American Pickers alum Frank Fritz’s ex has moved on amid the nasty allegations. His ex-girlfriend Diann Bankson was spotted with another man after their split. Frank and Diann had an on-and-off relationship for several years until they finally ended things. There were accusations of cheating on both sides.
Frank Fritz’s ex-girlfriend spotted with new boyfriend
The original host of American Pickers used to be in a nasty relationship that lasted for years. The 58-year-old dated Diann Bankson. She has finally moved on from their relationship. Diann became Facebook official with her boyfriend. She’s currently dating Erica Longlett, who is from Davenport, Iowa. Check out the photo for yourself here.
He works as an Engineering Administration Manager for the city of Davenport. Diann first shared a photo of her new boyfriend in February 2022. The two attended a family event together. In March, Diann took to Facebook again to show some appreciation for her new boyfriend.
“He took me to see Elton John’s Yellow Brick Road Farewell Tour. How cool I share the same birth date as EJ… and this weekend got to be blown away with his music. I’m a lucky girl… Love you Babe oxo.”
The new couple also went on a trip to Savannah, Illinois. This comes amid her nasty split from the former American Pickers star. On January 27, 2020, Diann sued Frank Fritz for negligence. The couple got engaged in 2017 and resided together on his farmhouse in Iowa.
In November 2018, she allegedly caught him with another woman. Frank and Diann got back together until another incident took place at the farmhouse. This time, Frank set off fireworks while he was drinking. He tried to set off fireworks with his friends, and one of them fell into the ashtray. She was severely burned when she smoked a cigarette from that ashtray.
“The ashtray blew up severely burning her hand and arm with third-degree burns and burnt off eyelashes and eyebrows,” the lawsuit claims, per The Sun.
Yet, Frank “refused” to take Diann “to the hospital.” He told her to “toughen up” and deal with the burns. She went to the hospital the next day where she was “treated for third-degree burns.” When they ended their relationship, Diann changed the locks on their Iowa home.
Former American Pickers star’s nasty split
Their relationship didn’t end there though. Diann tried to take Frank to court for the burns. On March 19, 2020, she dismissed the case. The former American Pickers star told The Sun that Diann was the one who was unfaithful to him during their relationship. He also claimed that she owed him “six figures.”
Frank and Diann knew each other for decades. She first dated him when he was 25, and dated him again at 35, and then once more at 55. They also fought over another Iowa property. In March 2018, they purchased an Iowa mansion for $355,000. The American Pickers fan-favorite sold the home following their split in January 2021 for $358,000.
Diann says Frank’s cheating claims aren’t true. The original host of American Pickers has been through his share of troubles. Frank has been faced with financial problems as his antique store gets poor reviews. However, Frank managed to turn his life around after his back surgery.
He even quit drinking and lost 65 pounds. What are your thoughts on Diann moving on from Frank? Do you think they will eventually get back together? Sound off below in the comment section. Check back with TV Shows Ace for more news on the cast of American Pickers.
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