Christie Brimberry has worked alongside Richard Rawlings at Gas Monkey Garage for a long time now, and she’s been a huge factor in the shop’s success over the years. Her straightforward, no-nonsense personality made her quite popular among Fast N’ Loud fans, who followed her work at GMG via the Discovery Channel TV show.
Christie is married to Darren Brimberry, who actually happens to be Richard’s hairstylist and owns multiple salons in Dallas, Texas.
While raising her six kids has got to be a full time job, Christie claims that she loves working for the hot rod shop, and she’ll continue as long as she can. Let’s take a look at what’s been going on in her world lately.
Christie’s Battle With Cancer
Fans of the show were conflicted during the Season 15 preview. They saw Christie promoting the ad that featured the famous green Ford Mustang, but she was nowhere to be found. They began to ask if she was still part of the show and got some unexpected answers.
Back in 2016, Christie began an intense battle with cancer, ultimately forcing her to step away from GMG and the show for a moment. Through her social media accounts, she updated her fans on her progress every so often. It was discovered that she had a cancerous lymph node from her thyroid, but she bravely pushed forward.
As part of her treatment prior to the actual surgery, Christie had to undergo chemotherapy. Although radiation therapy is never a fun time, she handled it like a champ. Once the time finally came in October to do the surgery, the cancerous lymph node was successfully removed, but her voice box was damaged in the process after the nerve was cut. This resulted in six months without using her voice, but it seemed to have all paid off in the end.
In 2017, Christie announced to the world via tweet that she was officially cancer-free. Gas Monkey Garage uploaded a heartfelt message for her and congratulated her on this amazing feat. Her fans were also very outspoken with their excitement.
Social Media Success
Since Fast N’ Loud can only show so much of Christie, following her social media accounts is the best way to keep up-to-date with her. She goes by the handle @gmgchristie on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, and she’s definitely quite the influencer. While she’s not an everyday user, but she still provides updates often to her loyal fans.
With over a million followers on Facebook and nearly 350,000 on her Instagram account, it’s safe to say that people liked what they saw from her on the show. She posts lots of pictures of her big family, and even has some great pics of her sleeve tattoos if you were curious. Whether you’re looking for health updates or just looking to see how she’s spending her quarantine, you’ll find it on one of her pages.
The bio on her pages still promotes Fast N’ Loud, so I think it’s safe to assume that the former TV star still looks back fondly on her times on the popular car show.
?Christie Brimberry Net Worth
Although Christie has had her road blocks along the way, it appears that she’s made off quite well in the process. It’s estimated that she has a net worth right around $1.5 million. I think it’s pretty clear that Richard Rawlings is taking care of his assistant. Luckily for her, she still has her health and is able to enjoy some of the fruits of her labor.
It’s amazing to see what she has overcome. Not only has she done it for herself, but she has inspired and empowered countless women from all around the world. She’s an awesome role model, and you should be happy to see that she will continue into the future with the company and the show.
This post was originally published on September 16, 2020.