Frank Fritz does not have a wife and has never been married before. Since his long-time relationship with Diann Bankson ended, Frank’s dating situation has remained unclear.
Frank Fritz is an American reality TV star, actor, and antique collector who is prominent for being a star of the History Channel’s American Pickers. Besides his successful entertainment career, the TV star is also in the news for his love life. Frank and Diann Bankson were in a long-term on-and-off relationship for some decades.
The duo first dated when Frank was 25, again at 35, and then at 52. However, this post is focused on the last lap of their relationship as we do not have details of the first two sets of their dating period. Here’s more to know, including how the ex-couple has been individually faring since their relationship hit the rocks.
Is Frank Fritz Gay?
No, Frank Fritz is not gay. The rumors about his sexual preference seemed from the fact that he is unmarried at 58. Moreover, his close friendship with his colleague Mike Wolfe led to speculations that they were in a relationship. The rumors were debunked with the revelation of Wolfe’s long-term girlfriend, Jodi Faeth. Frank also revealed he was in a relationship with ex-girlfriend Diann Bankson at the time.
Is Frank Fritz Married?
Throughout his lifetime, the 58-year-old American TV star has never walked down the aisle with any woman. For some time, rumors have been spreading that Frank Fritz has found himself a wife after many years of bachelorhood. However, there is no truth in this report.
However, many people who are aware of his most recent and major relationship with Diann began to think that it was headed for marriage.
Relationship Timeline of Frank Fritz and Diann Bankson
Frank and Diann have a long relationship history. As far back as 2016, Frank was known to be occasionally posting photos of Diann Bankson with himself on his Facebook page. Not only that, but he also was used to sharing pictures of Diann’s daughter known as Paige, and Paige’s daughter Eulalia, referring to the baby as his granddaughter.
The photos got Frank’s fans shocked and consequently sparked rumors that they might have secretly tied the knot in a private wedding ceremony. But Frank was quick to come out to debunk the news. He clarified that they did not get married although he considers Diann’s family as his. “Diann’s family is my family. It is great being Grandpa Frank! I love my girls, he stated.
Frank Fritz, 58, and Diann Bankson, 60, met for the first time in 2016 and started dating the same year, but details of where they met is not disclosed. The following year, they took their love to the next level after Frank officially got her engaged.
The ex-couple lived together in Frank’s Lowa’s farmhouse throughout the times they were dating. During that time, they were used to sharing the beautiful moments they had on their various social media pages and their relationship appeared perfect. However, some years after, the love they have for each other went cold, and the once-time love birds splitted and went their separate ways.
According to records, the American Pickers star had a genuine intention to marry Diann. However, the tables turned, and they no longer made it to the alter but broke up sometime in 2019. Their relationship did not produce any child.
Frank and Dianne Separated After They Accused Each Other of Infidelity
Both Frank and Diann have different versions of reports as to what went wrong in their relationship. In an interview he granted with The Sun, Frank Fritz insisted that Diann was unfaithful in their relationship, and that was what led to its crash.
The TV star even went to the extent of getting a tattoo that would always remind him of Bankson’s “betrayal” and not to ever make the same mistake again. “Once a cheater always a cheater“, the tattoo reads.
In his words, he was going to get married, bought a house, and a big expensive ring, but suddenly found out that his fiancee had been dating a different man for two and a half years. Speaking further, Frank Fritz also attributed his weight loss to the heartbreak he went through. “I gave it a good shot, I tried to drink her away”, he added.
Meanwhile, in March 2018, the ex-couple bought a lavish home at Lowa for a fortune of $355,000. However, Frank sold the mansion for $358,000 shortly after they separated. As of May 2022, Frank said that he was not dating any woman as he was “stung hard enough.”
On her own side, Diann Bankson denied all of Frank’s cheating claims. According to her, everything Frank said was not valid because he was only trying to make her look like “the bad person”. “He’s playing the victim and it’s not true. I wasn’t cheating on him at all”, she insisted.
Diann rather said that Frank was the one that cheated on her. She claimed that she once walked into their room and found Frank with another woman. Ultimately Diann decided to move on with her life because, in her words, each time she thinks about how Frank cheated on her, it gets her upset and hurt all over again.
Who is Frank Fritz Dating Now?
Frank Fritz is not dating anyone. From what is obvious, Frank isn’t much of a social media person, and as a result, it is hard to find out certain information about him, especially in regard to his love life.
He actually has a presence on various social media platforms but on the heels of recent health challenges he had, his social media accounts were made private. So, given the lack of activity on his Instagram and other social media sites, it is difficult to track down his exact current relationship status.
Dianne Has Moved On With Another Man
Dianne Bankson on her own side has since moved on with a new boyfriend. The 58-year-old made headlines in February 2021 after her pictures with a new man identified as Eric Longlett made rounds on the internet. Eric, a resident of Davenport Lowa, is an Engineering Administration Manager for the city of Davenport.
Diann herself was the one that debuted her new man by posting him on her Facebook page following a family graduation they attended in February 2022. In March 2022, she made another Facebook post wherein she lavished praises on Eric for planning the “best birthday weekend”.
The post partly reads, “He took me to see Elton John’s Yellow Brick Road Farewell Tour… I’m a lucky girl… Love you Babe oxo”. The couple further took a vacation to Savannah Illinois. Apparently, Frank Fritz’s ex-girlfriend, Diann Bankson has moved on and found love again after the messy split.
Who is Frank Fritz’s Wife?
Frank Fritz does not have a wife and has never been married before.
Is Frank Fritz Still Alive?
Yes, Frank Fritz is still alive. On July 14, 2022, he was found unresponsive in his Davenport home and rushed to a local hospital. He is currently under temporary guardianship and in good health.
What is Frank Fritz Doing Now?
Frank Fritz is still recovering from the effects of the stroke he had in 2022 and has not resumed work.