- Kitty Toombs is the life-long wife of former WWE hall of famer Roddy Piper
- Their marriage lasted for 32 years till his death in 2015 as a result of a heart attack
- Until his death, they had four children, two of whom followed in the footsteps of her late husband
Apparently, Kitty Toombs’s marriage to long-dead wrestling icon, Roddy Piper added to her popularity, she retains a special place in her heart for the man that she shared many years as a couple with. The deeply devoted wife of the former wrestling champion remained out of the media light, yet appears whenever her husband is celebrated.
The couple who had four children at Piper’s death in 2015, tied the knot on October 12, 1982. Since his death, Kitty is believed to have taken up the pieces of her life by staying engaged in other courses.
A Look Into The Early Life of Roddy Piper’s Wife
Born Kitty Jo Dittrich, her childhood story is as vague as her shying away from any media attention. Yet, her late husband has a history that dates back to Canada.
He was born Roderick George Toombs on April 17, 1952, in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. Toombs had a troubled youth that forced him to leave school and start living at hostels.
In the years to come, he used his street savviness and wit to build an image for his career and survival.
Her Husband’s Success Came From Being A Villain
Despite Kitty’s organized life as revealed by her time on Celebrity Wife Swap, her husband earned the ‘Rowdy’ Roddy Piper moniker due to his brashness. He won fewer accolades compared to his many controversies back then.
As an instrumental character in the growth of WWF now known as WWE, he created scenes and led the fans on. Among his numerous brash headlining are scenes caused from his Piper’s Pit interviews, feuds, and contribution to the First Wrestlemania as well as a smackdown.
He once broke a coconut over Jimmy Snuka’s head after insulting Snuka. Others that came under his ‘rowdiness’ are Hulk Hogan, and Steve Austin among others.
Throughout his active years, Kitty was in the background supporting him by taking care of their family.
Until his death, the boxer turned wrestler cum actor had 34 championships to his name. He was also inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2005.
Other Fascinating Facts About The Iconic Wrestlers Wife
1. How She Met And Married Roddy Piper
Her marriage to the veteran wrestler had its moment, yet, how they met remains a mystery. Noticeably the loyal couple took their vows seriously and Rowdy Roddy Piper took it further by wearing his wedding bands during fights. Despite staying away from the cameras, she appeared on ABC Celebrity Wife Swap alongside Ric Flair and Wendy.
The show revealed the two sides to the celebrity families. On the one hand, Kitty lives as a full-time housewife with hands on deck training her children as well as running the house while her husband concentrates on his career. On the other hand, Ric Flair was an outgoing and money-spending character whom Kitty had to put under house arrest on the reality show.
2. Kitty And Roddy Piper’s Children
The couple’s four children have mostly taken a career following in the footsteps of their famous father.
- Ariel Teal Toombs followed in her father’s footsteps as a wrestler
She was born on June 7, 1985. Teal is a known wrestler and actress known for her appearance in Hell’s Belle’s, CSI: NY, and Shut Up and Shoot!. Before her professional debut in 2019 under the AEW label, Teal was also a singer.
- Falon Danika Toombs
— Falon Danika (@FalonDanika) December 4, 2021
Perhaps the best storyteller among the Toombs children, Falon is a video producer and fitness enthusiast. She produces content on networking sites like Youtube and TikTok.
Though her Twitter account states her age as 27, she may be more than that depending on when she opened the account. Going by her social media uploads, she is married to Bret Rediger.
She shared fond memories of having a caring father while growing in an interview. Kitty’s daughter remembered how her father used to threaten to beat up their daughter’s first boyfriends.
- Colt Baird Toombs
Kitty’s only son with her late husband started out as an MMA fighter. Reportedly, he lost his first professional MMA bout. Not long after, Colt switched to wrestling.
He made his professional wrestling debut in 2010 and since then, he has worked for different wrestling promotions. The celebrity child did not just take after his father as a wrestler, he also picked up mixed martial arts.
