Santino Marella’s wife, Anna Babij, became immensely famous after marrying the wrestler.
In professional wrestling, there are larger-than-life personas and grand spectacles. Thus, it’s easy to forget that real people with real lives exist behind the scenes.
So let’s take a moment to get to know Santino’s heartwarming family, whom he holds close to his heart – his wife and children.
Anthony Carelli is a Canadian professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Santino Marella.
Best known for his 11-year tenure with WWE, Santino is currently signed with Impact Wrestling.
The professional wrestler was born on March 14, 1974, in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. He burst onto the WWE in 2007 in an impromptu match against Umaga.
His comedic antics, entertaining character, and charismatic presence quickly made him a fan favorite.
Santino became known for his “Cobra” finishing move and hilarious interactions with fellow wrestlers, leaving a lasting impact on WWE’s legacy.
Later, he became the founder and instructor at Battle Arts Academy. Moreover, he is the official ambassador for Judo Canada.
Meet Santino Marella Wife: Anna Babij
The Impact Wrestling star is currently married to bikini fitness competitor and model Anna Babij.
In light of her Instagram feed, we can say that Anna is a fitness freak who never misses her gym session.
Looking at her muscular physique, one may not even believe she is a mother of two kids.
Anna presently works as a general manager at the Battle Arts Academy.
The pair tied the knot, solidifying their commitment to each other, on November 28, 2015.
The love shared between Santino Marella and Anna Babij reached new heights on October 19, 2018, when they welcomed their son, Marko.
Likewise, the couple welcomed their second child, a baby girl, Milena Rose, on July 20, 2021.
Although parenthood is not a new experience for Santino, it likely shifted his perspective and priorities.
Daughter Bianca Carelli And The WWE Legacy
Santino has one daughter named Bianca Carelli (born: June 29, 1995) from his previous marriage with Petrina. Like her father, she is also a professional wrestler.
She joined Western University in 2013 and completed her biology degree before joining professional wrestling.
Bianca Followed Her Father’s Footsteps
Santino’s wrestling career can be credited for instilling a love for wrestling in his daughter.
Eventually, Bianca signed with WWE on February 3, 2022, and trained in the WWE Performance Center.
Being a proud father, Santino wrote a heartfelt message on Instagram praising his daughter and her innate talents.
He congratulated his daughter and the WWE while urging them to make some magic together.
The wrestler currently performs for the NXT (WWE brand) under the ring name Arianna Grace.
Bianca, a second-generation professional wrestler, debuted on April 29, 2022, in an episode of NXT Level Up.
Sadly, her wrestling career was halted shortly after her debut as she suffered an injury in October 2022.
As of August 2023, she is competing for the title of Miss Universe Canada.