5 Former WWE Divas you probably didn't know were mothers 

There are a number of former stars who have gone on to start families
There are a number of former stars who have gone on to start families

There have been several women who have walked in and out of WWE over the past few decades. Some left quite an impression on the company, whilst others have been quickly forgotten.

Whilst the likes of Torrie Wilson, Ivory, and The Bella Twins have recently been added to the Hall of Fame, many women have not been given this kind of exposure following their retirement from the business.

The Bella Twins, in particular, have also made headlines all over the world earlier this year when both women announced that they were pregnant - and just ten days apart. However, what you may not know is that Nikki and Brie are not the only former WWE Divas who have gone on to become mothers after announcing their retirement.

Many of the following women have stepped out of the spotlight since stepping away from the limelight of the squared circle, and have been able to focus on raising their families.

#5. Michelle McCool

Michelle McCool is a former Women's and Divas Champion, but the former Teacher has fallen off the radar ever since she retired from WWE back in 2011. McCool married The Undertaker back in 2010, just a year before she walked away from the company. Then, the couple went on to welcome their first child together a year later, in August 2012.

Whilst Michelle has returned to WWE numerous times to be part of the Women's Evolution, at both the Royal Rumble back in 2018 and then again at Evolution in October, there has never been a mention of McCool's daughter.

Michelle has been mentioned several times throughout the feud between The Undertaker and AJ Styles ahead of their Boneyard match at WrestleMania 36, but whilst it's been noted that the couple is married for the first time on WWE TV, Michelle's seven-year-old daughter Faith hasn't been mentioned.

#4. Christy Hemme

The first-ever Diva Search winner, Christy Hemme, was only in WWE for a short period of time, but she left quite an impression nonetheless. WrestleMania 21 was perhaps her biggest highlight. That night, in WWE's biggest show of the year, she faced off with the legendary Trish Stratus for the Women's Championship, but came up short in a losing effort.

Hemme later moved on to be part of Impact Wrestling, where she was seen as a singles star before evolving into a role as the ring announcer and backstage interviewer. In 2015, a decade after leaving WWE, Hemme announced the arrival of her first child with her husband, Charley Patterson. The couple named their new daughter Charlie Rose.

Just two years later in September 2017, Hemme announced that she was expecting quadruplets. A month after that stunning news, the former WWE star announced the names of her four children as Hemme Lee Patterson, Jagger James Patterson, Quinn Eugene Patterson, and Sunni Sue Patterson. Hemme gave birth to her quadruplets on January 6th, 2018, which means that all five of the former Diva Search contestant's children share the same birthday.

#3. Eve Torres

Eve Torres was the final televised Diva Search winner. The Superstar was introduced to the WWE Universe back in 2007. She later went on to become Divas Champion and was part of a memorable feud with John Cena and Zack Ryder prior to her her departure back in December 2012.

Torres quit after losing her Divas Championship in storyline but, in reality, she had actually asked for her WWE release so that she could focus on her role as an instructor as part of the Gracie Women Empowered Self-defense program.

Torres and her husband have since pushed the program forward to the point that Torres is invited to the WWE Performance Center on a regular basis to teach the new recruits and the next generation of professional wrestlers.

Even though the former Champion is obviously quite busy with her self-defense company, she managed to find the time to start a family in the midst of it all. Torres married Rener Gracie back in 2014 and the following year the couple welcomed their first son, before announcing the arrival of their second little boy in August 2018.

#2. Stacy Keibler

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Stacy Keibler was one of the most recognizable faces of WCW, and was a popular addition to the WWE ranks when she made her way there following the Atlanta-based company's closure in 2001, quickly becoming a firm fan favorite. Keiber was part of some memorable storylines alongside the likes of Randy Orton and The Dudley Boyz, but it appears she always dreamed of stardom outside of the ring.

Keibler left the company back in 2006 after placing third on Dancing With The Stars, which then allowed her to pursue an acting career. Keibler notably then began dating Hollywood star George Clooney, but the couple went their separate ways back in July 2013.

The former star then started dating Future Ads CEO Jared Pobre, and the couple married in Mexico in March 2014. Together the couple have one daughter, called Ava Grace, who was born in August 2014. They also have a son called Bodhi Brooks, who arrived in June 2018. Keibler also recently announced that the duo are set to be outnumbered by children because they are set to welcome their third child later in the year.

#1. Candice Michelle

Candice Michelle is perhaps one of the most memorable former female wrestlers on this shortlist. The former Women's Champion was the first Diva Search contestant to go on to lift a WWE championship - which she won by defeating Melina in 2007 - and is recognizable as the face of Go Daddy.

That being said, Michelle's career was another that was cut short due to injuries. She only made her debut in WWE back in 2004, but departed just five years later.

Candice married Los Angeles chiropractor Ken Gee Ehrlich back in 2005 whilst she was still working for WWE and, following her release, it appears that the couple decided that it was time to start a family. The couple's first daughter, AkiAnne Rose, was born less than a year after her release in May 2010, before Ryumi Grace arrived two years later, in October 2012. The couple rounded off their family with Aloha Von Ehrlich, who was born in July 2015.

Interestingly, Candice Michelle is one of the women who hasn't been part of the Women's Evolution over the past few years. Instead, she opted to have her final wrestling match at House of Hardcore back in October 2017, where she defeated former Women's Champion Victoria.

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