As Gold Rush: White Water Season 4 got to our screen on Discovery on 13 November 2020, viewers could not help but notice Paul Richardson and his wife, Kayla Sheets’ absence. So, did these people leave the show for good? If yes, what made them come to this decision?
Find out everything in this ‘Kayla Sheets Bio’ which shall also tell you about their married life, what they have been doing now, almost a year after this absence, and more.
But before that let us tell you Kayla Sheets is not to be mistaken for Gold Rush‘s other favorite Kayla Johanson.
Kayla Sheets On Gold Rush
Together, Kayla Sheets and her husband Paul were very popular on the Gold Rush, which is why fans were left with a lot of questions after watching the series last year.
Fortunately, we have answers to all your queries.
Late in 2021, Kayla herself took to her Twitter to finally reveal why she and her husband would no longer be a part of the show. “Sorry everyone, I fought hard to be on Season 4 but ultimately Dustin said he wouldn’t do the show if I came back. I think the little man was intimidated that I could do everything that he did, despite being a woman. I have no regrets for standing up against him. He is a coward”, so yes, in this tweet Dustin is her stepbrother, Dustin Hurts.
Now as for Paul, being the supportive husband that he is, his wife’s clashing with her family is the reason he will also not be returning to the show. Paul was a long-time employee of Kayla’s stepfather.
This revelation, however, should not have come off as too much of a shock to Gold Rush fans as they have been aware of Kayla’s issues with her family.
Even in the past, she spoke about how her working relationship with her stepfather has been “difficult”. Kayla, especially, has never been okay with her family’s traditional outlooks on mining.
Where Is Kayla Sheets Now?
So, what is Kayla Sheets up to in recent times?
According to LinkedIn, Kayla has been working as a full-time administrative office manager/local liaison at Oregon State University’s Extension Service, as of September 2021.
Before that, from May 2019 to September 2021, Kayla was self-employed as a safety and compliance manager at Blue Ribbon Gold, Inc.
In between her leaving Gold Rush and now, Kayla also seemed to have married Paul. The last time we saw her on Gold Rush she was still Paul’s fiancée.
How Much Is Kayla Sheets Net Worth?
Kayla Sheets had almost an estimated $300 thousand net worth until January 2022.
Each member of the cast of Gold Rush earns a varying amount of salary from the other as it depends on the individual’s contract with Discovery Channel before joining the series. However, the price range per episode ranges from $10K to $25K.
To tell you a few, Jack Hoffman likely earned around $10K per episode, while Chris Doumitt and John Schnabel earned $25K per episode.
From 2019 to 2020, Kayla appeared in a total of 13 episodes of Gold Rush: White Water.
Until back in February 2020, she was so excited to be in the official Gold Rush post on Facebook.
Kayla Sheets Age
Reportedly born in the year 1989, Kayla Sheets likely turned 32 years old in 2021.
Kayla Sheets Mom And Dad
By now, you are aware of Kyla Sheets’ on-again and off-again equation with stepfather Dakota Fred Hurt. So, let us also tell you, at the moment, these people are on good terms with each other.
So, Fred married Kayla’s mom Jennifer Sheets sometime in 2016. She was his executive assistant and cook for his mining crew, at the time.
Fred and Jennifer had gone “Facebook official” back in July of 2015. Fast forward to today and they still seem to enjoy each other’s company.
In the meantime, very few knew that Carl “Gene” Sheets is Kayla’s biological dad is. Sadly, Carl passed away in 2014 at the age of 65 after a long illness.
You should have also seen Kyla’s brother, Zack Sheets, in the earlier seasons of Gold Rush: White Water. Additionally, she has 2 more siblings named Jeremy and Eli.
Is Kayla Sheets Still Married?
On 7 February 2020 Paul, on his Twitter @GoldRushPaul_R, tweeted “I’m so proud of my wife despite all the obstacles in her way she stood strong and became a miner”. So, this should help those who were still doubting if or not they are married.
Kayla Sheets Late Husband
Kayla Sheets lost her late husband Greg to pancreatic cancer in 2014, after a year from being diagnosed.
It’s been more than six years since that incident and Kayla still recalls memories of him and advocates for pancreatic cancer.
Kayla revealed that her late husband wanted others to see the ugly side of cancer in hopes that it may bring some light to this specific disease.
Where Is Kayla Sheets From?
Kayla hails from San Francisco, California, and is currently based in Grants Pass in Oregon.
Is Kayla Sheets On Instagram?
Kayla Sheets did not seem to be on Instagram as of 23 January 2022. But, she was on Twitter and the account @GoldRushKayla where her BIO read as “Famous for breaking up bands and destroying everything”.
Other than that, Kayla is on Facebook where she mentions studying at Rogue Community College, George Fox University, and Mount Diablo High School.
How Tall Is Kayla Sheets?
Kayla stands below 5′ 8” tall.