Ta-rel Marie Runnels Biography

( 1966 - )
September 15, 2019
First published on:June 7, 2019
by Jorge

Facts of Ta-rel Marie Runnels

Date of Birth: 1966, October 5
Age: 53 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet
Birth Name Terri Lynne Boatright Runnels
Birth Place Live Oak, Florida
Famous Name Terri Runnels
Horoscope Libra
Net Worth $6.67 million
Weight 100 lbs
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Past married if any Dustin Runnels (Goldust)
Children 1

Ta-rel Marie Runnels is an American retired professional wrestling manager, television host, and occasional professional wrestler. Additionally, Ta-rel Marie Runnels is best known as an ex-wife of a famous WWE superstar Dustin Patrick Runnels popular as Gold Dust.

However, the couple divorced after six years of marriage on October 18, 1999. To know more information about Runnels' bio, including early life, relationship, net worth, and salary. Stick with us till the end. 


Reportedly, Marie is living a single life. However, she was married to the famous WWE superstar Goldust. The duo got married in 1993 and eventually got divorced on 18 October 1999, i.e. after six years of marriage. Further, the couple has a daughter named, Dakota Avery, who was born in 1994. 

Terri Runnels and Goldust SOURCE: Terri Runnels and Goldust

The strained relationship between Dustin Runnels and his father Dusty Rhodes caused problems in their marriage, and Terri claimed that Dusty spread rumors about her, including infidelity and gold, digging.

Past Relationship

Previously, she dated  Brian Pillman in 1990 while they were both in WCW. Later in 2003, she dated 15 years younger U.S soldier, Tyree Clowe and remained together with him until 2007. In 2009 she began dating former professional wrestler New Jack and eventually they got separated in July 2011. The reason for their separation was Jack selling nude and bloody photographs of Runnels. 

Talking about her body measurement, he stands in a height of 5 ft 0 in and weighs around 100 lbs.  

Ex-Husband- Gold Dust

Gold Dust was born as a Dustin Patrick Runnels on April 11, 1969. He is a WWE superstar who has been working with the brand since 1995. He is an American by nationality. 

Terri's ex-husband along with her daughter
SOURCE: Terri's ex-husband along with her daughter

He is presently playing under the ring name Dustin Rhodes for All Elite Wrestling. He is also known for his appearances in World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA).

Additionally, he is the son of the late WWE Hall of Famer Dusty Rhodes and the half-brother of fellow wrestler Cody Rhodes.

After the divorce with his first wife, Marie, Goldust later married a woman named Milena Martelloni on December 18, 2002, and unfortunately, the relationship didn't last for long as they divorced after one year of their marriage. 

After Dust's unsuccessful relationship with his second wife Milena, he again married to a woman named Ta rel Roche with whom he wedded on June 22, 2012. 

Net Worth- $1 million

Well, wrestlers are known for living an extravagant lifestyle and so does Ta-rel have. Moreover, to have such kind of lifestyle, it is impossible without a handsome paycheque.

Furthermore, Runnels was active for WWE for 8 years as a professional wrestler. As per the reports, she has managed to collect massive net worth over $1 million from her professional career. 

Specifically, on average WWE wrestler earns a salary $500,000 to $1 million per year. However, professional wrestler makes more due to their involvement acting jobs outside of WWE, which boosts their popularity in the WWE.

Ta-rel Marie Runnels lifestyle SOURCE: Instagram

Further, Terry was one of the highest-earning female wrestlers in her time and as of a recent report, Mickie James is among the highest earner with an annual salary of $300,000. She hasn't clearly mentioned about her assets but it is assumed that she has a luxurious house where she currently lives in. 


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Well, exploring her social account. she seems to have a luxurious lifestyle as she is spotted attending different events, wearing fancy and expensive outfits. Furthermore, she might have a collection of some of the luxurious cars, but the details are yet to be revealed in the media.


Ta-rel Marie Runnels, best known as Terry Runnels was born on October 5, 1966, in Live Oak, Florida. Terri was raised in Florida. As a Southern Baptist, she grew up but later became non-denominational.

Furthermore, there isn't any information about her parents and siblings in the media yet. In her early career, She managed her (then) real-life husband Dustin Runnels (known as Goldust on-screen) and was a member of the Pretty Mean Sisters alliance. 

Professional Career

Terri Runnels was active as a professional female wrestler with WWE for eight years. In 1996, under the ring name of Marlena, Goldust's valet, she signed her contract with WWE. She was a major component of an act called "The Bizarre Ones." She was also the manager of other strange acts including The Hardy Boyz, Meat, Saturn and Raven. 

She eventually switched to the backstage interviewer's work and this expanded her WWE contract. Once she won the WWF Hardcore Championship, but in 2004 she left the organization.

Furthermore, Runnels is also actively involved in the charities, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Children's Miracle Network, and Hermie & Elliott Sadler Foundation and Fit Kids Marathon.

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