Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are very private people. Nonetheless, the former has revealed a few things in the past few years.
The Game began his relationship with The Billion Dollar Princess in 2000. The couple initially faced several obstacles. However, they overcame them and married three years later. They have now been together for over two decades.
Despite being private about their life, Triple H has disclosed some lesser-known information about his relationship with Stephanie in interviews and his book "Triple H Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body" in the past few years. The King of Kings mainly spoke about the early days of his romance with Vince McMahon's daughter.
Here are five things Triple H has revealed about his relationship with Stephanie McMahon.
#5. Some people turned on Triple H and tried to destroy his relationship with Stephanie McMahon
When Triple H first started dating Stephanie McMahon, several people in the WWE locker room were not thrilled. Some even tried to destroy the couple's relationship.
In his book "Triple H Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body," he revealed that some people turned on him because of his relationship with Mr. McMahon's daughter.
"People really started to get negative about my role in the company and how it was bulls**t that I was still working but also helping make decisions. It bothered me somewhat at first because I felt that so many of the same people who two years earlier were praising me - 'You're the hardest-working guy in the business,' they'd say or 'The sh*t you're doing right now is the greatest thing in the entire industry' - were now saying I had no talent, no ability, and the only reason I was in the top spot at all was because I was 'ban**** the boss's daughter'," Triple H wrote.
The Game also disclosed that some people tried to shatter his relationship with Stephanie. Nonetheless, many of them gave up when the couple got married.
"They see that not only are Stephanie and I married, but the love we share is so strong, so real, they don't have a chance to destroy it," Triple H added.
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are WWE's top executives. The former is the Executive Vice President of Global Talent Strategy and Development, while his McMahon is the Chief Brand Officer.
#4. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon's relationship with their families brought them together
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon are both very close to their families. The former WWE Champion believes it is one of the beautiful things about their relationship. He even disclosed that their familial bond was one of the first things that brought them close.
"To me, one of the wonderful things about Steph and our relationship is that the two of us don't only have each other, we also have two families who we are incredibly close to (...) The fact that Steph is as close to her family as I am to mine is one of the things that pulled us together at first. We both have a respect for family and a deep appreciation of where we came from," Triple H wrote in his book.
The King of Kings believes that they are now a part of each others' families. He added that his parents now consider Stephanie their daughter, while he also thinks of the McMahon family as his own.
Triple H is so close to the McMahons that many want him to become Vince McMahon's successor in WWE instead of The Chairman's son, Shane.
#3. Triple H asked The Undertaker for advice when he started dating Stephanie McMahon
As Triple H revealed in his book, many people were critical of his relationship with Stephanie McMahon when they first started dating. Nonetheless, WWE legend The Undertaker was not one of these people.
The Game has always had a good relationship with The Deadman. He even asked him for advice when he began dating Stephanie.
"When I was dating Steph, and people were just starting to find out, Taker was one of the people I saw for counsel. A lot of people were very critical of it, but he was a steady, trusted voice. That’s really what he’s always been for me," Triple H said.
Triple H later asked The Undertaker to be a groomsman at his wedding. He also spilled that Stephanie considers The Phenom a brother.
Both Superstars had several epic battles inside the WWE ring throughout the years, including their back-to-back WrestleMania bouts in 2011 and 2012. Triple H was present when The Undertaker retired at Survivor Series last year.
#2. Triple H believed he was committing career suicide by dating Stephanie McMahon
When Triple H started dating Stephanie McMahon, he believed he was committing career suicide.
In his book "Triple H Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body," The Game explained how he felt about getting into a relationship with Vince McMahon's daughter.
"This wasn't just some regular romance. It's not like I took a look at her one day and thought, Oh wow, she's cute. I think I'll ask her out on a date. No way. I was commiting career suicide getting involved in this. I had strong feelings for this person, but who knew how it would turn out. If it didn't work out in any way, I'm out of work. I'm out of the only thing I know how to do in life," Triple H wrote.
Luckily for Triple H, things worked out well with Stephanie and his WWE career. Inside the squared circle, he won many championships, including 14 World Titles. He has also excelled in his backstage positions as the driving force behind NXT.
#1. Triple H and Stephanie McMahon separated for ten months
Triple H and Stephanie McMahon even had to break up for a few months.
In his book "Triple H Making the Game: Triple H's Approach to a Better Body," The Game explained how Vince McMahon forced them to split up shortly after he gave them permission to date.
"Before anything happened romantically, we spoke to Vince about the situation and he told us it was okay with him. Soon after that, though, he changed his mind. He said he gave it more thought and realized, 'This won't work out. You two cannot do this.' He took it away just like that," Triple H wrote.
The 14-time World Champion stated in his book that he understood why The Chairman did what he did. He noted that Vince was confused about the situation and had to decide both as a father and businessman. Nonetheless, Triple H and Stephanie eventually got back together, and Vince gave them his blessing.
"As for Steph and me, we tried to adhere to Vince's wishes and cool it off, but after a while it just didn't work. It was too late to stop. We were in love. We ended up getting back together after about ten months, and Vince gave us the green light for good this time," Triple H added in his book.
The King of Kings and The Queen of Queens are now parents to three children. Their eldest daughter has already started training to follow her parents' footsteps to be a professional wrestler.