They may be tough, menacing, and absolutely ruthless in the ring, but these WWE stars are loving, nurturing mothers to their kids when they’re not kicking a** under the lights. From retired wrestlers like Stacy Keibler to stars who still pack the punch today — we’re looking at you, Becky Lynch — each of these moms rose to fame through WWE before shifting their focus to motherhood.
Lynch usually keeps her life with daughter Roux out of the public eye, but in 2023 she shared a rare photo with the little girl in honor of Mother’s Day. The May 14 Instagram post was captioned, “The best thing I ever did was become the mother of this little legend. Happy Mother’s Day to all people who raise animals.”
.@StacyKeibler and her family look so sweet in this super rare family photo! 💖✨ https://t.co/NKEisftCDt
— SheKnows (@SheKnows) Apr 11, 2023
In an equally rare interview, the WWE star opened up about how much she missed wrestling while pregnant. Lynch told FOX: “Because I was pregnant I wasn’t one of those women who was like oh this is so nice, I get to sit back. I love working and that’s why it was painful for me to be away for so long being off the ring, it was really painful.
Nikki Bella, on the other hand, was ready to retire from her WWE career before becoming a mother. She explained during a 2019 episode of Total Bellas, “I just feel like I’m too old for that trip. That journey was really tough. So I realized I was like, ‘Why am I still doing this?’” Bella added, “I’m really ready to hang up the sweater. Like, I can totally say it. A year later, she welcomed her first child – a son named Matteo.
Scroll on to learn more about WWE’s most famous stars-turned-mums.
WWE Hall of Famer Stacy Keibler shares three children with her husband Jared Pobre. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ava, in 2014. Four years later, Keibler and Pobre celebrated the arrival of their only son, Bohdi, before welcoming another daughter, Isabella, in 2020.
Two years before retiring from her WWE career, Nikki Bella competed Dancing with the stars in 2017. She was paired with pro dancer Artim Chigvintsev, and the two fell in love. A year after her retirement, the couple welcomed a son named Matteo in July 2020 and then married in Paris, France in August 2022.
Former WWE star Brandi Rhodes and her husband Cody Rhodes left the wrestling organization in 2016 to join All Elite Wrestling. Five years later in June 2021, the couple welcomed their first child – a daughter named Liberty.
Brie Bella, Nikki’s twin sister, welcomed two children of her own with her WWE husband, Daniel Bryan. The couple celebrated the arrival of their firstborn, a daughter named Birdie, in May 2017. Three years later, they welcomed a son, Buddy, in August 2020.
Becky Lynch, who still competes in the ring today, became a mom in 2020. She and her WWE star husband, Seth Rollins, celebrated the arrival of their little girl named Roux in December of that year.
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