Dating as a WWE star isn’t always easy. Their work takes them on the road for days, sometimes weeks, and finding a partner who is ready to tolerate that is hard. It comes as no surprise that many of the athletes choose to be with someone from the same world, who understand their life and who is often on the road with them.
Some of the couples on our list get to know each other as partners in the ring first before they became ones in real life as well. The reason is simple. As partners they trained together, ending up spending a lot of time in each other’s company. It is easy to see why they developed feelings for one another in such circumstances. WWE’s habit of creating storylines that included fake marriages and relationship only helped the matter, creating situations where athletes spend even more time together.
There are those who went about it the other way and became a couple in real life and then decided to appear in the ring together. Whatever the reason and however they became entangled, these couples have decided to be together in both private and professional life. So far, it is working for them, at least for the couples on our list.
The Miz and Maryse
The Miz and Maryse met in 2006. The Miz was hosting WWE Diva Search and Maryse was one of the contestants. About a year later, they started dating and the marriage followed in 2014. The ceremony was held in the Bahamas. They have a daughter, Monroe Sky and they live in Austin, Texas.
The couple was very successful in the ring as well, with The Miz winning both the International Champion and WWE Champion titles and Maryse being Diva Champion. Together, they host a TV show called Miz and Mrs. Maryse is also The Miz’s manager.
Dean Ambrose and Renee Young
Dean Ambrose and Renee Young kept their relationship secret from their fans. The couple started dating in 2013, but revealed the fact in 2015, during an interview on an episode of SmackDown, when Renee was interviewing The Miz.
They did the same thing with their marriage. They had the ceremony in 2017 but never made the announcement. People only realized when they saw the wedding rings on their hands a few months later. This is in line with Dean’s attitude towards social media and privacy. “I don’t feel the need to open myself up to the opinion of everybody in the world with a phone or computer. I just don’t get being connected to everybody on such a superficial level like that. It’s not really for me,” he said in 2014.
Dean is one of the most prominent WWE stars, appearing in Monday Night Raw, while Renee is the first woman commentator for the Raw.
Jimmy Uso and Naomi
Unlike other couples on our list, Jimmy Uso and Naomi first got married and only then teamed up for the WWE fights. They fought together in Total Divas and WWE Mixed Match Challenges, season 1 and two.
They are married since 2014 and they live together with Jimmy’s two kids from a previous relationship. The children are happy to call Naomi stepmom.
Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella
Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella’s relationship also started as a fake one, for the purpose of the storyline. They became close and started dating shortly afterward and got married in 2014. In 2017 they had a daughter, Birdie.
Their last match wasn’t as successful, as they lost to The Miz and Maryse in WWE’s Hell in a Cell in 2018.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon
Known as The Authority, squaring off against Ronda Rousey and Kurt Angle at the Wrestlemania 34, Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are also together in real life. They were wed in 2003 in a private ceremony with friends and family and have three daughters.
Their WWE marriage began in 1999, for the purpose of the show. Soon after, they started dating for real and their partnership was strong on both fronts. At one point, they both held titles at the same time, Triple H as the WWE Champion and Stephanie McMahon as the Women’s Champion.