In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE ahead of a surprise announcement on Raw, WWE superstar Becky Lynch confirmed that she and fiancé Seth Rollins are expecting their first child together.
The 33-year-old revealed her pregnancy during Monday night’s episode while announcing she was relinquishing her Raw Women’s Championship belt to WWE superstar Asuka, the winner of Sunday night’s Money in the Bank.
The joyous news means Lynch — one of WWE’s biggest and brightest personalities — will be stepping away from the ring as she focuses on her child, who is expected in December.
“I’ve always, always wanted kids,” Lynch tells PEOPLE of her pregnancy. “I’m just so career-focused that it became one of those things that, when you’re chasing a dream for so long, I always wondered, ‘Am I going to get around to it? Is it going to happen for me?’ ”
Those dreams finally began to fall into place when she and Rollins, 33, began dating. The two went public with their relationship for the first time in May 2019 with a black-and-white picture of them sharing a kiss. This was followed by their engagement three months later in August.
I have no idea what happens from here, but I do know that you’ve made all my dreams come true. I entered the PC in 2013 not knowing anyone, I'll leave that same building tonight with my new family. Thank you all so much. pic.twitter.com/auSvwtx3gp
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) May 12, 2020
Lynch, a native of Ireland, has been with WWE since 2013. Lynch, whose real name is Rebecca Quin, is a trained actor and is actively pursuing a second career in film and television.
Last week, she had a guest spot on the season premiere of the Showtime series “Billions.”
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