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Wife Swap's 'King Curtis' Is Now A 19-Year-Old Welder Who Loves Hunting

Aisha Nozari

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Wife Swap's 'King Curtis' Is Now A 19-Year-Old Welder Who Loves Hunting

Remember King Curtis? The nugget-loving six-year-old from a 2009 episode of Wife Swap whose passion for junk food cemented his place in the viral hall of fame. Remind yourself of Curtis in action below:

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Well, King Curtis is no longer a sassy kid hellbent on upping his cholesterol, he’s grown into a professional welder with a penchant for killing animals.

Curtis, whose catchphrase ‘bacon is good for me!’ will no doubt be carved into gravestones across the globe, documents his life on Instagram, and he’s certainly all grown up.

His bio confirms that he’s employed as a welder while his grid suggests he spends most of his spare time riding around in pickup trucks and shooting wildlife. 

But underneath all the facial fuzz and red-blooded-Americaness, Curtis’ sassy little grin is still there.

If all of the above means absolutely nothing to you, please immediately watch this snippet of the Wife Swap episode that made Curtis famous, in which he passionately talks about his undying love for chicken nuggets, telling the camera with a smile: “Chicken nuggets is like my family.”

Viewers fell in love with Curtis when new mum Joy - who happened to be a fitness instructor - entered his family’s home as part of the show’s premise.

King Curtis is all grown up. Credit: Instagram/king_curtis10
King Curtis is all grown up. Credit: Instagram/king_curtis10

Joy immediately got to work binning all the unhealthy food in Curtis’ family fridge, leaving the young boy dismayed to learn that bacon would now be off the menu.

Storming over to the fridge, Curtis told Joy: “I don't like this crap. No, I want my bacon, I gotta tell you something. Bacon is good for me.”

After realising that Joy didn’t care much about his opinion, Curtis stormed to his bedroom and packed a bag, telling the camera: “She thinks out of the blue that she’s a smart little girl [and] she can do whatever she wants. No, that’s not how she can do it in our family. She acts like she’s the queen, and we’re the sorry people.”

Curtis’ passion for junk food cemented his place in the viral hall of fame. Credit: ABC
Curtis’ passion for junk food cemented his place in the viral hall of fame. Credit: ABC

Leaving the house with a suitcase, Curtis added: “Joy, I have been nice to you, but now, I’m coming to the edge. 

“I am leaving, and you can’t stop me. I’m packing my bags. She’s gonna try and stop me, but she can’t run in those little high heels.”

Curtis eventually returned home a while later, with the narrator explaining: “After spending a few hours at his grandma’s house eating chicken nuggets, he’s decided to return home.”

Dragging his suitcase back inside, Curtis snapped in his thick Southern accent: “I’m back to show her who’s boss: King Curtis.”

Featured Image Credit: Paramount/Instagram/@king_curtis10

Topics: Viral, TV and Film

Aisha Nozari
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