Here's What Darrell Sheets From Storage Wars Is Up To Now

Darrell Sheets was a memorable character from A&E's hit series "Storage Wars". Between his loud personality and booming voice as he shouted out bids for deserted storage units, Sheets stood out on the show that proved how much of a treasure someone else's trash could be.

Nicknamed "The Gambler," Sheets was known for his high-stakes risks. On "Storage Wars", he went into live auctions fierce and ready for a bidding war, with high hopes in beating out the competition. His strategy was to uncover a diamond in the rough: Find a single high-value flip item that could bring in months of income, rather than spend his time on multiple low-cost items. His son, Brandon "The Sidebelt" Sheets, often followed along to assist his father and learn the tricks of the trade.

Despite Sheets leaving "Storage Wars" in 2017 — not to mention the show ending in 2019 — his biography is still on A&E's website. He is described as being "addicted to the 'high' of storage auctions," and after 32 years in the business, he "takes pride in the adventure and education storage buying has provided him." It has been a few years since audiences saw Sheets' competitive, sometimes crass personality, and he now lives a life away from the spotlight. 

Darrell Sheets is in full retirement after a health scare

Going once, going twice! Darrell Sheets is officially retired. While he left "Storage Wars" in 2017, Sheets still actively sought out high-profit storage locker items to flip. That ended, however, after he suffered two "life changing" heart attacks which required major surgery in March of 2019. He documented his journey through several posts on Instagram, blaming himself for his health and urging his followers to take care of their bodies. "I am feeling better every day but with all the life changes it can be very emotional," he wrote. "Again thanks for all the well wishes." The health issues came as a surprise to many, since after divorcing his first wife in 2016, Darrell had lost more than 100 pounds through Nutrisystem.

As of this writing, Sheets is in good health, and currently lives in Lake Havasu City, Ariz. near the border of California, his native state. He resides with his girlfriend Patty Rich, who "owns a string of vineyards and restaurants," according to TMZ. His high-risk storage unit gambling seems to have paid off, because he spends his time relaxing poolside, boating, and working on his classic cars, which he posts about on Instagram along with frequent uses of the "Storage Wars" hashtag. In a 2020 photo of a palm tree next to a calm lake, The Gambler seems to have hit the jackpot with his retired life. "Just loving life so peaceful," he wrote.

Darrell Sheets returned to Storage Wars for season 13

After 12 seasons between 2010 and 2019, A&E finally pulled the plug on "Storage Wars." While there was never an official cancellation announcement from the network, there weren't any rumblings of a new season and several of its stars had moved on from the business of buying and auctioning. However, "Storage Wars" made its grand return at long last in the spring of 2021.

Despite his retirement after Season 12 to focus on his health, Darrell Sheets was an instrumental part of the "Storage Wars" revival. He announced his comeback on Instagram a month before the season premiere, complete with a so-bad-it's-good dad joke: "Hey Storagewars fans , have you heard the good news yet , we're coming back and it's bidder than ever." Still in good health after recovering from his 2019 heart attack, Sheets' recent social media presence is relatively peaceful and positive for a reality TV star.

While Sheets didn't bring along his son Brandon — who appeared in the first nine seasons — for the "Storage Wars" revival, he continued showcasing his trademark sense of humor that originally helped make the show a runaway success for A&E. Not long after Season 13, "Storage Wars" was renewed for Season 14. Sheets also returned for Season 14, making him one of the few cast members to appear in every season since the beginning.

Did Darrell Sheets get back together with his ex-wife?

While Darrell Sheets and his ex-wife Kimber Wuerfel divorced in 2016, she's been all over his Instagram the past few years. There are no records of them being remarried, but he continues to refer to her in romantic terms, giving annual shoutouts on her birthday, Mother's Day, and their anniversary. Despite the couple's previous divorce, they celebrated a big milestone in 2021: "Just a couple of kids happy to be together #10yearanniversrythismonth."

Even though Sheets and Wuerfel are reconciled, there was a time when the chapter seemed closed. In late 2016, Sheets announced his engagement to a woman named Romney Snyder. She's nowhere to be seen on his profile these days, so it's safe to say that it didn't pan out. A fan commented on a May 2022 post, writing, "I thought you were with Romney," and Sheets responded "5 years ago , thanks for the reminder of some of my worst years." Whatever happened between them, it sounds like things ended pretty badly! Either way, Sheets and Wuerfel have found the wow factor once again and seem happier than ever.