- Anastacia Shea Toombs
Unlike her other children, Anastacia is like her mother who shies away from publicity. As a result, she is the subject of many speculations. The most serious of it links her to Jost Capito, the head of Williams racing.
These sources claim that Anastacia is married to the car race business executive. Since the 64 year old Capito has also not verified the identity of his wife, his connection to Anastacia remains speculation.
3. Roddy Piper predicted his death
Piper who portrayed the heel character in his different feuds during his active wrestling days died quietly in his sleep on July 31, 2015. While the news of his death shook the wrestling community, it confirms his early prediction of not reaching the age of 65 due to bad health.
In 2006, Kitty’s husband was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma but recovered from the disease just to have other complications.
Moving on, the retired wrestler died at the age of 61 due to hypertension, it was still a sad one. In fact, the news broke at a time when over 600 wrestlers were gathered to celebrate the hall of Heroes Dinner. As a result, he was honored with 10 bell rings just like it was done for Dusty Rhodes who had died a month earlier.
4. Kitty Toombs and her family lived in isolation
The years following the death of her life-long partner were quite painful for them as they remember memories of him. It came out that the Toombs family lived in isolation to protect them from his heel character as a wrestler.
Having shied away from teachers and other kids scolding Kitty’s children for actions he did that they did not like, the family lived away from others.
As it is, they lived on 10 acres of land located on a mountain in Portland surrounded by their horses, goats, and other animals.
5. Kitty Toombs is a grandmother
The widow of Roddy Piper is now a grandmother. So far, three of her grandchildren through her daughter Danika have been confirmed.
They are Reveille Violet Rediger, a girl followed by two boys Evander and Daenen. Daenan joined her hood of grandchildren on July 1, 2022.
6. Her Husband blessed Ronda Rousey’s ‘Rowdy’
Kitty’s marriage to Piper makes his legacy a family one too as they have appeared in events to honor the former champion. In the same way, her husband also nicknamed Rowdy gave his blessing to the UFC champion to use as part of her ring name.
Ronda made a name as a UFC fighter before she made her professional wrestling debut in 2018. Yet, to use her nickname of Rowdy became a challenge for her as she didn’t want to disrespect Roddy Piper. Since she is not related to him she got his approval and henceforth, Rowdy stuck to her ring image.
Interestingly, she won her UFC 190 match against Bethe Correia to him since he was a wrestling hero from childhood. Not only that, she wore Roddy Piper’s jacket when she made her WWE debut.
7. How much is Kitty Toombs’ net worth?
Roddy Piper’s wife did not pursue a career during their marriage making it difficult to pin down her career earnings. As it is the celebrity wife spent much time supporting her husband to build his career.
On his part, Roddy Piper is generally believed to have a net worth of $4 million by many sources. Moreso, the Toombs family lived well on their ranch away from the public glare. Summing this up, it won’t be surprising to say Kitty lived well.
Also, Piper had made occasional appearances after his retirement because he could not access his pension till he was 65. Since he died before that age, Kitty is likely one of the beneficiaries of his estate. Piper also pursued a Hollywood career that added to his earnings.
Where Is Kitty Toombs Now?
Many years after the passing away of her husband, Kitty has not remarried again. Despite that, she makes appearances whenever there is an event to honor her late husband.
At the debut of Ronda Rousey’s professional career in 2018, Kitty showed her support to the former UFC champion who is now continuing Piper’s legacy as a wrestler.
Also, there are suggestions that point to her engagement with nonprofits. For all the weight this carries, it could be in relation to her late husband’s legacies.
Chiefly, Kitty Toombs shared the entire part of her life with Roddy Piper. Even in death, Kitty who was on the sidelines lives in his legacies. As it is her children with him are part of the legacy.
Rowdy Roddy Piper’s wife has not remarried making her a few among celebrities that chose to maintain only one marriage. As it is, Kitty’s 32-year-old marriage is a far cry from marriages such as that of Steve Austin or Ric Flair.