they don’t — that’s one aspect of it. The second aspect of it is, they didn’t show the part of me talking about my little girl. My little girl was going to be my family visit. And I’ve apologized to my family for swearing on them, something I said I’d never do, but I wanted to see her here so I could apologize where it happened, on national television. So it goes a lot deeper. And then what got it all started was when I looked at Jeff and Jeff put his hand up, looked down, and said “Give me a second.” When he did that, it broke my heart because I felt like I let the whole crew down, even you, because I talked to you before. And I wanted to do it. I knew I had a huge target. Everybody knew it was going to take a miracle. I just wanted to do it. My fans are upset. I wanted to do it for everybody — not just for me this time. I wanted to get to the end again for everybody that believes in me. And it just broke my heart.
In a different interview, he talked about how emotional he got during the duel stating,
I felt like I let everybody down. They didn’t show me talking about my kids, but I did. I felt like I let all my fans down, too. Everyone was thinking I could go all the way. It’s unfair because I had such big expectations.
He was asked how he would feel about coming back for one more time which he responded with,
It would be a real tough decision because I’m trying to move on, do something different than all this. But I don’t regret playing. I met some great people. And I feel like I have been redeemed in my own way.
Russell Hantz's Short Bio:
Russell Hantz was born on 10 October 1972. Hantz is an American oil company owner and also a tv personality. His business is self-made. He started his company from scratch and led to success.
Hantz is best known for his appearances on the American reality show Survivor: Samoa, Survivor: Heroes and Villians and Survivor: Redemption Island. He twice claimed the position of runner-up on Survivor: Samoa and Survivor: Heroes and Villians. Even though of his position in the last two Survivor seasons 19 and 20, he couldn't last long in Survivor: Redemption Island.