There was a time when wrestling fans tuned into shows, enjoyed the event and waited until next week. It was a cycle for so many years but the internet changed everything. With so many Superstars being present on social media, and plenty of information available online for all readers, fans have become more invested than ever. Not only do they get to interact with them, but they also get to discuss wrestling on social media and forums. Many of these discussions revolve around current storylines, but there is an increasing number of fans who are interested in the personal lives of wrestlers.
They are celebrities after all and such things come with the fame since they are in the spotlight. And while some stars have a strong online presence and share personal details with fans, others opt to keep their private business to themselves. Of course you have certain wrestlers who are either not interested in social media, or simply don't want to break kayfabe, which is why they avoid joining the masses. With wrestling stars spending so much of their time on the road, we often forget that they personal matters to deal with as many of them are parents.
Many names on this list will surely shock you as you probably didn't expect them to have any kids due to their age or reputation, and then you have others whom we haven't heard from in a while. With today's list, we look at 15 wrestlers you wouldn't believe are parents:
15 Randy Orton
Randy Orton being a parent will always be shocking to some. For so long, he had a reputation of being immature which held hi. back him from time to time. And while he is currently one of the top veterans in the company, we just can't help but think of him as that up and coming Superstar who always landed in trouble.
These days, Orton has cleaned up his act for the most part and devotes his entire time to his family when he isn't competing on SmackDown. If you happen to be a fan of Orton, then you are certainly aware that he has kids. But the average WWE fan may find it hard to believe, especially if they have been following his career. These was a time in which he always landed in trouble for pranking Divas and being rude to fans, but Orton seems to have changed since becoming a parent.
14 Xavier Woods
We know much more about Xavier Woods as a wrestler and his interests rather than his personal life. With a popular YouTube channel and activity across social media, he is one of the Superstars who interact the most with his fans. And while we are familiar with his love for gaming, plenty of fans don't know that Xavier Woods isn't only married but he also has a son.
He welcomed his child back in May of 2017, shortly after he had been involved in some controversy as he was involved in Paige's leaked videos.
That is probably another major reason as to why so many would think that Woods is a single man who is enjoying the lifestyle that comes with being famous, but such isn't the case. It seems like he has mostly cleaned up his act for a while now, or at least he realized that it isn't the brightest idea to have cameras rolling.
13 James Ellsworth
I was as shocked to learn that James Ellsworth has two daughters as a large number of readers probably are at this moment. Not to take away anything from him, but perhaps the way his character was portrayed during his WWE run would have us thinking that is impossible. And while he was involved on-screen with Carmella, Ellsworth has never been married so it's unknown who the mother of his two kids are.
Ellsworth is mostly a private person and very little is known about him, but he has shared a photo of his daughters once on Twitter and responded to a couple of questions from fans. After being released from the WWE in November, it's safe to say that he will have plenty of free time to spend with his daughters, so there is a positive outcome after all even if some may not believe that to be the case.
12 Bray Wyatt
Bray Wyatt is a man full of surprises. When he isn't playing mind games with his opponents, he is usually cutting a promo that will turn up some heads. And despite having had success in his WWE career, the general feeling among fans is that he could be doing so much more than he has shown so far.
The company still believes in him although we aren't so sure he can overcome many more terrible booking decisions. But when it comes to his personal life, fans are always shocked to learn that he is already a parent.
His marriage ended a few months ago, which was led by a shocking event of its own when Wyatt allegedly had an affair with WWE announcer JoJo.
Pretty shocking all around as Bray Wyatt doesn't exactly give you that specific vibe either, which proves how tricky it is to judge WWE Superstars.
11 Eve Torres
For several years, WWE ran a show known as Diva Search in which they rewarded the winner with a contract and some hefty rewards. There is no doubt that the 2007 winner Eve Torres was the best among them, and managed to have the most successful career. With multiple titles to her name, she was one of the few highlights of the women's division during a dark period.
Since leaving the WWE, Torres has mostly stayed away from the spotlight and appears to have moved on from the industry, which is why fans will be surprised to know that she has been a mom since 2015. She is also married and spends most of her social media posts showing off her relationship, which has become goals for many of her followers. At 33 years old, she is young enough to still be competing in the WWE but that seems highly unlikely at this point.
10 Jeff Hardy
If we were to judge a book by its cover, then we would assume that Jeff Hardy has been running wild on the road throughout the years. He is one of the most popular Superstars with the opposite gender and just has that vibe that would make it difficult to believe that he is indeed married.
Hardy married his long time girlfriend Beth Britt in 2011 and has two daughters with her.
They have been together since 1999 so she was always around to witness the ups and downs of his career and personal life, and thankfully, it seems like lately it has been mostly the former following some rough years in the past. Hardy is said to be a great father who spends much of his time caring for his daughters, especially lately as he has cleaned up his act and turned his life around.
9 Bobby Lashley
Bobby Lashley being 41 years old will certainly surprise some fans - it seems like not too long ago he was being groomed to be WWE's next top Superstar. And what's even more surprising is that he has two kids - both with his ex-partner and former WWE Diva Kristal. Lashley is certainly a private person as you won't find much information about his personal life compared to other wrestlers, and he tends to keep to himself for the most part.
He doesn't exactly give you a parent vibe, but that means very little as Lashley is reportedly a great father. Currently, he may be heading back to the WWE following years of absence and rumors claim that it's only a matter of time before he returns to the company. With rumors heating up following his departure from Impact, we wouldn't be surprised to see him in the WWE within the next few months.
