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Tony Hawk’s Wife: All about Cathy Goodman, the Skateboarding Icon’s Beautiful Spouse

Christell Fatima M. Tudtud
Jul 05, 2022
05:20 P.M.
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Married three times in the past, Tony Hawk discovered genuine love when he met his fourth wife, Cathy Goodman, whom he said he could connect with on a deeper level. Get to know Tony Hawk's spouse.

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Since the early 1990s, American professional skateboarder, Tony Hawk, has amazed fans across the globe with his incredible skateboarding stunts that seem to defy the laws of physics.

Tony has won more than 70 contests in his 17 years as a professional skateboarder. Besides being an accomplished skateboarder, he also takes great pride in his role as a family man and husband to Cathy Goodman.

Tony Hawk and his spouse Cathy Goodman attend the Exclusive 100-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson's The Beatles: Get Back at El Capitan Theatre on November 18, 2021, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Tony Hawk and his spouse Cathy Goodman attend the Exclusive 100-Minute Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson's The Beatles: Get Back at El Capitan Theatre on November 18, 2021, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

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TONY HAWK SEEMS TO HAVE FOUND FOREVER LOVE WITH HIS FRIEND'S EX-WIFE CATHY GOODMAN

Tony has no regrets about having another go at love. On June 27, 2015, he tied the knot with Cathy in Limerick, Ireland. He ranked the union with his fourth wife as the most meaningful and treasured. He said of Cathy:

"She grew up in Detroit as a punk rocker who skated in the '80s. We connect on a deep level in terms of our approach to life."

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Cathy is a star in her own right. She is a social activist that stands up for what she believes in. In 2016, she expressed her support for the protection of Standing Rock, a huge Indian reserve in North and South Dakota.

Hawk's wife believes that equality is a fundamental human right; she also believes in LGBT rights. In 2017, she posted a picture of a young man holding a baton and releasing rainbow smoke, representing the colors of the pride flag.

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She also leads Skateisan, an NGO dedicated to empowering children through skateboarding and education. She shared a photo from a recent trip to Johannesburg, South Africa, where children were taught about gender equality and human rights.

Cathy enjoys listening to music in addition to her advocacy work. She shared that she enjoys listening to Pink Floyd's music, particularly "The Wall." She also enjoys live performances by Sigur Rós and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Many people were unaware that Cathy had previously married Tony's longtime and closest friend, Matt Goodman, for 20 years. In addition, Matt and Cathy are parents of two children together.

Friends since childhood, Matt and the 54-year-old skateboarding superstar worked together as co-founders of an action-sports film production firm called 900 Films.

Since then, Matt has parted ways with Tony and started his own company, Bandito Brothers, a video development and action sports studio. In addition, he became Tony's groomsman in the latter's previous weddings.

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Matt seems to be supportive of Tony's new love life. After learning that Cathy had married his longtime friend, Matt said he had no ill will against Tony for dating and marrying his ex-wife.

While many assume that the connection between his ex-wife and his close buddy is awkward and uncomfortable, Matt said he is "totally cool" with the couple's romantic relationship.

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After Tony divorced his third wife and publicist, Lhotse Merriam, in 2011, Matt said that Tony informed him that he was dating Cathy. Matt took the news lightly since he had already moved on to another relationship.

Matt also knew Tony was unhappy with Lhotse and hoped his good friend had found his happiness with Cathy. Matt added that his children from his previous marriage had a positive relationship with Tony.

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TONY AND CATHY FOUND A SPECIAL WAY TO CO-PARENT EACH OTHER'S CHILDREN

Although Cathy and Tony have no kids together, they are experts at co-parenting their children from previous relationships. They share parental responsibilities over six children. Tony expressed his thoughts about his unique family:

"We truly enjoy the challenges of raising children, of giving them the tools to make really good choices."

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Tony has three handsome sons, Riley, 29; Spencer, 23; Keegan, 20; and a 14-year-old daughter, Kadence Clover. Meanwhile, Cathy has two adult sons, Miles, and Calvin, with her ex-husband Matt.

