Melissa “Missy” Rothstein was born June 3, 1980, in Springfield, Pennsylvania, to parents Marian and David. They were married in 1974 and were together until his death of a sudden heart attack in January 2001.
Missy met Bam Margera at Stetson Middle School in Springfield when a friend asked Missy if she wanted to go with her to watch her boyfriend skate. Although he was dedicated to his skateboarding and rarely in town, Bam remained friends with Missy, who graduated West Chester East High School in 1998 and attended Penn State University, where she graduated with a Bachelors Degree in communications.
Along the way, she’s worked a lot of jobs, starting as a babysitter at 12-years-old. She’s also been a waitress in a friend’s restaurant, a sandwich maker, a hostess, a busgirl and a Dairy Queen cashier. After college, she looked into public relations work and interviewed for several positions, but found nothing interesting enough to pursue.
In 2001, Bam thought of his friend Missy for a part in the movie, Haggard. During the experience, they fell for one another and dated for three months. When Bam and his ex-girlfriend, Jenn Rivell, decided to reconcile, Missy’s heart was broken.
After not speaking for two years, Bam and Missy were both single, and again sparks flew when they ran into one another. After three months, they moved in together; seven months later they were engaged.
Missy got her real estate license and worked for a while with ReMax, but needed more flexibility than the job offered to accommodate Bam’s travel schedule and now does graphics for Lane Signs. Her interests are reading all kinds of books (her favorite is The Witching Hour), loves the sounds (faves are Depeche Mode and Johnny Cash) and loves shopping and hanging out with her girlfriends. She also hopes someday to do volunteer work with the Make A Wish Foundation.
But there are more immediate concerns. After the wedding, Missy wants to dedicate herself to being the best cook for her husband and making beautiful babies!
In late 2006, Missy did a photoshoot for Playboy Magazine with Bam Margera as the photographer. It was for the mag’s special celebrity photographer section. Missy went completely nude for the shoot (topless and bottomless).