Here is another example of love blooming first in the ring, then jumping to real life. Believe it or not, this WWE power couple met long before either of them had titles. They met before they had even started high school, but did not start dating until more than ten years later after both had become wrestlers.
Kidd and Natalya – real names TJ Wilson and Nattie Neidhart – took twelve more years before making things official. The event was even captured on tape as part of the debut season of the “Total Divas” reality show. Of course, Natalya’s dad, Jim “The Anvil” Neidhard, was also a wrestler.
Jeff Hardy & Beth Britt
In 1999, Jeff Hardy was at the top of the heap after winning the WWF Tag Team Championship with his real-life brother Matt. The brothers loved nothing more than doing Swanton Bombs off ladders and landing on opponents through tables. Things only improved for this superstar when he met Beth Britt in a North Carolina club.
This couple certainly took their time making their way down the aisle, getting married after twelve years, in 2011. Their first daughter came in October of 2010, and their second came in December of 2015. The couple is still together, and Beth is often seen supporting Hardy at public events.
Bret Hart & Stephanie Washington
Bret “The Hitman” Hart was, at one point, the biggest star of the WWE. After Hulk Hogan moved on to WCW, someone needed to fill the power void. So Bret was deemed the man to usher the WWE into the '90s, but it only lasted a few years. And here is hoping the third time's the charm when it comes to romance.
Stephanie Washington is almost half his age, and the two walked down the aisle in 2010. Bret and Stephanie had some time before they beat his first marriage with Julie Smadu, which lasted a full twenty years. Julie is the mother of Bret's four children. Bret is one of the greatest ever to enter the squared circle, and his marriage records are almost as legendary.
Big Show & Bess Katramados
Big Show – real name Paul Donald Wight II – might top seven feet when he stands in the ring, but he admits his wife is the more significant figure in their marriage. Wife Bess Katramados (who boasts her own respectable 5 feet 8-inch height) has the reigns of their relationship.
And now that the Big Show has shut down for good from the ring, she has plenty of opportunities to rule. The two have a pair of children together, as well as one from Big Show's previous marriage. Big Show may be a big guy, but the little one is usually the boss.
Kane & Crystal Maurisa Goins
Kane – also known in circles as the “Big Red Machine” is well-known for having a frightful on-screen persona and look, but past all the paint is a man named Glenn Jacobs. This wrestler and politician – he was elected mayor of Knox, Tennessee in 2018 – is married to Crystal Maurisa Goins.
The two met early on in Kane's career, and the two are now married and are the parents of a pair of children. He used to play one of the most legendary boogeymen of the ring, but now he plays dad, husband, and mayor. Glen Jacobs is very much settled these days.