Just over a year after suffering a near fatal heart attack and spending a lot of time in courts with a recent lawsuit from his only biological child, and a recent arrest related to some drunken behavior during an Uber ride, Deadliest Catch favorite, Sig Hansen, has now become a grandfather to a baby boy. But that is not all that Sig’s been up to lately! He also walked his other daughter and fellow DeadliestCatch star, Mandy Hansen, down the aisle when Mandy married Sig’s deckhand and Deadliest Catch star Clark Pederson. What are all of the details of Sig’s whirlwind two weeks?
The captain of the F/V Northwestern took to Facebook on Friday to announce the birth of his new grandson, Jaxsen. He announced that his oldest daughter, Nina, gave birth to Sig’s first grandchild on Father’s Day after 24 hours of labor. Sig proudly posted photos of his wife June and of himself holding the adorable fifth-generation Hansen.
“Finally a proud grandpa! Our oldest daughter Nina had baby Jaxsen on father’s day June 18th, after 24 hour labor! Welcome as the first, 5th generation Hansen fisherman!”
Early in the latest season of the Deadliest Catch, Nina announced that she was pregnant with Sig’s first grandchild. Many wondered if the surly captain would quit his stressful life of crab fishing in order to help prevent another serious heart attack, like the one he suffered at the end of last season.
— Starcasm (@starcasm) June 23, 2017
Sig Hansen’s close-knit family of women–his wife June, and daughters Nina and Mandy, have been a source of calm and happiness. There is no doubt that baby Jaxsen is going to add a lot more happiness to his life.
In more family news, Mandy and her fiance Clark Pederson have tied the knot! Their wedding took place in front of the F/V Northwester at the Pacific Fisherman Shipýard in Seattle just a couple of weeks ago.
Fans of the Deadliest Catch have already seen Clark nervously ask his captain for his youngest daughter’s hand in the recent Season 13 of the popular Discovery Channel show. It must have been quite emotional for everyone to see Sig walk Mandy down the gangway, from the Hansen boat, the F/V Northwestern, on June 10.
Based on the photos, it appeared that many of the Hansen women, including Sig’s wife June, and Edgar’s wife Louise, were wearing beautiful, traditional Norwegian regalia for the event. Sig is a proud Norwegian and on the Deadliest Catch, often talks about the family traditions that his family has passed along, throughout the generations.
They also had traditional Kransekaka, the Norwegian Princess wedding cake. Made of almonds, sugar and meringue, the stacked ringed cake had both American and Norwegian flags stuck on it. Traditionally, the bridal couple lifts the top of the cake, and the amount of rings that they lift up indicates how many children they are going to have. Looks like Mandy and Clark are going to have seven children! Sounds like the F/V Northwestern will have a full Hansen crew!
Mandy looked absolutely stunning in her strapless, white beaded gown, and the couple looked incredibly happy, as they beamed on their special day.
When Sig married wife June, he adopted her two daughters Mandy, and Nina. The family of four are incredibly close, and Sig always lovingly refers to his wife and daughter as “my girls.” It is clear that they are the biggest source of his personal happiness.
Fans of the Deadliest Catch have really been impressed with the determination, and fearlessness that Mandy has shown, as she was determined that she was going to be as good as the guys did, because she was a Hansen, and the F/V Northwestern was her fate. She has impressed the rest of the crew, as well as the viewers of the popular reality show that follows the trials and tribulations of the most dangerous job in the world.
Have you seen all of the gorgeous photos of both events that Sig Hansen has shared on his Facebook page? Do you think that with his new grandchild, Sig may finally decide to quit fishing and let Mandy and Edgar take over the helm of the F/V Northwestern?
ICYMI: Captain Sig Hansen's daughter got engaged! https://t.co/2ULpQPsGno
— Discovery (@Discovery) June 2, 2017
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