Who is ‘Tiger King’ star Dillon Passage?
Dillon Passage is the husband of Tiger King star Joe Exotic, who is also one of the breakout stars from the Netflix doc series “Tiger King”. He was arrested on November 15 in Texas.
TMZ was the first to report the news.
How old is Dillon Passage?
Dillon Passage is 25 years old.
Dillon Passage: What is the story?
Following Passage’s arrest, his husband, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, took to Instagram to express his support for the 25-year-old. He was arrested for two misdemeanor charges in the early hours of Sunday in Manor, Texas, online records show.
The reality star, who was booked three hours after his arrest, was charged with Driving While Intoxicated and Resisting Arrest Search or Transport. As of early Monday morning, Passage is still being held at the Travis County Jail in Austin, Texas.
The records show the star was booked at 6:35 am. and is currently being held on a $3,000 bond. According to TMZ, Passage failed a field sobriety test after the City of Manor police pulled him over.
What is more about Dillon Passage?
Passage and “Tiger King” star Joe Exotic (aka Joseph Maldonado-Passage) married on December 11, 2017, just two months after Exotic’s husband accidentally shot himself and died.
Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for a failed murder-for-hire plot against his big cat rival Carole Baskin. He was found guilty in April 2019 and is being held at Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas. Passage previously told People magazine he visits his husband often.
“It’s something that is a day-to-day thing,” Passage explained. “It’s kind of my normal life now. It’s kind of weird to say, but I’ve kind of gotten used to our situation.”
The passage also has been open about his issues with drug addiction and depression when he met Exotic. He told Entertainment Tonight that he credits Exotic for helping him during that dark time.
“Joe brought me out of my depression and made me feel like I was wanted.”