Renee Young and Dean Ambrose have been in a relationship for quite some time, but when Young was made a full-time member of the cast for the Total Divas reality show, she said it took some convincing to get Ambrose on board.
“He was a little bit hesitant to do anything with it,” she said during an interview with Channel Guide Magazine. “Then he kind of warmed up to it, and being able to talk to Daniel Bryan definitely opened up his mind. I’m excited for fans to get to see our relationship and for them to see him in this other light as well. I think it will be really cool for people to kind of see him at home with me. We go on a couple of vacations and interact with my family. I think it will be a nice little token for fans to take away.”
Young reflected in the interview on how the relationship started, noted it began not long after she joined WWE.
“Maybe about six months in, he and I started dating,” Young said. “I don’t even know if I can pinpoint exactly what it was. It was like instantly we were together. We were always talking to each other. We were always spending all of our time together. It just kind of happened.
“We just caught each other’s eye and were always around each other. You hear stories from like the Twins or Nattie, girls that were around prior to me being there. They told me he wouldn’t talk to anybody, ever. Then when I came around, they noticed he is chatting with me and coming to hang out with me. He is known to kind of keep to himself. That has always been his deal. I don’t know. We just hit it off. I guess he has a thing for Canadian girls; hopefully, just me.”
Young hosts Talking Smack, which airs live weekly on the WWE Network after Smackdown ends. She also moderates the panel on pay-per-view kickoff shows and hosts Unfiltered, an interview show that also airs on the WWE Network. The Total Divas season premiere is tonight at 8/7c on E!