8 Stacy Keibler
Stacy Keibler was one of WWE's most popular Divas for several years before she left the company. Fans always wonder why she hasn't made an appearance since then and seems to have just vanished. She hasn't really been heard of as much we had expected since leaving the WWE, aside from having dated George Clooney for a while. So fans will certainly be surprised to learn that Stacy Keibler has been a parent as of 2014.
She rarely makes the news these days so the majority of wrestling fans are likely clueless about where latest updates, and she hasn't exactly been active on social media to connect with the public. But as Trish Stratus recently showed us, being a parent didn't necessarily affect Stacy Keibler either, who looks just as fine today as she did in the early 2000s - with the surprise addition of a baby.
7 Curt Hawkins
Curt Hawkins may be on an embarrassing losing streak, but all things aren't so bad for him. After all, he is still employed by the WWE and is likely to stick around for a couple more years. On top of that, he is still earning some sweet paychecks and extra time around his family. Unlike his wrestling journey, his personal life seems to be on track as Hawkins welcomed his first child just last year along with his wife.
Hawkins doesn't exactly strike you as a parent based on the image he portrays on television, but that's not to insult him personally.
He may be the world's greatest dad but most would agree that they thought Hawkins would be leading and loving that single lifestyle during his prime years. But looks can be deceiving as we have learned, and Hawkins is supposedly one hell of a dad.
When you spend an entire career portraying a monster on TV, it becomes quite difficult to see you in a different light than the character we know. Kane has been a part of WWE for two decades and continues to be involved in some major storylines. But despite his longevity, how much do the fans really know about his real life?
We know about his political aspirations and attempt to become a mayor, but even fans who may be very fond of Kane might be unaware that he has kids.
It makes sense since he has always portrayed a gimmick that requires him to keep a low profile, so it's no surprise that he has mostly kept his personal business private over the years. But despite his best attempt at maintaining kayfabe at all times, the internet has found ways to spot Kane with his kids.
5 Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar is a very private person. He's rarely seen walking about in public and he lives in seclusion up in Saskatchewan, Canada. He had two sons with his wife Sable, but many probably aren't aware that Lesnar had two kids before going out with Sable with his previous fiancee. Lesnar had two kids with his ex, Nicole McClain. The couple had a son, Luke and a daughter Mya Lynn. As you can see, Lesnar's daughter bears a strong resemblance to him and photos have surfaced of her pursuing athletic endeavors, looking to have inherited her dad's athletic side. With Lesnar having four kids in total, we wonder if a WWE faction will ever form one day comprising of Lesnar's kids. Paul Heyman would have a lot of clients.
4 Christy Hemme
Christy Hemme only lasted a year in the WWE after winning the 2004 Diva Search Contest, and while she wasn't involved in too many forgettable moments, fans haven't forgotten her mostly due to how she was during her run. Being a redhead, she stood out immediately and captured the hearts of WWE fans. She would go on to work for TNA for several years, but never did she have a major role nor did she ever reach that next level of success.
And while she will always be remembered for being one of the hottest Divas of the 2000s, fans may be unaware that she is the mother of five kids. She gave birth to quadruplets very recently, which is pretty shocking on its own for obvious reasons. Most fans thought that Hemme was still single but as it turned out, they couldn't be more wrong about her.
3 The Undertaker
There isn't a single wrestler who has managed to stay in kayfabe more than The Undertaker. It is part of why he was so successful and believable at the same time, as plenty of similar characters fell flat over the years. Aside from his marriage to Sara, we didn't know too much about The Deadman until recent years.
With the rise of the internet and his status changing to a part timer, it has become practically impossible for The Undertaker to remain in character.
Most fans are aware by now that he is married to former WWE Diva Michelle McCool. And as shocking as that was to hear when the news leaked, it's even more surprising that The Undertaker has kids. Family photos of The Undertaker are as rare as one would expect, but thankfully we got to see what his kids look like due to leaks.
2 Kofi Kingston
Despite having been around for over a decade, most fans are still not exactly familiar with Kofi Kingston's life outside of the ring. That seems to be the case when you aren't surrounded by controversy, especially in the case of modern day wrestlers who mostly avoid trouble. He has been married since 2010 and has two sons with his wife - both of whom are rarely seen.
Perhaps it's for the better since WWE fans can get creepy as we have seen with Kevin Owens' family - or maybe it's just that Kingston doesn't care to share personal details with the WWE Universe. Whatever the case may be, Kofi has a lovely family and seems to be in a great place. Many Superstars could learn from Kingston inside and outside the ring as he has proven to be a professional in both aspects throughout the course of his career.
Despite being the son of legendary wrestler Dusty Rhodes, Goldust has managed to craft his own lane without relying on the legacy of his father. One of the most polarizing figures in wrestling, he may not have plenty of accolades to his name yet he has been employed by the WWE for so many years.
While most may not be entirely familiar with his personal life, it still comes across as a surprise that he is a parent.
That goes to show that it's not exactly the brightest idea to judge WWE Superstars based on their character. As strange as Goldust is on screen, and with all the antics that we have witnessed over the years, it doesn't represent him as a person. On top of being a parent as well as a husband, Goldust is one of the most respected Superstars among fans and his peers.