Parker Schnabel, an American reality star, rose to prominence after appearing on the Discovery channel’s reality show Gold Rush: Alaska. Gold mining tasks by family-run mining enterprises in South America and western North America are featured in this series.

Schnabel Worked on the Set for Six Months with His Girlfriend

Ashley Youle, a woman from Australia, was formerly the reality star’s girlfriend. Following their initial meeting in Australia in April 2016, the couple began dating.

After Youle accepted the gold miner’s invitation to spend some time in North America, the former couple began dating. Schnabel even presented his girlfriend to the series’ castmates, and their relationship was depicted on film. She was a part of the show for two seasons.

Schnabel, on the other hand, ended his romance with Youle in March 2018 after nearly two years of dating. He first revealed on the Gold Rush: Alaska episode ‘Win Big or Die Trying’ that he did not make their relationship a “priority,” and that he did not make his girlfriend a priority.

Ashley and I had a falling out. I never really put the relationship first, and I never put her first, and she deserves a lot more than that. At the end of the day, I believe she is acting in her own best interests, which is the most difficult part… it’s a true shame.

While complimenting her, Schnabel admitted that Youle could “do better” than him. He then claimed that he has a cranky, irritable nature and that the split was a personal failure. Since then, no evidence of him being in a relationship has surfaced.

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Is He a Gay Man?

After his unsuccessful relationship with Youle, Schnabel’s fans and followers have frequently referred to him as gay. The Gold Rush: The Dirt star’s justification that his breakup with his girlfriend was due to personal issues just added fuel to the fire. However, he has not responded to the accusations on social media or in interviews. More importantly, his previous connection with a woman of the opposite sex confirms that he is not gay, at least not yet.

There is, however, ample proof of married men coming out as gay, in case he was a closeted gay man considering coming out!

One of his rumored girlfriends is a researcher from National Geographic. On August 13, 2018, Schnabel shared a snapshot of himself casually seated next to a brunette. The fact that the two were seated under a ‘Danger’ sign added to the picture’s appeal. Maybe a passing remark?

Sheena Cowell, a senior researcher for National Geographics, is the woman sitting next to him. However, neither of them has confirmed that they had ever dated. Similarly, AmoMama and The Blast stated that the gold miner and Tyler Mahoney were perhaps dating. However, the Gold Rush star has yet to confirm the facts.

Quick Facts

  • Date of BirthJul 22, 1994
  • Age27 Years, 9 Months
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Birth PlaceHaines, AK
  • Birth NameParker Russell Schnabel
  • ProfessionReality Star
  • Career2010-present
  • Relationship StatusDating
  • Divorce/SplitNot Yet
  • Ex-GirlfriendAshley Youle
  • Gay No
  • Net Worth$8 million (Estimated)

Since the beginning, Schnabel has been a part of the ‘Gold Rush’

Since its premiere in 2010, the Alaska native has appeared in the series Gold Rush: Alaska. In the series, he tries to assist the miners in finding gold in various areas.

He made the controversial decision to leave his native mining location in the fourth season of the show to pursue new fortunes in the Yukon territory. For the operation, he even spent his college trust fund. From 2012 through 2016, he also starred in Gold Rush: The Dirt, a spin-off of the popular reality show Gold Rush.

In 2017, he debuted his new show Gold Rush: Parker’s Trail, which chronicles Parker and his team’s gold mining activities. In May 2020, the show finished its fourth season.

His gold mining venture has resulted in huge net worth for him

The reality star, who was born Parker Russell Schnabel on July 22, 1994, owes a large part of his net fortune to his mining work in the Gold Rush series, which he began at the age of 26.

He has amassed a significant net worth of $8 million as a result of his involvement in mining operations from infancy, according to Celebrity Net Worth. On the reality show, he consistently outearns his competitors, such as Rick Ness and Ted Hoffman, thanks to his intelligence and tenacity that belies his age.

Despite his vast wealth, he does not own a yacht, costly automobiles, or a mansion; instead, he has a large, expensive sandbox.

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By Meera