Who is Michelle 'Mimi' Theriot? Here's all about the 'OutDaughtered' star's latest scandal and her past life
Fan’s favourite grandma on TV, TLC’s 'OutDaughtered' star Michelle Theriot, has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. The police said that they pulled over a black Ford SUV that Theriot was driving and she took her time bringing her vehicle to a stop, and there was a strong odor of perfume when they approached the SUV.
Theriot reportedly admitted to having only had two glasses of wine that evening. She later changed her story and said she didn't have any wine but instead drank two Michelob Ultras. She allegedly displayed slurred speech and had bloodshot eyes. When the police asked for her driver’s license she was being "lethargic". The incident might come as a surprise for "Mimi" fans as she is popularly addressed (not to be confused with Mariah Carey), because she is family-oriented and extremely responsible most times. The 56-year-old reality star has three daughters, popular American television actress Danielle Busby and twins Ashley and Crystal. Together she has 10 grandchildren, six from Danielle and two from Ashley and Crystal each.
Michelle became famous appearing on her daughter's show, a TLC production, ‘OutDaughtered’. Originally from Lousianna, Michelle moved to live with her daughter in 2016 after the mother of one gave birth to quintuplets. Mimi arrived in the league city with her life possessions to help her daughter out but has missed having her own space dearly.
In 2017, Michelle's daughters brought her a house without her knowledge and a surprise "Welcome Home" party was thrown for her. The party aired in an August 2017 episode of ‘Outdaughtered’, and Michelle looked quite surprised. But things went downhill for the Texas resident when Hurricane Harvey hit her city. She lost her home and everything in it, and she found herself in a crisis. Her daughters came to her rescue and helped her get her life back on track. Since then, the real-estate agent was living a good life. Michelle consistently shares pictures of her beautiful family on her Instagram account.