Brandi Rhodes Father Otis: Meet Cody Rhodes Father In Law

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Brandi Rhodes father, Otis Reed, recently gained the spotlight since Michael Cole mentioned him during the WWE Survivor Series: WarGames.

Otis’s name was mentioned on television during the bout on November 25. He is reported to be sick at the moment.

It has garnered a reaction from Brandi, who took it to X (formerly Twitter) to thank Cole for his thoughts.

Brandi Rhodes Is A Former WWE Pro Wrestler
Brandi Rhodes Is A Former WWE Pro Wrestler (Source: Facebook)

Brandi Alexis Runnels, professionally known as Brandi Rhodes, has carved her niche in the world of professional wrestling.

Born on June 23, 1983, the former professional wrestler is also an accomplished ring announcer, model, businesswoman, and television personality.

Her journey began in WWE, where she initially worked as a ring announcer under the moniker Eden Stiles.

During this time, she crossed paths with Cody Rhodes, a fellow wrestler, whom she would eventually marry.

Subsequently, she ventured into various wrestling promotions, including Impact Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and World Wonder Ring Stardom.

In 2019, she became a significant part of the newly formed wrestling promotion, All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

Beyond wrestling, she graced the reality television series WAGS Atlanta and had previous stints as a figure skater and television news anchor.

Meet Brandi Rhodes Father: Otis Reed

At the heart of Brandi Rhodes’ support system stands her father, Otis Reed, a figure shrouded in humility despite his vital role in the wrestling family dynamic.

Born in June 1947, Otis currently resides in Inkster, Michigan, with his wife, Jyll.

With over four decades of marriage, Otis and Jyll are the epitome of a loving and enduring partnership. They are not only proud parents to Brandi but also their son, Jason.

Otis Is An Avid Supporter Of Cody
Otis Is An Avid Supporter Of Cody (Source: Facebook)

In 2015, Brandi described her parents in her blog saying, “My parents are great people and great examples. Loving marriage, hard-working and God-fearing.”

Although Otis Reed prefers a low profile, is an active member of the Womack Temple CME Church in Inkster, Michigan. It showcases his commitment to faith and community.

A US Army veteran, Otis has served his country in the past. He carries the pride to date and celebrates Veterans Day each year.

Later, he worked for Hayes Lemmerz International, an automotive and commercial highway steel producer, until his retirement.

Cody Rhodes Father In Law Is A Wrestling Enthusiast

Despite his low-key demeanor, Otis is an avid supporter of his daughter and son-in-law, Cody.

Engaging in social media, he consistently posts updates and words of encouragement for Cody’s wrestling endeavors.

Otis attends Cody’s matches whenever possible, solidifying his role as a dedicated and supportive father-in-law.

Interestingly, his support has led to a close bond with Cody’s mother, Michelle Rubio, with the two even attending a match together.

In an interview with Fightful, Teil Rhodes, Cody’s elder sister said, “She really wanted him to win and Brandi’s dad Otis was sitting with her as well in Brandi’s hometown.”

Otis Pictured With Brandi And Cody
Otis Pictured With Brandi And Cody (Source: Facebook)

Eventually, Cody Rhodes went on to win the 2023 SummerSlam fixture between him and Brock Lesnar.

Otis also posted pictures of the event and celebration on his Facebook while captioning a photo “Bro In law got the W.”

Beyond the wrestling realm, Otis actively participates in Brandi’s business venture, Naked Mind Yoga + Pilates.

His love for his grandchildren is evident through his Facebook posts, reflecting the joy he finds in family moments.

As a loving father, Otis never misses an opportunity to extend warm wishes to Brandi on special occasions. It further highlights the close-knit family ties that define the Rhodes family legacy.

Swochandra Shrestha
Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha

Swochandra Shrestha is a passionate writer with a keen eye for uncovering the human stories behind the world of sports. His articles offer readers a refreshing perspective on athletes and sporting events, blending insightful analysis with engaging storytelling that resonates on a personal level.


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