Who can forget the frenzy that surrounded “Tiger King”? The feel good hit of the year landed on Netflix in 2020. LOL. That year plagued with lockdowns and Covid, we all looked to the show as escapist entertainment. We bonded in chatting endlessly on social media about it, pondering what happened to Big Cat Rescue owner Carole Baskin’s missing hubby. He was declared legally dead in 2002, and she remarried. Her nemesis “Tiger King” Joe Exotic basically accused her of being involved with his death and feeding him to one of her big cats. It was the stuff ridiculous soap operas are made of. Well, it turns out Carole Baskin’s ‘dead’ husband isn’t dead after all. Homeland Security located Don Lewis, the husband in question, alive and well in Costa Rica.
According to the New York Post, Carole Baskin revealed the news in a November 2021 interview with ITV. However, the news went unnoticed until now. The news of the resurfaced husband went viral, stunning fans. Someone wrote on Twitter, “Was I the only one that didn’t know they found Carole Baskin’s husband living his best life in Costa Rica?!” Lewis has yet to address rumors he died. During the hit show, Baskin said he mysteriously disappeared in 1997, claiming she never heard from him again. Baskin says the rumors about her involvement caused her to join a secret support group for celebrities going through similar situations. Asking for a friend, “How common is that very specific incident among celebrities?” Just wondering how big the group possibly is. So, we’ll wait to hear from all parties involved to see what they have to say about the viral news that Carole Baskin’s ‘dead’ husband lives!