Barbara Jean Blank-Souray is a (soon to be former) hockey WAG, who is better known by her pro wrestling ring name, Kelly Kelly.
She has been a reality television star, model, and of course, a performer for World Wrestling Entertainment. In fact, Kelly had a very successful run in professional wrestling and even held the WWE Divas Championship for 104 days at one point back in 2011. Moreover, the 5-foot-6 Diva, with her flowing blonde hair and natural charisma established herself as one of the most beautiful women in all of Sports Entertainment during her time as an in-ring performer.
After her departure from WWE, Kelly met (now retired) NHL defenceman Sheldon Souray. In August of 2014, the couple officially became engaged and would go on to be wed in February of 2016.
Her relationship with Souray helped Kelly land a spot as a main cast member on the E! reality television show WAGS. The series follows the lives of wives and girlfriend who are involved in relationships with high profile athletes.
However, based on recent reports, it appears the Kelly will no longer be eligible for the show, as the couple appears to be headed for splitsville.
That being said, after seeing these 15 steamy photos, it’s hard to imagine Souray not missing the former champ… at least a little.
15 Poolside Stunner
The soon-to-be former hockey wife models her revealing dress as part of the reality show WAGS promo tour. Kelly sizzles next the pool at the Four Seasons Hotel in Johannesburg in a photo that likely made more than a few fans excited for the shows an upcoming season. This poolside pic is one that showcases Kelly’s hourglass figure.
Fun Fact: Kelly Kelly is originally from Jacksonville, Florida. With roughly 880,000 residents, Jacksonville in the largest city in the state of Florida in terms of population. Moreover, the city has also produced some celebrities besides the wrestling diva. MLB star Daniel Murphy, Twilight actress Ashley Green, and hip-hop star Mase were all born in Jacksonville. The city is also home of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars.
14 Test Drive
Kelly Kelly takes the wheel and sends her fans heart’s into overdrive with this stunning photo. The reality star is sporting darker hair then she did during her time in the WWE, but still looks amazing. Her provocative top, which looks like it’s been through a paper shredder, highlights Kelly’s eclectic fashion sense. This is one celeb who knows how to ride in style.
Fun Fact: One of the many highlights of Kelly Kelly’s pro wrestling career came at WrestleMania XXVIII when she teamed up with Extra correspondent Maria Menounos. The duo squared off against the team of Eve Torres and WWE Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix. The team of Kelly and Menounos emerged the victors when the correspondent rolled up Phoenix for the 1-2-3.
13 Recent Swimsuit Shot
For those who haven’t seen the former WWE standout in awhile, here is a very recent Instagram post of Kelly Kelly posing on the beach. It’s clear from this image that the now 30-year-old looks every bit as good as she did in her wrestling heyday. The necklace-like top makes an already outstanding photo even more intriguing. Wrestling fans who see this image will likely get the urge to chant “you still got it.”
Fun Fact: Kelly Kelly made her WWE debut as a member of the company's revamped ECW roster. Her character at the time has an exhibitionist who enjoyed performing stripteases for the audience. Kelly's performances would often be interrupted by her on-screen boyfriend, wrestler Mike Knox, who she also accompanied to the ring.
12 Divas Champ
This photo shows Kelly holding the WWE Divas Championship at the height of her popularity in WWE. To say the young blonde superstar had a marketable appearance in those days would be a vast understatement. Images such as this are sure to make wrestling fans hopeful that Kelly one day decides to return to the squared circle. In the meantime, folks can enjoy this fun throwback pic from roughly half a decade ago.
Fun Fact: On September 28, 2012, Kelly Kelly was officially released from her WWE contract. Following her release, the former champ stated that she needed time to heal up from various injuries. She would go on make sporadic appearances on the independent circuit, but ultimately disappeared from the wrestling spotlight, prior to making a few return appearances (albeit away from the ring) for WWE in 2017.
11 Have A Seat
Apparently, there weren’t any chairs available at this photo shoot, so Kelly just decided to sit down on the glass tale. The blonde bombshell proves she can strike a pose anywhere, regardless of the furniture options available. The sparkling one-piece outfit helps to highlight the reality stars long legs in a photo which allows Kelly to demonstrate her modeling skills. The 30-year-old starlet shows that she is defiantly cover girl material in this instance.
Fun Fact: Prior to marrying NHL star Sheldon Souray, Kelly Kelly was romantically linked to wrestler Andrew Martin, who was better known by his ring name Test. He held both the Intercontinental and Tag Team titles during his time in the WWE. Sadly, Test passed away at just 33 years of age due to an overdose.
Kelly Kelly gives us her best farmer’s daughter look in this adorable photo. The WAGS star twirls her pigtails as she smiles at the camera in her flannel shirt and white short shorts. The image helps to demonstrate the retired wrestler's playful side as well as her undeniable beauty.
Fun Fact: The highlight of Kelly Kelly’s run in World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) was winning the Divas Championship. She captured the title by defeating Brie Bella on a Power to the People episode of Monday Night Raw. She would defeat Bella in a rematch and go to defend her title for an impressive 104 days. Her title reign came to an end at the 2011 Hell in a Cell pay-per-view event, where Kelly would drop the strap to future Hall of Famer Beth Phoenix.
This post shows Kelly Kelly posing in a swimsuit with her sister Mary Blank. Apparently, great bikini bods run in the family as these two siblings are both in outstanding physical condition. In the caption hashtags, Kelly points out the fact that she isn’t that short and that her sister is actually wearing heels. Kelly Kelly is roughly 5-foot-6, so even in heels, her sister is likely somewhere in the neighborhood of 5-foot-10. Height aside, both women clearly look amazing.
