Be honest. You’ve had a fight over dessert before – we all have. How it should look, how it should taste, and how much is too much are all points of contentious disagreement between friends, family, and sometimes even countries. Take for example the macaron.
It sounds French. Heck, it looks French. And the French will definitely say it is French – they even celebrate national Macaron day (the 20th of March, in case you’re looking for an excuse to cheat on your diet soon). Although it’s found all over France and in French patisseries worldwide, the beloved macaron is, in fact, Italian.
Needless to say the French love their macarons, maybe more than most of us have ever loved anything. It should be known that this delectable treat was never as popular in Italy as it is in France, who perfected and popularized the macaron. The earliest known macaron recipes are also French, and are made a bit differently than their Italian counterparts: regular sugar is used in France, while Italians prefer a hot sugar syrup. But the French can’t explain what they look like – that’s where the origins come in.
So, where did this adorable little design come from? Unfortunately, the inspiration isn’t as pretty as the macaron itself. It was intended to be sweet, nutritious, and to look like a priest’s belly-button.
That’s right. It sounds strange, but it makes a lot of sense once you consider that the origins of the macaron are in old Venetian monasteries. And if you’re thinking, “that’s a pretty big belly-button,” just keep in mind that there were plenty of big priests in the Middle Ages.
They were eating lots of macarons, after all.
Macarons were soon discovered by the powerful Medici family, as they had a way of finding anything worth finding, and brought to France by Catherine de’Medici.
Despite the evidence, France and Italy can and will keep fighting over this. It isn’t the first food fight the world has seen; famously American “hamburgers” have a German name, while the entire Middle East fights over credit for hummus. At the end of the day, no matter where food comes from, it’s all going to the same place, so the rest of us can keep doing what we do best: eating as many macarons as possible.
The Women Behind The Wrestlers: Meet Their Wives
Nowadays, it seems like behind every great wrestler there is an even greater wife who either escorts them to the ring or is a talented wrestler in her own right. Here are some of the most beautiful wives in the world of wrestling.
Kimberly Kessler – Randy Orton
Mother of three Kim Kessler started dating pro wrestler Randy Orton in 2014. The couple made their relationship public when Orton took Kessler to the WWE Hall Of Fame Induction ceremony of that year.
Rebecca Curci – Sean Michaels
Before settling down with WWE legend Sean Michaels, Rebecca Curci also spent some time in the ring. She briefly wrestled as Nitro Girl, where she caught The Heartbreak Kid’s eye for the first time. Michaels was renowned for being the biggest wrestling heartthrob of his time, but Curci had won his heart. The couple eloped to Las Vegas in 1999 and swiftly tied the knot. Since that no-nonsense wedding, Sean and Rebecca have been happy together and even have two children.
Brandi Rhodes – Cody Rhodes
The female wrestler also known as Eden, has kept her private life in the ring. Now married to Golddust’s half-brother Cody Rhodes, Brandi Rhodes started her career in media as a news reporter before eventually becoming an anchor. This experience paved the way for her big break when she became an announcer for WWE. When she was given the task to interview Cody for the first time, it was love at first sight and they have been inseparable ever since.
Maryse Ouellet – The Miz
When The Miz married former WWE Diva Maryse in 2014, the wrestler couldn’t believe his luck. Now Mrs. Maryse Mizanin, both love telling the online world about how well their relationship is going, constantly posting photos on social media. Although she is now retired, Maryse is happy to just kick back at ringside and cheer on her husband. Sometimes she likes to coach her man when he’s struggling because all Maryse wants to do is watch The Miz to the biz.
Kristin Austin – Stone Cold Steve Austin
The Texas Rattlesnake was considered by many to be the man responsible for ushering in the golden age of WWE – The Attitude Era. And Stone Cold Steve Austin has had his fair share of love interests since entering the ring in the early nineties. But after three failed marriages, Austin received his very own “stone cold stunner” when he met Kristin Feres. Since 2009, the couple have been happily married and spend their time between Marina Del Rey, California and Tilden, Texas.
