Inside Booker T and Wife Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman’s Relationship
King Booker T and Queen Sharmell are meant to be.
Booker T. Huffman Jr., best known by his ring name Booker T, has been married twice.
His first wife was Levestia Huffman, and their relationship did not last very long. However, his second wife, Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman, has been together for almost two decades.
The two are a power couple in the wrestling industry, especially World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). They are known as King Booker T and Queen Sharmell and are widely respected and adored by their fans and followers.
Here is everything we know about Booker T and his present wife, Queen Sharmell.
Booker T and his second wife, Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman
Booker T had a crush on Sharmell for two years before he asked her out. Sharmell told Essence how respectful the wrestler was, but “he never shared more than a hello, goodbye, and a brief handshake.”
“He would barely speak to me, if I tried to have a conversation with him, he would cut it short,” she added. They participated in a Los Angeles wrestling competition called ‘Ready to Rumble.’
This made them better understand each other, and their love for each other grew. Unfortunately, Sharmell had to return to Atlanta and missed her boyfriend immensely when she returned home.
So, they began a long distanced relationship and spoke over the phone. Booker T recalled the initial phase of their relationship and said, “I kept thinking I spent a lot of time with this woman, and now she’s gone. I thought, Hey, well, you never know where this might lead.”
Eventually, they told each other about their feelings. Booker T asked his present wife out, and the two have been together ever since.
Booker T started dating his present wife right after parting ways with his first wife. After dating for three years, the wrestler proposed to Sharmell in November 2004.
Booker T and his present wife, Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman, have been together for over two decades. (Source: Twitter)
Sharmell noted how the proposal was not a traditional one. At the time, Sharmell was washing dishes when all of a sudden, her beau said, “Let’s get married.”
Reminiscing the proposal, she said, “He’s a very practical person so it wasn’t your traditional proposal.”
After three months of engagement, the couple tied the knot in front of their friends and family at St. Timothy Community Church in Sharmell’s hometown.
Despite being well-known wrestlers, the two assured their love had nothing to do with their careers. Booker T noted, “I love that Sharmell’s like me—down to earth and regular.”
His present wife also gushed about him and said, “It was a slow process, but it’s the reason why our marriage is going to stand the test of time.” As of 2023, the two have been married for 19 years.
They have two children together — twins Kendrick and Kennedy. The pair welcomed their children in 2010 after having miscarriages twice in 2008 and 2009.
Who is Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman?
Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman is a former professional wrestler valet, dancer, beauty queen, and professional wrestler from the United States. She is well known as Queen Sharmell in WWE.
Before WWE, Sharmell rose to prominence in the pageant scene rather than the squared circle. She won Miss Black America in 1991, representing her native state of Indiana.
She then pursued a dancing career, working as a backup dancer for musicians such as Keith Sweat, James Brown, and P. Diddy. Her dance background served as her entry point into the world of pro wrestling.
She initially rose to notoriety in the wrestling business as Storm, a member of the World Championship Wrestling dance company the Nitro Girls, and then as Paisley. From 2007 through 2009, she wrestled for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) under the ring name Sharmell.
Tommy Bracco Gets Engaged to Boyfriend Joey Macli — Inside Their Relationship
Tommy Bracco can finally refer to Joey Macli as his fiance.
American actor Tommy Bracco recently got engaged to his partner Joey Macli after more than two years of dating.
Bracco quickly took to Instagram to announce his engagement to Macli, sharing multiple pictures and videos of their romantic memorial proposal at their Staten Island home.
Accompanied by a heartfelt picture, Bracco joyfully penned the words, “WE’RE ENGAGED!!!! Yesterday was an absolute dream come true! In our future home adorned with cherished photos from our past adventures and memories, we stood, ready to embark on creating new ones. The overwhelming happiness we feel has us still floating on cloud nine.”
He continued, “The whole day was truly so special. Being surrounded by our friends and family was all we could’ve asked for. We are so grateful for this life and excited to take this next step together!!!!!!!”
Following the post, many of their well-known friends and fans congratulated them. Kaitlyn Herman commented, “I’m crying on an airplane right now, I love you both so much!” while Analyse Talavera wrote, “I’m so happy!! Screaming from the top of my lungs!!”
Likewise, the actor expressed his overwhelming happiness to Us Weekly, sharing, “We are both so incredibly happy! The day was just perfect, and the proposal went well. We are filled with love and excitement for our future together.”
Alongside the joyous announcement of their engagement, Bracco also shed light on the thought process behind their proposal. He revealed that he took the initiative to propose because he believed he was a more skilled planner, candidly acknowledging that Macli would have been quite nervous if entrusted with the task.
When it came to planning the proposal, Bracco knew he wanted to create a distinctive and heartfelt experience that truly reflected their relationship.
He sought the help of a few close friends and family members, but, for the most part, he managed to keep the details under wraps, which was no easy feat considering their expansive Italian family background.
Bracco’s goal was to ensure that the proposal remained a genuine surprise, adding an extra layer of excitement and anticipation to the special moment they would share.
