Judge Ben Abbott is a household name among History Channel’s Forged in Fire fans. Since making his judging debut during Season 4 and debut as a contestant even before that, Ben has continued to bring his unique perspective, over the years. By February 2022, he had become Forged Champion nine times altogether. He firstly won during Season 2, then won again in Season 3, and the rest is history.
Ben’s interest in making swords and knives emanates from the expeditions he took to English castles as a young teen, and (of course) he is mostly self-taught. With that being said, let us now solve your queries concerning his personal life. As it turns out he has a lady love in his life, her name is Heather Rabun, and Ben does not desire to keep her a secret.
Meet Heather Rabun, Forged In Fire Ben Abbott’s Wife
We are a few months ahead before Heather Rabun becomes Ben Abbott’s wife. They got engaged early in February 2021 and Ben announced the news on his Instagram @abbott_ben. He showed glimpses of him getting down on one knee with an engagement ring. And next to the picture, he wrote “I am so excited to say that she said yes! My amazing girlfriend, friend, and mother to my son, is now my gorgeous fiancé!!!! My heart is swelling with happiness!”
Then in March 2022, it was Heather’s turn to give away the news that she and 48-year-old Ben have been looking for music for their wedding that they scheduled for the 1st of October 2022. They seemed to have planned the ceremony a little over an hour outside of Richmond, Virginia.
In the meantime, they already have welcomed a baby boy into their lives. It’s Alden James Abbott, born on the 22nd of October 2020. Heather and Ben were literally over the moon as they announced the birth of their beautiful bouncing young one.
The family is also joined by a dog called Willow.
Heather Rabun Age
Heather Rabun celebrates her birthday sometime in May. So, on that day in 2021, she turned 38 years old.
Heather Rabun Job
As per LinkedIn, Heather Rabun is an experienced choreographer and non-profit co-founder with a demonstrated history of working in the philanthropy and arts/entertainment industry.
Since May 2004, Heather has been working as a freelance choreographer at her own company named Heather Rabun.
In between, she also worked as a dance specialist at Allegra Dance Greenwich; as a group fitness instructor at Pure Barre; co-founder, and B.E. dance LA creator at Beautify Earth.
Her working experience includes live concert dance performances, musical theater, live event entertainment, debutante balls, “Dancing with the Stars” ballroom competitions, audition movement, and wedding dances. Her choreography in Allegro Scratch, a short film produced by Cindy Quijada, earned the titles of “Best Dance Short Film” at Riurau Film Festival 2017 and “Gold Winner in Choreography” in the International Independent Film Awards 2017.
Heather, aka “Dancin Heather”, is also known for dancing while painting. She has danced professionally for companies including L.A. Choreographers & Dancers and Dallas Neo-Classical Ballet.
Is Heather Rabun On Instagram?
Heather could be found on Instagram @dancinheather where she had 941 posts and 2,999 followers as of 15 April 2022. She also shared updates from her personal and professional life on Twitter @dancinheather and ‘Heather Rabun’ Facebook.
Also, on her Facebook, Heather mentioned her “other name” as ‘Heather Hariri’.
Heather Rabun Family
In June 2021, Heather’s dad visited her, Ben, and their son, and the family of three took the elderly to some lovely places around.
Heather’s dad likely lived in Austin, Texas, once with his wife, Mary Rabun, and now alone. Because it has been a while since her passing. Heather however continues to keep memories of her “beautiful, talented, generous, and wise mom alive, on social media at least. Heather also revealed how growing up, her mother used to work in the dance studio office so that her daughters could take classes there. Yes. Heather has a sister.
Heather also has family members with the names Carol Rabun Mallow and Linda Rabun Kiesling.
Where Is Heather Rabun From?
Heather grew up in Austin, Texas. Though on her BIO on Facebook, she mentions Pflugerville, Texas to be her hometown and spills that she is currently based in Richmond, Virginia. But then on Twitter, she also marked Santa Monica, California as her current city.
Ben, on the other hand, was born in England and moved to the States when he was younger.
How Tall Is Heather Rabun?
Heather Rabun stands 5′ 7″ (1.70 meters) tall. Her hair is naturally blonde and her eyes are mesmerizingly blue.
How Much Is Heather Rabun’s Net Worth?
Heather Rabun reportedly had more than $600K as her net worth as of April 2022.
As per salary.com’s estimation, she should have made an average of $36,749 working as a dancer in Richmond.
Speaking of her educational background, Heather received her BFA in Ballet and Modern Dance at Texas Christian University (2001 – 2005).