A Shellie Ross/Shellie Schnell Update:
Shellie was due in court in Ohio in September 26th but of course, she never showed up. It's come to our attention, that her husband, Steve, was married to a woman named Darlene and she died tragically at a young age due to a mistake made by E.R. doctors. She had an aneurysm which they didn't catch in time though all the signs/symptoms pointed to it. She died a few hours later. Steve sued for malpractice and though it was a long drawn out court case, he was awarded almost 800,000.00.
Shellie and Steve bought a house in Florida for 515.000.00 in December of 2009. Look, I don't begrudge anyone a home - but if Shellie owed over 50,000 in back child support, perhaps she should have taken care of that first - she certainly has the money.
After her arrest broke, people who know her in Florida wrote to me telling me that she treats her animals poorly and they all feel sorry for Steve as he seems to be a man who has gone through many tragedies in his life: losing the love of his life - his first wife Darlene, and then the drowning of Bryson, his first son.
People from Shellie's past have said her M.O. is to hook up with a guy, have his kid, and have the father of the baby take care of her until something better comes along.
Makes sense when you realize she's had 4 sons from 4 different men - and 2 of those sons she left behind when they were preschoolers.
It also explains why she was in such a rush to have another baby so quickly after Bryson died - Steve had no reason to stay with her - and Steve is now quite wealthy.
So it's not like Shellie has been struggling to make ends meet (God only knows she posted millions of pictures of her half million dollar house and her 5 computers, and her menagerie of farm animals)...and while she's been living the good life, her 17 year old son that she pretends doesn't exist, has been struggling not only with financial issues, but also with the emotional issues of having a mom walk out of his life when he was little - and then pretending he didn't even exist.
It's too bad there isn't a law for inflicting such emotional pain on children, if there was, no doubt Shellie Ross would be convicted and living her life not in a half million dollar home, she'd be living in a 40.00 jail cell.