Where is Michelle Rubio Now? Dusty Rhodes’ Wife Explained

September 16, 2023 (Last updated: 5 days ago)
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Where is Michelle Rubio Now - Dusty Rhodes Wife Explained

Where is Michelle Rubio Now? We discuss the wife of Dusty Rhodes and her whereabouts. 

The recent Peacock documentary American Nightmare: Becoming Cody Rhodes followed Cody’s storied life, his departure from AEW, and his surprise return to WWE. Throughout the documentary, we hear from Michelle Runnels, Cody’s mother, fellow professional wrestlers, and family and friends.

Cody has spent many years trying to fill his late father’s shoes, The American Dream Dusty Rhodes. As a result, we have seen him go through some highs and lows in the early stages of his career in WWE.

Finally, he had enough and helped jump-start AEW with the Young Bucks, but after a successful run, he knew that he had never achieved goals in WWE, so he jumped ship.

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Cody had that support system that starts from the top with his mother, Michelle Rubio. We share information about who his mother is and where she is now, along with some information about Cody’s sister and whether or not Cody has any kids with his wife, Brandi.

Who is Michelle Rubio?

In 1978, Michelle Rubio married a man by the name of Virgil Riley Runnels Jr., or as the world knows him, The American Dream Dusty Rhodes. Dusty had two kids with his previous wife, Dustin Runnels (Professional Wrestler Goldust) and Kristen Ditto.

Michelle and Dusty welcome two kids into the world, Teil and Cody Rhodes. As a result of missing out on the early stages of his kid’s lives, Dusty retired from the world of professional wrestling to spend time with his family. Sadly, Michelle Rubio became a widow when Dusty passed away due to kidney failure.

Where is Michelle Rubio Now?

Although she continues to mourn the loss of her husband of over 30 years, Michelle is very supportive of her kids, including Cody Rhodes, who has gone on to have a successful career in professional wrestling. She doesn’t love the spotlight but can be found cheering on Cody at his matches and letting him know when she gets upset when things in the ring don’t go right.

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The big thing that Rubio has done since Dusty’s passing is launching the Dusty Rhodes Foundation, which was established in 2022. The foundation was set up to help young children chase their goals in the world of sports. Outside of that, she spends time with her grandchildren.

Who is Dusty Rhodes’ daughter?

Michelle and Dusty had two kids, and their daughter was Teil Runnels. Teil was born in September 1982 and married Kevin Gergel on November 1, 2008.

The pair have gone on to have two kids, Kellan and Maris.

Does Cody Rhodes have kids?

While known in the ring as Cody Rhodes, he was born Cody Garrett Runnels on June 30, 1985. He was born to his late father, Dusty Rhodes, and his second wife, Michelle Rubio.

Brandi Reed was a professional wrestler Cody met in early 2011 in his first stint with WWE. The two quickly fell in love and married only two years later, in September 2013. After being married for a little over nine years, they welcomed their first child, Liberty Iris Runnels, to the world in June 2021.

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