Former WWE star Kelly Kelly and her husband, Joe Coba, are expecting their first child.
Barbie Blank Coba, also known as Kelly Kelly, announced that she is pregnant. She shared the news on social media, and she also shared her thoughts in an interview with Entertainment Tonight. Kelly noted that she is 14 weeks along, and she is expected to give birth on September 25.
"I am feeling amazing. I’ve been dreaming about this journey to motherhood for so long and starting a family with my incredibly supportive husband, Joe. Now that it’s here, it’s just been such a great experience," Kelly said.
Kelly Kelly also commented on dealing with morning sickness before she noted that she now feels like herself again. She also opened up about her past struggles with fertility, including a miscarriage she suffered in 2021. She made it clear that she wanted to be open about her journey so that others could see that they weren't alone.
"I think for me, the reason I wanted to be so open about my journey was because of the positive response I got back from so many fans and people all around the world, including men, after I shared about my miscarriage and how that experience has also affected them. The overwhelming responses of 'Thank you so much for sharing your story, I wish it was talked about more,' was really all I needed to be inspired to want to be a strong voice and to be open and honest about my fertility journey. I don't want women to think they are alone or going to be looked down on or think something’s wrong with them, so they are ashamed to talk about this. One out of five women struggles to get pregnant after one year of trying," Kelly Kelly said.
The former WWE Divas Champion made it clear that her pregnancy will force her to step away from wrestling for a while. She noted that she could return at some point down the road and joked that the baby could grow up to be a wrestler. Kelly Kelly also noted that she will be going to WWE WrestleMania 39 and showing off her baby bump.
"This definitely means taking a break from wrestling for a while for sure, to really focus on my new family,. I love getting the chance to perform for the fans whenever I can, and WWE has always been great about leaving the door open for me whenever I want to come back. So who knows what will happen in the future after the baby? Maybe we will have a future wrestler on our hands?" Kelly Kelly said.
WWE released Kelly Kelly in 2012. She has made sporadic appearances over the years, as she competed at WWE Evolution. She was an entrant in the Women's Royal Rumble in 2018, 2020, and 2022. Kelly Kelly previously stated that she wouldn't rule out making a return for another Royal Rumble. Check out her comments here.
Check out the card for WWE WrestleMania 39 here.