For close to a decade Discovery Channel’s Gold Rush has become a favorite to many getting millions of views per episode. One of the more continuing appearances has been by 23-year-old professional gold miner Parker Schnabel. Since the second season fans have watched Parker grow into the successful gold miner, businessman, and millionaire he is today. Parker Schnabel Breakup with Ashley Yule, and he thinks it is his fault.
Why Did Parker Schnabel Breakup With Girlfriend Ashley Yule?
After making the announcement, Parker went on to explain that he had failed at making Ashley and the relationship a priority saying she deserved better. As he said this, he showered Ashley with good praises as he had always done in the past. In short, Parker is admitting his faults instead of pointing the finger at his ex, Ashley Yule for their breakup.
Probably one of the wise life lessons the late John Schnabel, his grandpa, taught him as we would sometimes see on Gold Rush while he was alive. But whatever the reason for their breakup, maintaining a relationship as a gold miner can be tricky considering one is usually away for long-continued periods.
Even Parker’s co-star Todd Hoffman once said spending six months away from home tends to be tough on a marriage. And Peter himself back in 2016 as he spoke to Maxim, the international men’s magazine, stated it was hard to sustain a relationship since he spends most of the year with middle-aged men.
In the seventh season, Parker introduced a blonde-haired young lady named Ashley Yule as his girlfriend. She went on to appear in 25 episodes in that and the following season.
Fans thought they were such a good match that they at one time asked Parker when if he was going to marry Ashley. Sadly, they are no wedding bells around the corner since Parker in the ‘Win Big or Die Trying’ episode revealed he and Asley had broken up!
Parker and Yole met while he was in Australia. He says they genuinely got along well to the extent he invited her to North America for the summer. Ashley Yule helped out on the mining grounds by driving trucks, fueling, and where she was needed. Parker also appreciated the fact that she would know to keep off when he was in a bad mood.
Speaking of bad moods, Parker was often noticeably irritable in season eight as he sought to find 5000 oz. of gold. There was a particular gold measuring scene that Parker snatched the bowl of gold from her and hurriedly poured it on the weighing scale. Did Ashley finally get tired of his mood swings? Or what happened?
More About Ashley Yule
Other than the fact that Ashley Yule is Australian, a veterinary nurse, and had been until recently Parker’s girlfriend, there’s not much else about her personal information that is known. She does, however, love to dance and draw according to her social media.
She managed to bring a different kind of fun and excitement to Gold Rush among the fans, the cast, and the crew. The cameramen even at one time in season seven bet over a bottle whiskey on as to who would first film Parker and Ashley kiss. Although Ashley Yule was ready and willing to help out the cameramen achieve this goal, Parker was not, and therefore the bottle of whiskey remained untouched for the rest of the season.
However, for the rest of the season, Ashley made very few appearances that included her weighing gold and driving a truck. In the last scene she appeared, Parker Schnabel’s former girlfriend can be seen hugging Dozer, Parker’s dog, goodbye. I guess it’s goodbye then Ashley. Keep dancing, drawing, and just being the awesome you.