Being a mom is no easy task for anyone. That being said, raising a child and balancing a career – especially in the entertainment industry – is very challenging.
Challenges aside, many female wrestlers, both past and present, have decided to try their hand at motherhood. In fact, some of the most popular ladies in the business are also moms. While the women on our list have held plenty of titles over the course of their illustrious careers, the title they're most proud of is “mother.” With that in mind, here are 10 of our favorite wrestling mamas.
10 Lacey Evans
Lacey Evans is a former United States Marine who has become quite the professional wrestler. After making a name for herself in NXT, WWE’s classy lady wasted no time making her presence felt on the main roster. She is currently involved in a heated feud with one of WWE’s tops stars, Becky Lynch.
Evans is married and met her husband when she was 14 years of age. The couple has a daughter together. As those who follow Evans on social media know, she often takes her daughter with her on the road to various WWE events. Lacey Evans proves that being a mom and WWE Superstar is very possible.
9 Brie Bella
As one-half of the Bella Twins, Brie Bella made quite a name for herself in WWE. In fact, at one point, she even held the WWE Divas Championship. Outside of wrestling, the twins have enjoyed a great deal of success as reality television stars on hit shows like Total Divas and Total Bellas. Heck, they even released their own brand of wine.
Most folks know that Brie Bella is the wife of another popular WWE star, Daniel Bryan. The two tied the knot back in April of 2014. In 2017, Bella gave birth to their first child: a daughter named Birdie Joe Danielson.
8 Trish Stratus
Trish Stratus is easily one of the most successful women to ever step inside the squared circle. She is a 7-time WWE Women’s Champion and Hall of Famer who has seen and done it all in the sport of professional wrestling. Stratus has inspired countless other wrestlers to follow in her footsteps and remains one of the most influential figures in the industry.
Following her retirement from WWE, Stratus married her high school sweetheart – a man named Ron Fisico. The couple have 2 children together – a boy named Maximus Stratus Fisico and a daughter named Madison-Patricia Fisico – who were born in 2013 and 2017 respectively.
7 Beth Phoenix
A 3-time WWE Women’s Champion, Beth Phoenix is literally a legend in her own time. Despite the fact that she is currently still performing, the native of Elmira, New York is already a member of the WWE Hall of Fame. She recently came out of retirement to resume her career and is part of the Raw roster.
Phoenix is married to another WWE Hall of Famer and former world champ, Edge. The couple wed on October 30, 2016. They have 2 daughters together: Lyric Rose Copeland, who was born in 2013, and Ruby Ever Copeland, who arrived in May of 2016.
6 Mickie James
A true veteran who probably doesn’t get as much credit as she deserves, Mickie James is a 5-time WWE Women’s Champion. She is perhaps best known for her feud with Trish Stratus, though her career has been filled with memorable moments. She also found success as a member of the TNA roster and even released a couple of country music albums.
James is currently married to fellow wrestler Nick Aldis. TNA fans may remember Aldis for his time there, performing under the ring name Magnus. The wrestlers wed back in December of 2015. They have a son together named Donovan Patrick Aldis.
Recent WWE fans may not know that, at one point, Maryse had a successful wrestling career in her own right. The native of Montreal, Québec is a former WWE Divas Champion. These days, she is best known as the wife (and occasional manager) of The Miz. The two currently star in their own hit reality television series, Miz & Mrs., which airs on the USA Network.
The Miz and Maryse got hitched in the Bahamas back in February of 2014. Maryse gave birth to their first daughter, Monroe Sky Mizanin. At a recent pay-per-view event, Elimination Chamber, the couple announced that they are expecting their second child this September.
4 Maria Kanellis
Maria Kanellis has had successful stints in just about every major wrestling promotion in the world. She’s had memorable runs in TNA, Ring of Honor, and World Wrestling Entertainment. Kanellis also appeared on reality television shows like Outback Jack and The Celebrity Apprentice. The Ottawa, Illinois product even has her own album, Sevin Sins, which was released in 2010. These days she can be seen on WWE 205 Live, managing her real-life husband, Mike Kanellis.
Maria and Mike Kanellis (Bennett) have been married since October of 2014. On April 3, 2018, the former Celebrity Apprentice gave birth to her first child: a daughter named Fredrica Moon Bennett.
3 Stephanie McMahon
While Stephanie McMahon is a former women’s champ, she is best known as an authority figure, both on- and off-screen. The daughter of Vince McMahon is the company’s chief brand officer (CBO). As the daughter of the most powerful figure in the history of professional wrestling, Stephanie McMahon is one of the most influential figures in the game.
As WWE fans are fully aware, McMahon has been the wife of Triple H since as far back as 2003. The two began dating in real life following an on-screen romance. The couple has 3 girls together: Aurora Rose Levesque, Vaughn Evelyn Levesque, and Murphy Claire Levesque.
2 Eve Torres
After a stint as a member of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clipper’s dance team, Eve Torres decided to try her hand at professional wrestling. It’s fair to say things worked out well, as she became a multiple-time champion and one of the biggest female stars in the company. She stopped touring with WWE on a full-time basis back in 2013 and has since become a successful Jiu-Jitsu instructor.
In 2014, she married Rener Gracie, of the famous Gracie Jiu-Jitsu family. Torres gave birth to the couple’s first son in 2015. They welcomed their second child into the world this past August.
1 Stacy Keibler
It’s hard to believe that Stacy Keibler’s wrestling career began all the way back in 1999 when she became a member of the WCW dance troupe known as the Nitro Girls. She went on to have a noteworthy career as both a wrestler and valet (manager) in both WCW and WWE. Keibler then became an even bigger star when she left WWE. She gained considerable notoriety for her appearance on Dancing with the Stars. However, Keibler is arguably best known for dating actor George Clooney.
These days, the 5-foot-11 starlet is married to businessman Jared Pobre. They have two children: a son and a daughter.