|Real Name:||Candy-Jane Tucker|
|Occupation:||Former Wife of Steve-O|
How do you live with somebody who does stints for a living? Is it easy to live with the stunt performer famous for Jackass? Well, that is something you should ask Candy Jane Tucker.
She got famous for her marriage to American entertainer Steve-O. Steve is a TV personality famous for his stunts in the Jackass series.
Let’s find out more about Candy Tucker and her marriage and relationship with the TV star.
Who Is Her Former Husband?
Born Stephen Gilchrist Glover in June 1974, Steve-O is an American entertainer, television personality, and stunt performer. His career took off when his performance stunts in the reality comedy television series Jackass began publishing in 2000.
Stephen Glover was born in Wimbledon, London. His mother Donna Gay Glover was a Canadian, and his father, Richard Edward Glover is an American of English descent.
When he was only six months old, his family moved to Brazil because of his father’s job as president of the South American division of Pepsi-Cola. Fun fact: Steve’s first words were in Portuguese.
When he was two years old, his family moved from Brazil to Venezuela, where he learned fluent Spanish. And when he was four years old, his family moved back to England. At 12, he moved to Toronto, Ontario, then back to England at 13 years. He remained there for his high school days at the American School in London.
Stephen attended the University of Miami to study at the School of Communications. Yet, after one year, he dropped out due to poor grades.
After a few years, he began performing in the flea market circus. He began sending videos of himself to Big Brother magazine editor and future Jackass director Jeff Tremaine. After they made a connection, Steve began working on Jackass, an instant hit with the young audience. Besides the TV series, MTV has released seven movies based on it.
In July 2002, the TV personality was arrested on obscenity and assault charges for stapling his scrotum to his leg, and for being a principal to a second-degree battery. This happened during a performance at a nightclub in Houma, Louisiana.
In 2003, he toured Europe with Bam Margera, a friend, and co-star of Jackass. In 2003, he was arrested and jailed while in Sweden after footage of him swallowing a condom containing cannabis appeared.
After Jackass ended, from 2004 to 2007, he co-starred with Chris Pontius on MTV’s Wildboyz. It lasted for four seasons from 2003 to 2006. In this show, the two performed stunts and acts with animals, often putting themselves in dangerous situations.
In March 2020, just before the Covid-19 pandemic crisis began, he started his own podcast, Steve-O’s Wild Ride. He hosted the podcast with Scott Randolph and Paul Brisske.
And after a while, Jackass came back with Jackass Forever. In April 2022, he announced his book, A Hard Kick in the Nuts: What I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Terrible Decisions.
Known for his distinctively gravelly voice, Steve has remained one of the most popular stunt performers in US history. He attributed his voice to his drug use and various stunts he has done over the years. But a specialist told him that it was because of his habit of using his throat muscles to talk, rather than his vocal cords.
Now let’s talk about Steve’s former wife Candy Jane Tucker. She was with the British-born American television personality for a while.
How much do we know about her? Born in 1985, she starred in a Swedish television program, High Chaparall. It aired for the first time in 2003 on the Kanal 5 Network.
In that series, Jane appeared as herself, portraying Steve’s girlfriend for one episode. Steve was the star of the 9th episode of the Swedish television series.
There is not much information about her early life, educational background, or professional career. Most of the information regarding Candy Tucker is linked to her marriage to Steve.
Marriage To Steve
Candy and Steve actually met before he had his big break in the entertainment industry. They dated for a while before eventually getting married in 2002. There is no information on how they met and began their romantic relationship.
They were cast to play roles in the High Chaparral television series. It aired for the first time on the Kanal 5 Network.
In the interviews, Steve confessed Candy was the love of his life. Yet, they parted ways in 2003, and fans were left with more questions than answers.
According to some sources, When Jane started seeing Steve, she was only 18 years old. He wrote about the relationship in his memoir, Professional Idiot. In that memoir, he narrates the film Jackass: the Movie.
He says he met her at a bar in New York City. He got onstage at a bar and showed off his then freshly-inked and future infamous back tattoo.
She came over to him, and he asked her if she wanted to smoke a joint with him. They went on, smoked together, and he couldn’t stop staring at her.
Steve describes Candy, who was 18 at the time, as so young and sweet and beautiful. She gave him his number, and Steve called her the next day.
They would continue to spend a lot of time together and she would stay with him at his friends’ apartment. She would also travel with Steve.
When the police arrested him in Sweden, she was with him. Everybody nowadays knows about his hilarious poo rubber incident in Sweden. He tried to smuggle hash and weed packed in a condom and then swallowed it into his gut.
While he managed to pull off the stunt, the undercover cops somehow were able to confront him outside the hotel he was staying in Sweden. Candy was his girlfriend at the time. In his memoir, he wrote that he missed her every day he was in prison.
Why They Broke Up?
Jackass star Steve-O has a theory about why he ended his relationship with Candy-Jane Tucker. According to the Jackass star, they were living together, and she decided to move to California and try to make her own career.
But his insecurities got the best of him. He wrote, “I felt like she’d gotten the fame bug and wanted to be a star herself. That in and of itself might not have been a problem. But I believed she started to see me as an embarrassment, like someone holding her back”.
He had the sense she could do better than him. And that insecurity made him paranoid. The age difference began to bother him, and he reached a point where he suffered the consequence of his addictive behavior.
The two started having fights, and their marriage reached a point of no return. Eventually, it ended up in a divorce.
Where Is She Now?
Candy’s whereabouts remain a mystery since she parted ways with the famous American television personality in 2003.
Her tenure in the media spotlight was short-lived. Steve has also moved on with his life, and found love again, this time in the arms of Brittany McGraw.
Steve and Brittany got married in 2006, but it ended up in the same year. In 2017, Steve began dating Lux Wright, and they got engaged in 2018. Lux is the last known girlfriend of Steve.
Is She On Social Media?
As we said before, Candy disappeared from the limelight following her divorce from Steve. She was not in the media spotlight before and wanted to live a low-profile life afterward.
So, she is not active on any social media platform. On the other hand, her former husband thrives off social media. He thrives off attention. Steve-O has more than 6.4 million followers on Instagram.
Since we do not know how Candy’s career took off after her divorce, we cannot talk about her earnings or net worth. Steve talked in his memoir that Candy wanted a career, but we do not know whether she enjoyed success in it.
On the other hand, her former husband American stuntman Steve-O has a net worth of $4 million. You can say it pays off to perform stupid stunts, right?