Mariah is one of the casts in Pitbull and Parolees. She is Tia's daughter. When Mariah fell in love with Marcel, cameras caught it all. Marcel is a volunteer at the rescue center. Then, they had a whirlwind romance. But, is Mariah still married to her him?
Mariah and Marcel Divorced
Mariah and Marcel got married in Vegas in 2016. They bond because of their love to dogs. They both grew close when Marcel started working at Villalobos as a volunteer. They rescued a lot of dogs from dangerous situations together. There is an episode where Mariah and Marcel have shelter to seven abandoned puppies after a homeless man asked them to keep them safe. After that, Marcel had an idea and then they gave dog goodies to the people who live on the streets of New Orleans.
If watched Pit Bulls and Parolees show, you might often see that Marcel was always the spirited one. He was ready to take risks to be able to rescue the dogs. One day, even he went under an apartment with fire ants to rescue some puppies. In another time, he made a promise to a dog that he would not move until the dog feels comfortable enough to trust him. So, that's why Mariah fell in love with him at that time because he was kind hearted and pure nature.
Unfortunately, in 2018, they separated. Fans were disappointed and they were surprised that how quickly things changed.
After they announced their divorce in 2018, there were a lot of fans who were curious and they wanted to know more about it. However, Mariah keep quiet. After all, they were very private couple. Nevertheless, she replied to some instagram comments where she admit that things went south very quickly after saying 'I do'.
There was a report that Mariah told fans that even though the divorce was not finished until 2018, she and Marcel actually broke up a few months after they tied the knot in 2016. Why could it happen? Mariah stated that they realized that they wanted different things whatever that means. The good things is that they both seem to still be friends.
Knowing More About Mariah Torres
Mariah Torres is the youngest child of Tia Maria Torres. She was born on September 6th, 1991 in California, USA. Mariah is a tv personality and also a former model. From the moment she turned 10, she has been featuring on beauty pageants. Now, Mariah helps her mother's dog rescue center namely Villalobos Rescue Center. In this center, she has an important role in management.
Besides, Mariah is also a star on the Animal Planet because she features on the show named Pit Bulls and Parolees since she was a child. Mariah is fairly active on social media platforms like Instagram. There, she usually shares a number of pictures and has collected a massive following. Now, she has collected more than 96,000 followers on her Instagram account.
Mariah has a sister named Tania Torres and twin brothers named Keli'i and Kanani. According to Famous People Today, the Mariah's current dogs are:
- a misfit mutt that is part Labrador, part black Shar Pei, named Theo;
- a French bulldog named Momo;
- a special needs pit which is epileptic and deaf, named Sloth;
- a rescue dog, named Tater Tot.
How about Mariah's net worth? Mariah earns most of her wealth from working at the Villalobos Rescue Center. Besides, she also appears on the reality tv series Pit Bulls and Parolees which runs on Animal Planet. In more than 60 episodes of the tv show, Mariah has appeared. So, it can be estimated that Mariah Torres has a net worth of $0.2 million.
About Pit Bulls and Parolees
Pit Bulls and Parolees is a reality tv series from America. This show started in 2009 and this show focuses on the Villalabos Rescue Center, a rescue for dogs specifically pit bull dogs. This show has missions which are stated in voice over during the opening credits of the show by the founder Tia Maria Torres that this is to combat misconceptions about pit bulls and other similar dogs and also to provide employment and a stable transition for recent parolees who are trying to return to society.
Tia Torres began the shelter in Agua Dulce, California. Then, in 2011, she moved the shelter to the Greater New Orleans in Louisiana. Usually, in the episodes, there are several stories and it includes both a dog rescue and also an adoption. In the episodes, it features Tia and her family including her daughters Tania and Mariah, adopted twin sons Kanani and Moe, their wives Lizzie and Mariah (or M2) and the parolees who work for the rescue, doing daily care training duties and pit bull rescue missions.
About Villalobos Rescue Center
Firstly, Villalobos Rescue Center (VCR) started as a wolf/ wolf hybrid rescue in the 90's back in California. It was long before there was a tv show. This information is based on the Villalobos Rescue Center official website. Then, Tia Torres was the contracted dog trainer for the City of Los Angeles Animal Services for 11 years.
In 2006, Villalobos Rescue Center started employing parolees and then in 2011 it relocated to Louisiana due to economic reasons and major changes in state laws where it made it almost impossible to function as a non profit business.
In Louisiana, Villalobos Rescue Center has a location which is located in the city of New Orleans and in the rural/ country environment of Assumption Parish. Because of the overwhelming need to be able to help other dogs, now Villalobos Rescue Center become an all-breed rescue with the main focus still on Pit Bulls.
Now, because they are in the South, they have to deal with heartworm disease which means that 99% of the dogs they take in, get into their facility with this pre-existing condition. It takes three to six months to cure and it costs up to $500 per dog.