Riley and Kadence, like their father, love skateboarding, while Spencer, popularly known for his stage name Gupi, enjoys making music, and Keegan enjoys photography and videography.

However, nothing is known about Miles and Calvin's interests, although they are both intelligent individuals. Tony remarked that his wonderful family is the "driving influence" in his career.

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For her part, Cathy described having their children get along so well as "refreshing." She and Tony are grateful for their children's special relationship since this closeness is uncommon among siblings.

When the couple spent more time together at home and in the great outdoors, their relationship with their children improved.

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Taking advantage of the family's closeness, Tony and Cathy took their children on a road trip through the western part of the United States amid the pandemic. The couple was glad they went on the adventure of a lifetime.

When the pandemic started, Cathy realized her children were desperate to get outside. During the two-week road trip, the family visited places they had never traveled to, including Colorado, Montana, North and South Dakota, as well as Wyoming.

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When the couple spent more time together at home and in the great outdoors, their relationship with their children improved. They developed a greater understanding of one another and their children's interests and needs.

Like any other parent, Cathy and Tony struggled during the pandemic when three of their children became sick. Fortunately, their house is spacious enough for isolation and for the family to spread out to avoid being sick.

The couple values their time apart just as much as they love their time together. Aside from relying on routines, Tony discovered that he could efficiently run his various events and businesses at home.

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BEFORE CATHY, TONY HAWK WAS MARRIED THREE TIMES: ALL WE KNOW ABOUT HIS PREVIOUS MARRIAGES

Tony had been divorced three times before meeting Cathy. He married his first wife, Cindy Dunbar, between 1990 and 1993, and his second wife, Erin Lee, from 1996 until 2004. He married his third wife, Lhotse, in 2006 but divorced in 2011.

Cindy was Tony's high school sweetheart. He married her when he was 21. They divorced because they were unprepared for adulthood, which included parenting Riley. Tony traveled much while Cindy worked nonstop.

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Tony became a professional skateboarder at 14 and, by the age of 16, became one of the best skateboarding pros in the world. Throughout his adulthood, his success shot through the roof.

At the peak of his skateboarding career, Tony stated that his travel schedules impacted his second marriage. Spencer and Keegan are Erin and the skateboarding legend's two sons.

Tony Hawk and Erin Lee attend the 11th Annual Billboard Music Awards on December 5, 2000, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

Tony Hawk and Erin Lee attend the 11th Annual Billboard Music Awards on December 5, 2000, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. | Source: Getty Images

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Tony's third marriage to Lhotse, Kadence's mother, eventually fell apart. Previous reports suggested that the couple split due to cheating accusations involving Cathy.

Lhotse reportedly discovered Tony and Cathy's purported affair when she found a plane ticket to San Francisco that the pro-skater had purchased for Cathy.

Tony Hawk and Lhotse Merriam attend the 2007 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre on November 18, 2007, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

Tony Hawk and Lhotse Merriam attend the 2007 American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre on November 18, 2007, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

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Amid the cheating allegations, Tony, the owner of skateboarding firm Birdhouse, said that various factors, including behavior and a lack of time management, affected his marriage.

According to their divorce statement 11 years ago, Lhotse and Tony said that despite ending their marriage, they would remain deeply committed to being loving parents to Kadence.

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Tony eventually married Cathy soon after his third marriage ended. Despite failing three times previously, Tony feels that marrying the love of his life has transformed him for the better.

She accompanied her famous husband to many social events, including the 2022 Academy Awards, which Tony presented. Tony's career has sailed smoothly, thanks to his supportive wife.

Tony has featured in films such as "XXX" in 2002 and "Lords of Dogtown" in 2005. He has also been on TV shows such as "CSI: Miami" and the reality competition show "The Masked Singer."

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Tony rose to prominence as a sought-after action sports presenter. Tony re-launched the Boom Boom HuckJam, an action sports tour he founded in 2002. He created his skateboarding films and video game line.

In addition to running his own business and working in his field, Tony is active in philanthropic endeavors. He founded the Tony Hawk Foundation, which has assisted young people in creating more public skateboard parks across the country.

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