Like most couples featured on Alaska: The Last Frontier, Atz Lee Kilcher and Jane Kilcher are hardworking, committed, and like their privacy. The original cast member of the series, they are known for their hunting, fishing and survival skills, as well as their love for music and nature. They have also shown that they value their family and their way of life above anything else. Atz Lee and Jane have shared a conjugal life of over 17 years but in the time of togetherness they do not have any biological children. Both, Eitenne and Piper Kilcher are their children from ther ex-spouses.
Atz Lee and Jane have faced many challenges and hardships in their relationship over the years. They have had to deal with harsh weather conditions, wild animals, injuries, and isolation on the homestead. They have also had to cope with rumors and speculations about their marriage from fans and critics. Some of these rumors include that they are getting divorced, that they are having affairs, or that they are unhappy with each other. The divorce rumors first surfaced in 2016 which Jane Kilcher denied but that doesnot stopped further rumors. The divorce rumors got further traction in December 2022 when Jane joined Emily Riedel in another Discovery Channel show, Bering Sea Gold. What is the truth about Atz Lee and Jane Kilcher divorce? Are they already divroced? In this article, we will take a closer look at Atz Lee and Jane Kilcher’s relationship and set the record straight on their marital status. We will also explore their past relationships.
Atz Lee and Jane Kilcher current Relationship Status- Divorcing
Atz Lee and Jane Kilcher are divorcing after over 17 years of marriage. The pair met in Homer, Alaska and have known each other from their childhood. The news of divorce came shock to many of their well wisher. On July 23, 2023, Jane Kilcher made a Facebook post writing:
Here we go. Atz Lee is divorcing me and it is very unfortunate but I cannot control it. Lost my best friend and it hurts but I guess that is life . It won’t stop me.
While Atz Lee and Jane Kilcher are in process of seperation the pair is yet to share more details about their divorce or settlement.
Past Relationship-Divorce a piece
Before finding solace in each other’s arms, both Atz Lee and Jane were married to someone else. Even though the pair rarely talk about their ex-marriages, both their children are from their previous relationships.
Back in the early 2000s, Atz Lee was married to Nantia Krisintu. Natina is an MPA graduate of the University of Alaska Anchorage who journeyed to Homer, Alaska in 1997. The pair gave birth to a baby boy, Etienne Kilcher on 12th May 2001. After the pair separated Nantia made a move to Chicago only to return back to Alaska. She pursued her master of education in public administration from the University of Alaska Anchorage. Shedding some more light on her, Nantia has a son named Jacob Krisintu from another relationship although the name of the father is yet to come out to the media. Other than this Nantia has kept everything about her relationship under a secret vault.
On the other hand, Jane was married to Dicran Kassouni and gave birth to a daughter, Piper Isolde Kassouni on June 4, 2003. Jane and Dicran separated soon after and Jane got married to Atz Lee. In 2016, Atz Lee and Jane commemorate their ten years of marriage and renewed their wedding vows which was also shown in a special episode of Alaska Last Frontier.
A quick bits on Atz Lee Kilcher
Atz Lee Kilcher was born to Atz Kilcher and Lenedra Carrol. The third child, Atz Lee often felt like the black sheep of the family. His oldest brother Shane later moved back to the homestead, while his sister Jewel is a country star. After spending his childhood in Alaska, Atz Lee decided to tour across the country searching for something big. Over the years, Atz roamed the country with his trusted guitar by his side. As the years rolled down, Atz Lee felt the familiar tug of home and made the journey back to the homestead.
Jane Kilcher grew up in Anchorage, Alaska until she moved to Homer, Alaska at the age of 12. Jane lived not far from the Kilcher Homestead where she met Atz Lee Kilcher. The childhood friendship between the two turned into much more as a grown adult. Atz Lee and Jane bonded over their love for music and later decided to get married. Her parents were fishermen and trained Jane in ways of fishing. As she often puts it, she spent much of her early life surrounded by “storms and men”. Talking about her education side of things, Jane did attend college as she went to the University of Texas in Austin. Jane is a registered nurse and worked in remote villages in Alaska.
A former commercial fisherwoman, Jane is the one who is left in charge of fishing. She is responsible for making sure the family gets enough fish to last them through the long winters. On the other hand, Atz Lee completely depends on hunting to make sure the family lasts through the long winters. While Atz understands the problem caused by not rearing animals, he would have it no other way. As a result, Atz has to spend some time before winter to get ready for the winter.