Katerina Deason Biography: Who is Richard Rawlings New Wife?

Katerina Deason, also known as Katerina Panos or Caterina Panos, is the wife of Richard Rawlings and the ex-wife of an American billionaire named Darwin Deason.

Most of what is known about her revolve around her marriage to Deason and relationship with Rawlings, but as you would soon learn, she has always had a life outside of her romantic relationships. Looking at her social media pages, one could tell that she is an active woman. While she is in her 50s, her athletic nature has left her looking way younger than she is. 

Katerina and her current husband are very fond of each other. While details of what she does for a living are quite obscure, her husband Richard Rawlings is a renowned media personality and entrepreneur who gained publicity as an auto restorer and rose to fame through his Discovery Channel show, Fast N’ Loud. 

The reality series revolves around his car-restoring business based in Dallas, Gas Monkey Garage. His fame has rubbed off on his new wife, with many people wondering who she was before she began dating and subsequently got married to the Fast N’ Loud Star.

Profile Summary of Katerina Deason

  • Full Name: Katerina Rawlings (neè Panos)
  • Nickname: Kat
  • Gender: Female
  • Date of Birth: December 5, 1967
  • Katerina Deason’s Age: 56 Years Old
  • Ethnicity: Caucasian
  • Nationality: American
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Katerina Deason’s Husband: Richard Rawlings
  • Ex-husband: Darwin Deason (2008 – 2019)
  • Katerina Deason’s Parents: Litsa Panos (Mother)
  • Siblings: Theodore “Ted” Panos and Tas Panos
  • Katerina Deason’s Height in Inches: 5 Feet 9 Inches
  • Katerina Deason’s Height in Centimetres: 176 cm
  • Katerina Deason’s Weight: 55 kg
  • Body Measurements in Inches: 35-26-36 Inches
  • Body Measurements in Centimetres: 89-66-91 cm
  • Katerina Deason’s Net Worth: $1.5 Million
  • Famous For: Acting Career and Marriage to Darwin Deason and Richard Rawlings
  •  Katerina Deason’s Instagram: katerina_rawlings

Richard Rawlings’ Wife Is a Native of Dallas, Texas, and She Is 56 Years Old 

You wouldn’t search hard to find details about Richard Rawlings’ family background and early life. It’s no secret that he was born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas; he was born on March 30, 1969, and graduated from Eastern Hills High School.

He grew up constructing cars and attending auto shows with his father, and it ultimately informed his career choice. Unfortunately, most of such information is not readily available about his wife, Katerina Deason. Much of her upbringing and the family she hails from have been quite a mystery.

Nonetheless, reports have it that she was born and raised in Texas, but not in Fort Worth. Katerina spent most of her early life in Dallas, where she was born. She was born on December 5, 1967. This means that she is over a year older than her husband, Richard Rawlings.

Katerina was born to Litsa Panos and her husband, whose identity has remained unknown to the public. It is said that Litsa, who passed away sometime in 2017, was originally from Greece; that she and her husband immigrated to the United States in the mid-1950s, where she lived until her death.

Katerina isn’t the only child of Litsa Panos and her unknown husband. Apart from her, they had at least two more children: two sons named Tas and Theodore “Ted” Panos. Katerina has a good relationship with her brothers. Ted has shared their pictures together several times on Instagram, and Katerina regards him as the “coolest brother ever.”

Katerina Deason Is an Actress But She Now Mostly Supports Her Husband In His Businesses

Unlike her husband, who is known to be a reality TV star and an auto restorer who founded Gas Monkey Garage based in Dallas, it is hard to tell what Katerina does for a living. Various reports have claimed that she is an actress, but Katerina hasn’t been active in that regard since 1998 and only had three projects to her name.

To the best of our knowledge, the first time she was seen in any production was in 1995 when she appeared as Sascha in the “Dead Asleep” episode of Silk Stalkings — a crime, drama, mystery series created by Stephen J. Cannell. In 1997, she was seen as Samantha in the “I Love the Nightlife” episode of the same series. The previous year had her feature as an intern in the “Loose Nukes” episode of Frontline, a TV series documentary starring Will Lyman, Sarah Childress, Priyanka Boghani, and Arun Rath.

In 1997 and 1998, Katerina Deason respectively played a character named Kim in the “Freebird” and “Soldiers of Misfortune” episodes of Pensacola: Wings of Gold. The action-drama series created by William Blinn and Jacqueline Zambrano stars James Brolin, Michael Trucco, Sandra Hess, Bobby Hosea, and Barbara Niven.

She Began Dating Richard Rawlings In 2019, and They Got Engaged In August Of The Same Year

Rawlings started his first marriage in 1993. That was when he tied the knot with  Karen K. Grames. The union lasted barely a year as the couple divorced in 1994. Five years later, Rawlings remarried. He exchanged the solemn marital vows with a lady called Suzanne Marie Mergele in 1999.

This second marriage lasted for ten years as the couple split in 2009. Among the major reasons that brought about their divorce was Richard’s constant travels and busy schedules following the establishment of his Gas Monkey Garage in 2004.

After staying apart for a few years, the former couple reconsidered their love and gave it a second chance, consequently retying the knot in January 2015. Sadly, the reunited lovers were only able to keep things working for just another four years. They separated once again in March 2019. Not long after parting ways with Suzanne the second time, Richard Rawlings began going out with Katerina Deason, who had also separated from her husband, Darwin Deason — a popular Texas billionaire.

Katerina was Deason’s fifth wife. She got married to the billionaire sometime in 2008. Even though he was 27 years older than her, their romance flourished, with Katerine indulging in a lavish lifestyle. For reasons that are not clear, the couple parted ways in 2019, and it paved the way for the actress to become Richard Rawlings’ third wife.

It is hard to tell exactly how they met and how they fell in love but based on what they have shared, it was love at first sight or something close to that. Things happened quickly between Katerina and Richard they got engaged in August 2019.

Katerina Deason and Richard Have Been Married Since June 2020

After the Fast N’ Loud star proposed to Katerina with a 14k white diamond ring at the rooftop of Hotel Be Tulum in Quintana Roo, Mexico, they started planning for a big destination wedding in Greece. But then, the Covid-19 pandemic got in the way, and the couple had to improvise. They abandoned their Greece wedding plans and flew to Key West, Florida, where they exchanged vows on June 28, 2020.

As far as the public knows, theirs’ has been a happy union. The couple has loved-up pictures of themselves littered all over their social media pages. When they marked their first wedding anniversary, Katerina took to Instagram to reaffirm her love for Richards, adding that she is grateful for the love and happiness he has brought into her life. Richard also celebrated their union on the platform. He described Katerina as “the most wonderful woman” and expressed that he loves her with all he has.

Katerine and Richard have no kids together, and their previous marriages didn’t produce any children either. Nonetheless, Rawlings has a stepson named Sinjin Venegas, whom Suzanne, his second wife, had from a previous relationship. Sinjin was born in the mid-1990s, about three years before Suzanne married Richard. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2017, and Rawlings recently gave him a job at his Gas Monkey Garage.


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