Who is Pete Rose's future wife? Meet former playboy model Kiana Kim

Olivia Olphin August 11, 2021
Who is Pete Rose's future wife? Meet former playboy model Kiana Kim
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People have been revisiting baseball veteran Pete Rose’s appearance on the Howard Stern Show from 2010. However, many fans of the former baseball star are wondering about his current partner Kiana Kim, and his two ex-wives. We take a closer look at Pete Rose’s dating history.

Meet the former Cincinnati Reds star

Pete Rose formerly went by the nickname of Charlie Hustle when he played as a switch-hitter in MLB from 1963-1986.

He was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, on 14 April 1941. Rose was awarded many accolades during his baseball career, including Player Of The Decade in the 70s. His total career hits are 4,256, and he played 3,562 games.

Rose was controversially denied a place in the Baseball Hall Of Fame, and also has a lifetime ban from the sport due to his actions betting while still playing in the sport in 1986-7.

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Who is Pete Rose’s soon-to-be wife Kiana Kim?

Kiana Kim is a former playboy model from Seoul, South Korea. She was born on 3 March 1980, and is 41 years old. Her partner Pete Rose is 80 years old, with a 39 year age difference between the pair.

Kim previously studied marketing at Arizona State University and has two children from a previous relationship, Cassie and Ashton.

The 5ft 4 former model made her playboy debut in 2010, and the pair first went public with their relationship when they appeared on the Howard Stern show in the same year.

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The pair also starred in their own reality show on TLC called Pete Rose: Hits & Mrs back in 2013. However, this only ran for a total of six episodes.

Meet Pete Rose’s ex-wives

Before meeting his current fiancé Kiana Kim, Rose was married twice. First to Karolyn Englehardt in 1964, and then second to Carol J Woliung in 1984.

Rose has two children from his first marriage with Englehardt, Fawn and Pete, as well as a further two with second wife Woliung, Tyler and Cara. He also has a daughter named Morgan Erin Rubio.

Divorce proceedings between Rose and second wife Carol became difficult. The pair divorced in 2011 however this was never finalised, as Rose had to attempt to officially separate from Woliung so he could marry Kim.

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However, there has not been a wedding announcement between Kim and Rose, so at the moment it appears that they are continuing their long engagement.

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Olivia Olphin is an English Literature graduate and a film and literature fanatic. She has many years of reviewing experience, recently working as accredited press for the London Film Festival. She has also written widely about culture and sex education, as well as LGBTQ+ and women's issues.