Tiger King star Joe Exotic’s husband, Dillon Passage broke his silence about their marriage as he addresses the privacy of private life in a lengthy statement on his Instagram page.
Netflix’s documentary ‘Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem, and Madness’ attracted considerable attention by people, and many turned into a big fan of Joe Exotic, who is imprisoned, former zoo owner.
Following Tiger King’s fame, fans wondered about the lives of the characters who took part in the documentary and followed their social media accounts. One of them is Joe Exotic’s husband, Dillon Passage.
There were many allegations and rumors about Dillon Passage’s private life. Social media users were claiming that Dillon Passage married Joe Exotic because he was using drugs thanks to Joe. However, he broke his silence to answer all these allegations.
Dillon took to Instagram and made a statement about the rumors and more. In the message, Dillon said he met Joe in 2017 and that her husband went to jail 9 months after they met. He said he always supported Joe, even though they hadn’t met for over two years.
Dillon said he got a lot of attention after Tiger King launched on Netflix, but he was uncomfortable with the attention. Saying that he can’t feel obliged to reveal his personal life to the world, Dillon admitted that they wanted a divorce from Joe.
On the other hand, he ended his letter saying that he would always support Joe, despite everything.
Here’s what Dillon Passage wrote:
“In November of 2017 I met Joe who was there for me during a difficult time in my life. After just 9 short months he was arrested and, for the last two and a half years, we have been apart. I’ve always stood by his side and will continue to always love and support him.
When Tiger King was released on Netflix a year ago, my life was thrown into a world of media and public attention. Something that was completely foreign to me. I felt as if I had a microscope constantly looming over me which was and still is incredibly uncomfortable. With everyone pulling me in different directions, I found my manager @jefftduncan who, despite Joe’s recent social media tirades against, has always acted in my best interest and helped me navigate the complexity of the new situation I found myself in.
I don’t feel obligated to explain to the world what occurs in my personal life and, despite Joe taking to social media to air every grievance, I don’t feel it’s the healthiest way to handle private matters between two people. I therefore don’t intend to post any more on this subject.
To answer the main question the public wants to know, yes, Joe and I are seeking a divorce. This wasn’t an easy decision to make but Joe and I both understand that this situation isn’t fair to either of us. It’s something that neither of us were expecting but we are going to take it day by day. We are on good terms still and I hope it can stay that way. I will continue to have Joe in my life and do my best to support him while he undergoes further legal battles to better his situation.
Like I said in my last post, be careful of the assumptions you place on others. Everyone carries a challenge or burden you may not see. This is as true for me as it may be for you.”
See the Instagram post below.