‘Tiger King’: Who Is the Mother Of Joe Exotic’s Son, Brandon?

by Jeremy Spirogis
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A sporadically-mentioned reality about Joseph Maldonado-Passage (aka Joe Exotic) that the Netflix docuseries, Tiger King, skimmed over, is that he has an grownup son. Tiger King spends a big period of time overlaying Maldonado-Passage’s husbands, however who’s the mom of his son?

Joseph Maldonado-Passage’s husbands are proven in ‘Tiger King’

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Any fan of Tiger King is aware of about Maldonado-Passage’s relationships with numerous younger males. This consists of his three-way marriage to each Hohn Finlay and Travis Maldonado.

After Finlay left the connection for a lady, and Maldonado died by unintended suicide, the “Tiger King” wed Dillon Passage. They’re nonetheless married to this present day.

Maldonado-Passage touched on his wrestle with sexuality within the early years through Tiger King. Still, the collection didn’t point out former relationships with girls, together with one whom he had a son, Brandon Chappell.

While the data on Chappell can also be sparse, don’t confuse him with the Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Lamar University.

Who is the mom of Brandon Chappell?

The id of Maldonado-Passage’s former relationship was unclear till his niece, Chealsi Putman, lately spoke out. Putman has main opinions about her uncle and the Tiger King docuseries.

Putman advised DailyMailTV Maldonado-Passage had a son along with his then-girlfriend within the late 1980s. The two resided in Eastvale, Texas collectively. She isn’t talked about in Tiger King, however Chappell is proven briefly in one of many episodes.

“Joe was in and out of Brandon’s life when he was growing up, at one point just a few years ago Brandon and his then-wife both worked at the zoo with Joe,” Putman revealed.

“Joe would go around telling everyone this was his son, he made no secret about it. Brandon was even in a few scenes in the Netflix show.”

Chappell’s mom’s identify is Kim, although there’s no different data obtainable at the moment. According to a number of experiences, Maldonado-Passage explored the homosexual membership scene across the time issues ended with that relationship.

Former producer of JoeExoticTV, Rick Kirkham, advised Metro.co.uk that he knew about Chappell from working on the zoo.

“He had children and his son came to work at the zoo the summer that I was there the very first summer,” he stated, including he was stunned Tiger King didn’t point out any of it.

“Joe treated his son worse than he treated the other employees. He expected more out of him, he expected him to take more leadership and do harder work. He had his son sweeping the park instead of giving him a decent job, feeding the animals or something like that,” he stated.

However, Kirkham added that Chappell wasn’t a secret saying Maldonado-Passage advised everybody “that was his son.”

Does Maldonado-Passage have relationship with both of them?

It doesn’t look as if Chappell and Maldonado-Passage have a lot of a relationship. Chappell and his spouse moved from the zoo again to Texas after a falling out.

Kirkham provided a bit of additional perception into their strained relationship saying, “t was almost as though he regretted having a child, that he regretted having been married.”

Considering all that’s occurred because the March launch of Tiger King, it’s unlikely Chappell’s mom and Maldonado-Passage would have relationship both. Should any additional particulars in regards to the thriller lady come up, we’ll maintain you up to date.

Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness is accessible on Netflix.

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