If you a wrestling fan, then you will most definitely know Roman Reigns, a Florida native and one of the biggest and most inspiring superstars that the WWE has produced in contemporary times. His excellence in the ring has been praised in many circles as he has won multiple championships including the WWE World Heavyweight Championships, WWE Universal Championships, and the WWE United States Championships. Reigns has also overcome several challenges, including a decade-long battle with leukemia, to reach the zenith of his career. Discover a more intimate portrait of the wrestler here including all there is to know about his illustrious family background.
What to Know About His Wife and Daughter
Roman Reigns is not just a winner in the ring but also his personal life. The WWE superstar is married to former star athlete-turned-fitness model Galina Becker. Becker was born on the 11th of March 1987 in Florida and she comes from a family of five comprising of her parents, Kevin and Mildred Becker, as well as two siblings; Molisa Cooper and Undine. She was a star athlete in high school, triumphing in hurdles as well as the triple jump. This trait continued during her college days at the Georgia Institute of Technology where she not only posted several school records but also completed a degree in management.
Reigns and Becker met while they were both studying at Georgia Institute of Technology. They commenced a relationship around 2007, got engaged five years later in 2012 and subsequently got married in a destination wedding that held in the Bahamas in 2014. Reigns and Galina now have a total of three children. Their first, daughter – Joelle, was born on the 14th of December 2008 and nearly 8 years later in 2016, the couple welcomed twin sons who they have kept away from the media.
Who Are the Members of his Samoan Family?
Roman Reigns comes from a family of six that comprises of his father Sika Anoa’i, his mother Patricia Hooker, his brother Rosey and his sisters Vanessa and Summer. The WWE superstar also has a half-sister named Lani. Reigns’ father, Sika, is an accomplished wrestler which explains how he and his brother came to be wrestlers. In his glory days, Sika and his brother Afa formed the illustrious tag team partnership known as The Wild Samoans and dominated the wrestling world between 1973 and 1985. They competed in different promotions such as WWF and Big Time Wrestling and won multiple tag team championships including the WWF World Tag Team Championships. Sika and Afa have since retired and have also been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as well as the Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Another accomplished wrestler in Roman Reigns’ immediate family was his elder brother – Rosey who initially played college football in Hawaii before going on to make his pro-wrestling debut in November 1995. He spent a total of 22 years as a pro-wrestler during which he teamed up with other wrestlers to form various successful tag teams. Rosey, and his tag team partners wrestled on the platform of several promotions including the WWE, World Wrestling Council, All Japan Pro Wrestling and HWA (Heartland Wrestling Association). He also won different tag team championships including two HWA Tag Team Championships. Rosey, unfortunately, passed away on the 17th of April 2017 at the age of 47 from congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation.
Other Wrestlers in Roman Reigns’ Extended Family
Besides the wrestlers in his immediate family, Roman Reigns is a descendant of the renowned A’noia family that has produced notable wrestlers including the likes of Reigns’ first cousin, Rikishi who made his wrestling debut in 1985. He wrestled for various promotions including the WWF/WWE and the Universal Wrestling Association etc. He also notched up several titles, including the WWF Intercontinental Championship, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2015.
Other illustrious wrestlers in the A’noia family are the renowned tag team duo, The Usos which comprise of twin brothers, Joshua and Jonathan. They are Rikishi’s sons and Reigns’ first cousins once removed. The twins made their professional debut in 2010 and have since wrestled on various WWE brands including SmackDown and Raw. They have also won titles like the WWE Tag Team Championships and the SmackDown Championships.
Is Roman Reigns Related to The Rock?
The answer to this puzzle is in the affirmative. Reigns is the second cousin of The Rock as his father, Sika, and The Rock’s mother, Ata, are first cousins. The two have wrestled together severally and have equally wrestled against each other. They were co-stars in the 2019 blockbuster, Hobbs and Shaw, a spinoff of the Fast and Furious franchise; they played the role of brothers, Luke and Matteo. The Rock has since revealed even though he favored his cousin for the part, he (Reigns) still had to undergo an audition much like everyone else.