Beth Phoenix – Edge
Another former WWE Diva who tied the knot with a wrestler is the beautiful Beth Phoenix. She was one of the biggest female names in wrestling during her heyday. Despite being more muscular than the average Diva of her time, Phoenix was still considered one of the most beautiful athletes to grace the ring. Now married to Edge, the couple has another title to their long string of honors – parents. In 2014, Beth and Edge had a baby.
Marissa Mazzola – Shane McMahon
One of the longest standing marriages on this list has been between SmackDown on-screen commissioner Shane McMahon and his gorgeous wife, Marissa Mazzola. The couple tied the knot on September 14th, 1996 and have never looked back, having three sons during their time together. “Shane O’ Mac” is the son of WWE CEO Vince and brother of Diva Stephanie. And who knows, maybe at some stage Marissa will be in contention for more power in the WWE, alongside her co-owner husband.
Karina Steen – Kevin Owens
Between two defining moments, Kevin Owens probably can’t decide which one was most important to him. The first came when he met his beautiful wife, Karina Steen. The second came well into their marriage when the NXT champion stepped up to the challenge and took on John Cena in the U.S. Open Challenge. In what turned out to be an absolute shock, Owens slammed Cena onto the canvas. Karina and Owens’ two children were absolutely amazed by what they saw.
Lauren Hashian – The Rock
There is no denying the popularity of The Rock. One of the most beloved wrestlers of all time is bound to have stolen the hearts of at least a few women in his day. Since 2007, the wrestler turned Hollywood superstar has been dating the singer Lauran Hashian. But despite not getting married yet, Dwayne Johnson and Hashian have already had a baby girl together. So Hashian definitely seems to be serious and wants to spend her future with “The People’s Champion.”
Maria Kanellis – Mike Bennett
One of the most charismatic WWE Diva’s of her time, Maria Kanellis has since dived into the independent wrestling industry. She now dedicates most of her time to managing her husband, wrestler Mike Bennett. One of the least recognized names on this list, this is mainly due to the fact that Bennett has never featured on a major wrestling network. But his time might still come, and there’s no denying that Maria will have something to do with it.
Bess Katramados – Big Show
The modern day equivalent to Andre The Giant – at 7ft, The Big Show is truly larger than life. But don’t let his wife’s short stature (in comparison) fool you, what Bess Katramados says goes, and Big Show is completely on board with his beautiful wife. The big man, also known as Paul Donald Wight II, married for the second time on February 11, 2002 and the two lovers have two children together. Bess must be happy too because her husband is retiring in the near future.
Reby Sky – Matt Hardy
At one point, Matt Hardy never thought he’d be able to recover from his on and off ring relationship with WWE Diva Lita. But he eventually moved on and found someone better in the form of Reby Sky. Hardy trained the aspiring female wrestler before tying the knot. But things haven’t been easy for the couple, after a couple of domestic disputes and restraining orders. But Hardy and Sky have since overcome their issues and reconciled.
Lauryn Laine McBride – Jerry “The King” Lawler
WWE legend Jerry “The King” Lawler has charmed many women in his lifetime. But what was his secret? For Lauryn Laine McBride, it was his sense of humor that swept her off her feet. Despite being much younger than Lawler, McBride has accepted his proposal and the couple are currently engaged. And if things do not work out between the two, we can’t imagine McBride being single for too long. She’s absolutely stunning!
Jackie Gayda-Haas – Charlie Haas
A truly fantastic wrestling duo joined forces when Jackie Gayda married Charlie Haas in 2005. They have also put a team together, adding four children to their family. Outside of simply making cameos in the ring, Jackie and Charlie run Custom Muscle Nutrition and Smoothies, a nutrition store located in Texas. They essentially act as ambassadors of the store due to their impressive physiques. This especially applies to Jackie, after giving birth to four kids.
Naomi – Jimmy Uso
A talented wrestler in her own right, Naomi became one-half of a dynamic wrestling couple when she married popular wrestler Jimmy Uso. Before her nuptials, Naomi starred as Diva on the E! reality show Total Divas. But her place on the show was jeopardized sadly, due to the news that she had got married to Uso. However, since the WWE wrestler has faced a long term injury, Naomi is now making a name for herself once again.
