Fans of Teen Mom OG are well aware of Farrah Abraham’s relationship issues over the years, but her mother Debra Danielsen has also had a tough time in the relationship department — including a bank-account-draining catfishing experience that Debra wrote about in her book Vapor. But, it appears that the luck of this Teen Mom OG (Original Grandma) may have changed as Debra has been posting numerous joyful date photos with a bearded feller named David over the past few months. So who is this mystery man? We spoke with Debra and she spilled the deets on her new beau!
“His name is Dr. David Merz,” Debra says. “He specializes in infectious diseases and lives in Marquette, Michigan.” A doctor?! Yep! Check out Dr. David’s pedigree, which includes a medical degree from Johns Hopkins University:
Dr. David C Merz is an Infectious Disease Specialist in Marquette, Michigan. He graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University School Of Medicine in 1983. Having more than 33 years of diverse experiences, especially in INFECTIOUS DISEASE, Dr. David C Merz affiliates with many hospitals including Up Health System – Marquette, Dickinson County Memorial Hospital, Up Health System Portage, and cooperates with other doctors and specialists in medical group Dlp Marquette Physician Practices Inc.
Undergraduate: University of Minnesota
Medical School: John Hopkins University
Internship: University of Michigan Hospital
Residency: University of Michigan Hospital
Board Certified: Internal Medicine & Infectious Diseases
So how in the world did Debra hook up with a doctor from Michigan? The internet of course. “David and I met in a great dating site called Elite Singles,” Debra reveals to us, adding that they have been dating since early July of this year.
One unexpected thing that both Debra and David sort of have in common is that they both produce their own alcohol. Debra has her Mom & Me brand of wines, and David is an accomplished home brewer that has received numerous awards for his beers in competitions around the country.
This Renaissance man also shares something in common with his potential future daughter-in-law Farrah as Debra tells us he is also a chef. And speaking of Farrah, has she met Dr. David yet? Debra says the two have met and David said afterward of Farrah: “She is a very intelligent young woman — like her mother.”
Debra and Dr. David spent this weekend together in New York City, with one of their date nights spent attending an opera at the MET! Here’s a photo and video clip from D&D at the affair:
So does Debra plan on keeping Dr. Dave on the DL and off camera? Nope. She tells us that MTV cameras were rolling on both of them this weekend for Teen Mom OG. Debra did not tell us if she has already purchased an engagement ring for herself. 😉
Congratulations to Debra and Dr. David! He looks like a VERY charismatic guy (sort of a cross between The Most Interesting Man In The World and Santa Claus) and I look forward to meeting him on screen.