Maria Louise Kanellis
Born Place / Residence
Ottawa, Illinois, United States
Maria Kanellis graduated from the Ottawa Township High School in 2000.
She then got enrolled at the Northern Illinois University. However, she dropped out of the university well before graduating.
In 2013, she started attending a university to earn an associate degree.
Professional wrestler, actress, singer
- Father – Unknown
- Mother – Unknown
- Siblings – Bill Kanellis (Younger Brother) (Army Veteran), Janny Kanellis (Younger Sister)
Advanced Management represents Maria Kanellis.
Ms. Zombie Entertainment
5 ft 7 in or 170 cm
55 kg or 121 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Maria Kanellis has dated –
- CM Punk (2005-2007) – Maria got involved with the WWE superstar CM Punk in 2005 when she was working with the gimmick of being a backstage interviewer. They were pretty open about their relationship and shared numerous pictures on the social media. However, their relationship came to an unexpected end in June 2007 as the strain of being on the road for their wrestling commitments took its toll. It was reported that they could only get two days together per week.
- John Cena – In one of the WWE Raw episodes, Maria kissed John Cena backstage and it was reported that something was going on between them in real life as well and that chemistry was exploited for the show.
- Mike Bennett (2011-Present) – Maria got in a relationship with professional wrestler Mike Bennett in 2011. After becoming a couple, they even incorporated their love life as a gimmick in their wrestling storylines, which occasionally involved them making out in the ring before and after the match. In January 2014, they collaborated to launch weekly podcast called Mike & Maria in Wonderland. In October 2014, they got married in an intimate wedding ceremony. As a result of the marriage, she became stepmother to Mike’s son, Austin.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Greek ancestry on her father’s side.
She has naturally ‘Blonde’ colored hair. But, dyed them to “Brown” and finally to “Red.”
35-26-34 in or 89-66-86 cm
4 (US) or 34 (EU)
9 (US) or 39.5 (EU)
Maria hasn’t done endorsement work for any brand.
Her religious views aren’t known.
Best Known For
- Being one of the leading WWE Divas.
- Having posed for the April 2008 edition of the Playboy magazine.
As a Singer
Maria Kanellis released her debut EP Sevin Sins in April 2010.
In 2012, she made her first film appearance in the role of Kelly in Mother Hen.
First TV Show
In 2004, Maria appeared as herself in the Nine Network reality series Outback Jack.
Her workout routine and diet plan aren’t known.
Maria Kanellis Favorite Things
- Wrestler – Shawn Michaels
- Marvel Super Heroes – She-Hulk, Jean Grey, and Storm
- Wrestling Idol – Lita (Amy Dumas)
Source – Wikia
Maria Kanellis Facts
- Maria started modeling at the age of 15 and managed to win the beauty pageant named Hawaiian Tropic Girl.
- She was first asked to pose for the Playboy magazine at the age of 19. However, she turned the offer down as she wasn’t sure how her parents would react.
- In 2008, the famous FHM magazine placed her on #53 in the list comprising of the sexiest women 2008.
- She first got associated with WWE brand in 2004 after she entered the talent contest after seeing the advertisement on an episode of Raw.
- Visit her official website @ mariakanellis.com.
- You can follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, YouTube, and iTunes.