Sable – Brock Lesnar
One of the first WWE Divas, Sable was a pretty talented wrestler in her own right. She was a key fixture during the Attitude era and when she decided to tie the knot, she kept it in the family. In 2006, she married Brock Lesnar, who happens to be ten years younger than her. Nowadays, she would rather be known as Rena Lesnar. But even at the age of 50, Sable is still one of the most stunning women in the whole of wrestling.
Laurel Van Ness – Zack Ryder
In recent times, Zack Ryder has taken the WWE by storm since his inclusion to the SmackDown roster. And his girlfriend has also made a living for herself in the ring, albeit at a lower level. Chelsea Anne Green is currently performing for Global Force Wrestling (GFW) under the ring name Laurel Van Ness and has been dating Ryder since 2016. And it seems like the relationship has been going well so far. They are quite the beautiful couple.
Lana – Rusev
The lady born Catherine Perry operates under the stage name Lana in the WWE. She started off as the manager of Bulgarian wrestler Rusev. She has often been seen as the face of the double act, while Rusev has provided the muscle. But in more recent times, Lana has ventured into the ring and made a name for herself as a talented fighter. Eventually, the pair decided to make their relationship more than just professional and tied the knot in 2016.
Michelle McCool – The Undertaker
It’s hard to believe that former Diva Michelle McCool is married to the Phenom himself, The Undertaker. For a wrestler who for the majority of his career has been shrouded in mystery, it’s amazing how public he has become. And McCool seems to have had a big part to play in that. The couple has shared photos of their holidays together, as well as nights out to sports events. They got married in 2010 and had a daughter together.
Stephanie McMahon – Triple H
Not only is businesswoman Stephanie McMahon married to the wrestler also known as Hunter Hurst Hemsley; she is also part of the WWE’s founding family, the McMahons. CEO Vince must be really proud of his little girl, who has grown into a powerful figure both inside and outside the ring. And ultimately, the wrestling network is the reason why she was introduced to Triple H in the first place. With time, the scripted relationship has become a genuine one.
Sarah Backman – Bo Dallas
Sarah Backman gave Bo Dallas a run for his money after spending a lot of time in the gym. The blonde Swede has reaped the benefits of her fitness regimen. Even more impressive is the fact that Backman is an eight time World Arm Wrestling Champion. After being recruited to the NXT institution, a talent conveyor belt for WWE’s next generation, she nearly became a fully professional wrestler herself. But ultimately, it wasn’t meant to be.
Karen Jarrett – Jeff Jarrett
The former wife of Olympic medalist Kurt Angle jumped ship in 2010 when she married wrestler, Jeff Jarrett. So the next time she stepped into the ring, she performed as Karen Jarrett. To this day, Karen and Jeff are still happily married and have two kids. But still, Karen has retained her stunning physique after her previous work as an exotic dancer. And even though she is over 40 years old, Karen still looks fantastic.
Renee Young – Dean Ambrose
He is the longest running WWE United States Champion of all time and has represented the shield alongside Romain Reigns and Seth Rollins. But Dean Ambrose’s biggest achievement probably came when he started dating the beautiful Renee Young. After journalist Young got the opportunity to interview the rugged wrestler, the pair hit it off instantly. And it wasn’t just Young’s looks that caught Ambrose’s eye, she also has a fantastic sense of humor, after aspiring to become a comedian.
Kori Campfield – Kofi Kingston
The King of some of the most epic Royal Rumble saves, Kofi Kingston, has been married to the beautiful Kori Campfield since 2010. The acrobatic Ghanaian wrestler has shown off his stunning wife on many occasions at WWE events. Kofi and Kori have two children together and when Kingston is not on tour with the rest of the Smackdown roster, the family live happily together in Tampa, Florida. It’s safe to say that there’s no “trouble in paradise” for these two.
Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman – Booker T
When Sharmell Sullivan and Booker T joined forces, they self-ordained each other and became wrestling royalty, literally. Booker T officially became King Booker while Sharmell wrestled under the alias Queen Sharmell. In 2005, only a couple of years before both retiring, they got married and decided to build a family together. Even though they’re “reign” in wrestling came to an end, they were blessed after bringing two twins into the world. Can you dig it, sucker?
