Michelle Rubio Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 11 Feb, 2021
Facts of Michelle Rubio
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Michelle Rubio
Nationality American
Birth Place/City USA
Married to Dusty Rhodes (August 17, 1978 - June 11, 2015; his death)
Children 1
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Michelle Rubio is the widow of the deceased professional wrestler "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, who worked for the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and the mother of current All Elite Wrestling professional wrestler Cody Rhodes.  

Michelle Rubio: Short Bio

Michelle Rubio is the second wife of the late professional wrestler Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr., known by his ring name, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes. They married on August 17, 1978, after his previous marriage with Sandra Runnels ended in divorce.

They were married for 37 years, during which they had a son together, named Cody Garrett Runnels Rhodes, born on June 30, 1985.

Michelle Rubio with her late husband Virgil Riley Runnels Jr. AKA Dusty Rhodes SOURCE: Pinterest

Cody is also a professional wrestler who currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name Cody Rhodes. Rubio is a stepmother to Dusty's three other children, including his oldest son, Dustin Patrick Runnels, who is also a professional wrestler under the ring name Dustin Rhodes / Goldust

Rubio's marriage with Dusty ended with his passing on June 11, 2015. 

The Second Wife of the Late Professional Wrestler Dusty Rhodes 

Dusty Rhodes was one of the most beloved professional wrestlers of the sixties and the seventies. Known as "The American Dream", "the son of a plumber", and the "common man", Dusty found success in almost all major North American wrestling promotions including the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF).  

Left to right: Dusty Rhodes, Dustin Rhodes (as Goldust), and Cody Rhodes SOURCE: FanBuzz

After retiring from in-ring competition, Rhodes found success as a trainer and booker for the WWF, now the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment).  

Dusty Rhodes passed away on June 10, 2015, at the age of 69, due to kidney failure. As per his will, Dusty was cremated and the remains spread over his son, Dustin's ranch.  

Most-Asked Questions About Michelle Rubio

Who Was Michelle Rubio's Husband Dusty Rhodes?

Michelle Rubio was married from August 17, 1978, to June 11, 2015, to professional wrestler Virgil Riley Runnels, Jr., known by his ring name, Dusty Rhodes. 

How Did Dusty Rhodes Die?

Dusty Rhodes passed away on June 10, 2015, at the age of 69, due to kidney failure.

Who is Michelle Rubio's Son, Cody Rhodes?

Michelle Rubio had a son with Dusty Rhodes, named Cody Garrett Runnels Rhodes (born on June 30, 1985), who currently wrestles for All Elite Wrestling (AEW) under the ring name Cody Rhodes.  

What is Michelle Rubio's Net Worth?

While her net worth has not been disclosed as of yet, Michelle Rubio's husband, the late Dusty Rhodes, was believed to be worth $3 million at the time of his death. 

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