WWE superstars might not have enough time to manifest a relationship outside their circle; so they often date fellow wrestlers. Here is a list of 21 famous wrestling stars who were together in real life that you may not know.
1. Stephanie McMahon & Triple H
They are one of the most powerful couples in wrestling history, being together for over a decade and having three daughters: Aurora, Murphy, and Vaughn. In 1999, the two started dating as part of a storyline, which developed into feelings between them in real-life a year later. The couple is still going strong to this day, always sharing pictures on their Social Media profiles and they seem to be the happiest couple in all of WWE.
2. Linda McMahon & Vince McMahon
Stephanie's parents, Vince and Linda McMahon, are another super-famous wrestling couple. They got married in 1966 when Linda was only 17 and Vince was 20. The couple have experienced several highs and lows through their long marriage of over 50 years. Audiences must have witnessed the McMahons’ several memorable fights, including Vince being caught in many compromising situations with other women and Linda slapping him across the face during a match.
3. Brie Bella & Daniel Bryan
Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella had a high-profile relationship. They got engaged in 2013 and were married in April 2014 at a ceremony full of wrestlers. Their wedding could be seen on an episode of the popular E! reality series, "Total Divas," on which Bella looked gorgeous.
4. Nikki Bella & John Cena
Though John Cena and Nikki Bella never made it down the aisle, they were actually dating for six years before calling it quits in 2018. They even got engaged in a classic wrestling way, with Cena getting down on one knee to propose to Bella at WrestleMania.
5. AJ Lee & CM Punk
AJ Lee was one of the most famous women in WWE during her time with the company in the early 2010s. Her husband, CM Punk, was also the most popular man in the company at the same time. Punk started dating AJ Lee in 2013, and then the two were engaged before tying the knot on June 13, 2014.
6. Sable & Brock Lesnar
Sable, as a female pioneer in the world of wrestling, was a sex symbol of the era and was even featured on the cover of Playboy three times. She had two marriages before she began dating Brock Lesnar in 2004. The couple got married in 2006 and later became the parents of two sons. Sable was 38 at the time of their wedding, and Lesnar was 28.
7. Charlotte Flair & Andrade
Rumors have swirled that WWE superstar Andrade is engaged to Charlotte, but that wasn’t confirmed by either of them until on January 1, 2020, when the pair announced that they were officially together. News of their engagement traveled quickly throughout the wrestling world, and the pair received best wishes and congratulations from fans and fellow wrestlers.
8. Michelle McCool & The Undertaker
Former WWE Superstar Michelle McCool is married to one of the best-known WWE stars - The Undertaker. The couple married in 2010, one year before McCool officially retired from WWE. They have a daughter together.
9. Debra & Steve Austin
In the late 1990s, Steve Austin, known as "Stone Cold" was the most popular wrestler in the world, and he remains arguably the best wrestler in WWE history. Steve married fellow WWE wrestler, Debra, in September 2000. Both were champions in the company at the time of their marriage. However, the two split up after Austin physically abused Debra multiple times in February 2003. Austin married his 4th wife in 2009, while Debra has so far not remarried.
10. Mandy Rose & Otis
Otis and Mandy’s real-life friendship goes back to their early NXT days together. Mandy Rose said that Otis was very funny. Last few months, WWE fans finally witnessed the onscreen romance between Mandy and Otis. Otis recently defeated Dolph Ziggler with some help from Rose. After the match, the couple embraced and shared a kiss.
11. Lana & Rusev
Lana and Rusev are regarded as one of the most celebrated couples of WWE, and they got married on July 29, 2019. Fans can take a look into their real-life relationship through the reality series "Total Divas." Rusev was from Bulgaria while Lana was born in Florida, so when they tied the knot, they had one wedding in America and another one in Bulgaria.
12. Edge & Beth Phoenix
Edge & Beth Phoenix are the only married couple to both be in the WWE Hall of Fame. The two wrestling icons got married in 2016 and have two daughters. They have continuously shared adorable photos of each other or cute pictures of the girls on Instagram, and they look like an extremely happy family.
13. Alexa Bliss & Buddy Murphy
Alexa Bliss and Buddy Murphy first met and started dating when they were in NXT back in 2015. If you go back several years in Buddy Murphy's Instagram account, you'll see many sweet posts of the pair. Unfortunately, they broke up in 2019. The couple's split was reported to be amicable, and the two remain good friends in the aftermath.
14. Becky Lynch & Seth Rollins
Rollins and Lynch, the arguably biggest WWE stars, confirmed their relationship in May 2019, even though it's not clear when they started dating. However, it was no surprise when the two announced the news that they were a legitimate couple as it had been played up in storylines.
15. Brandi Rhodes & Cody Rhodes
Cody and Brandi married in September of 2013 when they both worked for WWE. The couple is one of the most powerful wrestling partnerships in the business today as they effectively run All Elite Wrestling together. Cody has acknowledged that he owes a lot of that to Brandi, as was proven by the message he sent out to the world on social media on their 5th anniversary.
16. Tyson Kidd & Natalya
Tyson Kidd and Natalya are a Canadian WWE couple. The two began dating in 2001 and tied the knot in 2013. After Tyson suffered a spinal injury in 2015, his wrestling career was over, but he still works for the company behind the scenes.
17. Maryse & The Miz
Maryse and The Miz first met during the 2006 WWE Diva Search, but that was not the time that they started dating. About a year later, they began dating and the pair got married in 2014, before later becoming the parents of two daughters. They have starred in their own USA Network reality series, "Miz and Mrs."
18. Naomi & Jimmy Uso
Naomi and Jimmy Uso dated for four years before getting married in 2014. Fans witnessed their marriage on "Total Divas." The couple's romance has been used in several storylines, which gives Naomi a busy schedule. She said that their high-paced lifestyle had made it harder to be as romantic as they were when they first got together.
19. Sharmell & Booker T
Booker T and Sharmell have worked together in WWE, WCW, and TNA over the years, and have been an actual couple since 2000. The pair got married in 2005, and their engagement was less than romantic. Huffman popped the big question—well, sort of. "I was washing dishes, and he said, Let's get married. Who doesn’t want to marry a man like Booker T?
20. Jon Moxley & Renee Young
Of all the WWE couples, the relationship between Jon and Renee might be the most secretive. The two have kept pretty quiet about their romance until recently going public. They tied the knot in a secret ceremony in their backyard, after having dated for more than three years.
21. Maria Kanellis & Mike Kanellis
This real-life couple have a tense relationship on TV, but in real life, Maria and Mike appear to be a happy couple who love each other. They married in 2014 and have two children together.