Ree Drummond and her “Pioneer Woman” line have been a huge brand name for a very long time. Ten years ago, she debuted her Food Network series, “The Pioneer Woman,” which has won several awards, including Telly Awards and New York Festival Bronze World Awards.
Through this, she has also accrued about 3.7million ardent followers on her Instagram. Her show, “The Pioneer Woman,” explores her Oklahoma ranch and brings a kitchen full of epic recipes to the fore.
Before launching her series, Drummond was known for food and lifestyle. However, she wasn’t the regular average blogger. Her background and previous ambitions are very different from her path today. Drummond has turned into an instant food celebrity from her bright mornings on television to her famous cinnamon rolls and her business conglomerate.
While Drummond has not withheld details about her curious and happy life as a wife, mother of four, and rancher, there are still so many things fans don’t know about her. Although she might be termed an “open book,” there are some things Drummond doesn’t make known to the public. From a life-changing bar event to a Food Network episode she probably wishes we’d all not remember, there’s a whole lot to discover about “The Pioneer Woman.”
‘The Pioneer Woman’ Started As A Joke
According To “The Pioneer Woman” website, the title was a joke initially. Drummond’s friends and family teased her with the presently-famous nickname when she mentioned that she would get hitched to a cattle rancher and live on a ranch. Drummond recalled in her website that she was the last person “anyone ever pictured moving to the country.”
As with all good nicknames, “The Pioneer Woman” eventually became befitting for the subject. It became stamped when she boiled her water after losing the water pressure for months.
For a long time, Drummond regaled her online audience with the story, saying, “A neighboring ranching friend, upon hearing of my plight, called and told me I was a real Pioneer Woman — only this time it wasn’t a joke! If I hadn’t been so busy hauling water at the time, I might have stopped to revel in the title a little more.”
She Goes Through Tough Times Too
Although it would appear that’s all pomp and glamor, Drummond has dealt with troubles like every other human. Fortunately, she has a solid partner to support her journey. “I don’t believe that romance conquers all and love conquers all,” Drummond relayed to BookPage. “But the passion — I don’t know — it propels you forward through the tough times.”
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When she initially got married, not only was she acclimatizing to an entirely new life, but her entire world was in disarray. Per the outlet, she lived a fast-paced life in California before her whole world changed in a little bar located in Oklahoma. As a corporate girl living in California, she visited her parents in Oklahoma before applying to Law schools in Chicago. One night, she went to have fun with her friends and noticed a cowboy in the bar. The cowboy, whom she fondly refers to as “The Marlboro Man,” turned out to be her husband.
Amid her homesickness and her parent’s divorce, she found strength in her marriage. “That’s not to say that a 20-year-old marriage or a 40-year-old marriage has to have daily bursts of roses and chocolates and diamonds,” she explained during the interview, “But I remember through the rough times when we were first married — my parents split, all of the bumps in the road — I was sustained by this guy. My heart would race when I was around him.”
Her Net Worth Is Insanely High
Fans who have done their findings know that Drummond is a wealthy lady. Per Celebrity Net Worth, her net worth is $50 million, and her husband’s net worth is $200 million.
This can only mean one thing: Cattle ranching is a lucrative business. Per The Daily Mail, the land report also places the Drummonds as the 23rd in a list of the top largest landowners in America.
The family was also reported to earn about 23.9 million dollars from the United States government between 2016 and 2017. In addition to all this, the Drummonds have other ventures going on in the ranch.
The Drummonds Get Ranch Helpers Sometimes
Although Drummond’s husband works hard on the ranch, having some help is still very appreciated. The Pioneer Woman recently shared a portrait on Instagram. It featured Ladd’s brilliant Ranch assistants helping out on the ranch and a gorgeous sunrise that glowed behind them.
“Ladd helped the Bassets feed cattle this morning. (They let him tag along from time to time, you see.) Fred and Rusty keep this place running! According to them,” she wrote in her caption.
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“MVPs of the ranch!” Alex, Drummond’s daughter, commented on the image.
It also amassed responses from fans and followers alike who loved the slice of ranch life shown to them.
“Omg. Bassets are the BEST,” one fan wrote, while another person quipped, “So nice of Fred and Rusty to help Ladd.”