The franchise of 2020 hit series Tiger King dopped on Netflix on December 10, 2021, titled Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story and it featured more than Bhagavan “Doc” Antle’s time with the big cats. This season, viewers were also let in on a disturbing insight into Doc’s relationship with his ex-wife Radha Hirsch that started when she was just fourteen.
So, who is she? Keep reading this Radha Hirsch Bio to learn all about Doc’s ex-wife.
Radha Hirsch On Tiger King
Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story was set to be a three-part series that examined the life of Doc Antle, a.k.a Bhagavan who is a big cat enthusiast. This big cat expert also owned his private zoo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he worked alongside Joe Exotic (as featured in the first Tiger King film).
So, Radha Hirsch makes into the scene on the second episode of the new docuseries, titled “The Great Escape.” The show then focuses on Radha’s mother who sheds light on the relationship between her daughter and Doc.
It seems that Radha first met Doc when she was 11-12 years of age. Since her mother had to move a lot for work, Radha would often stay with different families at the Yogaville ashram, and that was where she saw Doc.
“I was enamored,” she recalled the first time she ever laid her eyes on him.
Also, at the time, she was a babysitter for Doc and Betsy.
Eventually, Radha and Doc fell in love and by the time she was 14, the two were already sharing a romantic relationship. As per the show, Radha’s mother even caught them making out, and realizing the inappropriateness of the relationship, she put her daughter out of Virginia and put her in a Catholic school.
However, Doc wasn’t giving up easily. Sometime later, Doc picked Radha up while she was on her way to school and the two eloped.
Radha recalled that Doc put her in a motel outside Washington DC for almost a month. Then the two officially tied the knot by forging Radha’s father’s signature on the marriage certificate.
She was only 15 at the time.
They say, young love never lasts, and the pair proved it, by just separating 2 years later. According to Radha, she and Doc had problems, and as she finally saw things for the way they were, she packed all of her belongings and left for California with a friend.
Where Is Radha Hirsch Now?
Now, as of 2021, Radha Hirsch lived in Arizona and maintained a low profile.
As for Doc, his life was an open book. He has been married three times, and surprisingly, Radha who he allegedly abducted while she was 15, is his third wife.
Doc’s first wife is Betsy ‘Brahmi’ Rogers whom he met doing high school. The pair changed their names soon after they got married following a one-month retreat at Yogaville. According to Betsy, he was always unfaithful and would sleep with “teenage girls whose parents didn’t pay attention to them.”
Also, she alleged Doc of physical abuse and said he got mad at her as she got pregnant. And when the baby arrived, he was gone.
After leaving Betsy, Doc then went on to marry a Yogaville devotee named Sumati Steinberg. “He hit on several of the teenage girls that day in the lake. He was 22, I was 14,” Sumati recalled the first time she met Doc.
Like all of Doc’s relationships, he slept with Sumati as she turned 15. Also, she alleged that Doc of being “incredibly violent,” and trying to kill her “four times in four years,”
“One time he even bragged to his girlfriends that he broke two of my ribs to shut me up. And it’s true, he did,” Sumati added.
Eventually, Sumati got pregnant. And once again, Doc packed up and left.
Radha Hirsch Age
Radha Hirsch was in her 50’s as of 2021. She is 16 years younger in age than her ex-husband Doc Antle who was born on 16th March 1960.
Who Is Radha Hirsch Husband?
After Doc, Radha Hirsch went on to marry her husband Daniel Y Hirsch. Unfortunately, their marriage ended in February 2008.
We have no information about her then-husband.
Well, if you want to know about Doc, he is the Tiger King star who founded the Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.). He comes from a wealthy family and is a son of a boxer who fostered discipline in him through martial arts.
Find Doc over IG @Dr. Bhagavan Antle.
Is Radha Hirsch On Instagram?
No, Radha Hirsch wasn’t on Instagram as of 2021.
She had no social media presence then.
Who Is Radha Hirsch Mom?
Radha Hirsch’s mother is Diane Ducharme who also appeared on Tiger King: The Doc Antle Story.
For those of you wondering, she was alive and doing well as of 2021.
What Does Radha Hirsch Do For A Living?
Radha Hirsch reportedly worked for Trent Frank’s Leadership PAC “Defending America’s Future” from April 2012 to January 2014.
Besides that, we have no information on the rest of her job ventures.