Aron Ralston Bio, Married, Children, Net Worth

By Sachindra Karki | Published On: 19 Aug, 2019
Aron Ralston Bio, Married, Children, Net Worth

Aron Ralston is an American actor, writer, and director known for his biography movie 127 Hours, animation-comedy The Simpsons and comedy TV series Tosh.0. He is also outdoorsman, motivational speaker, and rock climber who had to amputate his arm after a fatal rock climbing accident.

His autobiography Between a Rock and a Hard Place was turned into the movie named 127 hours in 2010 where James Franco portrayed his character.

Married, Children

The adventurist Aron Ralston was once a married man. His first encounter with his ex-wife Jessica Trusty was in the late 2000s. The estranged couple briefly dated a few years before getting married in August 2009.

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Aron Ralston with his ex-wife Jessica Trusty (Photo:

Within two years of their relationship, Aron and Jessica's marital bond didn't sail smoothly, and they separated from each other in 2011. In the course of their married life, they welcomed one child together named Leo Ralston back in 2010.

Children With Girlfriend

After his seperation from Jessica, Aron started dating Vita Shannon in 2013. The couple met on a flight in 2011, and they were sitting next to each other. After being in a relationship, the twosome welcomed a daughter together in 2013.

His girlfriend, Vita, became media attention due to her controversies. She was arrested in December of 2013 due to a domestic incident involving Aron's children and their daughter. She was charged with assault in suspicion that she punched her boyfriend in the back of the head.

The prosecutors dropped the assault charges in February of 2014 when Aron didn’t show up in court to testify against her. The pair were reportedly arguing about Aron’s son Leo who he had with his ex-wife Jessica. Later, he cleared the charge against his girlfriend Aron, and since then, they had made peace with each other.

Net Worth

From his career as an American mechanical engineer and an outdoorsman, Aron has garnered the estimated net worth of $4 million. Following his graduation, he worked full time as an engineer but didn’t have any interest in the job. He quit his post in 2002 and chased his dream in professional mountain climbing.

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After being an outdoorsman, he conquered the fourteeners, a mountain range with 59 peaks in 2005. The adventurist mountain climber has done pretty well in his professional career as a rock climber and attracted immense fame from his infamous incident.

He loved climbing more than anything which he stated provided him eternal peace of mind. His well-known hiking accident on 26 April 2003 pinned him a canyon for five days in a remote desert in eastern Utah. He had to use a pocket knife to amputate his arm to free himself from a boulder weighing 800-1000 pounds.

Wiki, Bio, & Family

The rock climber was born on 27 October 1975 in Marian, Ohio, USA. Aron used to work for Intel as a mechanical engineer before pursuing a career in professional mountain climbing. In his early years, he spent more time in sports rather than studies.

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Only his educational odyssey, he completed his high school in Colorado and attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh and majored in Mechanical Engineering. He has a height of 1.85 m (6 feet 1 inch). He can fluently speak in French.

The outdoorsman grew up in a middle-class family to his parents Larry Ralston and Donna Ralston. His family moved to Colorado when he was 12 year of age. He followed his father's footsteps, who also was an outdoorsman. His shift to Colorado laid the foundation for his love of hiking. He also had an interest in music and learned to play the piano.