|About Lauren Lowe
|Jeff Lowe July 2017 - Present
|Nicole Lee Pakileata
|Gwen Dropla, Frank Dropla
|Tiger King Park (Oklahoma Zoo)
|Coker College, A.C. Flora High School
|Columbia, South Carolina
After the wild success of Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness, Netflix has answered our prayers for more with the aftershow, Tiger King and I. The special epilogue reveals what the personalities we saw in the docuseries are up to now. Jeff Lowe, Joe Exotic’s former business partner, is the unexpected star of this special. Now the focus is on the man running Joe’s Oklahoma zoo. There’s even more curiosity about his wife, Lauren Lowe, and their baby’s nanny Masha Diduk. Our Lauren Lowe wiki reveals more about Jeff Lowe’s young wife.
Lauren Lowe Is from South Carolina
Born Lauren Dropla in September 1990, she is a native of Columbia, South Carolina. Her parents, Frank and Gwen Dropla, and her sister Nicole Lee Pakileata, as well as Pakileata’s husband and kids, still reside in Columbia.
Lauren’s father Frank is a program analyst at the South Carolina State Vocational Rehabilitation Department. He’s also active in their neighborhood, which has landed him in the local news a few times.
Lauren Droplagraduated from A.C. Flora High School in 2009 in Columbia. She went on to graduate from Coker College in Hartsville, South Carolina, in 2011.
Our new granddaughter, Sarah Evelyn Lowe. Born 9/17 – my birthday too. Lauren, my daughter, and Jeff, son-in-law doing well. Adjusting to the new "life style"
Currently, Lauren Lowe has made Oklahoma her home, helping her husband run the Greater Wynnewood Exotic Animal Park, a.k.a. Joe Exotic’s zoo. Before they settled in Oklahoma, the Lowes lived in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Lauren and Jeff Met in One of His Stores
Jeff Lowe has had multiple business ventures…and a couple of run-ins with the law. But it was one of his businesses that brought him together with his now-wife, who is three decades his junior.
Lauren Dropla worked in a retail store in Beaufort, South Carolina, one of many stores owned by Jeff Lowe. And that’s where they met.
“On their first date, a connection was made that neither one had ever had before. They had everything in common, from being animal lovers to having the same taste in music, the same views of life and so much more,” said their engagement announcement. Each knew the other was “the one” for them.
Jeff and Lauren Married in 2017
Lowe struck a deal with Joe Exotic in June 2015. He’d join Joe’s G.W. Zoo as a business partner and take on most of the ownership rights to thwart Carole Baskin’s efforts to collect a $1.0 million settlement she’d won from Joe in a trademark lawsuit.
Lowe and Dropla moved to Oklahoma that year, taking up residence on the G.W. Zoo property. Since then, they’ve been known as the zoo’s owners. Dropla, also an animal lover, took to the zoo life with ease.
In 2017, after Lowe and the Tiger King’s relationship soured, Joe Exotic had a particularly trying time. Meanwhile, Lowe was in high spirits as he took his relationship with Dropla to the next level.
Jeff Lowe proposed to Lauren Dropla on the famous Las Vegas strip in 2017. They tied the knot on July 4 of that same year at the MGM Hotel in Vegas.
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Dropla’s father walked her down the aisle and also served as best man. Her sister was the maid of honor and her sister’s daughter was the flower girl.
Lauren Lowe was pregnant when the couple was featured in Tiger King.
After their daughter Sarah Evelyn Lowe was born on September 17, 2019, the Lowes hired a beautiful Vegas-based model, Masha Diduk, as a nanny. However, since Jeff selected such a beautiful nanny, the show’s fans have been questioning his intentions. Especially since there have been allusions to a swinging lifestyle, in regards to the couple.
While Diduk watches Sarah, Jeff and Lauren handle the day-to-day operations of the zoo and also work on their plan to gradually relocate the business to a new location in Thackerville, Oklahoma.
The couple has also continued Joe Exotic’s campaign against Carole Baskin, proclaiming that she has something to do with Don Lewis’ unsolved disappearance.