Congratulations are in order for SmackDown Superstars Maria Kanellis and her husband Mike Bennett who are expecting their first child.

Maria broke the news of her pregnancy on Instagram, noting that she is 13 weeks pregnant and that she will be taking time away from the WWE until after her pregnancy:

“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.

Maria also noted that she will be taking time away from the WWE until after her pregnancy:

“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”

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 🍍+🐞=👽

A post shared by Maria Kanellis-Bennett (@mariakanellis) on

Maria Kanellis made her return to the WWE at this year’s Money in the Bank PPV alongside Mike Bennett after the couple’s year run with Impact Wrestling.

From everyone at Diva Dirt, congratulations to Mike and Maria!

SHARE
  • Nicola Byrne

    Congratulation’s Maria and Mike, I guess that she is finished in WWE!!

    • ?too litty?

      She’s taking a break, if you read the description! you would know that she said she’d come back after her doctor said she could and spent enough mommy time with the baby.

      • Carolution

        shes 35 at this point she might as well do a rosa and have the baby then retire.

  • NoWayHoeSay

    Bet they planned this get that money

    • What?

      Im glad someone else can see what scam artists these two are. Enjoy that free rehab and maternity leave.

      • hitesh khanna

        what is ur problem….Shit happens.. and maria and mike have always been talented.. there talented then half the people in wwe main roaster so stop trolling!

  • Crazy. #RIPMae

    whew! congrats to maria! Maryse and Maria both pregnant when I wanted them to wrestle for their shows. :(

  • What?

    What a disaster the Kanellis’ run has been in WWE. It’s almost like they got their jobs and then immediately started trying to get pregnant so she could sit back and collect a check.

    • Steven5812

      *Lulz*. They’re HEELS. They spent about a year in TNA tormenting Allie and Ol’ Baldilocks.
      What did WWE expect?
      Kidding aside, congrats to the newest member of The Knocked Up Knockouts Club.

    • Carolution

      probably their plan.

  • Match of Year Maker

    Birdie Joe Danielson vs Baby Mizannin vs Baby Kanellis at Wrestlemania 57

    • Women’s Revolution

      ? vs. ? vs. I’m uncertain of ? ???

      • Match of Year Maker

        LMAO

    • Mark?

      Wait oh my God, Maryse is pregnant too?!

      • Where have you been?

        • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

          ?????

      • Rosanna

        I guess you don’t watch raw.

        • Mark?

          I just watch the women’s matches. Haven’t watched raw since Trish retired!

          • Mitch Von Erich

            I wanted to quit when my fave left to but then Maryse,nattie and Naomi happened

          • Mark?

            Understandable!

          • TorrieTrishStacyLita

            I feel you. I quit after Torrie left but then got back in when Brie/Steph we’re feuding. Faded out of it til Sasha’s MR debut but not I just watch matches on YouTube of check out results on here

      • Match of Year Maker

        Dude where do you live? That new is like 3 weeks ago

        • Mark?

          Lord

    • Exotic

      Ooop we just need Kelly to pop out an child too and we’ll have the holy trinity with Baby Mizannin and Kanellis!

      • BrandiCCorbett

        Google is paying 97$ per hour,with weekly payouts.You can also avail this.
        On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $11752 this last four weeks..with-out any doubt it’s the most-comfortable job I have ever done .. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
        !dw252d:
        ??
        ??;?? http://GoogleDailyCraftUpdateWorkFromHome/more/cash ????????????????????????????????????????????????????:::::!dw252l..,…

    • jcott3

      Then they get attacked afterwards by Christy Hemme’s quadruplets.

      • Lacey’s ugly stick

        Then Rosa’s baby comes to make a safe but botches its entrance.

  • Women’s Revolution

    I was looking forward to The Power of Love. I was living for their theme song ???

  • MK126

    Damn first Brie, then Maryse and now Maria… Nikki whats goin on girl?? JK DONT COME FOR ME YA SENSITIVE BITCHES lol

    • Jønnathan Adam Cåstibla?cø

      No no 1st Rosa! Then Brie, now Maryse and Maria. Thank yew

  • BLKLTR05

    This explains a lot actually. Now wed know waybthey haven’t been on tv in a while. I imagine that Mike will probably have to be repackaged or he just won’t be featured since the draw was Maria and not him.

    • Kvngbalor

      Nah that aint it

      • BLKLTR05

        Care to elaborate?

