Facts of Kristin E Rosy Kirkham Wife Of Tiger King Fame Rick Kirkham
|Full Name||Kristin E Rosøy Kirkham|
|Birth Name||Kristin Elizabeth Rosøy|
|Birth City||Northern Norway|
|No Of Children||1|
Kristin E Rosøy Kirkham is a teacher from Northern Norway. She is popular as the wife of American producer and journalist Rick Kirkham.
Rick is a film producer, cinematographer, writer, and journalist best known for his documentary TV Junkie and his appearance in the hit Netflix documentary Tiger King.
Reportedly, the couple got married in 2018, and the duo is now settled in Norway.
Who Is Kristin E Rosøy Kirkham? Age And Family
Kristin E Rosøy Kirkham was reportedly born and raised in Northern Norway.
There are not many details available about her on the internet as she prefers a private life.
Still, we've managed to do some insta-sleuthing and have rounded a few things about her.
As per her Instagram bio, Kristin is a teacher and crazy dog lover.
She seems to be in her sixties and enjoys life to the fullest with her husband and two dogs (boxer and Miniature Pinscher).
Kirkham is also a photographer enthusiast. We can see all her photography on her Instagram, and she is absolutely flawless and talented.
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Rick Kirkham: Brief Introduction
Rick Kirkham was born Richard Allen Kirkham on May 16, 1958, in Oklahoma. As of June 2022, he is 64 years old and stands at 5 feet 8 inches.
Kirkham was interested in making films since childhood. He filmed more than 3,000 hours of a video diary when he was 14.
He worked as a crime reporter at a Las Vegas NBC affiliate immediately after graduating college.
As per his Facebook profile, he calls himself:
"A journalist dedicated to educating our children and teens on the dangers of addiction. A filmmaker dedicated to creating documentaries that make a difference."
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Career Highlights: Interviewed Then-President George H.W. Bush
Rick worked as an anchor in American news broadcasting newsmagazine Inside Edition.
One of the best at the job, he has interviewed many celebrities during his tenure such as singer/dancer James Brown and Martial artist/actor Chuck Norris.
However, the highlight of his career was when Kirkham got an opportunity to interview then-president George H.W. Bush.
Ironically, he talked about substance abuse with the President while being high.
The 64-year-old has admitted to being a drug addict since his teenage years and it has ruined many important aspects of his life.
During his time at Inside Edition, his drug addiction made him do several stunts including being shot out of a cannon and wrestling a nine-foot alligator.
Rick was asked to check into rehab, however, nothing worked on him and he was eventually fired from the job.
Similarly, his excessive coc*ine use cost him another job at Montana. Kirkham was hired as the News Director at KFBB and was fired less than a year later.
Many former employees have claimed that the anchor/producer had been inappropriate with them time and again.
One of them, named Kacey Roberts even accused him of sexual misconduct. She called him “a manipulative con man” and “a predator” who “tried to destroy” her career.
In the now-deleted Facebook post, Roberts elaborates on how Rick harassed her while working on the channel.
The post read:
For those of you watching Netflix’s ‘Tiger King,’ Rick Kirkham was my News Director in Great Falls, Montana in 2013.
This man sexually harassed me and tried to destroy my career.
Rick would disappear for hours while on shift and take a station vehicle to various watering holes. He would drunk text and call the news team at all hours of the night and hand out prescription pills on company property.
Rick is a manipulative con man. He’s a predator. Seeing him in my living room felt like such a violation.
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Rick Kirkham grabbed huge media attention following the premiere of HBO's hit documentary film TV Junkie.
The documentary showcases the video diary of Rick's life focusing on the seven years, in which he from a successful anchor, became an accidental father, husband, alcoholic, and eventually a drug addict.
It was shown at Sundance in 2006 and praised Kirkham's articulate and authentic self-portrait
The video also showed the life of Kirkham's children and former wife Tammie Kirkham and how they were hugely affected by his addiction.
Tammie, however, was not happy with the documentary and she sued the filmmakers-director Michael Cain and executive producer Christopher Smith.
She filed an injunction and temporary restraining order and claimed that the filmmakers did not take their permission to use certain clips of her in the film.
Tammie also claimed that they did not have permission to use the footage of their children.
