Has Fame Changed ‘The Pioneer Woman’ Ree Drummond?

The Pioneer Woman star Ree Drummond has enjoyed tremendous success over the years. Her food blog helped launch her television career and led to cookbooks, a magazine, brand partnerships, and more. How has fame affected her? Here’s what Drummond said about what her life is like now that she’s The Pioneer Woman.

How Ree Drummond’s family feels about her fame

Ree Drummond | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine
Ree Drummond | Monica Schipper/Getty Images for The Pioneer Woman Magazine

Does Drummond get special treatment because she’s a Food Network star? According to the “accidental country girl,” her family treats her just like anyone else. Apparently, Drummond’s family isn’t fazed by her fame. She told Parade magazine her sons are only excited about her celebrity status when someone famous follows her on Twitter. Overall, the family doesn’t care that much about her becoming a celebrity:

I’ve earned no cool points with my kids for being The Pioneer Woman. I think the only time one of my boys was really impressed was because someone famous, like an NFL player, followed me on Twitter. They thought that was the coolest thing ever. But other than that, they’re pretty unimpressed. And that’s actually the way I like it.

How Ree Drummond feels about life after fame

In her interview with Tulsa World, Drummond spoke about what life is like now that she’s a household name. You might think things are wildly different for Drummond, but she says that’s not the case. Drummond told Tulsa World she doesn’t feel like her life is that different now that she’s a celebrity. “My daily life on the ranch isn’t any different than it was before all this started,” she told the publication. “I mean, there’s still horse and cattle manure in my yard that’s got to be cleaned up. That’s something that doesn’t change when you live on a working ranch.”

Although Drummond still lives a quite life on the ranch, she says she still gets recognized when she goes out. “Now, if I go into town, there’s always the chance I’ll run into someone who’s seen the show or bought one of the cookbooks,” Drummond said. “And it’s always nice to talk with people who like what you do,” Drummond told Tulsa World.

Ree Drummond says this “thrills” her

Drummond told Tulsa World she loves that people are not only visiting Pawhuska to visit the Mercantile and experience all things Pioneer Woman, but they’re also sticking around to see what the city has to offer. “And I realize that a lot of the people who are coming to Pawhuska now are doing that because of my stuff,” she said. “But what thrills me is that they really dig into all the other things in the area. They’ll go to Woolaroc, see the Tallgrass Prairie, visit the Osage Tribal Museum. They may come here because of the Pioneer Woman, but they stay because of all the other great things in Osage County.”

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