WWE stars Maria and Mike Kanellis have announced they are expecting their first child – weeks after revealing their drugs torment.
The Power of Love couple, currently signed to the SmackDown Live brand, shared the happy news online on Monday afternoon.
Maria, who only returned to WWE in the summer after a seven-year absence, is set for another break away from the wrestling company after discovering she was 13 weeks pregnant.
Alongside a a snap of her baby scan, Maria posted on Instagram: “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.”
The couple, who were married in 2014, made a sensational comeback at the Money In The Bank pay-per-view to cut a promo about how much in love they were, and Bennett added that he was using Maria’s surname Kanellis as part of the gimmick.
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And that love has intensified to ensure that she now has a bun in the oven – despite her husband’s battles to overcome an addiction to prescription drugs.
Mike is set to remain on duty for in-ring action while Maria takes a back seat, but she revealed hopes to be back soon.
She added: “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…”
And Maria believes that the new arrival is expected to arrive right in the middle of WrestleMania season.
She told WWE.com: “I’m sure it’s going to happen right on WrestleMania.
“I’ve already talked to Mike and told him that if he has match, he has to go and be [there], but I’ll definitely be Facetiming him with the baby afterward!
“There is definitely something to it being our first year in WWE and our first baby, so it’s a very exciting time!”
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