A Look At Sara Piana’s Life Before and After Being Known As Rich Piana’s Wife

If you know the late American bodybuilder Richard Eugene Piana (popularly known as Rich Piana), then you’d be happy to learn more about his ex-wife Sara Piana. Before he died at the young age of 46, he had won numerous awards for his bodybuilding prowess. Sara happens to the second wife of the bodybuilder and they got separated just one year before his demise in 2017. While many folks out there can tell much about Rich Piana, not quite many can do same about Sara. So, here, you are served with details about her.

Sara Piana Biography

While Americans were celebrating their Independence on July 4, 1989, Sara was born in Reykjavik Iceland with the birth name Sara Heimisdóttir. Indeed, when her relationship with Rich Piana crashed, one of the accusations Rich leveled against her was that she used their marriage only to obtain American residence.

Back in Iceland, Sara is reported to have attended a gymnasium named Fjölbrautaskólinn í Breiðholti. Students at the gymnasium were allowed to take one of 27 educational ‘paths’ such as cosmetology, fine art, athletics, nursing and more. It is not clear which of the paths Sara took. She, however, traveled from her native country Iceland to the United States in 2010 when she was 21 years old. She traveled on F-1 students’ visa and enrolled at the University of Central Florida where she studied Law and Psychology.

However, Rich spilled the beans in 2016 when the couple had a quarrel that ended their romance. He accused her of using him only to adjust her visa status to residential by filing Form I-485.

She is a Bodybuilder Like Her Ex-husband

Sara Piana Rich piana
Rich and Sara Piana pose together at a gym: Image source

It was during her studies in the United States that Sara Piana met her future husband (now, ex-husband) Rich Piana. The occasion was in a gym where Rich Piana used to give motivational talks that often featured what he called 5%. By this, he means that only 5% of people are doing whatever it takes to achieve their life’s aim and live the kind of life they desired. He eventually turned this pep talk to a line of products named Rich Piana 5% Nutrition. It is a line of the recommended menu for bodybuilders.

As a fitness model, Sara Piana used to frequent the gyms in their neighborhood. It was in one of those sessions that she met Rich Piana. Reports have it that Rich offered her the opportunity of being sponsored by his Rich Piana 5% Nutrition company. It was from there that romance developed between the duo and eventually blossomed into marriage.

Also Read: Dan Katz – Biography, Net Worth, Girlfriend or Wife If Married

She is the Third Woman Rich Piana Was Ever Known To Have Dated

As already hinted, Sara Piana is the second wife of the renowned bodybuilder. Now, you can also know she is the third woman in a row that Rich Piana was ever publicly known to have a romance with. Rich himself admitted in a RxMuscle’s Youtube video that his first marriage with Emmy Wise had crashed because he began an extramarital affair with some other woman.

READ   Who is Sarah Snyder, Jaden Smith’s Ex-Girlfriend? Facts You Need To Know

After that first marriage, Rich dated the fitness model Chanel Jansen for some years before he married Sara in 2015. After they separated in 2016, Rich reportedly went back to date Chanel Jansen once again. Indeed, it was Chanel who was around when Rich went into his week-long coma and finally died.

She Was Still Legally Married To Rich Until He Died

Although Rich claimed in a Youtube video that his marriage with Sara was annulled for having taken place under false pretenses, Sara says otherwise. On August 25, 2017, Sara Piana posted a picture of her and Rich Piana together on Instagram. In the post, she expressed sadness over the death of Rich. Then she added:

Not many people know that me and him are STILL legally married till this day despite all rumors. I have NOTHING to gain by saying that but want everyone to know the truth. I know that people say stuff on social media but I truly am not the “bad” person people think I am. I actually saved Rich’s life 1 time before, glad I was there for him at that time. Rich, I hope you feel better now in heaven and that you’re up there healthy, smiling & telling everyone “how it is, being REAL & doing your thing”. Rest In Peace, my dear husband“. Well, a more certain proof that Sara is right is that she still bears Rich Piana’s surname and uses it legally in the U.S. till date.

