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Meet Rhea Ripley’s husband-to-be Buddy Mathews.

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Image of Rhea Ripley with her boyfriend, Matthew Adams

Rhea Ripley is a Pro wrestler who currently performs on the Raw brand of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc (WWE). The 26-year-old champion earned the 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble, being the fourth wrestler; also she recorded a history as the first woman to earn the title as the number one contender.

On 1 April 2023, Adelaide-born Ripley defeated Flair on Night 1 of WrestleMania 39, becoming the winner of the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Following the victory, she ended up being the fifth Women’s Grand Slam winner, and the seventh Women’s Triple Crown champion.

Rhea Ripley Husband: Is She Married?

Image of Rhea Ripley and Matthew Adams working out together

Rhea Ripley and Matthew Adams working out together

WWE champion Rhea Ripley is unmarried as of 2023. Although many believe Matthew Adams aka Buddy Matthews as her husband, the two haven’t yet tied the wedding knot.

Since both of them are currently more focused on their wrestling career, the two seem to have no plans for a wedding anytime soon. However, their fans are hoping they will turn their romance into marriage in the upcoming years.

Ripley has been seeing Mathew since the mid of 2022. The couple is madly in love with each other. And, they have some appealing photographs together on their social handles.

On Buddy’s 34th birthday in September, the WWE Raw Women’s Champion posted a lovely picture of them to wish her boyfriend a very happy birthday. She penned, “Happy Birthday,” with a heart emoji.

Likewise, Buddy posted an Instagram snapshot of himself in the gym with his lover on 9 February 2023, and captioned it, “Couples that worked together stays together! Couples that take over the world.. Takeover it together!”’

Last month, Matthews uploaded a selfie with Rhea wishing her luck for her championship and also thanking her to make him smile every day.

Rhea Ripley Relationship History

Image of Rhea Ripley with her former boyfriend, Demetri Jackson

Rhea Ripley with her former boyfriend, Demetri Jackson

The 2018 NXT UK Women’s Champion, Rhea Ripley, had a few romantic connections before her relationship with fellow WWE star Buddy Mathews.

Ripley has been rumored to have dated some fellow wrestlers, but the SmackDown Women’s champion only revealed one lesser-known name. She was in a relationship with independent wrestler Demetri Jackson, whose real name is Kevin.

The former pair initially met at a gym and they bonded as good buddies. The two confirmed their linkup in October 2019. At the time, Demetri was still figuring out the basics of professional wrestling.

Many were shocked when the pair called it quits at the beginning of 2022, still, the main reason for their breakup is unheard of.  Following their separation, her name was involved with Buddy Mathews.

Boyfriend Buddy Matthews

Image of Rhea Ripley and Matthew Adams

Rhea Ripley and Matthew Adams

Rhea Ripley’s darling boyfriend Buddy Matthews is a member of the stable House of Black in All Elite Wrestling. The 5 feet-11 inches wrestler is one-third of the present AEW World Trios star with Brody King and Malakai Black in their initial reign.

Earlier, Buddy wrestled mostly in his motherland Australia with the ring name Matt Silva, performing with promotions like Melbourne City Wrestling (MCW) and Professional Championship Wrestling (PCW).

Some Facts

Real Name Demi Bennett
Stage Name Rhea Ripley
Age 26 years old
Date of birth 11 October 1996
Place of birth Adelaide, South Australia
Nationality Australian
Profession Wrestler
Father Peter Bennett
Mother Anna Bennett
Billed height 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 meters)
Career started 29 June 2013
Trainer Scotty 2 Hotty
Training center WWE Performance Center
Partner Buddy Mathews (2022 to present)
Net Worth US$1 million
Instagram @rhearipley_wwe

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