Richard Rawlings is an American entrepreneur, car mechanic, and media personality best known for Discovery Channel’s reality TV show Fast N’ Loud. The reality show is based on his Dallas-based Gas Monkey Garage, a car manufacturer that has earned Rawlings a net worth of at least $20 million.
However, life was not quite as rosy for Rawlings, especially in his personal life. His relationship with his wife suffered from his ambition to become rich and famous. In this article, we will look at Richard Rawlings’ personal life, his wife, his children, his house, and his private car collection.
Richard Rawlings Wife, Married, Kids
Although Rawlings is best known through his marriage to Suzanne Marie Mergele, he first married a certain Karen K. Grames in 1993. However, this marriage did not last long. Rawlings and Karen divorced hardly a year after their marriage.
A few years after the divorce Richard found love in the eyes of Suzanne Marie Mergele. They entered into the marriage in 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Richard and his friend Aaron Kaufman had the idea for Gas Monkey Garage with the long-term goal of bringing it into reality TV.
With Gas Monkey Garage, Richard traveled extensively, and the effects began to affect his relationship with his wife, Suzanne Marie Mergele. Due to unresolved conflicts, Rawlings and Suzanne divorced in 2009. This was almost 3 years before the premiere of Fast N Loud. However, at that time the show was still in the promotional phase and kept Richard very busy.
Although they were separated for six years, Richard and Suzanne remarried in 2015 in Cabo, Mexico. Despite their separation, the two remained in touch with each other. From the beginning of 2013, they were spotted at joint events.
After their remarriage Richard told about their first divorce;
“We got divorced while all those [gas monkey and Fast N’ Loud] things were happening, and it was hard for her to come to terms with it. So it was hard for her for a while. I’m traveling, I’m away, and of course, there are a lot of girls out there”.
After their second marriage, Richard expressed his joy on Facebook and said
“It was spontaneous in Cabo in January. He came to Cabo to surprise my best friend on his birthday and eventually remarried my other best friend! GYSOT!”
He also put snapshots of their second marriage online.
Since their remarriage, Rawlings has gossiped about his wife on numerous occasions.
Richard Rawlings currently lives in Dallas, Texas. However, we cannot confirm his exact home. In February 2017, a YouTube video surfaced claiming that a 4,000 square foot house in the Strong & Crossen subdivision, Dallas, belonged to Rawlings.
According to the video, the house stands on 1.4 acres and includes 4.5 bathrooms,
The video claims that Rawlings bought the house in 2015 for $1.7 million. Other amenities of the building are said to include a pool and a cabin.
Watch the video below:
Richard Rawlings Private Car Collection
Rawlings grew up with love and building cars thanks to his father, who often took him to car shows. Rawlings said he bought his first car, a 74 Mercury Comet, at the age of 14.
To keep his dream of owning many cars alive, Richard worked in various jobs, including law enforcement, firefighting, and paramedics.
Before graduating from high school, Richard had driven at least 20 cars. As revealed on his website, Richard’s dream car is a 1932 Ford Roadster, which he calls “the holy grail of hot rods. Today Richard’s car collection includes Lamborghini Countach, Ferraris, Ford Mustang, and Porsche from the 1950s.