Nettie Stanley is a known gypsy reality TV star that became famous after acting in various shows. She is very controlling and loves her children.

Early life:

Nettie Stanley was born in Martinsburg in West Virginia in the United States. She was born in a big gipsy family and was brought up by her mother Lottie Mae Stanley (she appeared afterwards in the show for a few times).

She spent her childhood mostly surrounded by her family, especially with her sisters Mellie and JoAnn. She developed a really good sense for maintaining a big and healthy family and that helped her a lot later. As an older sister, she felt that it was her responsibility to take care of everyone.

She was just a teenager when she fell deeply in love with a boy called JR. She was so sure in her love that she decided to run away from home to marry him. JR became Nettie’s first husband while she was just a teen girl.

Career development:

Her first appearance on TV was in the popular reality series called “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding”.

After that she joined the cast of another spin-ff for TLC reality show which included Nettie’s younger sisters and the show was called “Gypsy Sisters”. Nettie was featured in all four seasons as the head of the family and the matriarch who take cares of every important event or a problem in the family.

She stayed in the show, showing the ups and downs of her family, portraying real characters in all its diversity known for the Gypsy community.

People were introduced to their way of life, the rules included in Gypsy beliefs and their lifestyle. Viewers are very interested in the life of Romanichal women in Martinsburg in West Virginia. Especially by the fact that they have leading roles in their community.

She was known as the main gossip girl in the show, always inserting in other people’s lives, especially her children’s.

Since all of the husbands are always on the road trying to earn money to support their families, Nettie and her sisters stayed at home taking care of the children and the house.

Their husbands are known as black toppers which means they are in business of paving driveways. That is the reason why all of them have campers and real houses because they travel in the winter and go somewhere where husbands can find work.

She stepped back from the show after a tragical event when her stepson Rocky was stabbed to death. She was especially heartbroken after she found out that he was killed after a stupid fight which occured after a basketball game. He was only 22 years old when he died.

She decided to withdraw from the TV screen and live her life peacefully away from the media.

Personal life:

She gave birth to nine children. She has five daughters named Nuckie, Destiny, Chasitie, Sheila and Kat and four boys called Heath, Albert, Dallas and Huey.

She is happily married to Huey Stanley who also appeared in the show and Dallas Williams and Nukie Small are their children.

In the 3rd season they have renewed their vows after their reconciliation. They were divorced for 10 years.

Her sister JoAnn Wells was arrested for pulling a scam with fake barcods which led her to benefit over $10,000 from that scam. She claims not to be guilty.

She has been fighting with her sister Mellie  a lot because Nettie thinks that Mellie should be ashamed because her way of live as a stripper, cursing and fighting.

Quick summary

Full name: Nettie Stanley

Date of birth: July 10, 1974

Birthplace: Pennsylvania

Age: 43

Profession: housewife, TV reality star

Height: 1, 65 m

Weight: NA

Net Worth: $400,000