Love, romance an bodyslams (Photo: WWE)
Life as a WWE superstar comes with an intense travel schedule, so for a wrestler, 2020 has actually given them a rare chance to spend a lot of time at home.
For married couple Bianca Belair and Montez Ford, this has meant quality time doing the simple things and settling into their new house before inviting the family over for Christmas.
Street Profits star Montez exclusively told Metro.co.uk: ‘We just moved to our new home, so that’s our project now, getting everything situated and moved in, so it’s been really cool, to have so much more time to have conversations.
‘”Hey man, what do you wanna do today? Let’s get some pancakes!” It’s amazing to also, like, go back and forth with ideas, bouncing energy of each other, just doing us.’
The couple were in the middle of getting settled into the new home when we scope, and Bianca – known as the EST of WWE – admitted things were a bit chaotic after they took just one day to move everything in.
‘It’s just chaos right now,’ she laughed. ‘But it’s great because we were able to share this moment and I feel like we’re restarting our life together again.’
They’re always raising each other up (Photo: WWE)
As if moving into a new home during the pandemic wasn’t enough, the loved up pair are wasting no time – they’re hosting Christmas this year for both sides of the family, including Montez’s kids from a previous relationship.
Bianca revealed: ‘The thing about this year, its crazy but we’ve been asking each other, “What do you want for Christmas?”
‘We’re like, we just want the family to come down. It’s made us go back to really appreciating the simple things. All I want is family to come down, eat some good food…’
‘My family is all close,’ Montez added, noting that everyone is getting properly tested before getting together. ‘The first Christmas in my house, so it’s kinda big.
‘And also, my grandfather – he’s actually flying with my mother. It’ll be the first time he’ll get on an airplane in 82 years. Never got on an airplane before, so this’ll be his first time and he’s coming to see me.’
When it comes to cooking on the big day, Montez – currently one half of the SmackDown Tag Team Champions with Angelo Dawkins – insisted he’ll be leaving a lot of it to Bianca.
‘Probably definitely gonna leave that to my wife! She’ll pretty much have all the stuff you have to handle like the macaroni and cheese, the greens, the yams,’ he beamed. ‘And I’ll pretty much have the grill stuff. Anything on the grill, I’m your guy!’
As well as their relationship, more time together during the pandemic also has its benefits as support for the hustle and bustle of pro wrestling.
‘To have someone that understands it, and just knows the situations you vent about or talk about, they understand it,’ Montez admitted.
‘They can give you a sort of perspective that they probably went through, but it’s all in the same realm. It’s just a different point of view. It’s easier!
‘It’s kinda like if you like Hot Cheetos, and you go to talk to somebody that likes ice. Eh, they may not really get it, but they can tell you what to do to get cold. [laughs] It helps out a lot, and it keeps you calm too.’
Bianca agreed, and noted how the past few months have also reminded them to really focus on the ‘small accomplishments’.
‘It’s given us a lot of time to really just spend time with each other, time to slow down,’ she reflected on 2020. ‘We’re so used to just going from place to place, it’s really hard sometimes to appreciate the small things and celebrate the small accomplishments.
‘In WWE, you have so much that comes at you, you have so many big moments. Sometimes you think they’re small moments, but they’re actually really big – but there’s so much happening that you sometimes forget to appreciate life, and the life that WWE has provided us.’
*WWE SmackDown airs Christmas Day (December 25) at 1am on BT Sport 1.