The Miz and Maryse aren’t the only WWE couple having a baby. Recently signed Smackdown stars Mike and Maria Kanellis announced they also are expecting an addition to their family!
Here’s what Maria had to say about it via WWE.com:
“I was feeling really funny. Once we got off the plane, I just knew that something was up. We took a test that night and found out that I was pregnant, but we didn’t know how far along I was,” The First Lady of SmackDown LIVE said. “
Here’s her announcement on Instagram:
The Power of Love is Strong…..And BABY makes 3. Mike and I are happy to announce I am 13 weeks pregnant!! Life is what happens when you are making other plans. This is the universe's plan for us. Last year Mike and I tried to expand our family when we had a lighter schedule and this year we thought we had put those plans on hold but apparently that is not what is meant to be and we are so happy for our new path. Mike has wanted children for a long time (he is gonna be a very good daddy) and my biological clock just recently started ticking!! Timing is everything and now is our perfect time for family. As far as the future… WWE is and has been my dream job and I plan on coming back with my doctor's approval after the baby is born and get's plenty of mommy time. But, until then, I will be posting my REAL updates on my social media accounts. There is so much pressure to have the perfect pregnancy, gain the right amount of weight, and be super stylish. But, let me just say I've gained 7 pounds, been nauseous everyday, and wore yoga pants every day since 6 weeks. I'm not perfect. Haha… life is messy. My husband is a recovering prescription drug addict, we are in the middle of buying a house, we are moving across county, and I'm pregnant!!! I figure I can either stress or feel blessed. I feel blessed. I choose happiness. WE choose happiness. Thank you to our families, friends, WWE, and the fans for all of the support! Let's continue building the #PowerofLove with my husband on Smackdown Live. Because the Power of Love is Real. I have the picture to prove it….. #MiraclesHappen #LifeHappens #thentherewerethree #alieninvasion @therealmichaelbennett @wwe Love, Maria and Mike and BABY 🍍+🐞=👽
And as if this couldn’t get more wrestling-related, the baby is due around Wrestlemania of next year! A baby born ON Wrestlemania day! Wouldn’t that be something?
“I’m sure it’s going to happen right on WrestleMania,” Maria said laughing. “I’ve already talked to Mike and told him that if he has match, he has to go and be [there], but I’ll definitely be Facetiming him with the baby afterward!
Bad Timing For Mike And Maria Kanellis
While Mike and Maria Kanellis are and should be thrilled with becoming parents, the timing for them can’t be considered ideal. Early last month Mike admitted to a years-long addiction to pills and underwent rehab to get clean. This delayed whatever push that was planned for the couple. With Maria now sidelined with pregnancy, it will be hard for Mike to stand-out. Part of what helped him flourish in Impact and Ring of Honor was Maria’s look and mic-skills. Mike Bennett/Kanellis will need to step up big time in order to overcome the issues. As of right now, he has not been on TV in weeks and is wrestling dark matches against fellow recent signee Bobby Roode.
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