How well do you know the boss lady of Pit Bulls & Parolees? If you are a fan of Pit Bulls & Parolees, you may already know who the boss lady on this show is. However, she is the main cast on Pit Bulls & Parolees and always appears on the show.
Yeah… You may already know Tia Torres, as the main cast on Pit Bulls & Parolees. Certainly, Tia Torres is the boss lady on this show. She spends her time with hundreds of pitbulls she has rescued. So, let’s talk about the boss lady of Pit Bulls & Parolees in our post!
Who Is Tia Torres?
Tia Torres is the founder of Villalobos Rescue Center and also becomes the main cast of Pit Bulls & Parolees. Sure, this show is under Tia Torres’s organization, Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC). She is known as the longest-serving Pit Bulls & Parolees cast member who has appeared in 76 episodes. She also plays alone in some series.
Tia was born on June 11, 1960 in Southern California, United States. She is an American who has Irish and Scotch ancestry. Tia was born in a middle-class family. Talking about her childhood, we think gloomy life is enough to describe her childhood. She once revealed that her parents divorced when she was very young.
After her parents were separated, she should also face the reality that her mother passed away. Tia then fell in love with her father and was raised by her stepmother. When she was at the age of 17, she was then out of the home and tried to live independently.
Just like a lot of young people, she felt the need to leave home and tried to discover the world. She then began to look for and assist stray animals. Surprisingly! When she left home, she carried her pets and horse with her.
Certainly, Tia faced a lot of challenges moving around with the animals. She was also forced to spend nights with her animal in her van. Well, Tia’s life away from home was encountered with a variety of challenges, such as getting involved with a gang. However, she joined a gang for only a short time, after which she decided to leave the gang, and join the army.
Tia Torres has two children, Tania Torres and Maria Torres. Her children also become the cast of the Pit Bulls & Parolees. Tania Torres is her child from her previous marriage while Maria Torres is a daughter of her and her husband, Aren Marcus Jackson. Unfortunately, she and Aren also divorced.
Here are additional information about Tia Torres:
- Full name: Tia Maria Torres
- Birthdate: June 11, 1960
- Age: 60 years as of 2020
- Gender: Female
- Profession: Villalobos Rescue Center (VRC) founder
- Career: TV personality/ animal rescue activist
- Daughter: Tania Torres and Maria Torres
- Son: Kanani and Keli’i
- Ex-Husband: Aren Marcus Jackson
- Tia Torres Facebook: @TiaMariaTorresOfPitBullsParolees
What Is Tia Torres’ Net Worth?
As a TV personality and also the founder of Villalobos Rescue Center, certainly a lot of people want to know how Tia Torres earns money through her multiple professions. Sure, she was included as one of the most influential animal rescuers in America.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Tia Torres’s net worth is approximately $300,000, as of this writing. She made her net worth through her career on Pit Bulls & Parolees and also from her own organization, Villalobos Rescue Center. Unlike other celebs, Tia Torres doesn’t live a glamorous life as most of her income goes towards alienating animals.
As we know, she has appeared on Pit Bulls & Parolees show aired on Animal planet since 2009. Tia is also the owner of Villalobos Rescue Center, the largest pit bull rescue facility in the United States. Way before there was the Pit Bulls & Parolees show, the VRC organization began to be a wolf/wolf hybrid rescue in the ‘90s in California.
Afterwards, the facility then moved all its animals to Louisiana in 2011, because of financial reasons and primary changes in county laws that made it impossible to operate this animal rescue organization.
Talking about Villalobos Rescue Center, this organization is highly popular and has also become one of the most trusted rescue organizations in the country. Villalobos Rescue Center houses over 140 pit bulls at their facility. VRC has over 17 million followers on Facebook and 261K on Instagram.
Tia Torres’s Personal Life
Tia Torres married to Aren Marcus Jackson, after dating for one year. Her decision to marry and choose Aren to be her husband cannot be separated from their interest. Aren is also interested in rescuing the dor or abandoned animal. Aside from that, Tia and Aren also had very hard childhoods. Well, with Aren, she is finding a second chance in her life.
Tia and Aren met in prison. At the time, Tia was in the process of finding the owner of one of the pit bulls that she rescued. Well, the owner here is Aren Marcus who was imprisoned in 1980 for committing a series of different cases. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison.
Although Aren Marcus is still in prison, but she still loves him and chose him as her husband. They then started to date after Aren got out of the prison. They finally got married, a year after they started dating. She has remained by Aren’s side all this time, even though Aren has passed a complicated case in his life.
Unfortunately, Tia Torres once revealed that she is no longer together with Aren. Unable to stand the case that happened to her husband, she finally filed for divorce from Aren, one year after the wedding, because Aren was arrested again for several criminal cases he had committed.
Well, from the point of view of women, Tia’s decision was not bad, considering that her husband had served a fairly long sentence. In an interview, Tia also revealed that her marriage to Aren ended many years ago. From her marriage to Aren Marcus Jackson, she has a daughter named Maria Torres.