Rhian Gittins is the former wife of American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and TV star Dave Navarro. She is the second of the three women he married in his life.
Gittins, born to Canadian-Welsh parents was married to Navarro for 120 hours. Moreover, the marriage was said to have been annulled, and no reason has been given for it. Since the marriage ended, the Canadian-Welsh has moved on with her life but is yet to try marriage again.
Here is everything you need to know about her.
Early Life And Family Background of Rhian Gittins
She was said to have been born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Wyn Gittins on 19th July 1969 in Edmonton, Canada. Sadly, her mother has passed away some years back, while her father is still alive, but has been in and out of the hospital for some time now.
The 54 year-old is not the only child of her parents. She was raised alongside her one and only big brother Sion Gittins, born two years earlier before her.
Although details regarding her family’s background remain sketchy, one among her parents has ethnic origins from Wales. This is evident from a number of posts on her Instagram where she has used the hashtag Canadian-Welsh.
As for her education, Gittins attended Ross Shep Composite High School, located in Coronation Park, Edmonton. After high school, she was said to have furthered her education at the university.
Ghittins’ Marriage With Dave Navarro Lasted For Five Days
The Edmonton native reportedly walks the aisle with the American guitarist and TV personality Dave Navarro on 15th July 1994 in Las Vegas. The marriage lasted for only five days as the couple demanded the union to be dissolved. Equally, there is no additional information on the said annulment.
Her Marriage to The Guitarist is The Shortest of All His Marriages
Dave Navarro seems like the ladies’ man, and for this reason, he has been in and out of multiple relationships and marriages. Rhian Gittins’ marriage to him is the second and the shortest of his three marriages that failed. As earlier mentioned, the marriage only lasted for five days, that is 120 hours.
On the other hand, his other two marriages lasted longer. His first marriage to makeup artist and hairstylist Tania Goddard-Saylor lasted for only two years from June 1990 to 1992. Unlike Gittis’ marriage which was an annulment, this one was a divorce.
Navarro’s third marriage was to model and actress, Carmen Electra. The wedding took place on 22nd November 2003. After nearly four years in the union, everything went south, and their divorce was finalized on 20th February 2007. The reason for the divorce was said to be due to tight working schedules.
Therefore, this is the longest of Navarro’s marriages.
Did Gittins Marry After Her Annulment With Navarro?
Since the marriage annulment of the 54 year-old in September 1994, nothing has been heard about her as regards relationships. It seems she has moved on with her life, putting more focus on herself, family, work, and friends. Going through her Instagram page, we discovered that she spends much time with her father and her pet animals. And sometimes with friends from her childhood days.
One thing remains clear, she doesn’t seem to hide her excitement when in the company of this set of people. She always looks happy, and that is what matters to her for now.
Check These 5 Quick Facts About Rhian Gittins
1. Navarro Reportedly Wrote An EP To Express His Hurt After Marriage Annulment With Gittins
It was speculated that when Navarro and Gittins’ union was dissolved, he was disappointed and hurt. Hence, he wrote and recorded an EP titled “Rhimorse” to deal with what he felt when the marriage ended. The title is a merger of “remorse” and Gittins’ first name “Rhian.”
In addition, the 5-tracks EP was never released. Eventually, some of the songs were said to have found their way to his 2021 album “Trust No One.”
2. Does She Work?
Although it is not exactly clear the kind of career she is into, we discovered that she might have done some at the Walt Disney Studio. As of 2020, she was working with a luxe vegan footwear brand known as “Von D Shoes.”
3. She is Very Passionate About Animals
It is obvious that Gittins has a very soft spot for animals be it cats or dogs. She doesn’t care to hide her obsession, especially for the cute little puppies and kittens. This is evident in the countless number of pictures of the animals on her Instagram.
4. She Loves Tattoos
Aside from her passion for animals, the Canadian-Welsh is crazy about tattoos. This could be why she has them in some parts of her body, especially her two hands. It is possible that the tattoos are symbolic to her.
5. How Tall is She?
She is not quite tall at 5 feet 3 inches (1.60m). Moreover, she is of average height as a woman, whereas her body weight is 68kg (149Ibs).