As we ramp up coverage for Wrestlemania XXX, Dave Bautista’s wife Glenda Bautista and Dave Bautista’s wife Angie Bautista are two more examples that being married to a professional wrestler is not an easy gig.
To be fair, we’re not suggesting that The Animal, Batista isn’t a nice guy outside the ring… he certainly could be. But in what’s becoming a regular tradition, as seen by The Undertaker, The Rock, John Cena and Randy Orton,… marriages don’t seem to last for professional wrestlers. Dave Bautista’s two ex-wives Angie and Glenda Bautista are further examples, that WWE marriages are rarely death till they part.
Dave and Glenda Bautista were married in the early 90s, and have two daughters together, Kailani and Athena. Batista (who I was stunned to learn is 45 years old), actually has two grandsons to older daughter Kailani. The couple split by the mid 90s before Batista met his second wife, Angie Bautista.
Dave and Angie Bautista married in 1998 before separating in 2006. Angie Bautista is an ovarian cancer survivor after a long battle with the disease. With the help of some friends, his trainer, and his daughter, Batista put together a video to help raise funds for the Ovarian Cancer Research Project.
Despite their split, Dave and Angie Bautista have reconciled and are close friends. Batista points to his book to help bring the couple back together, saying that the two “have really become close again, which we really haven’t been in years. I really learned a lot about her, and she learned a lot about me from reading the book. She actually saw things from a different perspective from reading the book. So that was definitely therapeutic.” Batista has a tattoo which says “Angel” for Angie.
Since his split with Angie, Batista has linked himself to a couple WWE Divas, including Kelly Kelly, Rosa Mendes and Melina Perez. All of these alleged romances took place prior to Batista’s leave from the company in 2010. After returning before the Royal Rumble in 2014, Batista is set for the Main Event at Sunday’s Wrestlemania XXX. With his whirlwind return, I doubt he’s had much time to raid the Diva’s locker room, but you never know. In the doubtful event he walks away from the triple threat match with the belt, he’ll certainly have his pick.