The stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, son of a gun, Ric Flair is no stranger to any man. The sixteen times WWE champion is regarded as one of the successful wrestlers of all time. This article focuses on all of Ric Flair’s spouses as of now.
Every 80s teenager looked up to this charismatic wrestler due to his talent in the ring and his stylish profile. What was more intriguing about this blonde man was his skill of stealing the hearts of hundreds of women.
Regardless, a man as successful as Ric Flair was bound to be followed by women. After all, his staggering wealth is alone enough to keep the girls waiting in line for him.
Among countless women, five women are notable for being this 72-year-old former wrestler’s wives. These women were competitive enough to stand out among others to have a place for themselves in Ric Flair’s heart.
First Spouse: Leslie Goodman
Back in the days when media was not what it used to like today, the couple met and began their love story. However, there is not much information regarding their relationship.
But sources claim that the former lovebirds married on August 28, 1971. Both of them were highly young to carry the weight of the responsibilities that came with marriage. Moreover, Ric was only 22 years old.
Regardless, Leslie and Ric had a decent relationship for quite some time before parting ways in 1983. Back then, Ric Flair was still a rookie in the WWE who was about to achieve prominence in the professional wrestling industry.
At the time, Ric Flair’s character was like that of a playboy though he was not in real life. But as time passed by, he began applying for his professional work in real life, which ended their marriage.
With Leslie Goodman, Ric Flair had two children, daughter Megan and son David. Just like his father, David is also an American professional wrestler who has won various championships.
Second Wife: Elizabeth Flair
Second chances are often a chance for redemption- to learn from mistakes and make things right. Similarly, Ric Flair married a second time with a woman named Elizabeth Harrell. The couple tied the knot on August 27, 1983, just a few months after finalizing the divorce with his ex-wife. Moreover, Ric Flair’s wrestling promoter, Jim Crockett, acted as the best man for Ric at the ceremony.
Elizabeth Flair was the first wife among the five to make an appearance in WCW with her husband. Ric and Elizabeth’s marriage lasted for nearly 23 years after parting ways in 2006. But unlike the previous divorce, this one was messy. The couple battled in the court to sort out the matters, which included Elizabeth bringing graphic images of Ric beating up his son. Various reasons were there for this couple’s break up, but one thing was for sure that the two had irreconcilable differences.
With Elizabeth Flair, Ric had two children. Ashley and Reid. The one thing that was positive about Ric Flair’s marriage with Elizabeth was their daughter Ashley. Ashley, better known as Charlotte, is a renowned WWE superstar who has gained enormous fame. On the other hand, his son, Reid, passed away in 2013.
Third Spouse: Tiffany VanDemark.
By the time he married for the third time, Ric had already gained fame in the wrestling business. However, this leader of The Four Horsemen was nowhere successful in his married life. After divorcing the previous two wives, Ric married another woman named Tiffany during the same year he divorced Elizabeth.
Tiffany VanDemark is an American fitness instructor and an inspiring woman who is the author of various life-changing books. Also, she manages her Florida-based corporate brand empowerment and marketing consulting company known as Company Vandemark Partners.
Nonetheless, Ric married Tiffany VanDemark in May 2006. However, this marriage had its days heavily numbered as the duo began filing for divorce just two years into marriage. This relationship involved violence and assault upon each other, due to which it ended prematurely. Reports have it that Tiffany broke into Flair’s house with a shovel and stole his belongings like merchandise, guns, robes, necklace, and his dog as well.
In 2009, they finally finalized their divorce in court. Tiffany VanDemark is much younger than Flair, and the former couple did not bear any children.
Fourth Partner: Jackie Beems
One of the notable wives of the 16-time WWE champion is Jackie Beems. Rather than being in the limelight for good reasons, Jackie chose the opposite. Ric tied the knot with his fourth wife in November 2009, just a year after retiring from professional wrestling.
Just a year into the couple’s marriage, Ric and Jackie began running into troubles. In February 2010, there was an incident when the police reached the doorsteps of the couple’s home after someone reported domestic violence. Some claimed that Jackie assaulted her husband, for which she was charged with a misdemeanor as well.
Hearing this news, it was inevitable that their relationship would not live long. Hence, when the marriage ended in 2012, it came as a surprise to no one. Moreover, this was the first time when Ric filed for a divorce rather than the other way around.
However, things did not end then and there. The divorce statement read that Ric had to pay Jackie Beems after their marriage. This would include $4,000 a month in spousal support and $15,000 in legal fees—likewise, an extra $15,000 to cover the duration of their separation from July to October 2011. When Ric Flair decided not to pay, Jackie and her lawyer issued an arrest warrant against him.
His Current Better Half: Wendy Barlow
Looking at his past, one can only imagine how one of the greatest wrestlers’ married life was a rocky path. After having ups and downs with four women, Ric finally found some stability after marrying his current wife, Wendy Barlow.
Ric and his current wife were friends from Ric’s WCW days. After all, she was his hairdresser on live television.
Perhaps learning from his struggles with his previous relationship, Ric decided to take things slowly with Wendy. The couple broke the news with their engagement in 2016 and decided to tie the knot in September 2018. Their wedding was one to remember.
It had plenty of famous WWE superstars like Charlotte Flair, The Undertaker, and Dolph Ziggler, who attended his wedding ceremony in The Pearl Hotel.
Wendy is more than just a housewife. She also acted as an advocate for Ric’s first song in the independent wrestling shows, just like she did for Ric Flair.
Likewise, Wendy and Ric also appeared in an episode of Celebrity Wife Swap with the late wrestler, Rowdy Roddy Piper, and his wife.