Sue Aikens (a.k.a Susan Ruth Aikens) is American hunter and TV personality. She is known for National geography show “Life Below Zero.” Sue can be defined as the epitome of courageous and hard-working women who prefer to live a nomadic lifestyle.
She lives at 197 miles of north Arctic circle, the nearest road is 80 miles from her in Kavik, Alaska, and the nearest neighbor is 500 Miles away in Fabriansk, Alaska. She enjoys the seasonal beauty of Alaska which undermines the fact she shares the territory with predators like Bears and Foxes. The howling and cold winter is not friendly either. At one time she was attacked by a grizzly bear leaving her to die but she survived.
Her not so normal lifestyle has attracted many reality shows. She was part of Flying Wild Alaska (2011-2012), Sarah Palin’s Alaska (2010), more prominent her regular role in Life below Zero gained her fame worldwide. She began as the cast of National Geography show “Life Below Zero” in 2013. The show other star cast includes Chip Hailstone and his wife Agnes Hailstone, Andy Bassich, Glenn Villeneuve.
Sue Aikens Wiki/Bio, Age
She was born on the 1st of July, 1963 in Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States. This 55 years old TV star is American and belongs to Caucasian ethnicity. As we trace back her family tree, her grandfather was from Scotland.
She grew up in the suburbs of Chicago until her parents decide to separate when she was 12. Following the divorce, her mother took her to a family friend in Fairbanks, Alaska. Although the mother could not take the cold and hardship Sue learned to live in the very place. At such a tender age when a typical girl plays with dolls, Sue used guns and bullets. Surprisingly the girl from the modern area got along with her new demanding lifestyle.
Sue Aikens is married for three times, her husband
As much as we think we are familiar with this TV star, she has shared very few details about her personal life. She has shared being married for three times but none of the relationships worked. Out of three two died of disease and one left her to pursue a younger girl.
Her first husband died of brain tumor. After that, she married British man Eddie James Aikens on 13th June 1987. The relationship lasted for 17 years, the most she has led a conjugal life. Together they had two children a son and a daughter. In most part of the marriage, she lived in Portland, Oregon where Eddie worked as a barber.
Ultimately marriage dissolved, in 2004 she and Eddie got divorced. Aikens returned to Alaska in her old ways of living. The couple remained very good friends before Eddie passed away in 2009. She attended the funeral, and she had some kind words for her departed ex-husband;
“I remember that you always came up from behind me, put your arms around me, and would say “I love you Mrs. Aikens” Even when we were divorced, two days before your death, you said the words to me again. In friendship, we found the ability to say and do what we needed. I will so miss your sweet face and smile. Your ability to forgive, and open your heart. I was the catalyst… you the sturdy branches. I am sad “
Her third marriage is quite a mystery; however, she did not stay in the relationship for very long.
Sue Aikens Family; Kids and Grandkids
Sue Aikens has a grown-up daughter and a son who are in the thirties. Both of her children are married and lives away from her in the lower United States. They occasionally pay her visit in Alaska. Her son is younger among the two who got married in September of 2016, and she was present for the occasion.
I slipped the collar last week to see my Son wed his girl. Congrats to them both, yay!! You cant take the Idgie out of this tomato 🙂 pic.twitter.com/F67UsHq2BU
— Sue Aikens (@SueAikens) October 2, 2016
Also, her granddaughter and grandson visit her in Alaska. While away she has the satellite phone and wifi network to keep in touch. Sue loves to exchange gifts with her kids and grandkids. She sends the rare things from Alaska while she receives the things that can help her to survive. On one occasion, she got a puppy as a gift from her grandkids.
Sue Aikens Salary and Net Worth
As the main cast of “National Geography” tv show Life Below Zero Sue Aikens makes an impressive salary from the show. She earns an estimated sum of $200,000 yearly by appearing in the show. She also runs Kaviv River Camp from June through September. She provides her customers with food and accommodation for which she charges $350 per day. Also, she has got the only gas station on the east side of the North Slope. Sue Aikens has an estimated net worth of $500,000.
Sue Aikens injury issue and the accident
Sue Aikens escaped near death situation from the attack of a grizzly bear. In 2007 she was charged by an eight-foot grizzly bear. Sue had hips pulled out of the socket, torn muscle, and head injury due to a vicious attack. She had no idea when Bear came out of nowhere.
Once, the bear retreated and left her for dead she dragged to the camp and put the stitches on the wound. The brave women returned with a gun and killed the creature. The attack wound was not attained by any medical personnel as she lied in her camp for ten days. A pilot circling her camp found her and took her to hospital.
Delving into her other injury, on 21st February 2017, a report emerged of Sue filing against the producer of “Life Below Zero.” According to the Aikens, she was forced to do a stunt which left her seriously injured. The report link back to the fifth season’s episode “The Crash” which shows Sue hitting an ice heave. Reportedly. The aftermath of the incident she was left severely injured but the producers opted not to make a call to rescue airplane immediately and instructed the pilot to land at the far end of the runway for the sake of entertainment and thrill.
Sue Aikens Facts
|Name:||Susan Ruth Aikens|
|Place of Birth||Mount Prospect, Illinois, United States|
|Birthdate||July 1, 1963|
|Children||one son, one daughter|