Sarah Jade, an accomplished pole dancer and instructor from Florida, rose to fame after becoming the third wife of Dave Bautista, a popular actor and former WWE wrestler, known for his role as Drax in “Guardians of the Galaxy”. However, the couple announced in early 2019 that they were separating.
Early life and family
Sarah Jade Claussen was born on December 12, 1987 in Bradenton, Florida, USA, so her zodiac sign is Sagittarius and she is an American national. Sarah is the only child of her parents, who are of Jewish descent. She spent her childhood in her hometown, played a lot of football and was a member of her school orchestra – she played the cymbals.
Sarah graduated from Bayshore High School in 2005. After graduating from college, she worked for a few years to earn enough money to attend university, as her family business had to close due to bankruptcy. In 2007, Sarah enrolled at the University of South Florida, graduating Cum Laude in 2011 with a BA in Sociology.
After focusing on her pole dancing career, she took some training classes from Zoraya Judd, another skilled and experienced pole dancer.
Starting pole dancing career
In 2006, Sarah was working as a bartender at one of the local strip clubs; it was then that she first felt an interest in pole dancing, as she was impressed by how fit, sporty and beautiful the pole dancers were at the place where she worked. Initially, she made pole dancing one of her hobbies, as she was fit enough due to her football past. She was also inspired by pole dancers like Karol Helms and Alethea Austin while watching their video tutorials on YouTube. After a few years, Sarah became a pole dance instructor, and in the same year she graduated from college, she founded her own pole dance studio, Buttercup Pole Dance.
In 2012 and 2013, Sarah was named “Most Athletic Pole Dancer” in the Pro Division of the Florida Pole Fitness Championship. In 2016, Sarah was awarded the title of Miss Pole Dance America and also became the ambassador for brands such as Bad Kitty and Pole Dancewear. As of 2017, Sarah performed at Miss Pole Dance America as a special guest, and has also appeared at events such as Pole Show LA, the Florida Pole & Aerial Arts Showcase, Ink-N-Iron Showcase of the Stars, and many others. Sarah also works as an ambassador and top athlete for Grata Designs fitness clothing.
Buttercup pole dance
In 2010, Sarah met her pole dance idol, Alethea Austin, who encouraged Sarah to enroll in the American Pole Dance Federation.
In 2011, when Sarah started her own pole dance studio, she immediately chose the name for it: ‘My great-grandmother, grandmother and my mother owned an antique shop from the time I was 4 years old until I was about 17. was called Buttercup Cottage. And I wanted to pay tribute to the three generations of women entrepreneurs before me,” Sarah said in one of her interviews. Alethea visited the studio shortly after it opened and wished Sarah the best of luck, leading her to believe she could develop her school into something great.
As of 2020, Buttercup Pole Dance has eight instructors, including one male, who teach different types of pole dance, such as polexotic, etc.; Sarah also hired a few air instructors to increase the variety of classes in her 4,200-square-foot school.
“10 years later, I still wake up excited to go to work!” Sarah shares her emotions about her work as a pole dance instructor and the owner of her business. In 2019, Sarah represented her school at Metal Pole Mayhem.
Personal life, husband Dave Bautista. Are they divorced?
In October 2015, Sarah married popular actor Dave Bautista. She became his third wife, as Dave had first married Glenda in 1990, but divorced her after eight years of marriage to marry his second wife, Angie. Dave has three children from his previous marriages named Keilani (born 1990), Athena (1992) and Oliver in 2000. Since Dave’s eldest daughter is already a mother of two, Sarah legally became a step-grandmother to Dave’s grandchildren.
Sarah has had no children.
However, Dave and Sarah broke up in early 2019 and as of 2020, Sarah has deleted all their mutual photos from her Instagram account and has already shared the news about her new boyfriend who she traveled to Las Vegas with in June 2019. As for Dave Bautista , he has not shared any updates on new cases. The couple has not officially divorced; no news has yet appeared in the media that any of them have filed for an official divorce.
Who is Dave Bautista?
Sarah’s husband (at least they’re still legally married), David Michael Bautista Jr. was born on January 18, 1969 in Arlington, Virginia, USA. He started his career as a nightclub bouncer and lifeguard, but soon switched to his bodybuilding career. In 2000, Dave signed with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and won his World Heavyweight Championship in 2005, holding the title until 2008.
He also won several championships in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE); however, in 2012, he decided to pursue his acting career after appearing as Brass Body in RZA’s movie “The Man with the Iron Fists”, starring Lucy Liu, Russell Crowe and Rick Yune. In 2014, he appeared as Drax in “Guardians of the Galaxy”, the role that made him famous worldwide, and later appeared in films such as “Blade Runner 2049” (2017), “Ip Man” (2018) and “Avengers : Endgame” (2019). He briefly returned to WWE, but has now retired from his wrestling career and focused on his acting. He is about to film the third part of “Guardians of the Galaxy”, and several others upcoming projects including “Groove Tails” with Jamie Foxx, “Army of the Dead” and “The Killer’s Game”.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Sarah’s favorite hobbies are traveling, shopping and reading – her dream travel destinations are Miami and Hawaii. Her favorite actor is Tom Cruise and favorite actress Jennifer Lawrence. Sara likes to visit Dog Bar Sint Pieter, which is a bar and a “off-leash area for dogs” at the same time; she is also a patron of several dogs there and is a longtime member of the club. Her pit bull named Franklin Beans is battling cancer and is undergoing chemotherapy as of May 2020. She also has another pit bull named Jane.
Sarah often uses the services of a masseuse and chiropractor; she also found rolfing to be the best massage technique for her body.
Appearance, clothing style
Sarah has long dark brown hair that she often dyes in different colors, such as blue, pink and gray. She is 1.60 m tall and weighs about 55 kg, while her vital statistics are 34-26-35. She has many tattoos all over her body, mostly old-fashioned rose patterns; she also has a tattoo on her right shoulder that represents her dog called a pit bull Sadie Seal, which she lost to cancer in 2019. Sarah likes to wear high heels; her favorite shoe brand is Nightshade Designs.
Wealth and salary