Who is Suzanne Rawlings?
Born Suzanne Marie Mergele, Suzanne Rawlings is best known as the wife of Richard Rawlings, a reality television star who became famous for his show on the Discovery Network called “Fast N’ Loud.” The couple are also the owners of the Gas Monkey franchise that has extended from a garage to a restaurant and a concert venue.
Suzanne Rawlings’ Early Life and Career
In terms of her early life and family background, unfortunately Rawlings prefers to keep those things private, so nothing is known about her early years. and she is also a private person who prefers to keep it low key on social media.
In terms of her career, Rawlings helps out his husband to manage their empire. She mainly handles the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill franchise, and has helped expand the restaurant’s reach. In the past couple of years, they have opened up several branches in top locations including Harker Heights, Texas, Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut, and one in Key West, Florida.
Rawlings and her husband started from a small garage to now being featured in a reality television show. They have also expanded their business to a restaurant, the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill, and music venues known as Gas Monkey Life, and have even released an energy drink called Gas Monkey Energy. She and her husband now employ over 600 people under their empire. Her assistance in their business helped establish her career as well as her net worth.
Suzanne Rawlings’ Net Worth
As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Rawlings’ net worth is reported to be $1 million, acquired largely from her years working alongside her husband.
Suzanne Rawlings’ Personal Life
In terms of her personal life, Rawlings is married to businessman and reality television star, Richard Rawlings, but the two have endured a somewhat tumultuous relationship for years.
Rawlings met her now husband, Richard in the ‘90s and the two married in 1999 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They enjoyed a great couple of years at first, but things started turning sour when Richard became successful. As his business grew, it caused him to travel more and be absent from home, which led to their divorce in 2009, after 10 long years of being married.
Subsequently, the two apparently didn’t date anyone else during their time apart, stretching over a couple of years, when they rekindled their romance, and in 2015 they once again married, this time in Cabo, Mexico, and have been together since then.
Suzanne Rawlings’ Husband
Suzanne Rawlings’ husband is businessman and reality television star, Richard Rawlings. born on the 30th of March 1969, who has become known for his empire based on the Gas Monkey Garage, but which has now expanded to restaurants and music venues. He is also the star of the reality TV series “Fast N’ Loud.”
Richard grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and always had a passion for cars thanks to his father, initially visiting car shows with his father when he was younger, and then started purchasing cars and reconstructing them when he was 14. Before becoming a businessman in the automotive industry, he first matriculated from Eastern Hills High School, and worked as a law enforcement officer, a firefighter, and a paramedic.
Richard Rawlings’ Career
Richard’s dreams of reconstructing car stayed with him, and he started as a businessman by opening Promo Wipes, a company that prints logos and advertisements on deluxe paper towels. He later expanded his business, and in 1999 opened Lincoln Press, a printing company that he built alongside his sister.
Richard eventually sold Lincoln Press in the hopes of realizing his dream of reconstructing cars, this time with the business plan of opening up a garage, and later selling the idea of becoming a reality television show. In 2004, he and his partner Aaron Kaufman opened Gas Monkey Garage, and would later travel across the country to sell their brand.
After years of searching for a network that would make his television show come true, Richard finally got Discovery Channel to agree to give him his own show, and in 2012, “Fast N’ Loud” premiered in the network. The show revolved around the garage, and how they find run-down cars and restore them to look like new, and later sell them to make a profit. The show became a huge success on the network, and is now in its 14th season.
Richard also decided to expand his Gas Monkey brand from being just a garage, and in 2013 he opened the Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill, and now has several branches across the United States. In 2014, he also opened Gas Monkey Live, a music venue that can sit around 2,000. Finally, in 2015 he wrote his autobiography called “Fast N’ Loud: Blood, Sweat, and Beers.”
Richard Rawlings’ Personal Life
In terms of his personal life, Richard has married three times – his first marriage was with Karenn K. Grames in 1993, but their marriage only lasted a year, ending with divorce in 1994.
His second marriage was to Suzanne, from 1999 to 2009, and whom he remarried in 2015. Although there is no confirmed news of any children, Richard once shared in an interview that he does have kids.