Former WWE SmackDown Women's Champion, Carmella, and her husband, Corey Graves, recently celebrated a significant addition to their family. The couple shared the joyful news on Instagram that they welcomed their son, Dimitri Paul Polinsky, into the world on November 8, 2023.
Carmella, who has been a notable absence from the wrestling scene since March, revealed she endured a challenging 60-hour labor. She hinted at sharing more details about her experience in the future. The couple's journey has been publicly chronicled, starting from their relationship beginning in 2019, as showcased in the ninth and last season of the reality series "Total Divas." Their relationship culminated in marriage in 2022.
In a candid revelation last year, Carmella shared her struggles with an ectopic pregnancy and a subsequent early miscarriage, making Dimitri's birth all the more special. While Graves has children from a previous marriage, Dimitri marks the first child for the couple together.
Carmella's WWE Hiatus Continues
Carmella and Graves' relationship has been a subtle but present storyline in WWE programming, often highlighted through Graves' on-air comments whenever Carmella appeared in the ring.
Prior to her pregnancy, Carmella made a notable return to WWE, participating in events such as this year's Women's Elimination Chamber match. With the arrival of her son, it is anticipated that Carmella’s return to wrestling might be on hold as she focuses on motherhood.
In contrast, Graves continues his role as a staple commentator on "WWE SmackDown," appearing weekly on Friday nights. Though "Total Divas" has ceased airing, the real-life stories of WWE stars like Carmella and Graves continue to captivate fans.
Carmella's journey back to the ring, should she choose to return, and her new role as a mother will undoubtedly be a storyline that fans will follow with keen interest. Meanwhile, Graves maintains his presence in the wrestling world, balancing his professional commitments with his expanding family life.