Like most couples featured on Alaska: The Last Frontier, Atz Lee Kilcher and Jane Kilcher are hardworking, and like their privacy. They have been part of the series since the beginning, showcasing their hunting, fishing, and survival skills, as well as their passion 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 shared a marital life of 17 years but in the time of togetherness, they did not have any biological children. Both, Eitenne and Piper Kilcher are their children from their ex-spouses.
However, their relationship has not been easy. They have faced many challenges, such as harsh weather, dangerous wildlife, injuries, and isolation. They have also dealt with rumors and gossip about their marriage from fans and critics. Some people have claimed that they are divorcing, cheating, or unhappy with each other. Jane Kilcher denied the divorce rumors in 2016, but they came back in December 2022, when she joined another Discovery Channel show, Bering Sea Gold, as a crew member of her friend Emily Riedel.
So, what is the truth about Atz Lee and Jane Kilcher’s divorce? Are they still together or have they split up? In this article, we will explore their relationship history and current status. We will also look into their previous marriages and children.
Atz Lee and Jane Kilcher current Relationship Status: Divorced
Jane Kilcher, one of the stars of the reality show Alaska: The Last Frontier, has recently gone through a painful divorce from her husband of 17 years, Atz Lee Kilcher. The couple, who met in their hometown of Homer, Alaska, and shared a love for the wilderness, announced their split on social media, shocking their fans and followers.
Jane took to Facebook on July 23, 2023, to break the news, 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.”
She did not reveal the reason for their divorce, but she made it clear that she had no hard feelings towards Atz Lee. In fact, she even defended him from online trolls who accused him of abusing her, after she posted a photo of her black eye that she got from a rifle scope accident on the show. On July 29, 2023, she wrote:
“This is not ok! This black eye happened on tv when I got scoped. I have nothing bad to say about Atz Lee. And leave my kids alone. My girl isn’t and hasn’t been a part of reality tv and the facts are not even straight when y’all go after her. Leave all my family alone and come after me.”
Jane also opened up about her professional and personal life after the divorce, revealing that she was working on another reality show, Bering Sea Gold, where she faced the challenges of ice mining. She also expressed her frustration with the sexism and body-shaming that she encountered in the industry. On August 16, 2023, she wrote on Facebook:
“Ice season is so physically demanding . This is me just after a walk on the ice with Emily ! New episode tonite- watched the Barbie movie and it made me realize how it is hard to be a woman out here. And Emily and I are always assumed to be bitches. But really we are HILARIOUS go getters”
Jane also showed off her impressive weight loss, which she attributed to her divorce and the pressure of being on TV. She said she lost 25 lbs and called it a “revenge body”. She also said she wanted to be healthy, despite being a “heathen”.
“Ya I lost a lot of weight. Maybe 25 lbs…. From my divorce and from honestly the pressure of being ridiculed and trolled on social media as someone too chubby to be on tv. Like what??? Wow! I did have covid times & stress weight gain- but I got rid of it. I think its called a revenge body??? Lol …And I wanted to be as healthy as possible since I am already such a heathen.”
Jane also hinted at her new single status, posting a photo of herself wearing a white apron and a stethoscope, which reminded her fans of her previous career as a registered nurse. She captioned the photo as “Single”. However, it is unclear if she is still working as a nurse.
Jane Kilcher has been through a lot of changes in the past year, but she seems to be coping well and moving on with her life. She has not lost her sense of humor or her adventurous spirit, and she continues to share her journey with her loyal fans.
Atz Lee Kilcher, on the other hand, has not made any public statement about their divorce. He has been silent on social media and has not given any interviews or comments to the media. He seems to be keeping a low profile and focusing on his life in the wilderness. According to some sources, he is still part of the reality show Alaska: The Last Frontier, but he has not confirmed or denied this. It is possible that he wants to respect Jane’s privacy and avoid any drama or controversy. He may also be dealing with his own emotions and coping with the end of his marriage. Whatever the reason, Atz Lee Kilcher has chosen not to share his side of the story with the public.
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 commemorated their ten years of marriage and renewed their wedding vows which was also shown in a special episode of the Alaska Last Frontier.
A quick write 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.