Joe Exotic’s husband Dillon Passage is seeking a divorce from the star after three years of their marriage. The Tiger king star’s relationship was on the rock in March. Joe’s husband Passage took Instagram to update fans about their relationship. Currently, the 58-year-old Zoo operator serving a 22-year sentence in federal prison. He was being convicted on 17 federal charges of animal abuse. Passage wrote on his gram that it wasn’t an easy decision to make, but the situation isn’t fair for them. Joe is simultaneously dealing with medical issues along with civil rights violations. The pair got married on December 11, 2017. Before this, Joe was in a relationship with Travis Maldonado. However, his husband shot himself accidentally and died.
Passage was featured in the Netflix documentary series Tiger King: Mayhem and Madness. The movie centred around Joe Exotic. In 2019, Joe was found guilty of paying Allen Glover $3,000 to kill Carole Baskin. Following the release of the docuseries, Dillion revealed that he had discussed open marriage after Joe Exotic was arrested. However, the divorce is on hold now. Today in the article, we will talk about the Tiger King Star Joe Exotic Divorce. Moreover, we will also talk about his past relationships.
Who is Joe Exotic?
Joseph Allen Maldonado – Passage, popularly known as Joe Exotic, is an American media personality. Known for his dynamic and eccentric personality, Joe is the most controversial Zookeeper. He was born on 5 March 1963 in Garden City Kansas, US. Later, Exotic and his family moved to Taxes, where he served as a chief of police. He then opens a pet shop with his brother. However, after his brother died in 1997, Exotic sold the shop. Thereafter, Joe opened the G.W. Zoo. During his tenure there, he held magic shows and cub petting events.
Additionally, Joe worked with Rick Kirkham to create a reality television series. In 2015, the show’s footage was destroyed in a fire. Exotic left the Zoo in 2018 and was arrested for hiring two men to murder Carole Buskin. He had a complicated rivalry with Carole. A year later, in 2019, Exotic was convicted on 17 feudal charges of animal abuse. Moreover, the charges include eight violations of the Lacey Act and nine of the endangered species. Joe exotic is currently writing an autobiography, seeking a pardon from current president Joe Biden. Also, he is suffering from prostate cancer. Moreover, he is also working with his attorney to file a motion for a new trial. Joe’s sentence is reduced to seventeen years in July 2021.
Who has Joe Exotic dated?
Joe Exotic is openly gay. He has been in a relationship with numerous men despite them not being legally married. During the initial days of his career, Joe dated Brian Rhyne, who died of HIV in 2001. The same year, Joe started a relationship with J.C Hartpence. Hartpence was in a torturous relationship with Joe. Exotic threatened to kill him and feed his remains to zoo’s animals. However Later, Hartpence was convicted of child molesting and murder.
In mid-2003, Joe begins a relationship with John Finlay, an employee at G.W. Zoo. In 2013, Travis Maldonado arrived at the zoo. Likewise, Finlay begins a relationship with Joe. Additionally, the three got married in an unofficial wedding ceremony. However, Exotic- Finlay fell out following an incident at the zoo. In 2015, Joe Exotic officially married Travis Maldonado and thus changed his name to Maldonado. On 6 October 2017, Travis fatally shot himself at the zoo. The following year on 11 December, Joe married Dillon Passage. However, lately, the two got divorced. Dillion Passage confirmed the news by his Instagram page. Moreover, Dillon also reveals that he is currently dating John.