Fun Fact: Prior to her WWE run, Kelly Kelly was working as a model. It was during that time that she was discovered by WWE talent scout (and on-air personality) John Laurinaitis. WWE contacted her agency and offered her a tryout. Kelly would end up being signed, despite the fact that she lacked any prior wrestling experience.
8 American Made
The 4th of July is a time when Americans celebrate their independence. It would appear Kelly Kelly decided to celebrate the holiday by covering herself with her country's flag and posing in front of the shoreline. The former wrestler hugs Old Glory close as she smiles seductively for the camera. This fun flag photo would make almost anyone stand and salute. The blonde starlet shines as bright as any firework display in this patriotic Instagram post.
Fun Fact: When she first debut in WWE, Barbie Blank was simply known as Kelly. Apparently, this was a bit too bland for WWE Chairman Vince McMahon who decided to have her named changed to Kelly Kelly. While the name may seem a bit redundant, it ended up fitting the blonde superstar rather well.
It’s kind of hard to tell exactly what she is eating in this shot. Perhaps a bagel or maybe a doughnut? Regardless of what Kelly Kelly is munching on in this photo, she looks great doing it. Moreover, her stylish nightgown-style dress helps to showcase Kelly’s impressive figure. As children, many of us were taught to chew with our mouths closed. However, in this instance, Kelly Kelly shows folks that sometimes it’s ok to break the rules.
Fun Fact: One of Kelly’s career highlight as a pro wrestler was being a part of WrestleMania XXIV. During her segment, she served as a “Lumberjill” (someone who stands outside the ring and makes sure the competitors stay inside it) in match tag match which was won by Beth Phoenix and Melina.
6 New School Divas
This post shows the retired WWE starlet spending some time with current wrestling stars. On the left, we have the gorgeous Summer Rae, and the also equally stunning Emma standing in the middle of the group shown here. As we can see from the photo, the now 30-year-old Kelly Kelly is still as in good of shape as many of the stars who are currently competing. There is certainly no shortage of pro wrestling fans that would have loved to have been hanging out at Wet Republic Ultra Pool the day this photo was taken.
Fun Fact: Kelly Kelly’s date of birth is January 15, 1987. For those out there who are into astrological signs in the zodiac and horoscopes, that would make her a Capricorn.
5 Love Yourself
The caption beneath this Instagram photo says, “Love yourself as much as you want to be loved.” It’s very likely the quote resonated with her audience, as the post received around 27,900 likes. Of course, it's quite possible that the picture of Kelly in her revealing black lingerie also helped gain a few likes from her social media fanbase. The curvaceous blonde shows off some of the assets that helped make her famous in this popular pic.
Fun Fact: In 2017, Kelly Kelly returned to the WWE for the first time in almost five years. She was interviewed by WWE.com at a February Raw taping and is now serving as a brand ambassador for the company. Kelly also appeared in the June edition of the WWE Network program, Table for 3.
4 Super Bowl Party
This photo shows Kelly Kelly posing in her incredibly stylish dress during the HD Net Super Bowl Party back in 2011. When you are a gorgeous blonde celebrity, it’s likely very easy to get invited to all the happening parties. The former champ shows a little skin in an outfit that helps her look like a VIP. The famed reality star could seemingly liven up any party she decides to attend.
Fun Fact: Video game fans will be interested to know that Kelly Kelly has been featured in 7 WWE games thus far. Her first appearance was in WWE SmackDown! Vs. Raw 2008. She also appeared in the 2009 through 2011 versions of the same game. Her final appearance (at least for now) was in WWE '13.
3 Knock Out
Armed with a fierce gaze and a pair of boxing gloves, the blonde starlet looks ready to take on Mike Tyson in his prime. While the photo might lead one to believe that Kelly is training for an upcoming boxing bout, she is actually getting ready for an audition. The caption below the image reads “This is my “I’m ready to kill this audition today” face.” While it’s unclear how the audition turned out, this boxing-inspired photo was definitely a hit with fans.
Fun Fact: Kelly Kelly recently made her acting debut in January of 2017 on the hit soap opera Days of Our Lives. She played the role of a waitress who interacts with one of the shows lead characters. Perhaps more acting gigs will be in her future.
2 Push Up
After seeing several photos of Kelly Kelly, one this is clear; the former wrestler definitely takes her workout routines seriously. In this photo we see Kelly Kelly doing push-ups in some very provocative workout attire. This promotional add for “@mostmagazine” serves as a reminder that it takes a great deal of time in an effort to obtain the level of fitness that’s on display in this particular image. This pic is one that fitness fans are sure to appreciate.
Fun Fact: Kelly Kelly was featured on the cover of men’s magazine Maxim back in December of 2011. Moreover, the WWE ambassador also made the magazine's prestigious Hot 100 list in both 2011 and 2012. The first year (2011) she was ranked 82nd and moved up to number 38 in 2012.
1 Hanging With Tiffany
This pic features Kelly Kelly along with another wrestling star by the name of Taryn Terrell (aka Tiffany). Anyone who is a fan of beautiful blonde women will most certainly appreciate this photograph. From the looks of things, both ladies were spending a great deal of time in the gym prior to this photo being taken. The image serves as a reminder that some of the best-looking women on the planet are (or have been) involved in the sport of professional wrestling.
Fun Fact: Outside of wrestling, Kelly Kelly is best known as a cast member on the reality television show WAGS. The show has lasted two seasons so far, with the third set to air in early November. Interestingly enough, Kelly is shown struggling with life after WWE on the show.
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