Danielle Colby stands by Mike Wolfe.
After Frank Fritz's revelation about his relationship with his ex-host, the "American Pickers” star broke her silence Monday.
The 45-year-old shared a candid selfie with Wolfe, 57, on Instagram while they were both hitting the road.
She captioned the photo, "Out on the road again avec my best friend & my big brother whose support I fully and stand behind." "Thanks for all your advocacy over the past decade towards me and others on set. @mikewolfeamericanpicker I'm proud of how you have handled the last 12 years and look forward to many more years of rolling around this big blue marble together."
Colby said, "I am truly saddened by the loss Frank on the show." Colby shared, "I am incredibly sorry for his struggles. Over the past decade, I have witnessed everything. Although I have many thoughts, they are not my gospel. Although I wish things were different, we have to be accountable for what we do when we cause pain or instability in the lives of others.
Colby said, "Frank caused such pain for himself that it was hard to watch," Colby added. Frank deserves all the help that he can get after so many years of being sick. I am not qualified to give advice on behalf of someone in need. I will try my best to keep my comments positive. "I send love to everyone.
Colby said that she is speaking out now, as she doesn't want tabloids to voice her opinion. Colby stated that her goal is to share her views on the matter.
Colby wrote, "The reason I'm speaking about this is because everyone is speculating upon my words and my words have been taken out of context by tabloid rags because it's impossible to interview me because they can't interview with me with a tabloid paper." If you want to know my feelings, click here. This is exactly what I feel. I wish everyone well. I wish everyone continues to love one another, even in the toughest times.
Fox News asked Fritz for clarification but Fritz's rep didn't respond immediately.
The popular History Channel reality series, which premiered in 2010, chronicles the adventures of the pickers as they travel across the country in hopes of finding and rescuing prized objects with stories deeply rooted in American history. Colby is there to help when the two minds get into a slapstick situation.
Fritz revealed earlier this month that Wolfe and Fritz had been friends for a while. The 55-year-old told The Sun he has left the series and is no longer in touch with Wolfe.
The 55-year old told the outlet that he hasn't spoken to Mike in two decades. He knew I was having a hard time, but he didn’t call me to ask how my day was. It's how it is.
Fritz would not give details about the reason for his departure but described feeling like he was "second" on "American Pickers."
He claimed that the show was titled towards him at 1,000 percent. "I can't bend that far to show you how much. It's okay. It's almost like Aerosmith is the frontman and Steven Tyler is the backman. He's number one, I found my spot, he's second. I don't have a problem with that, but maybe he has a problem.
Fritz revealed that his audience could identify more easily with him, making him a "bigger star" among fans.
He explained that he was not arrogant, and that he is more of a "regular ol" guy. The guy who buys Busch Light 30 packs and pizzas on weekends is the one that I connect with. This is my guy. My guy purchases a $150 sign and not an $8,000 one. I am more common-man guy. I have not found a $100,000 vase nor any Michelangelo stuff. I have never had such a large, huge score. All the little scores are my bread and butter, and that's what I love about it."
Fox News reached out to Wolfe and a rep from The History Channel, but they didn't respond immediately. However, Wolfe confirmed on Instagram that Fritz has left the show, adding he will miss his former co-host.
Wolfe wrote, "I have known Frank since I can remember. He's been like my brother to me." "Like all life, the journey Frank, Dani, and I began back in 2009 has had its highs, lows, blessings, challenges, and rewards, but it has also been one of the most rewarding."