Tough Love: Wrestling Couples Who Are Real-Life Partners

Wrestling | 8/20/20

It’s no secret that wrestling is full of theatrics, but not all of it is pretend. Some WWE pairs are actually a couple in real life. After all, when you’re playing a couple in the ring, it’s not hard to fall for one another. That was the case with Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, CM Punk and AJ Lee, and many others. Whether they were paired up in a storyline or just happened to meet in the industry, these WWE stars give a new meaning to the term “tough love.”

John Cena Proposed To Nikki Bella In The Ring

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John Cena rose to fame after appearing on SmackDown and soon emerged as one of the more famous athletes in the industry. Meanwhile, Nikki Bella grew to WWE fame alongside her twin sister, Brie Bella, in the Divas championship.

Nikki and John began dating in 2012 after his relationship with Elizabeth Huberdeau came to an end. The wrestling couple won over the hearts of their fans even more when John proposed in the ring after their tag-teaming match. Though they initially planned to wed in 2018, they called it quits a month before the wedding.