Former WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly has taken to social media to share that she is pregnant with her husband Joe Coba. This will be the first child for the couple.
Real name Barbie Blank Coba, Kelly shared the news on her social media but also did an interview with Entertainment Tonight. She confirms that she is 14 weeks along and is expected to give birth September 25.
“I am feeling amazing,” Kelly Kelly tells ET exclusively. “I’ve been dreaming about this journey to motherhood for so long and starting a family with my incredibly supportive husband, Joe. Now that it’s here, it’s just been such a great experience.”
“Obviously, the first trimester is not so dreamy with all the morning sickness,” she shares. “But once I got out of that, the second trimester has been great. I feel like I’m myself again and have all the energy to do the things I love and missed during the first trimester like working out, etcetera.“
She continues on why she has been so forthcoming with sharing her pregnancy journey.
“I think for me, the reason I wanted to be so open about my journey was because of the positive response I got back from so many fans and people all around the world, including men, after I shared about my miscarriage and how that experience has also affected them,” she tells ET. “The overwhelming responses of ‘Thank you so much for sharing your story, I wish it was talked about more,’ was really all I needed to be inspired to want to be a strong voice and to be open and honest about my fertility journey.”
Although Kelly is no longer a full-time wrestling, she is often called back to WWE during special events. She has competed in three Royal Rumbles since 2018, worked the Evolution event, and she became the first woman to hold the 24/7 Championship.
“This definitely means taking a break from wrestling for a while for sure, to really focus on my new family,” she says. “I love getting the chance to perform for the fans whenever I can, and WWE has always been great about leaving the door open for me whenever I want to come back. So who knows what will happen in the future after the baby? Maybe we will have a future wrestler on our hands?”
Diva Dirt sends our best wishes out to Kelly and her husband as they move forward on this new journey of theirs. Congratulations!