She Is Also Popularly Known As Sara Heimisdóttir

Although the fitness model has come to be known as Sara Piana following her marriage with Rich Piana, it was as Sara Heimisdóttir that she was born. Not just that, she is also known with that name in some sections of the media, particularly in her home country Iceland. But there are also some American media outfits that refer to her in that manner. So, in case you find her name rendered in this form anywhere, you don’t need to be confused.

5. Physique

Sara Piana is of the white Caucasian ethnicity and is fair in complexion. She has a slim well-exercised body. Her listed height on Ryerson Rams web page is 5 feet 11 inches. From other sources, her weight is reported to be 56 kg. She has dark brown eyes and black hair.

Avatar
Chinedu Nweke
A graduate of Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome, Italy, Chinedu Desmond Nweke is a computer teacher, writer and a humanist.

Recommended

What Is Bruce Willis Net Worth and Who Are His Family Members?

Bruce Willis is a well known Hollywood action movie star. With over 3 decades and counting in the industry, the Die Hard star has shown...

Bill O’Reilly Personal Life and Career, Net Worth, and Why He Divorced His Wife

Bill O'Reilly is an American political commentator, journalist, television host, syndicated columnist, and bestselling author. He is best known for his eponymous Fox News...

Details of Gwen Stefani’s Husband (Blake Shelton), Kids and How She Achieved Her Net Worth

Award-winning singer and songwriter Gwen Stefani who first gained popularity in the 1990s as the lead singer of "No Doubt" went on to have...

Lil Baby Net Worth 2020 – How Much Money the “Drip Too Hard” Rapper Makes

Ever since he broke into the music scene in 2017, rapper, Lil Baby has enjoyed a type of meteoric rise that most musicians can...

David Goggins Net Worth: Breaking Down the Finances of ‘Can’t Hurt Me’ Author

Looking for a bit of inspiration to help get your life in gear? Then look no further than retired navy seal and renowned endurance...

Trey Songz Net Worth: How Much Money the ‘Bottoms Up’ Singer Makes

R&B hitmaker, Trey Songz is a singer and rapper who began making music right from his formative years and has gone ahead to gain...

Joe Namath Net Worth and Earnings From All The Things He Does For A Living

It is not every day that you find a professional athlete who also boasts of the magnetism and charisma usually reserved for movie stars....

What Is Jamie Foxx Net Worth & Does He Have A Wife or Girlfriend?

Jamie Foxx is an American actor, comedian, singer, and songwriter. Foxx began pursuing a career in entertainment in the late 80s and slowly gained...

These Facts Will Tell You All About Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ Career Achievements, Net Worth And Family

Best known for playing Elaine on the sitcom Seinfeld, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is one of the most fruitful runs in American comedy history. Most recently,...

Inside Look At Salman Khan’s Net Worth, Family and Recent Legal Troubles

With a net worth of $230 million and an entertainment career spanning over 30 years, Bollywood actor Salman Khan has worn many hats to...

Kim Richards Net Worth and Facts About Her Family and Relationships

Kim Richards is an actress and television personality best known as one of the housewives on Bravo's "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" (RHOBH)....

Featured Today

What Is Wrong With Barron Trump, Is He Really Autistic? Where Is He Now?

Autism is prevalent and can affect people of all ethnic, racial and socioeconomic groups. The disorder, which limits a person's ability to relate and...

Little Known Facts About Kristen Welker’s Career, Parents and Husband

Those who can tell a thing or two about Kristen Welker will quickly point out that she is a media personality known for her...

Paula Throckmorton – What To Know About Fareed Zakaria’s Wife

Paula Throckmorton is a jewelry designer and writer most famously known for being the wife of indian-American journalist Fareed Rafiq Zakaria, who hosts Fareed Zakaria...

Who is Zack Snyder’s Daughter Autumn Snyder and Why Did She Commit Suicide?

It could be hard to understand why someone would ever take their own life; leaving their family and loved ones to suffer in a...

Kim Anderson – Bio, Family and Facts About Stevie Nicks’ Ex-Husband

If you are well acquainted with the multiple award-winning songwriter and singer named Stevie Nicks, then you’d be happy to know more about her...

Related Stories