In 2020, Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” publicly divorced for the third time, when you were not just trying to look. If you, just like us, had a “Wait, what?” moment, we are here to tell you what did happen between Rick Harrison and his wife, Deanna Burditt, nearly seven years.
Rick Harrison, who has directed 19 seasons of “Pawn Stars” on the History Channel since it hit the scene in 2009, seems to have a blotchy marriage history. His first marriage, between 1982 and 1985, lasted only three years. Rick Harrison got married to Tracy Harrison, his second wife, in the mid to late 1980s, and their marriage lasted over 20 years until they decided to divorce in 2011. This was also the year Rick Harrison met Deanna, his third wife, whom he married only two years later in 2013.
Lots of you might be wondering what actually happened as this marriage has also ended. And here is what we know so far about Rick Harrison wife divorce information.
Rick Harrison Married For The Third Time In 2011
According to People, in 2011, Rick Harrison met Deanna Burditt, and they got married in Laguna Beach, California, in 2013. At that time, Rick was a reality TV superstar. Rick apparently told the publication a year before their engagement that he was living in the dream. People reported that 180 people went to the wedding. Rick Harrison’s “Pawn Stars” co-star Chumlee served as ring bearer, and the ceremony was umpired by Danny Koker of the reality series “Counting Cars.”
The pair interchanged conventional vows, and the reception featured the gorgeous rock band Steel Panther. According to People, Rick made a joke about the wedding planning process that he had no idea there was so much to it. He just assumed you got a cake, threw a party, and purchased a keg.
Unfortunately, it appears that the love story was not actually intended to last, and the two covertly divorced in the early summer of 2020, according to TMZ. So, what was the issue that these two couldn’t solve? Let’s delve into it.
How Did Rick Harrison And Deanna Burditt’s Marriage Start?
According to People, their marriage began on a high note. Rick Harrison was so “head over heels in love” with Deanna Burditt, a mid-40s legal assistant, that he decided to propose to her on Valentine’s Day in 2012. Rick didn’t really ask Burditt. He told her “Girl, I’m marrying you”. Then he gave her a ring.
Fortunately, Deanna Burditt was fine with it, and they got married in Laguna Beach, California, in front of 180 witnesses in 2013. The groomsman was Harrison’s Pawn Stars pal Chumlee, and the celebrant was Counting Cars’ Danny Coker.
Steel Panther, a humorous gorgeous rock band, provided fun and excitement during the reception as the icing on the cake. The marriage ceremony was everything a Pawn Stars (third) marriage could be.
It is Flawless Symmetry
Rick Harrison and Deanna Burditt were married for the third time. Harrison already has 3 sons after his first two previous marriages, while Deanna Burditt has 3 daughters after her first three marriages.
Harrison already has 3 sons after his first two previous marriages, while Deanna Burditt has 3 daughters after her first three marriages. At that time, Rick Harrison told People that he had 3 boys and it was just a perfect symmetry. Burditt had three girls and they are like the Brady Bunch.
While Deanna Burditt and Rick Harrison’s marriage did not last till the end, the penny-pinching Pawn Stars king told TMZ that he didn’t regret their time together and that he absolutely loved their mixed family.
Rick Harrison stands by his statement because he is regularly seen on social media posting pictures of himself and his stepdaughters, whom he wants to consider his own kids.
The Reason For Rick Harrison And Deanna Burditt’s Divorce
In reality, both Rick Harrison and Deanna Burditt might have decided to keep their divorce a secret — and they would have managed to get away with it if it hadn’t been for those young punks, also recognized as TMZ.
TMZ did a little research in August 2021, and obtained legal papers revealing that Rick Harrison ended the relationship on July 1, 2020, in Clark County, Nevada. What was the cause of their breakup? You predicted it: unresolved issues.
Harrison explained in the court papers that throughout their marriage, their personal preferences, psychological temperaments, viewpoints, dislikes, and likes have become so wildly different that they have become irreconcilable in marital relationships.
Deanna Burditt originally replied to Harrison’s divorce submission by requesting child support payments, and the former couple finally reached a legal settlement and completed their divorce in September 2020. Rick Harrison’s net worth is evaluated to be around $9 million.
Followers were taken aback, wondering how they could have missed the divorce, particularly since Rick Harrison and Deanna Burditt got married for seven years.
It is possible that the media environment was so hectic throughout that time in July 2020, the society was in the grip of a deadly pandemic, and a lot across the country were protesting in the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder that there was purely wasn’t enough screen time to post the news of (again another) Pawn Stars relationship breakdown.
A Joint Decision
Notwithstanding their major disagreements, Rick Harrison told TMZ that their divorce was a joint agreement and that it was just an unfortunate circumstance.
You need to admit that trying to pull off a private divorce as a famous person is a huge accomplishment. Maybe Rick Harrison will move on and see if the next time’s a charm.