Who is Missy Rothstein?
Missy Rothstein, aka Melissa Rothstein, is an American model, TV personality, and actress. She is also the ex-wife of professional skateboarder and MTV stuntman, Bam Margera. Bam and Missy knew each other since they were in high school.
The couple were not only attached romantically but have also worked together professionally. Both Missy and Bam have helped each other to build their career and stand where they are now.
Please continue reading to know more about how Missy rose to fame, her lifestyle, and where she is now.
Missy Rothstein: Childhood, family, and education
Missy was born on June 3, 1980, in Springfield, Pennsylvania, USA. She grew up with her single mother, Marian Rothstein, and spent her childhood years in Springfield itself.
Missy Rothstein studied at West Chester East High School, which was also where she met her ex-husband, Bam Margera. However, at that time, Missy and Bam were just good friends.
After achieving her high-school degree, Missy joined Penn State University for her bachelor’s degree. She graduated from the university with a bachelor’s degree with an emphasis on communication; which proved to be quite useful mainly when she needed to handle the media attention after coming in the limelight.
Missy had harbored a passion for modeling from an early age. She always admired the confidence of models during their catwalks. Thus, despite her excellent grades and a vast amount of career opportunities through her communication degree, Missy still opted for a modeling career.
Missy Rothstein turned 40 years old this year. Since she was born in the first week of June, her sun sign lies under Gemini.
Geminis are known to be very creative, social, and optimistic about their life. They are highly ambitious, enthusiastic, and have strong opinions with functional as well as analytical thinking capacity. Such characteristics might explain how Missy flawlessly fit-in in the entertainment industry.
Despite her promising career from her communication degree, she risked her career and made a leap of faith and focused on her ambition to become a model. And thankfully, due to her resilience, she achieved her dream and never turned back.
Missy Rothstein is 5”7′ inch (170 cm) tall and weighs about 127 lbs (58 kg). She has dark brown hair and a beautiful pair of dark brown eyes. And with being a model, she possesses a slim and hourglass figure.
Missy also has matching tattoos with her ex-husband. According to the New York Times, the couple had gotten their matching tattoos inside their lips on the day they had signed their marriage license in a place called X-Treme Ink Tattoo Parlor located near their hometown in West Chester. While Rothstein’s tattooed 313, because it was the area code where they had purchased the wedding ring, Bam tattooed Dr. J inside his mouth.
Relationship with Bam Margera
As mentioned above, Missy and Bam knew each other since their earlier days. However, although they studied in the same school, they were not in a relationship until they met again in the mid-2000s.
Before Missy, Bam was in a long term relationship of seven years with his ex-fiancée Jennifer Rivell.
In an interview with Howard Stern, Bam stated that he only got engaged to Rivell as a courtesy to their seven-year-long relationships. However, the engagement ended when news broke out that Bam was cheating Rivell with singer and actress Jessica Simpson.
Furthermore, there were also reports that Bam had filed for a protection order against Rivell, where he claimed that she broke into his house, vandalized it, and had physically abused him. However, his request got denied, and until then, Bam was already in a relationship with Missy.
Missy got criticized for her relationship with Bam Margera. There was speculation that she was the person he was having an affair with, and many people labeled her as a ‘gold-digger.’
Regardless, the couple dated for seven years and got engaged in 2006, where Margera had spontaneously proposed to her in the Cartier store at a mall.
In an interview, Margera stated that he thought it was a good sign when his diamond ring perfectly fit her finger. When asked to comment on his proposed day, he said, “We just sat there and drank three bottles of Champagne. Then we forgot to get gas on the way home, and we straight up ran out of gas on Route 202.”
They decided to get married on February 3, 2007, and the ceremony took place at the Loews Hotel in downtown Philadelphia. The wedding attendees included the couple’s relatives and close friends and even included celebrities like Ryan Dunn. There was also a surprise performance by punk rocker Iggy Popo during the reception.
Their wedding aired in Bam’s show called ‘Bam Unholy Union’ on MTV. The series includes scenes of the pair rushing to plan their February wedding within three months. There is also a scene of Bam destroying Missy’s wedding dress, which later ended being a decoy dress.
In an interview with famous tattoo artist Kat Von D, Bam revealed that he had to pay $13,000 worth of damages during his wedding with Rothstein. According to him, almost every guest at the party was drunk and started to break light fixtures and kick bathroom doors.
After their wedding, the couple had set off for their honeymoon in Dubai.
Ending of marriage and divorce with Bam Margera
After their wedding in 2007, the couple enjoyed their married life for three years until their relationship started to turn sour by 2010. One of the reasons for the couple’s split was Bam’s habit of partying late at night; which made things difficult for Missy.
According to some sources, Bam used to have 40-50 guests in the house late at night. On the other hand, Missy had the opposite habit. She used to go to her room to sleep instead of attending the parties at her home. Furthermore, Missy would have to rearrange her house before leaving for her work the following day.
Such facts caused a severe rift between the couple as Missy began to have a stressful time. Missy Rothstein even had to call 911 once to help her husband as he had been drinking for four days straight.
We guess marriage does change our perspective about each other, as, before their wedding, Missy used to take pride in being a calming influence on Bam. Acknowledging her beau’s wild side, Missy even stated in an interview once that despite Bam’s spontaneity, she was happy to help him ‘stop going for it’ all the time.
After their arguments, Bam suggested that he and Missy lived in a different house and, more importantly, even in different cities. Likewise, he also stated to Howard Stern that he meets Rothstein only once a week and spoke about his girlfriends in San Francisco and another one in West Chester. The couple was last spotted together during a funeral held for their close friend and Bam’s co-star Ryan Dunn.
