Terri Runnels

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Wrestler, Television Host, and Wrestling Manager (1966)
Wed Jun 15 2022
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Relationship Timeline Of Terri Runnels

Ex-husband : David Essel
Terri Runnels Married To David Essel In 2001 And Divorced In 2002.
Ex-husband : Dustin Rhodes
Terri Runnels Married To Dustin Rhodes In 1993 And Divorced In

If you are a lover of Wrestling, then you most probably know this WWE diva of the 90s, Terri Runnels. She is a former American wrestling manager, television host as well as an occasional wrestler. Throughout her career, she has managed famous wrestlers such as The Hardy Boyz and Edge/Christian.

Terri was born on October 5, 1966, in Live Oak, Florida, the USA, under the zodiac sign, Libra. Moreover, she holds an American nationality, and her ethnicity is white. After failing from two marriages in her lifetime, who is she currently in a relationship with? If you are also interested to know about her relationship status, then read along.

Who is Terri Runnels Married To?

After the divorce with her second husband, Runnels's relationship status is a topic of curiosity among fans. According to many online sources, the wrestler is currently single.

Previously, she was married twice and both the marital relationship ended in divorce. Besides that, the media also linked Terri with a few men; out of which, she was in a relationship with a couple of them.  

Married Life With Her First Husband

The 53-years-old wrestler, Terri's first husband was Dustin Runnels aka Goldust. Well, he is a famous American professional wrestler who is best known for his WWE appearance from 1995 to 2019 as an enigmatic character, Goldust. 

Terri as a manager of her ex-husband, Dustin
Image: Terri and her former husband, Dustin Runnels
Source: The Sun

Not to mention, he brawled with some of the well-known WWE wrestlers such as Brock Lesner and Tyrus. The two exchanged their wedding vows on July 25, 1993, in an intimate marriage ceremony with the presence of their close friends and relatives. 

Not just a wife, she was also the manager of her then-husband, Goldust. That was the first managerial career in WWE of her, and she was known as Goldust cigar-smoking 'director,' Marlene.

The two first met while they were working for WCW back in the 1990s. They dated for a couple of years and tied the knot. After marrying, she took his last name and still goes by his last name, Runnels. 

Terri and Dustin in gold dress
Image: Then couple, Terri and Dustin
Source: Sportskeeda

The couple's marital life was going well until 1999 when their relationship was strained. As per sources, the reason for the sour in their marriage came due to Dustin's strained relationship with his father, Dusty Rhodes.

Later, Terri slammed Dustin's father for spreading rumors of her being infidelity and gold-digging. The situation got worst, and the two divorced the same year, after six years of marriage. 

Shares A Daughter With Dustin Runnels

The divorced couple co-parents their child whom they shared back in 1994. From their marriage, the pair welcomed their first daughter named Dakota Runnels on February 14, 1994.

Currently, her age is 25-years-old as of 2020, and she is a TV & Film producer by profession. Moreover, she is in a relationship with a man whose name and details are still a mystery. 

Dakota Runnels and her boyfriend whose identity is still not revealed
Image: Terri's daughter, Dakota with her boyfriend
Source: Instagram @dakotarunnels22

Recently on January 7, she uploaded a picture with her beau on her Instagram with a caption,

"Couldn't think of a 2020 vision caption that wasn't super cheesy, so here we are on new Year's eve, and I'm super happy and thankful for the love and wonderful things in my life."

Dakota often uploads pictures of them on her Instagram with sweet captions in it.

Second Husband - David Essel

After her first divorce, she walked the wedding aisle again with David Essel, who is a famous Radio VJ and an inspirational speaker. They exchanged wedding vows on November 3, 2001, and were pronounced as soulmates in the presence of their close family members.

Their bridal ceremony was successfully executed in Florida. Like her first marriage, her second marriage also failed as she divorced David in 2002. Neither David nor Terri explained any reasons for the end of their marital relationship.

Past Relationships And Affairs Of Terri Runnels

Besides her marital life with Dustin and David, she also got involved in several relationships until now. In 1990, she was working for WCW, where she dated Brian Pillman. Similarly, she was previously in a relationship with a US soldier named Tyree Clowe from 2003 to 2008.

Tyree was 15 years junior to Terri. Furthermore, she also dated the famous professional wrestler, New Jack, back in 2009. Jack shared his love for her in an interview with host Fat Man After Dark, but later it is found out that he was selling Runnels nudes. 

Terri and New Jack smiling towards camera
Picture: Terri with her then-boyfriend, New Jack
Source: YouTube

Terri filed a lawsuit and accused him of libelous comments about her, and the court banned him from distributing pictures in August 2011

How Much Is The Net Worth Of Terri Runnels?

Being a well-known wrestler, she might've accumulated a hefty amount of money through her successful career. Terri's net worth is estimated at around $1 Million as of 2020. Most of her money came from her career as an occasional professional wrestler and wrestling manager. 

Terri Runnels inside the wrestling ring where she managed some of the top wrestlers
Picture: Terri Runnels as a Manager in WWE
Source: Wrestling-News.Net

Furthermore, she was also the host of WWE from 2001 to 2004. As per Glassdoor, the average salary of a WWE host is around $70,000 annually. Without a doubt, she must've bagged a similar amount as her income. Besides that, she's also involved in various charity works such as Make-a-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, and Children's Miracle Network.

After her departure from WWE, she spent her time traveling across the world. She must be living her life to the fullest with all of her earnings and fortune that she inherits.

Arrested For Class 3 Felony

On May 29, 2019, she was detained by USA officials at 7:31 am in Florida. The cops arrested her for carrying a loaded Glock 9 mm, which had at least 11 bullets in a security checkpoint in Tampa International Airport. The crime that she committed has the punishment of five years in prison and fine up to $7000.

The bullets that were loaded were found to be hollow-tipped, which cause more damage to targets upon impact. As per Tmz, in June 2019, the charges against her were dropped, and she was released from Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office Jail on $2000 bail.


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