Sandra Runnels

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Relationship Timeline Of Sandra Runnels

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Ex-husband : Dusty Rhodes
Sandra Runnels Married To Dusty Rhodes In 1965 And Divorced In 1975

Sandra Runnels is the ex-wife of late American Pro-Wrestler Dusty Rhodes, better known as "The American Dream." Dusty spend forty-three years as a professional wrestler. He has also appeared in promotions like WWE, WCW, and Jim Crockett Promotions.

Sandra married her teenage love, Dusty. Ever since her divorce from Dusty, she has been out of the limelight. Where is she now? What's her relationship status? Continue reading to find out the answers. 

Relationship with Dusty

Sandra met Dustin reportedly when they were both young, both growing up in Texas. Sandra married Dusty when he was just 20 years old in 1965. The couple was married for ten years and divorced in 1975.

Their union wasn't as successful as his marriage with his second wife, Michelle Rubio (Runnels). The young couple, however, shared the responsibility of two beautiful children. 

Sandra's Children with Dusty 

Sandra's two children were her son Dustin Patrick Runnels and her daughter Kristin Runnels Ditto. Dustin was born on April 11, 1969, four years after their marriage. 

Sandra's children with their step siblings
Snap: Sandra's kids Dustin and Kristin with Cody and Teil
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Similarly, their second kid, a daughter Kristin was born in 1973, two years before their divorce.

Her son Dustin walked in his father's footsteps as a professional wrestler and is known as "Goldust." Her daughter, however, would take a different path and is a former cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys.

The professional wrestler Dustin Rhodes with his daughter Dakota Avery.
Image: The professional wrestler Dustin Rhodes with his daughter Dakota Avery.
Source: Instagram @dakotarunnela22

Dusty and Sandra's son Dustin was married to retired wrestling manager Terri Runnels with whom he also shared a daughter named Dakota Avery Runnels (b. 1994). 

After Divorce With Sandra 

Dusty married the second time Michelle Rubio (Runnels). He met her in Tampa, Florida, when he was 30 years old, and Michelle was 19

The couple eventually started dating and dated for two years. They got married on August 17, 1978. Their reception was at a nightclub in Ybor City.

Dustin with second wife
Snap: Dustin with second wife, Michelle
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Dusty and Sandra also shared two kids from their marital union, a daughter, Teil Runnels, and a son named Cody Garrett Runnels (b. June 30, 1985).

The 36 aged Cody is also a wrestler, better known by his ring name 'Cody Rhodes' or Stardust. Cody is married to his wife Brandi Rhodes, a wrestler. 

 Cody Rhodes with his wife Brandi Rhodes and newly born daughter Liberty Rhodes.
Snap: Cody Rhodes with his wife Brandi Rhodes and newly born daughter Liberty Rhodes.
Source: Instagram @thebrandirhodes

Brandi and Cody also have a daughter named Liberty Iris Runnels (b. June 2021). Dusty and Michelle were living a blissful marital life, but his tragic demise shattered the happiness.

Net Worth

Sandra's net worth as of 2021 hasn't been made public. The detailed information regarding her professional work is also unknown. So, let's take a closer look at her late husband's net worth.

Dusty's net worth is estimated to be around $3 million at the time of his death. Dusty was a professional wrestler, writer for WWE and made several appearances in movies and TV shows. 

Dusty with two sons
Snap: Dusty with his two sons Dustin and Cody Rhodes
Source: Washington Post

Dusty was also involved in making advertisements in the 80s. He made several advertisements for local car dealerships. These gigs could make him around $15,000 to $25,000, according to online sources.

Ex-Husband's Death

The father of Sandra's kids, Dusty, died on June 11, 2015. He was rushed to the hospital by paramedics after receiving a call that he had fallen.

he professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes died at the age of 69 on June 11, 2015.
Picture: The professional wrestler Dusty Rhodes died at the age of 69 on June 11, 2015.
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The wrestler had been battling kidney problems in the later stages of his life. This problem would eventually be the cause of his demise. He died at the age of 69 in Orlando, Florida.

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