Samantha Rotunda – Bray Wyatt
In 2012, Bray Wyatt tied the knot with his beautiful girlfriend, Samantha. But five years and two kids later, their marriage took an extreme turn for the worse. Samantha discovered that her wrestler husband had reportedly cheated on her with WWE’s ring announcer, JoJo Offerman. Feeling completely betrayed by the man also known as Windham Lawrence Rotunda, Samantha filed for divorce in June 2017. Despite his turbulent personal life, Bray Wyatt is still a mainstay on WWE Raw.
Brie Bella – Daniel Bryan
The other half of the notorious Bella Twins, Brie, also tied the knot with a professional wrestler. Daniel Bryan asked for her hand in marriage and without hesitation, she said yes to him in 2014. Even though Brie and Nikki gave themselves the reputations of being WWE heels, Bryan was able to tame the beast and give Brie some much-needed love from the fans. And in 2017, the couple had a baby girl, naming her Birdie Joe Danielson.
Catalina Hager – Jack Swagger
We’re not surprised one bit that Jack Swagger fell head over heels for Catalina Hager. The wrestler’s stunning wife has appeared in a variety of magazines including Maxim and FHM and it wasn’t long before the couple tied the knot. But nowadays, Catalina isn’t so excited to show her body off to the world. Unlike most wives of wrestlers, she has set her Instagram account to private. Swagger and Hager have had two kids since getting married.
Giovanna Yannotti – Kurt Angle
One of the real wrestlers in the true sense of the word, Kurt Angle has been through it all and more. The Olympic gold medallist joined the WWE in 1998 and during that time, has been married twice. His first wife is now married to another wrestler in the form of Jeff Jarrett. But Angle has since moved on and married the lovely Giovanna Yannotti in 2012. The two have also built a family together, having three daughters.
Galina Becker – Roman Reigns
Before Roman Reigns became a professional wrestler, he played college football. It was during this time that he met his wife, Galina Becker. After a two year engagement, Reigns and Becker tied the knot in 2014 and shortly after, the couple had a baby girl. High school or college sweethearts are becoming a rarer thing as time goes on. But these two are no typical couple and have stood the test of time. If we were Reigns, we would stay with Becker.
Wanda Ferraton – Bill Goldberg
One of the poster boys of WWE’s biggest rivals, WCW, Goldberg was a force to be reckoned with in his heyday. He even had a successful stint working for the WWE, becoming an instant fan favorite. But since 2005, Goldberg has been married to stunt double Wanda Ferraton, who he met while working on the set of Santa’s Slay. Nowadays, Bill and Wanda reside in Bonsall, California with their son who goes by the name of Gage.
Paige – Alberto Del Rio
Another fine example of two wrestlers who just couldn’t keep their hands off one another. After Alberto Del Rio’s marriage with Angela Velkei came to an abrupt end amid rumors of adultery, the wrestler decided to move onto his British co-worker Saraya-Jade Bevis, better known by the wrestling community as Paige. And now it looks like these two very attractive wrestlers are going to go all the way after announcing their engagement in 2016. We wish them the best.
Jessica Lockhart – Chris Jericho
Amazingly, Jessica Lockhart has already been married to the “Ayatollah of Rock N’ Rollah” for the good part of 15 years. The couple met in high school and despite numerous rumors of infidelity on both sides of the relationship, all speculation has been squashed by both Lockhart and Jericho. They reassured fans that they have always been faithful to one another and Jericho even got a tattoo of her name on his wedding ring finger. The Jerichos have three children.
Wendy – AJ Styles
AJ Styles is one of those WWE champions who has made the natural progression from TNA. However, without his wife and four kids, the wrestler may not have achieved those things. A.J. and schoolteacher Wendy have been married since 2000, and even though he is on the road a lot, he made sure to honor his kids by giving them names starting with A and J respectively. According to Christian A.J., “it’s God first and family second.”
