The Daily Mail reported on Monday that Bray Wyatt and JoJo Offerman have hooked up backstage, with this being what lead Wyatt’s wife to recently file for divorce.
JoJo Offerman is a 23-year-old WWE announcer who made her debut in 2013 and became known by fans largely for her appearance on the E! reality series Total Divas. Bray Wyatt, meanwhile, is a 30-year-old wrestler whose real name is Windham Lawrence Rotunda. Both Bray Wyatt and JoJo Offerman are in relationships right now.
So are JoJo and Bray actually together? How seriously should we take these rumors? Here’s what you need to know about the alleged coupling of Bray Wyatt and JoJo Offerman.
1. JoJo Started Dating Wrestler Jesse White in 2013
In 2013, JoJo Offerman started dating Jesse White, a wrestler who performed with the WWE as Jake Carter from 2011 through 2013.
In September 2016, JoJo and Jesse celebrated their third anniversary together. JoJo wrote on Instagram at the time, “It feels like just yesterday 😍 Thank you for being you. Happy 3rd Anniversary to this man ❤️.”
Jesse wrote at the time, “She makes me smile every day. Happy 3 year anniversary to this beautiful woman.”
On Jesse’s birthday in 2013, JoJo wrote on Instagram, “You are truly the most incredible man I know, and words can not express the happiness you bring me. Thank you for not only being the best boyfriend, but my best friend as well. I hope you have an amazing day today baby. Missing you like crazy.”
It appears that the two are still together, or at least they were as of April 2017, when JoJo posted a photo of herself with Jesse. Jesse also posted a photo of himself with JoJo at WrestleMania in April.
2. Bray Wyatt Is Married & Has Two Children
Meanwhile, Bray Wyatt is also in a relationship. He has been married to Samantha Rotunda since 2012.
Bray Wyatt and Samantha Rotunda met in college, as they both attended Troy University in Alabama. It was there that Bray Wyatt attended on a football scholarship, and he ultimately played collegiate football there for two years.
Bray Wyatt and Samantha Rotunda have two daughters: Kendyl and Cadyn.
The Daily Mail’s report says that Bray Wyatt “walked out on” his wife and kids back in March. This is the first time this piece of information has been reported, and there were not previously any rumors about Wyatt’s marriage being on the rocks.
3. In Samantha Rotunda’s Divorce Filing, She Accuses Bray Wyatt of Adultery
According to The Daily Mail, in Samantha Rotunda’s divorce filings, she accuses her husband Bray Wyatt of adultery.
Rotunda says that her husband engaged in “adultery and misdeeds,” later referring to these actions as his “antics and affairs.”
The court documents themselves do not actually name JoJo as the person Bray Wyatt allegedly had an affair with, however.
4. Samantha Rotunda’s Lawyer Told The Daily Mail That Bray Wyatt is Maintaining Continuous Contact with JoJo Offerman
Although the person that Wyatt allegedly had an affair with is not named in the court documents, The Daily Mail reported on Monday that it is JoJo Offerman.
In addition, Ray Rafool, Samantha Rotunda’s lawyer, told The Daily Mail that he has phone records showing that Wyatt and JoJo are maintaining “continuous contact.”
Samantha Rotunda in her divorce filing is asking for marital home, child support and alimony. She also wants custody of Kendyl and Cadyn for the majority of the time.
5. There Has Not Yet Been Any Corroboration of the Daily Mail Story
Although speculation is now running rampant about a relationship between Bray Wyatt and JoJo Offerman, it’s important to have some perspective and to take all of this with a grain of salt until more information is known.
After all, at this time, the only evidence that Wyatt and Offerman had a backstage fling comes from The Daily Mail, and at least part of their report seems to be based on the word of Samantha Rotunda’s lawyer, who only states that Wyatt and JoJo are in “continuous contact.”
Neither Bray Wyatt nor JoJo Offerman has responded to the report. But in a counter-petition for divorce, Wyatt says that Samantha Rotunda has been defaming him, saying that she “defamatory statements about the husband to several people in the community in an effort to ruin his reputation.” Samantha Rotunda responded stated, “It is a shame that the Husband would make such false claims and attempt such media gaming.”