Kayla Harrison is currently unmarried and has obtained full custody of her niece and nephew through adoption.
Aaron Handy and Kayla Harrison were previously engaged, but ultimately, they chose to part ways.
Later, she was reportedly in a relationship with Anthony Rocco Martin.
Kayla Harrison, a professional mixed martial artist and a world and Olympic champion judoka from the United States was born on July 2, 1990.
Currently, she has a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and is set to face Holly Holm in her promotional debut.
Born in Middletown, Ohio, Kayla began practicing judo at six after being introduced to the sport by her black-belt mother.
She participated in the 78 kg (172 lb) weight class in judo, achieving success with victories at the 2010 World Judo Championships, as well as securing gold medals at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, and triumphing at the 2011 and 2015 Pan American Games.
Following her accomplishments at the 2016 Olympics, she transitioned to mixed martial arts and held the title of former Professional Fighters League lightweight champion.
Kayla Harrison’s Relationships
As mentioned, a 2012 CNBC story stated that Kayla Harrison was engaged to firefighter and Judo black belt Aaron Handy.
After some time, Kayla Harrison reportedly decided to part ways with Aaron Handy and started dating professional mixed martial artist Anthony Rocco Martin.
No reports indicate that Kayla Harrison is still in a relationship with Anthony Martin. However, the couple did admit to being together in a 2019 interview.
Kayla is now more focused on her profession and kids and prefers to keep her relationship status undisclosed.
Kayla Harrison Adopted Her Niece And Nephew
Tragically, Kayla’s stepfather passed away unexpectedly in 2020, leaving her family devastated.
Kyla and Emery were under her stepfather’s custody.
Later, she eventually decided to take over and care for her niece Kyla and nephew Emery as her children.
As a result, Kayla Harrison was granted complete custody of the kids and is thrilled to be their parent.
Moreover, she constantly shows in her Instagram posts that she has fun times and travels with her children.
“I LOVE THEM SO MUCH, AND I SO BADLY WANT TO GET IT RIGHT FOR THEM. I THOUGHT I WANTED TO BE THE BEST (FIGHTER) IN THE WORLD SO BAD. TAKE THAT FEELING AND MULTIPLY IT BY A HUNDRED THOUSAND. THAT’S HOW I FEEL FOR THESE KIDS.”