Former WWE Diva Kelly Kelly, real name Barbara Blank, recently spoke to FashionStyle.com about her coming reality show Wives and Girlfriends on the E! Network. Kelly Kelly rose to WWE stardom when the company bought out ECW and began airing the show live on Syfy. Kelly Kelly took the role of a nudist who loved taking off her clothes and performing very risque strip teases much to the dismay of her on screen boyfriend Mike Knox, now known as Knux on TNA Wrestling.
On what can fans expect to see on season one?
They can expect to see a lot of drama! Friendships go up and down and relationships go up and down. It’s a great look at what women in the WAG world go through on a daily basis, how we deal with our men being on the road, having our own identities and careers and lots more!
On what was his reaction when you decided to join the cast of WAGS?
He has been nothing but supportive of me and my career. I honestly couldn’t have done it without his support, and when this opportunity presented itself he told me to go for it and have fun!
On how was it transitioning from professional wrestling to reality TV?
They are both very similar, WWE is just like a soap opera but with wrestling, while Reality TV is just like that but the characters are real and the drama is real! The transition was very easy for me because I’m used to the cameras being around and I was very comfortable so I was able to be myself. I would have to say the biggest challenge was to not let myself get into my old wrestling character (haha), because when I would get into arguments with the other girls I would automatically turn into a WWE DIVA. So I had to remind myself how would Barbie react? Not Kelly Kelly — we are not in a wrestling ring! Even though sometimes I wish I could be with some of the girls!
On how did you meet your fiancé?
I met him through a mutual girlfriend I was living in Tampa at the time. He had a hockey game that next day, so my girlfriend invited me to go to dinner with a bunch of people and he was there and immediately I felt sparks!