Soon after Gold Rush: White Water season 4 premiered in Jan 2021, fans noticed that Paul Richardson wasn’t anywhere to be found. However, having witnessed the tensions within the family throughout the previous seasons, it wasn’t much of a surprise when they got to know that the star decided not to appear in its fourth installment.
So, meanwhile, Paul stays offscreen, lets also take a time out to learn about his private life over this Paul Richardson Bio.
The Reason Behind Paul Richardson’s Exit From Gold Rush: White Water
Long story short, Paul Richardson was forced to leave the show alongside his wife, because Dustin Hurts wouldn’t have done the show if they came back.
For those who missed the family drama, Paul’s wife Kayla Sheets had been having issues for quite a while with her family who had a very traditional outlook on mining. What’s more, her stepbrother, Dustin didn’t even hesitate to say that he doesn’t think women should be in the mining industry.
So, to keep Kayla away from mining, her step bother gave the producers a hard choice.
Well, to be honest, Paul didn’t exactly have to leave the show. But being the supportive husband that he is, the star decided to stick by his wife’s side.
As for Kayla’s take on this matter, she saw this as Dustin’s cowardliness. “I think the little man was intimidated that I could do everything that he did, despite being a woman,” she said.
Also, she went on to add that she had no regrets for standing up to him.
And the audience seemed to have sided with her as well. Some viewers shared that they would no longer continue watching the show due to Dakota and Kayla’s fallout.
But though Paul and Kayla were on cold war with Dustin and the family, they still were on good terms with Kayla’s stepdad, Dakota Fred Hurt. It seems that before Fred signed on for season 4 on the show, they had already sorted their differences aside.
Paul Richardson Age
Paul Richardson was reportedly 46 years of age in 2022.
Is Paul Richardson Still Married?
We’ve no idea if Paul Richardson and Kayla Sheets were still married as of 2022. But given that Paul’s been such a supportive husband, we don’t see any reason for them to be separated.
Furthermore, his faith in her was another thing that bound them together. He once even took it to his Twitter to write, “I’m so proud of my wife despite all the obstacles in her way she stood strong and became a miner.”
Reportedly, Paul and Kayla were married in July 2019.
Paul’s wife, Kayla is a San Francisco, California native who graduated from Mount Diablo High School. She then attended Rogue Community College, followed by George Fox University, and finally started her career as an office manager/local liaison at Oregon State University Extension Service.
But do not confuse her with another Gold Rush: White Water star, Kayla Johnason, who joined the show only in season 4.
Our Kayla is Paul’s wife, and the former wife of Greg who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on February 4th, 2013, and passed away on January 31, 2014.
How Much Is Paul Richardson Net Worth?
Paul Richardson garnered a net worth of under $400 thousand by 2022.
As for his profession, Paul is a miner who was a long-time employee of Dakota Fred Hurt (Kayla’s step-dad). He then joined Gold Rush: White Water alongside the Hurt family in 2018, and last appeared on the show in a 2021 ep titled “To the Edge.”
For those of you interested, a Gold Rush cast was paid anywhere from $10,000 to $25,000 per episode. So, he probably earned somewhere in mid-range of that.
But Gold Rush: White Water wasn’t his first time on the Gold Rush franchise. He’s also appeared on its earliest season Gold Rush: The Dirt back in 2013 in over 6 episodes.
This star is also featured in the documentary series Gold Blooded (2018), and All That Glitters (2015).
Paul Richardson Family
Paul Richardson comes from a family of four. His father, Paul S. Richardson passed away from lung cancer on March 25, 2014, while his mother Jeannette was doing well before 2022.
As for Paul’s sibling, Wesley D. Richardson, he co-owned the New Age Mining Equipment. The guy also stared alongside his bother on Gold Rush: White Water, and continued to do the show even after Paul’s departure.
Also, Wesley has a daughter with Deborah Erekson Richardson named Shawna Misiong. She was an interior designer married to Michael Misiong with 2 kids.
Where Is Paul Richardson From?
Paul is a Corpus Christi, Texas native who claims that he’s a proud Texan.
Even as of 2022, he resided in Pipe Creek, Texas.
Is Paul Richardson On Instagram?
Sadly, we couldn’t find him on Instagram.
How Tall Is Paul Richardson?
Paul stands tall at a height around 5 feet 10 inches (178 cm).