Who is Melissa Rothstein?
Melissa “Missy” Rothstein was born on 3 June 1980, in Springfield, Pennsylvania, USA, and is a model, photographer and actress, but perhaps best known for being the former wife of professional skateboarder Bam Margera. Her ex-husband is known for his work on MTV, as well as in the professional skateboarding scene during his youth.
The Riches of Melissa Rothstein
How rich is Melissa Rothstein? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $1 million, earned through success in her numerous endeavors. Her wealth has also been increased thanks to her previous association with Margera, who has a net worth estimated at $50 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Rise to Fame
Missy grew up in Springfield, and while little is known about her childhood as well as her family, she was educated at West Chester East High School, and during her time there she met and befriended Bam Margera, eventually her husband. After matriculating, she enrolled at Penn State University, taking up a bachelor’s degree in Communication, graduating in 2001.
She made her first film appearance in 2003, playing the character Beth in “Haggard: The Movie”, an independent comedy film financed, produced and directed by Bam Margera, which follows the story of reality television personality Ryan Dunn, and how his girlfriend may have cheated on him. Her next appearance would come two years later, when she did cameos during the fifth season of “Viva La Bam”, a reality television series featuring Margera alongside his friends and family., and is a spin-off from another MTV show – “Jackass” – in which most of the cast members have appeared. The show usually has a specific challenge or theme for each episode, usually achieved through pranks and skateboarding. The show demonstrates elements of scripted and improvised television programming.
In 2007, Rothstein gained a lot of attention when she starred in “Bam’s Unholy Union”, the MTV reality show which recorded the prelude to the couple’s wedding, and also featured members of Bam’s group, the CKY Crew. The show ran for nine episodes, and did not feature his uncle Don Vito due to concerns stemming from sexual assault charges in Colorado.
A year later, Missy appeared in another film of her husband entitled “Bam Margera Presents: Where the #$&% Is Santa?” which was released through Warner Bros, with other stars including Mark The Bagger and Brandon Novak. It follows a similar theme to “Viva La Bam” but this time with a holiday twist, focusing on them celebrating Christmas and looking for Santa Claus. Her final public appearance through media was in the 2009 music video entitled “A#1 Roller Rager” by the CKY band, consisting of Deron Miller, Chad I Ginsburg and Jess Margera.
Ex-Husband Bam Margera
Brandon Cole “Bam” Margera is also a musician and stunt performer, who rose to prominence in the late 1990s, when he was sponsored by Toy Machine Skateboards as a professional skateboarder. He then became a member of Team Element, continuing there for the rest of his career. While he did make his mark as a professional skateboarder, his mainstream popularity came through the MTV show “Jackass”. His appearance on television led him to discover his passion for filmmaking, and he subsequently helped create “Viva La Bam”, “Bam’s Unholy Union”, and the various “Jackass” movies. He’s also seen as a character in the “Tony Hawk” video game franchise.
In recent years, he launched his own radio show called “Radio Bam”, featuring him alongside his friends. He also started his own music label called Filthy Note Records, and has utilised his directing skills for music videos of various bands. He has a band entitled Fuckface Unstoppable which released their debut album in 2014, and was also working on an autobiographical film set to be about his life after the death of close friend Ryan Dunn. However, after working on the film for four years, he said in an interview that it was impossible to make a two hour film using 11 terabytes worth of video footage, and decided that the project would be put on hold indefinitely.
For her personal life, it is known that Melissa married Margera in 2006, with their wedding attended by 350 friends and family, and chronicled through “Bam’s Unholy Union” including their honeymoon in Dubai. In 2009, Margera was taken to a hospital after a four day alcohol binge, and the following year, he mentioned to Howard Stern that he and Missy were already living in separate cities, and were effectively separated; their divorce was finalized in 2012.
Prior to Melissa, he was engaged to single mother Jenn Rivell, who was also featured in several of his projects. The relationship ended badly and he had to file for Protection From Abuse after she broke into his house. Since Bam and Missy’s divorce, there has been very little information about her. In 2013, it was reported that he married Nicole Boyd in Iceland and they have a child together born four years later. Aside from his already controversial projects, he has attracted a lot of controversy throughout his life, and apparently still has trouble with alcoholism.