Denise Hartmann – Christian Cage
When Denise Hartmann went on vacation, she couldn’t believe her luck. She was in the right place at the right time and met a famous wrestler. But that’s exactly what happened. Ever since she met WWE star Christian Cage while traveling, they have been inseparable for the last 15 years. Denise, originally from Germany, was spotted by Christian while he was touring around England. Since that fateful encounter, they got married in 2001 and had a baby daughter together.
Candice LeRae – Johnny Gargano
Sometimes, two wrestlers end up falling in love after locking arms in the ring. This is what happened between Johnny Gargano and Candice LeRae. After many encounters in the ring and behind the scenes, the pair eventually started dating. In mid-2016, the couple took things to the next level and tied the knot in a private ceremony. The irony is that they still have plenty of bust-ups in the ring. However, it’s simply all for show.
Sasha Banks – Sarath Ton
This wrestler-turned-costume designer has a very personal life. As for Sarath Ton’s partner, Sasha Banks, she is also a wrestler and even won her first title just a few days after they got married. She actually did her best to keep the wedding a secret so that fans didn’t go crazy. Banks is regarded these days as one of the most talented female wrestlers, being part of the Four Horsewomen who eventually kickstarted the “Diva’s Revolution.”
Stephanie Washington – Bret Hart
Bret “The Hitman” Hart is Canadian wrestling royalty. The master of the Sharpshooter has had one of the most compelling arcs in WWE history. These days, he has a much more stable life, especially after marrying Stephanie Washington back in 2010. Although the former wrestler is double Washington’s age, this didn’t stop them from enjoying their honeymoon in Hawaii. Although Hart has already had two failed marriages, things look a lot more hopeful with Stephanie by his side.
Stephanie Miller – Heath Slater
Heath Slater made history when he became one half of the first ever Smackdown! Tag Team Champions alongside his partner, Rhyno. He is best known for finishing moves such as the Corskscrew Plancha and the Jumping Neckbraker. However, in his private life, Slater married Stephanie Jean, who ended up changing her name to Stephanie Miller (Miller is Slater’s real surname). The couple has two daughters and the couple spends their downtime in Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Tamara McMichael -Kevin Nash
As one of the founding members of the New World Order, Kevin Nash teamed with Hulk Hogan and Scott Hall to wreak havoc on WWE. When he was not powerbombing opponents, he was at home with his wife Tamara. They married in 1988 but separated in 2000. Their love was inevitably too strong, and they reconciled. Tamara works as a realtor in Daytona Beach, Florida. They have a son Tristan who was accused of battery against his mother.
Sabine Borden – Sting
Before meeting Sabine, Sting was married to a women named Sue with whom he had two boys, Garret and Steve Jr, and a girl, Gracie. Not long after Wrestlemania 31, Sting married Sabine in April 2015. Before meeting Sting, Sabine had two daughters from a previous marriage. She was a former Certified Personal Trainer before she met him as well. Sabine and Sting will have plenty of upcoming time together due to his retirement in 2016 from professional wrestling.
Angie Gutierrez – Rey Mysterio
The high-flying masked man, Rey Mysterio, has been married since 1997 to Angie Gutierrez. While the world refers to him as Rey, she prefers to call him by his given name, Oscar. The couple has two children, a daughter Aaliyah and a son Dominic. She has been by his side for some time now, and they reside in California with their kids. Rey has multiple tattoos of Angie on his body. The two are devout Catholics and have passed those values to their kids.
Sonia Delbeck – Rob Van Dam
His in-ring name had such a flow that he’d point to himself as the crowd shouted it out. Rob Van Dam (real name Robert Szatkowski) and his wife Sonia married on September 6, 1998, and expected to enjoy a magical ride together. Sonia followed Rob around the world as he wrestled in various cities. However, she filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences after 17 years together. According to Sonia, they are still on good terms even amidst the divorce.
Caryl J. Peterson – The Iron Shiek
In the 1980s, few wrestlers enraged fans like the Iron Shiek. He constantly bashed America and praised Iran, but at home, he found comfort in the arms of his wife Caryl whom he married on March 21, 1976. Wrestler Mean Gene Okerlund was the best man at the ceremony. Caryl is quite the strong woman, sticking with her husband through years of substance abuse. Sadly, the couple’s eldest daughter was murdered in 2003 by her boyfriend.
