If Monica and Taylor do have a child one day, we wouldn’t be surprised if the baby followed in mom and dad’s footsteps. In fact, Monica gets her passion for mining from her dad.
According to Monica’s Discovery bio, she began her career at the ripe age of 12 years old after her father, Tony, put her in a front-end loader.
“Figure it out. I’ll come and get you in an hour,” he said. Luckily, Monica got the hang of it quickly, moving scoops of tailings all over the family mine.
Monica, who had a natural talent for operating the machinery, began working full time with her dad’s mining operation and became a supervisor when she was 18 years old.
Though she has a passion for mining, Monica cannot stand to watch herself on TV.
“Super fun fact, I don’t watch the show. I can’t stand it,” she said in a 2017 interview with Monsters and Critics. “I work in a mine 12 hours a day, seven days a week, from April to October. The show airs from October to April. I don’t want to watch what I did all summer. That’s my downtime. I don’t want to watch what I do all year.”
Watch Gold Rush on Discovery and Discovery Plus.