Rhea Ripley Husband To Be Buddy Matthews: Engaged And Marriage Date

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WWE star Rhea Ripley has recently shared the exciting news of her engagement to her boyfriend, now soon-to-be husband, Buddy Matthews.

Rhea took to Instagram to reveal the engagement, sharing a photo of the couple at Cocoa Beach Piper Resorts. She wrote a caption 1000x YES! Pure Fucking happiness!.

The WWE duo crossed paths while both were part of WWE, and their romantic journey began in 2020.

Rhea And Buddy Announced Their Engagement
Rhea And Buddy Announced Their Engagement (Source: Instagram)

Demi Bennett, famous by the ring name Rhea Ripley, is an Australian professional wrestler who competes for WWE, where she performs under the Raw brand.

Born on 11 October 1996, Rhea started her professional wrestling journey in 2013 by becoming a part of Riot City Wrestling, an Australian promotion.

Later in 2014, she made her debut at New Horizon Pro Wrestling during the inaugural night of the NHPW Global Conflict event, where she became a part of the Global Conflict Tournament.

Moreover, she became part of WWE in 2017 and started her journey under her new ring name, Rhea Ripley.

Rhea Ripley currently holds the title of SmackDown Women’s Champion in her inaugural reign.

She secured the championship by winning over Flair during Night 1 of WrestleMania 39 on April 1, 2023.

Rhea Ripley Husband 

Rhea Ripley’s husband to be Buddy Matthews is a professional wrestler presently affiliated with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). 

He is part of the faction House of Black and is currently one-third of the reigning AEW World Trios Champions alongside Malakai Black and Brody King in their debut reign.

After being trained by Carlo Cannon, Buddy made his debut in 2007 at professional Championship Wrestling (PCW)as a  “Matt Silva.”

Rhea's Husband To be Buddy Matthews
Rhea Ripley Husband To Be, Buddy Matthews (Source: Instagram)

During his time at PCW, he even won the PCW State Championship by defeating Danny Psycho on 3 December 2010.

Buddy especially gained a reputation during his tenure with WWE, wrestling under the ring names Buddy Murphy and Murphy.

Alongside wrestling, Buddy has a diverse background, with a history in extreme sports such as bungee jumping, rock climbing, and swimming alongside magnificent whales.

He’s also a dedicated supporter of his hometown Australian Rules football club, the Carlton Football Club. 

Matthew Was Previously Engaged To Fellow Wrestler

Matthew was previously engaged to Alexis Cabrera, a well-known American wrestler with the ring name Alexa Bliss. 

They decided to end their engagement in September 2018, but they’re still good friends.

More recently, Adams is in a relationship with Rhea Ripley. Their relationship has grown so much that they got engaged in August 2023.

Rhea And Buddy’s Engagement And Marriage Date

The wrestling couple, Rhea and Buddy, recently made a heartfelt announcement about their engagement. They took to Instagram to reveal their news at the same time. 

Ripley shared a selfie with her future husband, proudly showing her engagement ring.

During their time at Cocoa Beach Piper Resorts, Buddy took the opportunity to propose to Rhea.

Rhea And Buddy Pictured Right After Their Engagement
Rhea And Buddy Pictured Right After Their Engagement (Source: Instagram)

The WWE pair met while they were both working with WWE, and they eventually started dating in the year 2020. They have been inseparable ever since.

Fans are eagerly excited after the couple posted their engagement pics. However, they both haven’t confirmed their marriage date yet.

Even though Rhea is yet to be married to her boyfriend Buddy Matthews, it won’t be long before she walks down the aisle in a wedding dress.

Chanda Rai
Chanda Rai

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