Rich Piana, a legendary bodybuilder, died of a heart attack in 2017, just two years after marrying Sara Heimisdottir.
Everything you need to know about the attractive fitness model is right here.
Who is Sara Piana?
Sara Piana is a social media figure with 100,000 Instagram followers on her fitness account.
She was born in Reykjavik, Iceland, on July 4, 1989.
Sara left her home nation at the age of 21 to attend the University of Central Florida, where she studied psychology and law.
Rich Piana was rumoured to be dating Sara Heimisdottir in June 2015.
This connection aided her rise to prominence in the bodybuilding profession, and the couple began making exercise videos together and filming moments from their daily lives.
Sara is now the CEO of Empower With Sara, a motivational channel with the mission of “inspiring and empowering individuals to achieve their goals and live their best lives.”
She is also a certified personal trainer and entrepreneur, according to her Instagram.
When did Sara Piana and Rich Piana get married?
Sara and Rich Piana married at the 2015 Mr. Olympia on September 17, 2015.
The pair married with Cody Knapek and Danielle DeGroot in a double wedding.
They had the words “King” and “Queen” tattooed on the outside of their palms before getting married.
Rich allegedly pushed attendees to wear tank tops to his wedding and invited “everyone” on his YouTube channel to attend.
He told fans: “Everybody is invited we are going to have drinks, we are going to have a DJ, we are going to have a little bit of food, it’s just going to be a good time, a good time to get to know people, a good time for a Thursday night”.
Rich Piana donned a sleeveless jacket and shorts to his wedding, and the priest was a friend of Rich’s who was also wearing a sleeveless jacket.
Do they have any children?
According to sources, Rich and Sara Piana did not have any children.
The couple divorced in the beginning of November 2016.
Sara shared a photo of the couple on the day Rich died in 2017 alongside the caption: “I’m in tears writing this that [Richard Piana]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.
“P.S. I want to wish my deepest condolence to Chanel (his girlfriend at the time of his passing) 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”.