Beth Britt – Jeff Hardy
The other half of one of the most exciting Tag-Teams in the history of the WWE, The Hardy Boyz, Jeff Hardy is world-renowned for mastering the epic wrestling move – the Swanton Bomb. After crashing through a record-breaking number of tables, ladders, and chairs, the man from North Carolina eventually settled down with Beth Britt, who he married in 2011. He met her at a club and in 2010, they were delighted to welcome their first child into the world, Ruby Claire Hardy. They then had Nera Quinn in 2015.
Tracy James – Road Dogg
Originally part of the infamous D-Generation X, Road Dogg was well known for being one half of The New Age Outlawz, along with his tag-team partner, Billy Gunn. Together, the pair won the World Tag Team Championship and Road Dogg won the title a staggering five times with other wrestlers. Nowadays, the man formerly known as Brian Girard James is happily married with wife Tracy and the couple had three kids together. As you can see, they are very happy together.
Jess Watson – Xavier Woods
Part of the New Day, alongside Big E and Kofi Kingston – Xavier Woods has been tearing up the WWE rings since his debut in 2010. Previously associated with Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) and New Japan Pro Wrestling, the man formerly known as Austin Watson has worked hard to get where he is today. Although he is still establishing himself in the world of wrestling, the Georgia native is happily married with Jess Watson and the couple recently had a son, who was born in 2017.
Jana Perry – Mark Henry
Fans underestimated just how special Mark Henry is. This heavyweight wrestler has been dominating the ring for nearly three decades now. A mainstay during the Attitude era, Henry hasn’t let the numerous changes in the WWE phase him out. To this day, Henry is still a force to be reckoned with and is still on the current roster. He is also happily married to Jana Perry, and the couple had two kids together – Jacob and Joanna.
Abigail Rodriguez – Kalisto
Currently one of the high-flyers of the modern WWE era, it is natural to make comparisons between Kalisto and the original luchador Rey Mysterio. Make no mistake about it though, Emanuel Alejandro Rodriguez is his own man and has been making a real name for himself even since making his wrestling debut in the Midwestern United States independent circuit. He won the NXT Tag Team Championships with Sin Cara as The Lucha Dragons and is now married to the beautiful Abigail Rodriguez.
Pamela Killings – R-Truth
Ronnie Killings is best known by his stage name R-Truth, and many forget that he actually had a brief appearance in the WWE during the Attitude Era, working alongside Road Dogg in a tag team. He spent much time away from the WWE though, working in other organizations such as TNA, before making a return to the WWE in 2008. R-Truth has been married to Pamela Killings since April 7, 2011. It was only a matter of years before the couple had a daughter together, born in 2014.
Colette Christie – Mick Foley
Mick Foley is one of the enigmatic personalities in WWE history, having portrayed three different characters: Cactus Jack, Dude Love and the socko feeding psychopath, Mankind. However, his personal life has been a lot more stable, after marrying Colette Christie in the early 90s. Together, they have had three sons and a daughter. One thing is for sure, Foley has punched well above his weight in the relationship department after striking gold with the beautiful Colette.
Jessica Gousha – Al Snow
Without a doubt, Al Snow was one of the most eccentric personalities to ever enter the ring. He even gave madmen such as Mick Foley and Kane a run for their money! One lady who he was previously bound to in holy matrimony was fellow wrestler Cynthia Lynch, whose ring name was Bobcat. However, it seems that it might be a case of third time’s the charm ever since the man from Lima, Ohio tied the knot with Jessica Gousha.
Loree Bischoff – Eric Bischoff
Although he was never credited for his in-ring credentials, Eric Bischoff has been a regular face behind the scenes at a number of wrestling federations. It was in the ’80s when he settled down for the second time with Loree Bischoff. No matter what drama has come his way in the world of wrestling, Loree has always been there through thick and thin. The couple’s son, Garett Bischoff, has been a regular performer in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling.
