Rob Van Dam, an American professional wrestler, and actor, whose birth name is Robert Alexander Szatkowski, has made a name for himself through his stints in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA)/Impact Wrestling.
One of his notable accomplishments is the invention of the Van Dam Lift, a weightlifting method that entails executing a split maneuver between two benches and hoisting a dumbbell from the floor to the waist, which he began practicing in his early teenage years. This lift was officially sanctioned by IAWA (International All-Around Weightlifting Association) in 1998 and later included in the rulebooks of USAWA (United States All-Round Weightlifting Association).
This article is for those who want to learn more about RVD’s personal life. Currently, he is happily married to Katie Forbes, which marks his second marriage. Read on to know everything about their relationship in depth.
A Look Into RVD And Katie’s Relationship
RVD and Katie Forbes became romantically involved a few months following his separation from Sonia in 2015.
The couple’s paths first crossed at a wrestling convention in April 2016, which marked the beginning of their romantic relationship. The couple has since made several public appearances together, including Katie’s attendance at the WWE Hall of Fame induction ceremony in 2021, where RVD was honored.
RVD and Katie began dating in 2016 and announced their engagement in February 2021, sharing the news with their followers on social media. Fans were thrilled to see RVD find happiness again, although some initially expressed displeasure at his seemingly quick rebound. In 2021, RVD and Katie tied the knot.
Who Is Katie Forbes, Rob Van Dam’s Wife?
Katie Forbes, a professional wrestler from the United States, has competed for various promotions such as SHINE and Women of Wrestling. Early in her career, Forbes contended for the GLCW Ladies Championship against Melanie Cruise, although she was unable to secure the title.
In January 2016, she returned to WildKat for the New Year – New Rivals! event and emerged victorious in a tag team match alongside Amaiya Jade against ODB & Savannah Evans. Additionally, Forbes teamed up with Renee Michelle at WildKat’s March Into Mayhem event in a losing effort against Kennadi Brink & Ruby Raze. On June 25th, she defeated El Saiko Gato at WildKat XX-Rated.
Rob Van Dam Previously Married To Sonia Delbeck
Rob Van Dam was previously married to Sonia Delbeck, with whom he tied the knot in 1998. However, their relationship came to an end after 20 years in 2018, following their separation in 2015. In one of his social media posts, RVD disclosed that Sonia had been unfaithful to him with a man who was hired to paint their green room, which led to the breakdown of their marriage.