Last month on Monday Night Raw, General Manager Kurt Angle revealed the secret he’d been hiding for weeks: Jason Jordan is really his long-lost son.
Well, not really. Obviously, this is just a WWE storyline, and Angle and Jordan aren’t related in real life. In reality, Jordan is a 28-year-old wrestler named Nathan Everhart from Illinois. He has two supportive, non-adoptive parents, as well as three older brothers.
Here’s what you need to know about the real family of Jason Jordan.
1. His Parents Were in the Front Row When He Won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship
In December 2016, Jason Jordan and his tag team partner Chad Gable won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship as American Alpha.
This was a huge day for Jason Jordan, who had worked hard with the WWE for years while going largely unrecognized. It was such a big day that Jason Jordan made sure that his parents were there to see him win.
“My mom, my dad and my niece were front row,” Jordan told the Miami Herald. “Chad had his mom, his dad, his wife, his baby girl. They were all front row as well. I had a lot of friends in the crowd, too. It couldn’t have gone any better.”
Indeed, during the broadcast, the camera briefly cuts to Jason Jordan’s parents celebrating in the front row after he won, as you can see in the photo above.
Jason Jordan’s actual father has been seen a number of times on Jordan’s wife’s Instagram page, including in this photo from December 2014:
2. He Got Into Wrestling Thanks to His Parents’ Friend
In some ways, Jason Jordan has his parents to thank for getting him into wrestling. That’s not because they were wrestling fanatics themselves, though.
Rather, Jason Jordan says that when he was growing up, one of his parents’ friends had wrestling tapes that Jordan would always watch.
Jordan said in an interview with The Whig, “I just remember my parents had this very close group of friends they would always get together…We’d always go their one friend’s house and this guy had boxes and boxes of these old WrestleMania and WWF tapes in the basement. I loved going there more than my parents did hanging out with their friends because I could go downstairs and watch wrestling. I would always pick a new tape and watch it.”
3. He Has a Niece, Trinity
Another important member of Jason Jordan’s family is his niece, Trinity.
Just recently, Jordan posted a tribute to Trinity on his Instagram, saying that he can’t stop thinking about how awesome she is and how she turned into an incredible young lady despite the “difficult hand she was dealt in life.”
“She inspires me like you wouldn’t believe,” Jordan wrote of his niece. “Her birthday was 2 days ago and I wish I could have been there to spend it with her. Despite the physical distance, she is always by my side and in my heart!”
When Jason Jordan and Chad Gable won the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, the other member of Jordan’s family that was there other than his parents was his niece Trinity.
Jordan is also the uncle of at least one other child, according to his wife’s Instagram.
4. He Has Three Brothers, Two of Whom Are in Prison
During an episode of WWE’s Breaking Ground in November 2015, Jason Jordan revealed that two out of his three brothers are incarcerated. One of them is in prison for life.
Jordan says that this is something that motivates him.
“My motivation comes from a negative place,” Jordan said on the show. “…I’ve seen my brothers hit rock bottom. I know what that place is. And all that’s done is motivate me to pursue my dream.”
In an interview with ESPN, Jordan said of his brothers, “I was always close with them, had ups and downs with them.”
He went on to say that Chad Gable is definitely like a brother to him now.
5. He Is Married to April Everhart
Chad Gable’s family grew a bit larger this past year, as he was married in March 2017. At the time, his wife April Everhart posted a number of photos on Instagram of the event.
April Everhart works as a hair stylist at SportClips Haircuts, according to her Instagram page. She has been by Jordan’s side for a number of WWE events, including this year’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and WrestleMania 33. She has also had the chance to hang out with WWE superstars like Sasha Banks.
April’s father, and Jason Jordan’s father-in-law, had the chance to attend WrestleMania 33 this year as well.
Back in February, April posted a photo of herself with her own mom and with Jason Jordan’s mom (on the right).