Inside Tommy Bracco and Joey Macli’s relationship
Bracco and Macli’s love story began on September 20, 2020, and since then, they have embraced the practice of openly sharing their relationship journey on social media platforms.
Demonstrating his affectionate nature, the actor surprised Macli in November by organizing a trip to Rome to celebrate Macli’s 30th birthday.
Tommy Bracco and Joey Macli have been together for over two years. (Source: Instagram)
Macli reciprocated the joy and gratitude by sharing a picture from the trip on November 8, 2022. Along with the post, he wrote, “Traveled to Italy, indulged in the most incredible food, and savored every sip of wine. If this is what turning 30 feels like, then count me in! A heartfelt thank you to @tommybracco for giving me the trip of a lifetime!”
In September 2022, the couple joyfully celebrated their second anniversary, a significant milestone in their journey together. Bracco marked the occasion by posting an Instagram reel featuring Macli playfully posing for photos on his lap. With a simple yet heartfelt caption that read “Two years,” and tagged Macli.
Antigoni Buxton Debunks Dating Rumors With Jacques O’Neill – Revealing Her Current Boyfriend
Antigoni Buxton was linked to Jacques O’Neill since the end of Love Insland.
Love Island contestant Antigoni Buxton was rumored to be in a relationship with professional rugby league footballer Jacques O’Neill.
Shortly after they departed from Love Island, dating rumors surrounding Buxton and O’Neill emerged as they spent time together upon returning to the UK. They were also spotted smiling together during a night out in Manchester.
Likewise, the pair went on multiple dinner dates and outings, including a special lunch where their mothers accompanied them. O’Neill also took to Instagram to share the heartwarming moment and captioned, “Made a real one for life. Took our mamas for brunch. Also, why do we look like siblings here.”
Despite O’Neill viewing his and Buxton’s relationship as more akin to that of siblings, some fans were fervently eager to see them in a romantic relationship. They flooded the comment section, imploring the duo to become a couple.
One person pleaded, “Get together already,” while another exclaimed, “You two would look fantastic together, please start dating!” Numerous users even resorted to using the term “SHIP” to express their intense desire for the two individuals to form a romantic bond.
Antigoni Buxton and Jacques O’Neill dined out in Manchester. (Source: Twitter)
However, the television personality unequivocally dismissed any notion of a romantic relationship with O’Neill, emphasizing that their bond is akin to that of a sibling.
During an interview with The Sun at the show’s wrap party, Buxton further asserted, “I and Jacques are not a thing. It seems hard for some people to believe that a boy and girl can simply be close friends without any romantic involvement.”
Who is Antigoni Buxton dating now?
Buxton does not seem to be involved in any romantic relationship at the moment. Upon examining her Instagram profile, it becomes evident that her posts primarily revolve around her career and the enjoyable moments she shares with her friends. None of the pictures available online give any indication that she might have a boyfriend.
Moreover, the television personality is currently at the pinnacle of her career as she ventures into the world of singing. This crucial time in her professional journey might explain her focus on fostering and advancing her career rather than pursuing a romantic relationship.
Antigoni Buxton’s dating history
Buxton went on dates with Davide Sanclimenti, Dami Hope, and Jay Younger. She had a string of high-profile exes, including former Love Islander Jack Fowler. It was reported that Fowler and the television personality hooked up for a few months, but their relationship fizzled out before it could get serious.
Before her brief romance with Fowler, Buxton had been in a nine-year relationship with her childhood sweetheart. However, they eventually went their separate ways as Buxton decided to prioritize her budding music career.
During an interview with Daily Mail, Buxton opened up about her romantic experiences, revealing, “I’ve only ever been in love once – I don’t think I’ve been in love since.” She further acknowledged, “I think I tend to develop feelings of lust and infatuation rather quickly.”
Furthermore, the television personality has also been romantically linked to Jack Tyrimos, who gained recognition through his appearance on Bear Grylls’ Treasure Island.
Does Lisa Armstrong Have Any Children? Her Personal Life Explored
Lisa and Ant were together for over 24 years!
Lisa Armstrong is an award-winning make-up artist working as the lead make-up designer in BBC One’s Strictly Come Dancing. However, she has earned more fame as the former wife of Britain’s Got Talent co-host Ant McPartlin.
The now-divorced couple first met each other backstage at a pop concert in Newcastle City Hall in 1994 when both of them were burgeoning pop stars. They eventually began dating, and McPartlin proposed to Armstrong while vacationing in Dubai in April 2005.
Over a year after getting engaged, the couple walked down the aisle and shared their wedding vows. The special ceremony was held on July 22, 2006, in Taplow, Buckinghamshire, with 150 guests and Dec Donnelly serving as McPartlin’s best man.
After their wedding, the two lived happily for many years. But things had started to become different, including McPartlin’s stint in rehab, leading to their divorce after more than a decade of marital relationship.
