Randy Orton and his wife are about to welcome a child into their family.
Orton is married to Kim Marie Kessler, with November 2016 being their one year wedding anniversary. This is Orton’s second marriage, having previously been wed to Samantha Speno from 2007 to 2013. Orton says that Kessler makes every aspect of his life more enjoyable and that she brings out the warm, cuddly side of him.
Here’s everything you need to know about Kim Kessler, Randy Orton’s wife.
1. She Was a Fan of Orton Before They Began Dating
If you’ve ever had the crazy dream of meeting your favorite celebrity and falling in love with them, that idea isn’t so crazy for Kim Kessler. She was a WWE viewer and a big fan of Randy Orton before she met him and long before he would become her husband.
“In my brain, way before I met him, he was my boyfriend,” Kessler said in an interview on the WWE Network’s Unfiltered with Renee Young. “So he was all over my house way before I met him.”
Orton confirmed this and said that at first he figured Kessler was embellishing how much of a fan she was, but then he met Kessler’s family and they told him the same stories. Orton and Kessler first crossed paths while Orton was at a WWE event in New York, where Kessler lives. Orton was the one to approach her, feeling nervous to ask her name despite the fact that she was the fan.
2. She Has Three Children From a Previous Relationship
Kim Kessler and Randy Orton both have children from previous relationships, with Kessler having three boys and Orton having one girl. Orton also has a tattoo of his daughter’s name, Alanna Marie Orton, on his arm, as well as her birthday in Roman numerals.
As is clear from videos the couple has shared on social media, Randy Orton gets along quite well with Kessler’s three sons, especially Anthony, who Randy loves to call “Anthony the Lady Killer.” And Orton says that his daughter, Alanna, has a great relationship with her step siblings.
“The way they get along, it’s just the cutest thing,” Orton said on Unfiltered. “It warms my heart, and it’s because of [Kessler], and it’s awesome. She’s made my life so much more enjoyable.”
3. She Married Orton in November 2015
Randy Orton proposed to Kim Kessler in July 2015, popping the question at a candlelit dinner while they were on a vacation in Bora Bora. Orton explained on Unfiltered that he hid the ring under a napkin and planned to propose while he and Kessler were dancing, but when he took the ring out and went to go dance with Kessler, he didn’t know where to put it; he ended up sliding the ring down his pants, worried he might otherwise drop it.
Orton also said that when he asked Kessler to marry him, she immediately started laughing.
“I don’t think she thought I was really going to propose to her,” Orton said. “So all of these emotions hit her at once.”
Obviously, Kessler said yes, and the wedding took place four months later in Las Vegas, Nevada. The whole family attended, with Kessler’s three sons and Orton’s daughter seeing their parents tie the knot.
4. She & Orton Have a Dog, Spike
The four children aren’t the only members of Orton and Kessler’s family. They also have a dog, Spike, who they adopted last year.
In fact, they found the dog while on a hike in Bora Bora. Orton named him Spike immediately upon coming across him on the trail, saying that this name just seemed right.
Spike just wouldn’t leave their side, and they decided to bring him home, though the process of getting him back to the United States was quite complicated. But it just so happened that they were already thinking of bringing a dog into the family, so it really worked out for everyone.
5. She Is About to Give Birth To Her Fourth Child
Kim Kessler is currently pregnant, with her due date coming up this week. This will be her fourth time giving birth. Over the course of the past several months, Kessler has been documenting her pregnancy on social media.
Orton is clearly excited as well, saying that he is blessed to be welcoming another child into his life.
When Randy Orton and Kim Kessler initially revealed that they were expecting a second baby, the WWE congratulated them on its website, saying, “WWE wishes them the best as they enter this exciting new chapter in their lives.”