Liz Cavalier has a peculiar rule on the set of the reality series Swamp People. No one can call her Elizabeth like her father did. Other than that, Liz is one of the coolest persons on the show. A gator hunter, Elizabeth is often known as the Gator Queen. A shooter, Liz’s skills in gator hunting are worthy of the title. Liz comes from a long family line of gator hunters. She learned the tricks of the trade from her father and would often travel around with her family during the gator hunting season. And all that following around equipped Liz with some of the best skills and experience that proved vital in her career as a hunter.
Elizabeth Dupre was born on the 21st of January 1970 in Pierre Part, Louisiana. A single child of the family, both of Liz’s parents CJ Dupre and Ella Dupre are gator hunters. She spent much of her early life in the northern part of Morgan City and loved accompanying her parents to gator trips. The family would often make the trip to Houma during the season. It was much later that the Dupre family moved to the muddy waters of Louisianna. Growing up Liz had a seven-foot-long, alligator pet named Charlie Pie.
Liz first got her chance to hunt a gator when she was just 12 years of age. Since then, Liz has worked as a gator hunter and travels to Louisianna during the season. Liz also made regular appearances in the reality series, Swamp People.
Life on set:
Liz Cavalier joined the reality series alongside her childhood friend, Troy Landry. She worked with Troy for most of season two and worked as his shooter. In season 3, Liz parted ways with Troy and featured with her new crew alongside her friend Kristi. One of the major reasons why Liz left Tony’s crew was that he violated Liz’s golden rule. Since then, Liz worked on the series for a total of six seasons before parting ways with the series. Alongside her career as a gator hunter, Liz also owns merchandise by the name of Gator Queen.
As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be around USD 500,000.
Liz is currently married to a fellow hunter Justin Choate. The pair got married in 2014. Her sons Daemon and Destin are from Justin’s ex-wife. The family of four live together in Louisiana, Pecan Island.
And while Liz is in a happy marriage now, this is not her first marriage. She was previously married to an unidentified man and had a daughter Jessica with him. Jessica was also part of TV show Swamp People we surely know where her gator hunting skill comes from.
Growing up, Jessica suffered from a serious case of substance abuse, and Liz has been quite open about it. She wants others to learn from the story of her daughter who later came clean.
Why did she leave the show?
During the sixth season of the show, the series changed hands. The new management team wanted Liz out of the series alongside several other cast members. Liz took to social media with her requests, incurring further wrath from the management team. Liz stayed stubborn and keep going public with the management’s requests. The new management team wanted Liz to remove her social media posts, but Liz never did. As a result, Liz was forced to quit the reality series and it is safe to say she won’t be coming back to the series anytime soon.
Life After Swamp People
Since leaving Swamp People Liz Cavalier has been pushed out of the spotlight. Nonetheless, whether or not for the camera she still calls swamps of Louisiana her home and often spends time hunting. She goes by the name “Gator Queen Liz” on Facebook and shares bits and pieces of her life. She can be seen on the gator hunt with her husband and sons and sometimes takes her granddaughter on fishing trips by the river.
Age, Nationality, Ethnicity
The former reality TV star and a gator hunter is currently 50 years of age. She holds American citizenship and according to the official document she goes by name Liz Choate the surname she inherits from her current husband. Despite the fact, media houses address her as Liz Cavalier as in the surname of her ex-husband. If ethnicity is concerned Liz is caucasian.