Elliot Neese is a reality TV star, fishing ship captain and professional fisherman, who came to prominence following his appearance in the reality TV show “Deadliest Catch”. Elliot was born as Elliot Nicodemus Neese in 1982, but his exact birthdate and place remain unknown in the media.
Where is Elliot Neese Today?
Elliot left “Deadliest Catch” in 2015 because of his personal problems, which included drug abuse and alcoholism. He enlisted into the rehabilitation clinic Passages, and completed the 60-day treatment. Furthermore, he met a woman at the clinic named Erika Fridenbergs, who has since become his girlfriend. Elliot is now living a simple life, away from the public eye, and though he hasn’t returned to the show, Elliot is spearfishing in tropical locations and has shared pictures of his endeavors on his social media profiles. This one is from Mexico.
Elliot Neese Wiki: Early Life, and Career Beginnings
Growing up in Alaska Elliot, was introduced to fishing at an early age and he was fishing on his own when he was only 12 years old. Gradually, his skills improved, and before he was 20, he was already a fishing boat captain. He would start as a deck boss, and after a few years, he progressed to a position of boat’s engineer and sub-captain as well, before he gained that much trust to become a captain himself.
He started on the boat called Rambling Rose, on which he sailed into the show “Deadliest Catch” in 2005. While in the show, Elliot became one of the most praised characters, beloved by all, but unfortunately his dark side slowly started to surface. Problems started brewing with the rest of the crew, and after a while, Elliot left the ship. Nevertheless, at the time he had already been a part of “Deadliest Catch” for a number of seasons, and his popularity rose through the roof. He returned shortly after with a new ship, entitled The Saga, with which he ruled the cold Alaskan waters for two seasons, before his personal problems left him stranded, away from both work and family.
Drug Addiction and Alcohol Abuse and Other Problems
Elliot’s temper was always a problem; he would express his anger on his girlfriend and children which would lead to their separation. Elliot’s life spiraled down into drug and alcohol abuse, and he was left without a ship and family as well. He started a new life by admitting himself into a Malibu rehabilitation clinic where he spent 60 days, and continued his rehabilitation by becoming a part of the Ibogaine detox program in late 2016. Although cured, Elliot decided not to return to the “Deadliest Catch”, and since then he has been out of the spotlight, traveling, fishing and surfing with his new girlfriend, Erika Fridenbergs.
Elliot had struck a great deal with the Discovery Network, making his salary around $200,000 per year, while his wealth also increased from his other endeavors. So, have you ever wondered how rich Elliot Neese is, as of mid- 2018? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Neese’s net worth is as high as $500,000. Pretty impressive, for a fisherman, don’t you think?
Do You Know About His Girlfriend, Family, and Children?
Before leaving “Deadliest Catch”, Elliot was in a relationship with long-time girlfriend Valerie Gunderson. However, as Elliot’s problems started surfacing, Valerie left him and took their two children with her, and filed for a restraining order against Elliot. Nevertheless, since coming out of rehab, Elliot has been visiting the children and is slowly regaining their trust.
Elliot, a rather loveable character despite his temper and other problems, has become quite popular on social media platforms, primarily on Twitter and Instagram. He has more than 50,000 followers on his official Twitter account, which he has used to promote events from his personal life and career as well. He is also active on Instagram, though his fan base is rather less, with only around 4,500 followers. Elliot isn’t active on Facebook, but if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent fisherman and reality TV personality, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one – just skip over to his official pages.