Brenda Nair – Diamond Dallas Page
Most WCW fans will remember that Diamond Dallas Page was romantically involved with fellow wrestling personality Kimberly Page. The couple even got married at one point. However, it didn’t stand the test of time. Since then, Page has floated around a number of different wrestling federations. In more recent times, the legend announced that he was engaged to Brenda Nair. Just a year later, the couple traveled to Cancun and had an intimate, private ceremony.
Ta-Rel Roche – Goldust
Another wrestler who has struggled to maintain a steady relationship is Dustin Runnels, better known as the gold and black makeup wearing Goldust. Having originally been married to fellow WWE personality Terri Runnels, that particular relationship failed to stand the test of time. A few years later, Goldust got married again; this time to a woman called Milena Martelloni. Once again, things didn’t work out for the wrestler. However, Goldust has been married to Ta-rel Roche since 2012, and they’re still going strong.
Paula Sopp – Billy Gunn
Originally part of Degeneration X, Billy Gunn’s finest hour came in 1999 when he defeated X-Pac to be crowned King Of The Ring. It was exactly a decade later when Gunn ended up marrying his long-term girlfriend, Paula, in 2009. Since then Paula has taken shots at the WWE when a famous wrestler passed away in 2016. Paula wrote on Twitter, “Acknowledging someone after they’ve passed away doesn’t make up for how [bad] you were to them while they were alive.!”
Jennifer Hudson – David Otunga
Certainly one of if not THE most famous woman on this list, Jennifer Hudson has been warming the hearts of millions with her beautiful voice. Despite not winning American Idol, Hudson has gone on to become a pop legend. Eventually, the singer met wrestler David Otunga and hit it off instantly. But the couple haven’t rushed things by any means, and while they are engaged and have a child, the nuptials are yet to have happened.
Nikki Bella – John Cena
Total Divas star Nikki Bella has been with WWE superstar John Cena for a while now. Despite having their fair share of drama over the years, the couple have overcome this and are now engaged.
AJ Lee – CM Punk
At one point, both AJ Lee and CM Punk were at the pinnacle of their powers in their respective weights in the WWE. But it would prove to be a wrestling match made in heaven when Lee and Punk eventually locked horns. It didn’t take long before the two of them got married and retired from the game. Nowadays the happy couple resides in Chicago, but they look back on their wrestling careers with fond memories, as it was ultimately what brought them together.
Meredith Whitney – John Layfield
Now, who would have expected a wrestler to be married to a financial analyst? Well, this is certainly true as far as John Layfield is concerned. Meredith Whitney met the wrestler formally known under ring names such as Bradshaw and JBL while working together on Fox. It wasn’t long before a relationship blossomed between the two and by 2005, the couple were married. Since closing her business in 2015, she has lived with Layfield at their private residence in Bermuda.
Nattie Neidhart – Tyson Kidd
No matter how hard they try, it seems like Nattie Neidhart and Tyson Kidd are unable to avoid drama in their lives. Another star who has made a name for herself in Total Divas, the show considers “Natalya” indispensable due to her turbulent personal life. Neidhart and Kidd have been together since 2001, so it’s amazing that these two have stood the test of time. Whenever something goes wrong, something seems to keep pulling them back to one another.
Sarah Jade – Dave Bautista
Now better known as Drax the Destroyer from the Guardians Of The Galaxy franchise, people tend to forget that Dave Bautista was once one of the most feared wrestlers in the WWE. He went by the ring name of Batista, and won many heavyweight titles in the process. But pole dancer Sarah Jade certainly didn’t forget. The couple tied the knot in October 2015 and have been attached to the hip at every movie premiere Dave has been invited to.
Crystal Jacobs – Kane
When Glenn Jacobs burst onto the wrestling scene as the demonic Kane, fans went wild and wrestlers were terrified by his ominous presence and horrific pyrotechnics. The wrestler still reeks havoc to this day. But beneath the red and black mask, there is a soft, warm individual and Glenn’s wife of over twenty years can certainly attest to that. Crystal had two daughters with Jacobs and outside of wrestling, the couple also run an insurance company together.