Is Joe Exotic getting divorced?

IT appears that Joe Exotic’s latest marriage is coming to an end.

The docuseries star and Dillon Passage are set to go their separate ways three years after they tied the knot.

Joe Exotic and Dillon Passage


Joe Exotic and Dillon PassageCredit: Instagram/Joe Exotic

Is Joe Exotic getting divorced?

It is believed that Joe Exotic is heartbroken over the breakup, his lawyer Francisco Hernandez told TMZ.

Exotic reportedly learned his relationship with the 25-year-old Dylan was over via a phone call to the prison where he is serving 22 years for plotting to kill his big cat rival Carole Baskin.

He wrote in an email to a friend that he felt “abandoned and alone and just wanted to mean something to someone.”

Passage has said the decision wasn’t easy and insisted there was no bad blood.

Joe Exotic with one of his tigers


Joe Exotic with one of his tigersCredit: AFP

With his husband behind bars for the forseeable future, he said he would like to start dating again.

“In November of 2017 I met Joe who was there for me during a difficult time in my life,” Passage wrote in a statement to Instagram.

“After just 9 short months he was arrested and, for the last two and a half years, we have been apart.

“I’ve always stood by his side and will continue to always love and support him.”

Passage and Exotic


Passage and ExoticCredit: Instagram/Joe Exotic

He added: “I felt as if I had a microscope constantly looming over me which was and still is incredibly uncomfortable.

“This wasn’t an easy decision to make but Joe and I both understand that this situation isn’t fair to either of us. It’s something that neither of us were expecting but we are going to take it day by day.

“We are on good terms still and I hope it can stay that way. I will continue to have Joe in my life and do my best to support him while he undergoes further legal battles to better his situation.”

Their marriage is coming to an end


Their marriage is coming to an endCredit: Refer to Caption

They were married in 2017, two months after the Netflix star’s first husband,  Travis Maldonado, shot himself in the head at Exotic’s Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park in Oklahoma.

Exotic has been married four times to other men – and it has been reported that he was married to a woman at one time.

He starred in the Netflix docuseries Tiger King, which explored big cat breeding and the eccentric characters that are involved in it.

Joe Exotic is serving a lengthy prison sentence for his involvement in a murder plot


Joe Exotic is serving a lengthy prison sentence for his involvement in a murder plotCredit: AP

Where is Joe Exotic now?

Joe Exotic is serving his sentence at a prison in Fort Worth, Texas.

He might not be released from custody until he is nearly 80 years old.

Exotic insists he is innocent and had requested a presidential pardon from Donald Trump before he left office.

An exoneration never came.

“I still maintain my innocence and look forward in the upcoming days to my attorneys filing my appeal and moving on to the next step in this nightmare,” he said.

It was revealed in March of 2021 that Exotic has hired new lawyers.

The attorneys, John Phillips and Amy Hanna, plan to file a motion for a new trial in federal court in Oklahoma once the appeals process concludes.

Phillips has previously represented former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman in a public brawl with Trump.

“This isn’t our first rodeo, so to speak,” said Phillips.

Tiger King’s Carole Baskin insists she never ‘trash-talked’ Joe Exotic


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