Relationships get a good grip when both the partners are involved in the same field and Rich Piana here, smoothly managed to speed things up in his life with the whole bodybuilding thing with his bodybuilder wife by side.
All of his fans and followers were shocked when they heard the news about his death and well, only she was present during his worst time. Piana was linked to several ladies so let's get into knowing some of his girlfriends!
Died From Drugs, Rich Piana's Death Was A Tragic Part For His Girlfriend And Loved One!
Rich Piana had a loved one by side during his last breath!
The professional bodybuilder had a pretty joyful time during his life but faced a tragic death due to drug overdose. Piana was linked to several women during his life.
He was in an on-and-off relationship with fitness model Chanel Jansen for several years. Not many details are out in open about their relationship but after dating for a few years, they are said to have broken up somewhere around in late 2014 or early 2015, only to get back together in 2016.
Piana's ex Sara Heimisdottir was the first one to announce his death on Instagram nearly after three weeks he was placed in a coma. She thanked Jansen for supporting and being next to the 46-years-old bodybuilder during his illness.
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I'm in tears writing this that @1dayumay has just passed away. I can barely believe this... I am so saddened & heartbroken that he didn't make it. I just want to say THANK YOU Rich for teaching me so much about life, whether it was the easy or the hard way. We had our ups and downs but we sure had an awesome time in each other's presence along with us fighting through some dark times together. You truly touched many people's heart and helped so many!!! It inspired me in many ways to see the huge impact you had on people all over the world. 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. #GoneButNeverForgotten #RichPiana #RIP . P.S. I want to wish my deepest condolence to Chanel @c_no5 and thanking her for being there for him, loving him & showing him support. You're an angel. We will all miss him so much, may his soul & spirit Rest In Peace Forever 1970 - 2017. XOXO Sara Piana. . . . #Repost @1dayumay (@get_repost) ··· Great weekend together @sara.piana and I had some nice time together since we didn't film the Bigger By The Day videos over the weekend!! It was some much needed quality time together!! Your time is everything and make sure you spend it right it's something you can't get back! #welcometoourworld #whateverittakes #livinthedream #loveitkillit #1dayumay #richpiana #queenofbeautykingofbeast #love #whateverittakes
She captioned the picture with a long message paying a tribute to her ex's death,
"I am so saddened & heartbroken that he didn't make it. I just want to say THANK YOU Rich for teaching me so much about life, whether it was the easy or the hard way. We had our ups and downs but we sure had an awesome time in each other's presence along with us fighting through some dark times together. You truly touched many people's heart and helped so many!!! It inspired me in many ways to see the huge impact you had on people all over the world. Not many people know that I and he 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."
Piana was hospitalized on August 7 of 2017 after he hit his head in the bathroom on his home in Florida and collapsed while getting a haircut from his girlfriend which eventually put him in a medical coma. The responders who arrived at his residence at first found 20 bottles of steroids, white powder, straws and credit card.
The bodybuilder once admitted his 27-years of steroid use which he explained on a 2016 Youtube video stating,
“If you have the choice to stay natural or do steroids, stay natural. There’s no reason to do steroids, you’re only hurting your body, you’re hurting yourself. If you want to become a professional bodybuilder, guess what – you’re probably going to have to f——’ do ‘em. You’re not going to have a choice.”
Rich was active on his Instagram and often posted pictures updating his daily life to his fans. He has posted several pictures with his wife and girlfriend and has garnered over 1.1+ million followers on his Instagram.
Well, Piana had some lovely time during his lifetime but who knew we have to see this day when he is not in front of his loved ones.
Married Twice In His Life, Bodybuilder Rich Piana's Relationships With His Former Girlfriend And Wife!
The businessman was married twice in his life but well, it did not go well for the bodybuilder.
His first marriage is not much known to the public but in an interview, he talks about his first marriage.
He was then involved with model Chanel Jasen for some years but eventually had to end their relationship. The bodybuilder then tied the knot with Icelandic bodybuilder Sara Heimisdottir.
The former couple stayed together for a year but their marriage failed eventually for which Piana released a video accusing his ex-wife that she tied the knot just to obtain a Green Card which he overheard while Sara was talking to her mom.
He also revealed that he caught her stealing money from his account. She transferred the money to her family in Iceland diminishing his $2.5 million.
They resided together in Las Vegas and divorced in the autumn of 2016. He learned a big life lesson from his short spanned married life and felt what betrayal feels like.
He then resumed his relationship with his ex Chanel Jansen who was his partner at the time of his death.
Rich Piana: Quick Facts
- He was born on 26 September 1970.
- His birthplace is California.
- Won several championship NCP California, NPC Orange County Championship.
- Began training as a bodybuilder at age 11.
- Worked on TV series like Scrubs and Ripley's Believe It or Not.
- His mother was also a bodybuilder.
- Won Mr. California bodybuilding championship in 1998.
- His birth sign is Libra.
- Stood at the height of 6 feet 1 inch and weighed about 124-130 kgs.
- His net worth was estimated to be $4 million.