Goldust(Dustin Patrick Runnels) Bio, Affair, Married, Wife, Net Worth, Ethnicity, Salary, Age, Nationality, Height


WWE wrestler Dustin Patrick Runnels is married and a father of one.

Relationship Facts of Goldust(Dustin Patrick Runnels)

  • Goldust(Dustin Patrick Runnels) is married to Ta-rel Marie Runnels.
  • Goldust(Dustin Patrick Runnels) married on June 22, 2012.
  • 💑 Anniversary in 154 days 💑
  • He is father of One(Dakota Avery).
  • Goldust(Dustin Patrick Runnels) is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

More about the relationship

Dustin Patrick Runnels married Ta-rel Marie Runnels on 22nd June 2012.

Previous marriage

Previously, he married Milena Martelloni on 20th December 2002. But their marriage did not work out so they divorced on 21st August 2003 after almost a year.

Before Milena, he was married to Terri Runnels. Terri is the manager in Dustin’s second run with the WWE. They married on 25th July 1993 and divorced after 6 years on 18th October 1999. Together, they have a daughter, Dakota Avery born in 1994.

Who is Goldust?

Dustin Rhodes is an American professional wrestler under the stage name Goldust.

Goldust is famous for his multiple tenures with WWE from 1995 to 2019 as an enigmatic, flamboyant, sexually ambiguous character.

He is a three-time Intercontinental Champion and nine-time Hardcore Champion. On 2nd August 2019, he signed a multi-year WWE contract with All Elite Wrestling.

Goldust- Family Life

Dustin Patrick Runnels was born on 11th April 1969 in Austin, Texas, US. He is the son of Dusty Rhodes and Sandra Runnels. His father’s name is Virgil Runnels but he is best known as ‘The American Dream’ Dusty Rhodes.

Goldust(Dustin Patrick Runnels)
Caption: Goldust(Dustin Patrick Runnels) and his wife (Source: Pinterest)

Dusty Rhodes was an American professional wrestler, booker, and trainer known for his work for the National Wrestling Alliance. Similarly, he has a sister Kristin Runnels Ditto, a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader.

Dustin has a half-brother Cody Rhodes, an American professional wrestler, promoter, businessman, and actor.

Fractured arm after the beatdown

In November 2019, in an episode of AEW Dynamite, Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho signed a contract. After the segment Jake Hager beatdown Dustin. James slammed the arm of Dustin in a car door and he was left laying on the ground.

After the incident, Dustin’s arm got fractured which he showed to the fans on Twitter.

Goldust- Professional Career

Dustin made his wrestling debut on 13th September 1988 as ‘Dustin Rhodes where he defeated Bob Cook in a match for the Tampa-based Championship Wrestling from Florida.

Career highlights

  • December 1988- debuted in World Championship Wrestling
  • December 10, 1988- first defeat against The Original Midnight Express
  • March 1989- toured Japan for All Japan Pro Wrestling
  • July 1989- wrestled in United States Wrestling Association
  • July 2001- signed a contract under father’s Turnbuckle Championship Wrestling
  • 15 February 2007- appeared in a match involving The Great Muta
  • 3rd March 2010- joined SmackDown brand
  • 2010 WWE Supplemental Draft- Raw brand
  • 20th April 2019- Faced his half-brother Cody at All Elite Wrestling


On 14th December 2010, Dustin released his autobiography Cross Rhodes: Goldust, Out of the Darkness. 

Signature/Finishing Moves

  • Shattered Dreams- It was the main move of Dustin during the Attitude Era. At first, he would place his opponent into the corner and wrap the legs through the ropes. After that, he would position himself and charge forward giving a heavy low blow.
  • Curtain Call- His main finisher was this move where he would catch the opponent from behind and off-balance them by a reverse headlock. After that, he would grab the truck and lift due to which the opponent would gall vertical and Dustin slammed him back down for the pin.

Championships, Accomplishments

– American Combat Wrestling

  • ACW Heavyweight Championship

– Championship Wrestling from Florida

  • NWA Florida Heavyweight Championship
  • NWA Florida Tag Team Championship

– Pro Wrestling Illustrated

  • 2013: Comeback of the Year
  • 1991: Most Improved Wrestler of the Year
  • 1996: Ranked No. 11 of the top 500 singles wrestlers

– World Championship Wrestling

  • United States Heavyweight Championship
  • World Six-Man Tag Team Championship

– Wrestling Observer Newsletter

  • 1997: Most Embarrassing Wrestler
  • 1991: Most Improved
  • 1989: Rookie of the Year
  • 1995, 1997, 2007: World Gimmick

Goldust- Net worth, Earnings

The estimated net worth of Dustin is $3 million US. His annual salary is around $400,000 US.

Some part of his income is from merchandise sales. In the year 2017, he received an annual salary of $550,000 US.

Similarly, in 2015, his annual salary was $725,000 US. His father Dusty had a net worth of $3 million US as well. His half-brother Cody has a net worth of $2 million US.

Dustin has a house in Gainesville, Florida US.

Body Measurement

Dustin has blond hair and brown eyes. He is 6 feet 6 inches and weighs around 105 kg.

Social Media

He has around 669k followers on Twitter, 313k on Instagram, and 1 million on Facebook account.


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