There are plenty of current and former relationships between WWE talent. This makes sense, as they often spend a lot of time together throughout the year. As seen on the WWE Network series Ride Along, superstars travel from town to town, tallying hundreds of miles for over 300 days a year. As a result, people date within the company, oftentimes assisting each other with companionship due to being away from close family and friends.
While there are relationships that are very public, such as John Cena and Nikki Bella getting engaged at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, Nikki’s sister Brie getting married to Daniel Bryan, the recent marriage of WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Dean Ambrose and Renee Young, and the Alpha power couple of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon, there are some relationship that are kept secret within the company.
One of these relationships is between ex-WWE star and former Intercontinental Champion Wade Barrett (Stu Bennett) and current Raw women’s talent and former Diva’s Champion Alicia Fox. In many discussions regarding current or former couples, the two have been mentioned, but the relationship was never significantly exposed. However, via the Sun, Fox revealed why the two are no longer in a relationship.
Fox admitted that she shared some very poignant and trusting information with Barrett. As a victim of witnessing her parent’s domestic abuse as a child, as well as her mother’s three-year span of being homeless, Fox was ready to dump her pent-up emotions on Barrett and look for support and comfort. However, Barrett was not the person to meet Fox’s sympathetic expectations. As a result, the two decided to end their relationship and remain friends.
While admitting that she “[loves] Stu to death,” she explained that he was not the kind of relationship partner that she felt comfortable talking to based on the emotional state that she was in.
These bouncing of emotions certainly played out well with her character on television, as she portrays an often-overbearing and unstable person who can flip out at any moment.
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