Memorial Day weekend is a weekend to gather with friends and family. This year, two old friends, American Pickers star Mike Wolfe, and his former co-star Frank Fritz reunited after several years of estrangement.
What do we know about this reunion? Is the feud between the former co-stars over? We have the latest details.
American Pickers Stars Reunite After Several Years Of Estrangement
After several years of estrangement, former American Pickers co-stars Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz have reunited. According to the Quad City Times, a mutual friend of the pair, a woman who asked for her name to be kept secret, set up this reunion.
She revealed that it was Mike Wolfe who wanted to see Frank “for quite some time.” However, she also revealed that Frank Fritz did not feel up to visiting until recently. She shared that “It was Frank’s request to see Mike.”
Over Mother’s Day weekend, she has spoken to Frank. He said, “I need to talk to Mike.” This is when they set up the meeting for Memorial Day weekend.
Although she brought them together, she allowed them space. But, the publication shared that they met where Frank “continues to receive care” since his stroke last year. Although he wants to keep his health issues private, she revealed that “Frank appreciates all the love, support, and care, and he does hear your prayers.”
Both Men Were ‘Crying’
American Pickers fans may not get to see this reunion, but their friend revealed that this was indeed an emotional reunion. In addition, Mike had compared it to how nervous he felt when they went on David Letterman the very first time. That is pretty nervous.
When they did meet both started crying. Their friend reported, “They were both in tears.” Mike told his childhood friend, “Nobody can replace you, Frank.”
American Pickers Stars Did Not Have A Feud
One important detail that their mutual friend shared is that over the past three years, the American Pickers stars “were not feuding.” Instead, she suggests that “They needed separation to appreciate each other.”
She further explained how filming the long hours of the History show put a thorn into their relationship. That was because they were “working 10-hour days, seven days a week, with your best friend.”
She also revealed that this friendship is not over.
Will Frank Fritz Return to The History Channel Series?
Now that Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz are talking, are American Pickers fans one step closer to getting their wish of a television reunion? Could the two reunite on the popular History Channel series, and go back on the road again?
Their mutual friend reported that “Mike really stressed all the good times they had before the show and during the show. Mike did say he’d like Frank back on the show, but Frank is focused on his health.”
Therefore, it may be premature to start hoping for an immediate on-screen reunion. Currently, Frank is still dealing with the aftereffects of his July 2022 stroke.
Hopefully, this is the beginning of physical healing for Frank, and their fractured friendship fully healing. Next, there could be a reunion on the History Channel series. Fans want nothing less.
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