Amazingly, this story has a happy ending as Richard and Suzanne apparently hauled their rusted out relationship into the Gas Monkey Garage of love and got it completely refurbished!The two took a trip to Cabo to surprise their friend Dennis Collins on his birthday, and they surprised each other with an impromptu wedding!star Richard Rawlings loves being in the spotlight.The 46-year-old fabricator and hot rod enthusiast revealed in an interview that he and bearded bro Aaron Kaufman started Gas Monkey Garage more than a decade ago with the dream of a TV show in mind.But there’s one thing Richard has been reluctant to put in the spotlight: his personal life.One of the questions most often asked by fans of the show is inevitably “Is Richard Rawlings married?
The proud groom posted the photo with Suzanne at the top of this post on Facebook and wrote, “Came down to Cabo to surprise my best friend on his birthday and ended up remarrying my other best friend! ” He added this second photo kissing the bride on Instagram: “She’s phenomenal,” David said of Suzanne in May, “though dumb enough to marry me twice.” It seems the two were on good terms for a while prior to taking their second trip to the altar in Cabo.
Perhaps that will all change soon as his remarriage becomes more well known. The man in the photo is clearly Richard — he is listed in the photographers description, and other photos from the event in which you can see his face leave no room for doubt.
” It seems that part of the reason Richard doesn’t address his marital status on air is because he partly blames the show for leading to the divorce from his wife of just over ten years, Suzanne Rawlings.
“We got divorced while all the [Gas Monkey and ] stuff was happening and it was hard for her to put up with it,” Richard told in May of this year. I’m traveling, I’m gone, and, of course, there are lots of girls out there.” Here is a recent photo of Suzanne Rawlings, showing support for Richard and the crew by proudly modeling a Gas Monkey Garage t-shirt: According to online records, Richard Rawlings married Suzanne (maiden name Mergele) on August 7, 1999 and the two officially divorced on August 14, 2009.
In January of 2013 they attended a charity event at The Back 9 sports bar near Dallas at which David was a celebrity bartender: The two got gussied up nearly a year later for the 2014 Cattle Baron’s Ball in Dallas in October: fan of throwback photos, and he has posted tons a great photos of him as a baby all the way up through elementary school, junior high, prom and beyond.
But, he has yet to post a throwback photo of Suzanne — either with him or by herself.