The cracks in their relationship first showed up in September 2017 – after McPartlin’s rehab period ended – when McPartlin was seen without his wedding ring for the first time since he married Armstrong. It was also reported that McPartlin had moved out of their London house.
On the other hand, Armstrong was firing back at those who were saying that her relationship with her now-former husband had ended. But the split rumors became more apparent when the then-married couple was apart during Christmas 2017.
Finally, in January 2018, McPartlin’s spokesman confirmed the pair were ending their marriage. The spokesman said, “In response to the recent speculation in the media, Ant is very sad to announce that, after 11 years, he is ending his marriage to Lisa McPartlin.”
“Ant asks for privacy at this difficult time, for both himself, Lisa and their immediate families. No further statement will be made,” they added.
Sometime after McPartlin’s spokesman released the statement, McPartlin filed for divorce from Armstrong, which was granted to them by the court in October 2018. Their divorce was finalized in 2020, with McPartlin agreeing to pay more than £31 million to Armstrong.
Lisa Armstrong with her ex-husband, Ant McPartlin, at their wedding (Photo: FilmMagic)
Currently, McPartlin is married to his former personal assistant Anne-Marie Corbett. And from this marriage, he is a step-father to two daughters, whom his present wife welcomed with her former husband, Scott Corbett.
Does Lisa Armstrong have children?
Since Armstrong and McPartlin had been together for over 24 years, including the 11 years they were married, people would automatically assume they had welcomed a couple of children. However, that doesn’t seem to be the case.
The formerly married couple struggled with infertility and never welcomed any kids when they were in a relationship, either romantic or marital. Besides, when Armstrong was rumored to be pregnant in February 2009, they had to deny it.
At the time, McPartlin stated, “We’ll have been married three years this summer – of course we want children. We definitely want to start a family soon – it will naturally happen.”
In July 2010, McPartlin again talked about wanting a baby with Armstrong and how their work commitments got in the way. He also said that they were trying at the time.
He said, “We’ve wanted children for a while, but we’re both busy. We’re on a break now, the first proper one in 15 years. So Lisa and I are trying for a baby…well, we’ve been trying for a little while, so fingers crossed.”
Similarly, McPartlin further discussed this topic during one of his interviews in 2013. He addressed the rumors that he was holding off having kids until his co-host, Donnelly, settled down with the right girl.
He said, “There’s a rumor that we do everything together, and I’m holding off having kids till Dec finds himself Mrs. Right. I love that idea, but I’m afraid it’s not true. Lisa and I would love to have kids. We’re trying. It’s tougher than you think when you get a bit older.”
However, they couldn’t have any children, which was also one of the reasons why McPartlin became depressed and chose drugs. That said, when the formerly married couple didn’t have kids, they welcomed a pet dog, a chocolate labrador named Hurley, in 2013.
When they brought Hurley, the feeling of not having a child was quite over, and they used to spend most of their free time with Hurley. However, that changed when their marriage collapsed. And initially, they agreed to share the custody of Hurley, which was followed as well.
But as of February 2023, it has been reported that the arrangement was being disputed as Armstrong wanted Hurley to live with her full-time, and McPartlin disagreed.
As for what led Armstrong to dispute the previously agreed arrangement, it’s because McPartlin currently lives with his present wife, Corbett, and the two have adopted two maltipoos named Milo and Bumble to their family.
Lisa Armstrong taking a selfie with her labrador Hurley (Photo: Instagram)
At the time, a source close to the reality TV co-host told The Mail, “Lisa has asked to have Hurley, but Ant is saying no. He has two more dogs now, a new wife and two stepdaughters, but still he wants joint custody.”
“It has led to some difficult conversations between Ant and Lisa. It’s all very sad. Ant has been able to move on, get remarried and get two more dogs. Lisa has been left to pick up the pieces,” they added.
Lisa Armstrong’s dating life in 2023
Armstrong has been in a romantic relationship with her new boyfriend since her divorce from McPartlin. And her boyfriend’s name is James Green, a London-based freelance TV/film lighting electrician, as per his Instagram bio.
Armstrong and Green began dating in 2020 after the latter reportedly ended his marriage with his ex-wife Kirsty. Likewise, it’s reported that Green is also a father of two children from his now-former marriage with Kirsty.
Returning to Armstrong and Green, they started dating in 2020 and went public with their relationship in 2021. And while they hadn’t been dating long, in May 2022, sources had already indicated their possible wedding in the near future.
Lisa Armstrong with her boyfriend James Green (Photo: Instagram)
Insiders claimed that Armstrong wanted the complete opposite of her first wedding and wanted to elope instead of wanting a huge and lavish wedding ceremony. “She looks back at her wedding pictures with Ant and cringes, as it was so formal,” the source added.
However, it doesn’t seem like Armstrong and Green are quite ready to walk down the aisle again. Nonetheless, it’s fair to say that their togetherness is still together, which can also be witnessed via Armstrong’s most recent Instagram post of Tuesday, May 30, 2023.
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