Whether you like it or not, you’ve undoubtedly heard about it: Netflix’s original documentary Tiger King has taken our world by storm, and the thunder is still rumbling. The seven-episode documentary series debuted in March 2020, and quickly gained millions of fans and followers all around the world. In Tiger King, as viewers learn about the world of big cat ownership, they also discover a terrifying murder-for-hire plot. It’s no wonder the show quickly became Netflix’s most-watched series ever!
Still, believe it or not, there were plenty of wacky and disturbing details left out of Tiger King when it aired. If you thought the show, and its protagonist Joe Exotic, was wild, just way until you discover these behind-the-scenes tales! Beware, spoilers for Tiger King lie ahead – but who hasn’t seen it at this point?
1. Joe Exotic’s First Husband
One of the most bizarre moments in Tiger King comes when Joe Exotic marries not one, but two men in a strange a unique three-way ceremony. Then, over the course of the show, fans learned more than they ever wanted to know about the three husbands, as the rest of the insane action went down. However, to many viewers’ disappointment, the true-crime series left out Exotic’s first husband!
While viewers met Josh, Travis, and Dillon, Exotic’s recent husbands, there was no mention of his first husband, J.C. Hartpence. And, we have no idea why as Hartpence has a story that certainly fits into the Tiger King world. Hartpence is currently serving time in prison. The charge? Murder. Apparently, Hartpence killed his next husband in a drunken rage. Terrifying!