Maria Kanellis

Maria Louise Bennett (née Kanellis)

D.O.B: 25 February, 1982
Birthplace: Ottawa, Illinois
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 120lbs
Trained By: Finlay
Family Ties: Michael Bennett (husband)
Twitter: @MariaKanellis

Maria Louise Kanellis is an actress, singer, valet and professional wrestler, currently working for TNA, where she accompanies her real life husband, Micheal Bennett.

She is a former TNA Knockouts Champion.

She has also worked for WWE and ROH.

She participated in the 2004 WWE Diva Search, where she finished fifth, and was signed by WWE as a backstage interviewer. She made her in-ring debut in 2005

Kanellis posed for the April 2008 cover of Playboy magazine.

On April 13, 2010, she released her first album, Sevin Sins on iTunes.

Personal Life

Maria Kanellis was born in Ottawa, Illinois. She has two younger siblings.

She has always had an interest in sport, playing volleyball, softball and basketball.

She graduated Ottawa Township High School in 2000, and then attended Northern Illinos University.

Before pursuing a career in professional wrestling, Kanellis competed in beauty pageants.

She has previously dated fellow wrestler CM Punk, after they met during their respective spells at Ohio Valley Wrestling. The pair dated from 2005-2007.

In December 2011, Kanellis confirmed that she was dating Micheal Bennett. The pair were married on October 10, 2014.

In 2013, Kanellis began working towards her associate degree in art.

Professional Wrestling Career

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