Missy Rothstein and Bam Margera ended their five-year marriage when they got divorced in 2012.
Ex-husband Bam Margera
Brandon Cole or Bam Margera is an American reality television star, a professional skateboarder, actor, and radio personality. He was born on September 28, 1979, in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA.
Before rising to prominence, Bam used to shoot videos of himself and his friends skateboarding and doing stunts; which turned into a popular video series called CKY. After that, Bam started getting attention for his work on the MTV reality stunt show called ‘Jackass’.
After the success of Jackass, he also worked on his series on MTV called ‘Viva La Bam’ from 2003 to 2005. Likewise, in 2007, Bam filmed a show called ‘Bam’s Unholy Union’, which followed Missy Rothstein and their friends. The series continued and ended with their wedding episode.
Eleven months after their divorce, Bam married model and photographer Nicole Boyd. Today, with Boyd, Bam shares a son named Phoenix Wolf Margera.
During her college years, Missy tried to balance both her studies and her modeling career. She worked for several brands and talent agencies. She had an attractive face and the perfect height to be a model leading her even to be the face of regional and national modeling campaigns.
Missy’s acting career began when she starred in a comedy flick called ‘Haggard: The Movie’ as a character named Beth. The movie’s directories were Bam Margera himself and included actors like Ryan Dunn and Brandon DiCamillo.
After Haggard, Missy also starred in another movie called ‘Minghags’ in 2009. Bam Margera and Brandon Dicamillo directed Minghags, and Missy played the character of a Hot Nurse.
Besides movies, Missy has also worked with Bam for his TV series. Most of Missy’s career history includes working with Bam. Despite the couple’s differences, in the end, they supported each other in any way possible to reach their success.
The couple released a reality TV show related to their life called ‘Bam’s Unholy Union,’ which aired in 2006 and ended after a year in 2007.
Most of Bam’s projects, in which Missy made an appearance, included Bam making a fool of himself by doing stunts that led him to get serious injuries. Such scenes led Missy only to shake her head and hope for the best. However, during an interview, Missy was quoted saying, “I’m always nervous right before he (Bam) does a big stunt, but I’m mot allowed to baby him or run over and make sure he’s ok.”
Likewise, after the ending of the show, Missy continued to appear in Bam’s other projects like ‘Bam Margera Presents: Where the #$&% Is Santa?’
The film was about celebrating Christmas and discovering Santa Claus in a comedic style. The show aired in 2008 and even included stars like Brandon Novack and Mark the Bagger.
During one of the shooting sessions of Bam’s series, a Playboy representative had approached the couple. At that time, Bam and Missy were a famous couple, and Missy, being quite attractive, led the Playboy household to make Missy a compelling offer of a photo-shoot and feature with the magazine. Furthermore, the company also offered Bam a role, which involved taking Missy’s photographs instead of using their photographer.
The ‘behind the scenes’ of the photo-shoot was also documented in the couple’s series. The photo-shoot was a spontaneous one, just like Bam himself. Bam, Missy, and their crew never fixed a date with the playboy representative and barged into the playboy mansion on a random day.
The ‘behind scene’ footage shown in the series also includes the crews struggling to make the photo-shoot successful as the couple was yelling at each other on multiple occasions. Although the photo-shoot took several hours, the couple was successful in completing it, and the pictures got published in the magazine on July 3, 2007.
List of movies and TV shows
|2005||Viva La Bam||Herself||TV Series|
|2006||Howard Stern on Demand||Herself||TV Series|
|2007||Bam’s Unholy Union||Herself||TV Mini-Series|
|2008||Where the #$&% Is Santa||Herself||Movie|
|2009||Minghags||Sorority Chick/Hot Nurse||Movie|
|2010||Mam Margera: Serious as Dog Dirt||Self||TV Movie documentary|
In 2007, Bam told the audience that someone had leaked Missy’s private photos on the internet while being interviewed by Howard Stern. He stated that the spread was only supposed to feature Missy’s topless shoots, but someone had leaked Rothstein’s completely nude pictures without her consent.
Calculating from her modeling projects to working with Bam in his movies and TV series, Missy’s net worth is estimated to be about $1 million.
Social Media Presence
After Missy and Bam signed their divorce paper, Missy happily tweeted that she was finally free and even celebrated her milestone with a divorce party. She also tweeted and asked her fans if they wanted to join her for her divorce party.
However, since then, Missy has kept a low-key profile and has been away from the public eye. She deactivated her Twitter account, and currently, she does not own any other social media account to update her fans about her whereabouts.
Missy Rothstein: Now
Although there was a time when Missy and Bam were inseparable, we guess nothing stays the same. Missy used to be the only person who could calm Bam down. But there is no way to deny that both Missy and Bam helped build each other’s careers up the best they could.
Although Missy has been completely MIA from the public eye today, we hope she is doing well and will come back to the limelight sooner or later.
|Full name:||Missy Rothstein/Melissa Rothstein|
|Birthplace:||Springfield, Pennsylvania, USA|
|Date of Birth:||June 3, 1980|
|Age:||40 years old|
|Height:||5”7′ inch (170 cm)|
|Weight||58 kg (127lbs)|
|Eye color:||Dark Brown|
|Hair color:||Dark Brown|
|High school:||West Chester East High School|
|University:||Penn State University|
|Mother’s Name:||Marian Rothstein|
|Net worth:||$1 million|