WWE Superstars are considered celebrities and have a huge fanbase. However, some wrestlers have dated people more famous than them.
While many wrestlers have dated colleagues, a few WWE Superstars have had romances with singers and actors more famous than them, including two Oscar winners. Others also dated famous athletes.
The romantic relationships between WWE Superstars and these celebrities were not always successful. Although some relationships led to marriages, others ended prematurely.
Here are five WWE Superstars who have dated people more famous than them.
#5. WWE Superstar Dolph Ziggler - Amy Schumer
Dolph Ziggler is well-known to the WWE Universe, having spent over 15 years in the company. He is an accomplished wrestler who has won many Championships, including the WWE World Heavyweight Championship, United States Championship, and Intercontinental Title. He once dated a person who is more famous than him.
Ziggler briefly dated actress Amy Schumer in 2012. Schumer is a famous writer, actress, and producer. She has won many awards, including a Primetime Emmy. She has been nominated for a Grammy and a Golden Globe. The 40-year-old actress has over ten million followers on Instagram, while Ziggler has nearly three million.
The relationship between Ziggler and Schumer lasted only for a few months. The actress revealed on The Howard Stern Show that they broke up because their intimate relationship was "too athletic."
After their break-up, Schumer moved on and dated comedian Anthony Jeselnik for a short period before getting into a relationship with chef Chris Fischer, whom she married in 2018.
#4. WWE Superstar MVP - Sherri Shepherd
Although MVP has never been a world champion in WWE, he held the United States Championship twice and has won the Tag Team Titles once. Today, he is also known to the WWE Universe as the mastermind behind The Hurt Business.
MVP has once dated a woman who exceeded him in fame. The WWE Superstar was in a relationship with actress, producer, and TV host Sherri Shepherd. The 54-year-old actress has won several awards, including a Daytime Emmy. She has also been nominated for many others. Shepherd has a million followers on Instagram, which is over double what MVP has.
The two dated for a few weeks. They appeared together on the red carpet of the BET Awards show in 2009. Soon after, Shepherd announced on her show "The View" that they had broken up.
MVP continues to entertain the WWE Universe on Monday Night RAW. He plays the role of Bobby Lashley's manager. The 47-year-old WWE Superstar recently returned to in-ring competition, too, after months of absence due to a knee injury. He joined forces with Lashley to take on The New Day on the July 5 episode of RAW but came up short.
#3. WWE pre-show panelist David Otunga - Jennifer Hudson
David Otunga signed a developmental contract with WWE in November 2008. It came two months after his engagement to singer and actress Jennifer Hudson.
Hudson is a household name in Hollywood. She has won an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and two Grammy Awards. Hudson was also named among Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world in 2020.
The couple had a son in 2009. Eight years later, they officially announced their breakup.
Despite spending many years in WWE, Otunga has not had much success as an in-ring competitor. He debuted on Monday Night RAW as part of The Nexus. He won the WWE Tag Team Championship alongside John Cena, who was forced to join the faction at one point. He later won the titles for a second time alongside his teammate Michael McGillicutty.
Following the disbanding of The New Nexus, Otunga struggled as a singles competitor. His last match in 2015 was against R-Truth and he has never competed again since. Three years later, Otunga told TMZ that Hudson was the one who asked him to retire from in-ring action.
Since he retired, Otunga has become a commentator and a pre-show panelist in WWE.
#2. WWE Hall of Famer Torrie Wilson - Alex Rodriguez
Torrie Wilson retired from in-ring action in 2008. Despite not winning any championships during her time in WWE, Wilson's contributions made her worthy of becoming a Hall of Famer in 2019.
A few years following her retirement from WWE, Wilson started dating baseball legend, Alex Rodriguez. Besides being a former baseball player, Rodriguez is also a businessman and philanthropist.
The 46-year-old played for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees throughout his baseball career. He retired with the Yankees in August 2016. Rodriguez has had many achievements, including winning the World Series and becoming a 14-times All-Star.
Wilson dated A-Rod for nearly four years between 2011 and 2015. According to reports, the couple split because Rodriguez was not willing to commit. In 2019, The WWE Hall of Famer married Revolution Golf founder and CEO Justin Tupper.
#1. Former WWE Superstar Stacy Keibler - George Clooney
George Clooney is another actor who used to date a WWE Superstar. The 60-year-old is a Hollywood mega-star. He is a two-time Oscar winner and one of the most popular actors in the world, with over 33 million followers on Instagram.
Before marrying Amal Alamuddin, Clooney dated former WWE Superstar Stacy Keibler. The couple kicked off their relationship in 2011 and announced their split nearly two years later.
According to reports, Keibler was the one who ended the relationship because she wanted to have a family and children, but Clooney did not. However, the former WWE Superstar refused to confirm the reason behind her breakup with the 60-year-old actor.
"It's really not anyone's business . A personal life is a personal life. I know there has to be a happy medium being in the public eye. You just have to remember not to give everything to everybody," Keibler said.
Less than a year following her breakup with Clooney, Keibler married Future Ads CEO Jared Pobre. They now have two daughters and a son. Clooney married barrister and human rights activist Amal Alamuddin the same year and have two children.