On the contrary, Cain claimed that they had full permission to use every little video clip they were given.
Involvement In Tiger King And Relationship With Joe Exotic
Rick Kirkham was offered to be the producer of a reality show featuring Joe Exotic (former Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park owner) in 2014.
He worked at the zoo for a year and claimed to suffer traumatic incidents which led to six months in therapy, including a week-long stay in a psychiatric facility.
Kirkham revealed that, during his time at the zoo, he witnessed Joe's erratic behavior towards his animals.
He claimed that he had many videos shot to prove Exotic’s cruelty to animals but a suspected arson fire destroyed the studio at the zoo which had Kirkham’s footage in Match 2015.
Rick played an important part in the making of the hit Netflix documentary Tiger King which showcased the rise and fall of Joe Exotic.
He was featured prominently throughout the documentary, recounting his days while working under Joe at the zoo.
After the success of the documentary, he in an interview stated: "there was a hell of a lot worse" than what's depicted in Tiger King."
"[Watching Tiger King], you kinda had a little bit of a heart for the guy, but you really didn't realize or get to see how evil he really could be, not only to animals but to people."
Similarly, Rick also released a one-hour show called "The Truth Behind Joe Exotic: The Rick Kirkham Story" on Discovery ID channel on June 2, 2020.
Likewise, he also appeared in the June 2020 documentary Surviving Joe Exotic.
As of June 2022, he works as a producer, director, and cinematographer at his own firm Rick Kirkham Productions.
He opened the company in Norway on 22 May 2021. Rick also has the company of the same name in Dallas, Texas which is established in 1999.
Kristin E Rosøy Kirkham And Rick Kirkham-Married Life And Family
Kristin and Rick reportedly started dating in late 2016 or early 2017.
They got engaged within a few months. Rick shared the news on his Facebook.
The former anchor posted two pictures showing his fiancé and the engagement ring.
He captions the photos that read:
Ladies and Gentlemen...May I introduce...My FIANCE! Kristin Elizabeth Rosøy.
The couple got married in a very intimate ceremony on 13 April 2018 in front of close family and friends.
Their social media shows that the pair is living a blissful life together in Bodø, Norway.
They often feature on each other's Instagram and Facebook accounts and look smitten in love.
In July 2018, the newly married Rick shared a post after they returned from their Honeymoon.
"12:00 noon on a beautiful Saturday in Bodø, Norway. A week back from our Honeymoon on a Greek beach…and a HARD week of home improvement projects since…"
"Kristin stopped in for a moment on her "day out" with her daughter Karoline Rosøy Tømmerbakk's, dozen girl "bachelorette" party day. I'm sleeping in all day. 😉 Paradise. I'm the luckiest man alive."
Kristin and Rick do not have children of their own but consider their dogs their family members.
They are also step-parents to each other's kids from a previous marriage.
Here is a video of a Kirkham couple going fishing in Norway.
Previous Relationships-Rick's Former Wife Tammy Accused Him Of Domestic violence.
Kirkham was previously married to Tammy. They first met in the early 90s and started dating.
Tammy got pregnant with their first son, Rick Jr., and the couple tied the knot around the same time. They also have another son named Dustin.
The duo got divorced after a few years. Tami, who was fed up with Rick's substance abuse, filed for divorce.
She accused him of domestic and emotional abuse throughout their marriage.
Their toxic relationship was also the highlight of the documentary TV Junkie. In one scene, we can see both abusing each other verbally and almost physically.
Rick was also the absent father. He used to leave his children alone at home to go out and use dr*gs.
However, Kirkham seems to have mended his relationship with his sons and seems pretty close with them.
The anchor/producer often posts about his kids, and it seems they share a close relationship.
On the other hand, Kristin was also married to someone prior to meeting Rick. She has a daughter named Karoline Rosøy Tømmerbakk.
There are no details on her first husband. But it looks like her second spouse and daughter shares a great relationship.
Rick calls Karoline his bonus daughter. In one of his Facebook posts, he wrote:
"Everyone who knows me here in Norway KNOWS about my passion for Havrebrød bread. BUT! Only ONE bread stands above and that's my 'Bonus' daughter's homemade! And I got some today!"