  • Welchy

    Maryse did it better.
    She could’ve swallowed that one.
    But congrats <3 :)

  • Kvngbalor

    Congratulations but they can go him & her have brought nothing to WWE since their return the whole gimmick was just too cheesy they should have debuted attacking Miz & Maryse and claiming to be the new it couple better yet attack every couple in WWE and claiming they are the only TRUE COUPLE who possess the power of love there were so many possibilities or had Maria somehow manipulate her way into a position of power getting Mike anything he wanted causing tension between her and DB who are co GM they could feud leading to Brie returning to face off with Maria

    • DayOneISH!

      I agree this wasn’t the best time for her to get pregnant especially when she just came back to the company.I was actually hoping this second run would work out for her because she really improved over the years and played a great manager.Oh well congrats anyway tho.

    • trishlita721

      That’s creative fault she should have stayed on impact (I understand pay difference) but they were awesome there.

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      That’s honestly what I thought was going to happen. First they’d somehow gotten to Rusev and forcing Lana to return by his side to fight them off. After that maybe Naomi and Jey but I doubt that could’ve happen. So they move on to Maryse and The Miz. And in the end we get Nikki and John Cena. They can pretty much coast off the hype off that for a while but any new couples that come around they’ll go after. Maybe if Jey turns face at one point than we’ll get him and Naomi. Or maybe even down the road the Kanellis turn face and face off against Carmella and Big Cass if they ever got together on screen.

  • George

    I love Maria but her run was so forgettable, anyways congrats

    • KellyAJNaomi#Slay

      Thought she was slick

  • Congratulations!

  • Don ?

    Congratulations Maria and Mike!

  • Mike

    “this year we thought we had put those plans on hold but apparently that is not what is meant to be…” ???

    It can happen when you have unprotected sex, Maria. Don’t you know that that’s how babies are conceived?

  • Congrats to them, but it’s the worst timing for her husband, he’s nothing without her. Hopefully he’ll find a role on SD.

  • YonceLuvsDivas

    I’m happy for her but this is kind of the wrong time. Both of the Kanellis haven’t made any impact really since returning. Maria and Mike together is the only way they can survive. Mike by himself will be a tragedy.

  • trishlita721

    Wwe doesn’t understand manager and occasional wrestler they were fantastic in impact.

    • YonceLuvsDivas

      Pretty much. I’ve honestly feel like Maryse and Maria have wasted their times as managers. They never really got to even touch the ring and get a storyline that’ll make them stand apart from being just a valet. Something like the days of The Kat, Debra, and Terri. That WrestleMania feud between The Mizanin’s and Cena’s was nothing but good promo really. I was hoping we’d get backstage brawls, ringside brawls and maybe a singles match. I like what the Kanellis has going on in impact. She was managing Mike but still had her own thing going on with the other knockouts. I was hoping wwe saw that and would’ve continued that.

      • Malcolm James

        100% agree

  • Rosanna

    All the girls that dislike Nikki are married and having babies besides Barbie she’s married but not pregnant. I’m hopping Nikki and John have triplets.

  • saul de la efe

    OMG that little human is gonna be BEAUTIFUL AF

  • OJ Von Erich

    On a slightly different note, did anyone see the Twitter drama yesterday about male fans being sexist & wanting T & A during women’s matches?

    A few well known women wrestlers got involved & the men defending them.

    • hitesh khanna

      whats t & a ??

      • OJ Von Erich

        Tit’s & ass.

    • Shan

      I didn’t see the women’s wrestlers and dudes but I saw that ridiculous post.

  • Oh now I see that’s why she hasn’t been on TV. Hope they find something to do with Mile until she returns as ocassional wrestler.

  • Taking a break? Has she really even done anything since returning? Lol…

  • -V

    So happy for these two! Now we have a sixth baby from former WWE Diva coming our way!

  • hitesh khanna

    No doubt these two are insanely good looking people!! Will have cute baby.. congrats!

  • TorrieTrishStacyLita

    So that’s where Melissandre the Red priestess and her red wig have been. Chile you can’t fool me. Girl go’on

  • Shan

    Babies!!! All the babies!!!!

  • Mitch Petrone

    Mike isn’t a complete lost cause, they can send him down to NXT and build him up down there. Honestly what they should’ve done in the first place

  • Jo9834

    Well that was a super quick run. All the best to Maria but I hope if they do return, they have a different gimmick.

  • Carolution

    so she’ll get that wwe paycheck while preggers good for her. seems every female is coping rosa.