Who is Kate Bassich?
Kate Bassich has reached stardom in recent years, primarily through her marriage to Andy Bassich, the star of the reality TV series “Life Below Zero”, in which Kate also appeared. However, since then, Andy and Kate have divorced and she has continued her life away from remote Alaska.
So, do you want to find out more about Kate Bassich, from her childhood to most recent career endeavors, and her personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for a while, as we bring you closer to Kate Bassich.
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Kate Bassich Wiki: Age, Life Before Andy Bassich
Born Kate Rorke on the 1st December 1956, in Canada, from an early age she loved field exploration, which led her to Dawson City on the Yukon River, where her life changed for good, but we will talk about that later. To speak of her childhood, Kate hasn’t revealed much about it, including the names of her parents and whether she has any siblings or not – perhaps that gap will be filled in the near future, and starts sharing details about her life, before she became a famed reality TV personality. All we know is that Kate was married and divorced before she met Andy, and that she has one child from her previous relationship.
First Meeting with Andy Bassich
It was on that trip to Dawson City when she met Andy; in 2003, Kate was a part of a tourist group and once she arrived in the city, she met Andy. After a couple of dates, she decided she wanted to stay and so the two became a couple. Kate changed her life completely, as she and Andy settled in Calico Bluff, which is just 12 miles from Eagle, Alaska, making a camp alongside the Yukon River.
Marriage to Andy Bassich and Life in Alaska
Three years after her arrival in Alaska, Kate and Andy married, and have since welcomed one child together. She became focused on making her life as easy as she could, since living in the Alaskan wilderness is not an easy task. Without plumbing, electricity and other amenities considered normal life necessities these days, she and Andy hunted wild animals for food, particularly moose, caribou and wolf, while also spearfishing for salmon. She was slowly adapting as time went by, and the couple decided to start their own business – breeding sled dogs became the family business, and they were taking giant steps forward so that they were noticed by the producers of BBC Worldwide. A new show was in the making, which would showcase the lives of Alaskan inhabitants and their daily struggles in the harsh wilderness of this upper state. Andy and Kate were chosen for the show, which would be entitled “Life Below Zero”, and alongside other Alaskans, including Sue Aikens, Glenn Villeneuve, Chip and Agnes Hailstone, Jessie Holmes, and Erik Salitan, became the main cast of the newly created series.
“Life Below Zero”
The show premiered on the 19th March 2013 on the National Geographic, and since then has become one of the most popular reality TV series, making stars of everyone in the show, including Kate. She remained in the series until 2015, when troubles started brewing in her marriage with Andy. Gradually, their problems became greater, and eventually resulted in a divorce, which was finalized in the second half of 2016.
Life After Divorce
Following their break-up, Kate has settled in a small town in British Columbia, Canada and is now raising her and Andy’s daughter on her own. Also, she has spoken about her experience in marriage with Andy, alleging that he was abusive towards her, both verbally and physically, and that she had no other choice but to leave him.
Kate Bassich Net Worth
Thanks to her appearance in the reality TV series, and also business endeavors with her ex-husband, Kate’s net worth increased to a large degree. So, have you ever wondered how rich Kate Bassich is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, Kate Bassich’ net worth is as high as $1 million, which is quite impressive, don’t you think?
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Kate Bassich Internet Fame
Over the years, Kate has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Facebook and Twitter as well. Her official Facebook page has more than 23,000 followers, with whom she has shared her most recent endeavors from her personal life, all of which you can see if you visit her page. She is also popular on Twitter, on which she has almost 4,000 followers.
So if you haven’t already become her fan, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages and see what she is up to next.
Kate Bassich’s Ex-Husband, Andy Bassich
Now that we have covered all there is about Kate, let’s share some information about her famous husband, Andy Bassich.
Andy was born in 1958 in Washington D.C. USA, and grew-up with his sister in Wheaton, Maryland. He finished his education at John F. Kennedy High School in 1976, following which Andy started a private carpentry business, but after only a few years decided to move to Alaska. He started as a riverboat captain, and hunting wild animals. Alongside his wife, Andy began breeding sled dogs, which attracted the attention of BBC Worldwide producers. So far, he has featured in over 85 episodes of the aforementioned series, which made him a reality TV star. However, most recently, he received negative criticism for his behavior towards his now ex-wife.
According to authoritative sources, Andy Bassich’ net worth is as high as $250,000, as of early 2019.