Wes Harper was always yelling at the TV — “telling people what they were doing wrong and what they were doing right” — as he watched N*ked And Afraid. Seeing the fire in his eyes, his wife, Molly Harper then signed him up for the show, and now he’s one of the 12 competitors on N*ked And Afraid: Last One Standing.
So, who is Molly Harper? Keep reading to find out.
Meet Molly Harper, N*ked & Afraid Star Wes Harper Spouse
Molly Harper is Wes Harper’s spouse whom he married on February 25, 2012, after 14 years of friendship.
“11 years of marriage today, over 25 years of friendship. What a journey – I can’t wait to see what awaits us. Love you, Wes. Happy Anniversary,” Molly celebrated their 11th anniversary on IG.
According to Molly, Wes was an “amazing husband” with unparalleled “strength and determination.” And this couldn’t be truer. Wes really is a dogged survivor. After undergoing catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (abnormal heart rhythm) in 2019, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2021 — which he beat the next year!
His tenancy was also the reason, Molly signed him up for the show. “Wes has always been an outdoorsy person,” Molly explained. “He loves to challenge himself on things that are just outside of his comfort zone. Marathoner, triathlete, Ironman — he accomplished all of these, so it was only logical that he do something that combined his ability to prepare for anything with his mental toughness. Being a survivalist requires all of these attributes, which is why I knew he would be great at it. He does not give up!”
Now, Wes has graced over 20 eps of N*ked And Afraid and has earned himself a spot in N*ked And Afraid: Last One Standing as well. Furthermore, the survivalist has gained a bunch of fans, both locally and internationally.
“Wes loves this. Having fans, being recognized, being asked to speak at various organizations’ meetings — it’s the notoriety that he just has never gotten before,” said Molly. “The feeling he gets from the shoutouts from fans is really hard to put into words.”
Molly Harper Children
Molly Harper shares five children — Corey and Jake (with her ex-husband Matt) and Hunter, Izzy, and Waylon.
Corey Hildebrandt: She studied Psychology at the University of Kentucky, and now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Here’s her IG @coreynicole15.
Jake Matthew Hildebrandt: He was born in Raleigh, North Carolina on July 17, 2001. But now, this Philadelphia Eagles fan lives in Cary, North Carolina with his girlfriend. Find him on IG @jhilly_17.
Hunter Harper: She was born on Jan 19, 1996, in Raleigh, North Carolina. Now, she lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, with her husband Max Coleman, and works at a realtor D.R. Horton Homes. Here’s her IG @hunterharpcolemannn.
Izzy Harper: She is Molly’s youngest child who turned 20 on April 12, 2023. Here’s her IG @izzzharper.
Waylon Harper: Fans of N*ked And Afraid will remember him from his time on the show’s spin-off Next Gen Survival. In season 14, ep 6, he finished a 14-day challenge of his own! The last we checked, he had just graduated from Appalachian State University and was in a relationship with Marin Rommel.
Talking a little about Molly’s ex-husband, Matt Hildebrandt is a Norristown, Pennsylvania native. He’s been inactive on his FB @matt.hildebrandt ever since 2009.
Fun Fact: When Wes first appeared on N*ked And Afraid, his kids hated it! But now, his youngest son is following in his footsteps while others are proud of their “dad’s butt on TV.”
Molly Harper Age
Molly Harper turned 55 years of age in 2023.
But she was a year younger when she filmed N*ked And Afraid: Last One Standing.
What Is Molly Harper Maiden Name?
Molly Harper’s maiden name is “Crampton.”
Did you know: Molly previously went by the name Molly Hildebrandt.
Molly Harper Family
Molly Harper comes from a family of four.
Sadly, both of her parents have passed away. Her dad Charles Ray Crampton took his last breath in 1998, while her mother, Mary Lynne Crampton left this world on September 5, 2003, at the age of 87.
“Father’s Day 23 years ago, then the next month you were gone. Will always remember you. You would be so proud of all of us and the legacy you and Mom created. Miss and love you,” Molly paid tribute to her dad on Father’s Day 2021.
Likewise, Molly’s grandparents, Orva and Mildred (Wands) Herrick have long left this world.
As for her sibling, Charles Mark Crampton was an inspiration for Molly. “I am so proud to be your sister and look forward to our time together and the new memories we will make this year. I love you,” Molly dedicated an IG post to him on his birthday (i.e. on March 8) in 2023.
Molly Harper Job
Molly Harper is a Real Estate Broker. In 2023, she was working at Heaton Real Estate for almost 4 years.
“I’m an accredited, independent Real Estate Agent affiliated with Heaton Real Estate. With extensive experience in sales and customer service, I offer a full commitment to providing my clients with assistance in all aspects of real estate,” her bio on Heaton’s official page read.
Prior to that, she worked as an Account Executive at Insight from 2016 to 2022 and at NWN Corporation from Mar 2004 to Jan 2015.
As for her education, she got her Bachelor of Science in Communication and Media Studies from Radford University in 1990.
Is Molly Harper On Instagram And Facebook?
When Is Molly Harper Birthday?
Molly receives her birthday wishes on March 31 and is of the Aries zodiac.
Where Is Molly Harper From?
Molly didn’t reveal her hometown. But she lived in Littleton, North Carolina, in 2021.