Danielle Colby has nothing but praise for her “Pickers” co-star Mike Wolfe, who has been sharing stories about his life with the three young women of the show.
The 4:30 p.m. ET premiere of Tuesday’s episode shows the premiere episode shows how new cast members Ashley, Lyndsey and Megan experienced a rare outing with the past three seasons as they search for antiques in Canada. And for the three “selectors,” new adventures with the present-day experts was nothing short of a joy.
“There is no one that I admire more and respect more than Mike,” Colby told CNN. “He’s not afraid to open up his past for us. That’s what I love about him.”
Now a father of three, Wolfe has spent years finding him and Colby’s friendship grew deeper as their careers became increasingly intertwined. Even more than their on-air partnership, both are in a long-standing relationship.
Colby once told Fortune how that professional and personal bond binds the two, citing Wolfe’s “illogical sense of proportion” and “exaggerated fury when people piss him off.” But even more, it speaks to his heart.
“He’s such a gentle soul,” she added. “He has nothing but positive energy.”
It was to highlight that love that Wolfe tagged along to “Finding Enchantment,” the current Lifetime film, which captured Colby’s 16th birthday party in their relationship.
“When we got there, he said, ‘It’s such a great night to shoot,’” Colby told CNN. “I can’t believe he’s been my support system for so long.”
The story will be celebrated with a final season premiere of American Pickers Sept. 11 on History. A third seasons will also air as an “all-new” programming block on the network in November. For a season preview, watch the video below: