What Happened to Chapel From TLC’s ‘Return to Amish’? Details, Updates, More
Chapel Peace Schmucker is one of the most memorable cast members to appear on TLC’s Return to Amish, which will return to the network for its seventh season on March 14, 2023. Though she is not slated to appear on the newest installment of the wildly popular series, fans are wondering what happened to the former reality personality and where she is today. Keep reading to find out details about Chapel’s life post-Return to Amish.
What Happened to Chapel From ‘Return to Amish’?
Fans have not seen Chapel on Return to Amish since the show’s third season. In March 2016, the reality personality was one of 27 people busted in Pennsylvania after authorities seized $8,400 of heroin, more than $90,000 of meth and more than $27,000 in cash, per TMZ. She was charged and pleaded guilty to conspiracy/manufacture and delivery or possession with intent to manufacture or deliver. She negotiated a plea deal and was released, according to court documents obtained by In Touch.
That wasn’t Chapel’s first run-in with the law, though. In January 2013, the TLC alum pleaded guilty to littering near waters and was required to settle a $209.53 fine, according to online dockets obtained by In Touch.
In April that same year, she also pleaded guilty to driving an unregistered vehicle and paid two separate fines of $25 and $103.50, and three months after that, she pleaded guilty to two counts of use and possession of drug paraphernalia. Originally unable to post bail, Chapel remained at the Jefferson County Prison from July 24, 2015, until August 11, 2015. She was later released on $50,000 bail. On August 25, 2015, Chapel was cited for violating probation. When released from jail, Chapel was prohibited from consuming alcohol and entering any business that sold alcohol, terms of which she did not adhere to, all of which In Touch can confirm though court obtained documents.
Chapel, who is a cancer survivor, was also accused by some fans and fellow cast members of faking or embellishing her illness for a storyline after claiming her cancer had returned. In July 2016, costar Kate Stoltz accused Chapel and the Return to Amish producers of faking the medical ordeal in a string of since-deleted tweets per Starcasm.
What Is Chapel From ‘Return to Amish’ Doing Today?
Chapel appears to be working multiple jobs in the restaurant industry, according to a Facebook page that seemingly belongs to the Return to Amish alum. As of March 2023, she works as a line cook at Perkins Restaurant & Bakery, a cook and cashier at local bar and grill Jai-Alai and a shift supervisor at Denny’s.
In a February 2023 Facebook post, the former TLC star revealed she was cigarette-free for 48 hours, and in an October 2022 post in which she tagged the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, she revealed in the comments that she has a “clean bill of health.”
Is Chapel From ‘Return to Amish’ Married?
Chapel is married to Breaking Amish OG Andrew Schmucker. The pair wed on May 10, 2014, and according to her and her hubby’s respective Facebook pages, she and Andrew are still going strong nearly 10 years later.
When Does Season 7 of ‘Return to Amish’ Premiere?
Season 7 of Return to Amish premieres on TLC on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 10 p.m. ET.
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