In yet another example of the lack of veracity of TLC’s Breaking Amish, another of the cast members has been married and has already left their community.
In previous episodes, Sabrina Burkholder explains her back-story as being an adoptee of Puerto Rican-Italian nationality who wants to learn more about her heritage and biological family. And that’s basically it. No mention of her wedding nor, reportedly, leaving the Mennonite community years ago.
It was established shortly after the series premiere that Burkholder had been married. Her marriage license was posted to BreakingAmishTheExpose on Facebook September 13 where her maiden name was listed as “Sabrina Lavon High” and her husband’s name was listed as “Delmar R. Burkholder” at the time they married July 25, 2009.
At which time, the 25-year-old went by her maiden name on Twitter where she was “Sabrina High” with the handle @levitika which has been screen capped below in case it’s suddenly deleted like all the other cast’s social profiles. Messages from right before and after the wedding say: June 15, 2009 “going to bed”; October 11, 2009 “exhausted.goin to lcbc tomorrow.or technically today…..muaahh”; October 13, 2009 “my hubby just got home from convention in milwaukee.go monavie:)” Incidentally, the account’s avatar is entitled “mecutofffromhannah.jpg”
One of the followers of the @levitika account, reports BreakingAmishTheExpose, has photos from the cast member’s non-Mennonite wedding day back in 2009. Here’s a close-up of the bride and another photo of the bride and groom (blonde hair to the right) at the altar. An additional photo, below, shows the former Mennonite partying in Philly.
It would appear she subsequently updated to another Twitter account, under her married name of “Sabrina Burkholder” @Sabrina_Brkhldr of which this is all that remains because it got deleted.
The party photo, wedding dress photo, and photo of the husband and wife, are below with the marriage licence (it’s reasonable to assume she legally changed her surname from “High” to “Burkholder” which it probably remains today). Incidentally, it’s speculated she’s since divorced and was dating someone immediately prior to filming.
In related news, she was on NatGeo’s Amish At The Altar with one of the women later seen on Breaking Amish, her “best friend” called “Rose.” Moreover, says one observer, “In Amish at the Altar, they both dress in the Lancaster Amish style but in Breaking Amish they both dress more like conservative Mennonites.”