Ranae Sheperd, ever the partner of the deceased, the Mini-Me from the Austin Powers movies, says that the tiny actor its not at all well treated. Their marriage dates back to ten years ago. From the interview it appears that they felt that Troyer was not enough money spent on her. So he gave her her share of the rent to pay, she was a starting actress with two jobs, she’s got fake diamonds, and he wanted to have sex, even when they are not wanted. Verne was 40 years old when he, together with Shepherd, then 23 years old.