Over the last week, rumours have been circulating on social media that Stephanie McMahon and Triple H – real name Paul Levesque – have separated and even filed for divorce after 20 years of marriage.
However, according to The Game’s longtime friend Kevin Nash, the speculation has no basis in reality.
On the latest edition of Kliq This, the WWE Hall of Famer explained that he had spoke to Triple H after seeing the speculation online, only for him to joke that he wished someone had told him the news.
“My phone blew up because I guessed it must have come out around 3:00 or 4:00. My phone blows up. And I’m thinking, ‘Oh, God, who died?’…. Wrestling news or whatever, I’m opening it up.
“I haven’t talked to Paul in a week. So I’m thinking like, well, I don’t know. I’m pretty sure if the divorce was considered to be filed, it might have been something we talked about. I guess that was more important at that point.
“So I texted Paul. I said, ‘You okay? Everything all right? I’m here if you need anything.’ He’s just like, ‘What’s happening in my life?’ I said, ‘Social media says that you’re splitting with Stephanie and you guys are getting a divorce.’ He responds to me, ‘F**k it, I wish somebody would have told me that before I get dragged to this JV football game and my girls’ f***ing cheerleading!'”
Nash could understand the frustration at Triple H having his day off interrupted by “trolls” spreading baseless gossip online, although he says it’s just something that comes with being in the public eye.
“He says, ‘I just love to find out about what’s going on in my life through the internet.’ And I’m sure that probably that would upset me because he finally probably has a day off where he’s it’s family time and it’s just like, ‘No, man.’ It’s like some trolls got to fuck with you on your on your off day.
“He’s going to see his daughter in the game. Cheering in the game. Steph, probably that morning, said, ‘You’re going to go into that s***hole today. Are you going to come to the game, Paul?’ And yeah. And then you got to deal with life in the public eye, right? I mean, what are you going to do?”
Why did Stephanie McMahon leave WWE?
During Vince McMahon‘s short-lived retirement from WWE in 2022, Stephanie McMahon returned from a leave of absence to step into the role of Chairwoman and Co-CEO alongside Nick Khan.
However, when her father returned to the company and forced his way back onto the Board early in 2023, she stepped down from that position and resigned from the company completely.
According to reports at the time, Stephanie’s decision to walk away came about as she had been “doing a great job” in her leadership position but was about to be demoted due to the return of Vince McMahon and chose to leave before that happened.
H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the above transcription.