She did not only gain popularity by marrying WWE’s finest, Roman Reigns, Galina Becker is also a renowned fitness model. She may not be as famous as her husband but she still has a lot going for her. As expected, much attention is often given to Reigns career with lesser attention to hers, as well as her life. This brings us to the reason you are reading this article.
Galina Becker’s Age & Ethnicity
Galina Joelle Becker who is a former athlete was born on 11 March 1987, in Florida, United States. She is an American but is of Afro-American ethnicity, having come from a black origin. She grew up with her parents Kevin Becker and Mildred Becker, in San Francisco alongside her two elder sisters, Molisa Cooper and Undine Becker.
The Becker ladies had athletics flowing in their blood with Galina and her older sister, Udine plunging into track and field at a very young age. While Galina submerged herself on athletics in her school, Mt. Pleasant High School, her sister was doing the same at her school, the University of Stanford for up to five years.
At school, she was the best at hurdles and jump competitions becoming the Most Valuable Performer in her school team. She didn’t stop there, Galina went ahead to leave more significant marks in the field of athletics, winning not only in freshman but also in the following years. “Unattainable” would be the word to describe her triple jump Central Coast Section record of 40’5″.
After high school, Galina Becker proceeded to Georgia Institute of Technology to study Management, while she continued to nurture her unique sporting skills. She finished with an outdoor season-best time of 14.92 during a 100 meters high hurdles, which was quite encouraging. She went ahead to record a season-best time of 12.76 in a 100-meter dash; it went on and on. It was quite obvious to her, after college that she was meant to continue with sports, and she did. Instead of management which she studied, Becker became a fitness model which ended up being very lucrative.
Becoming Roman Reigns’ Wife
As stated earlier, Galina Becker is the wife of professional wrestler Joseph “Joe” Anoa’I, also known as Roman Reigns. Reigns who is signed under WWE is part of the reputable Anoaʻi family which is home to notable wrestlers like Rikishi, Umaga, and Yokozuna. it may have been a matter of fate for the couple as they both had similar passions – all within the sports and fitness category. Interestingly, Reigns used to be a regular athlete (a football player) before professional wrestling. He was a footballer in the National Football League in 2007 when he played for different teams including Minnesota Vikings, and Jacksonville Jaguars. He also had stints in the Canadian Football League. Joe officially ventured into wrestling in 2010 when he was signed to WWE.
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Roman Reigns explored further into his new area of interest when in 2012, he became a member of wrestling table The Shield which consisted of himself, Dean Ambrose, and Seth Rollins. After some fights alongside his team, he went into singles fights. The renowned wrestler has won the WWE World Heavyweight Championship up to three times.
Galina and Joseph (Reigns) met for the first time at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where they both majored in Management. At the time, Reigns was a player for the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets football team. Being students of the same institution and studying the same course, they became friends. What started out as a platonic friendship ended being a romantic encounter, and the two athlete lovers found themselves falling for each other.
As the wind of fate blew harder, things got more serious and Galina got engaged by her beau on February 26, 2012. Two years after their engagement, they got married in 2014. It was a heartwarming wedding ceremony at Disney’s Castaway Cay in the Bahamas, with friends and family in attendance. The couple has three children together; a daughter and twin boys.
Other Facts You Need to Know
Galina Becker has her net worth estimated at $3 million, a figure credited to her fitness modeling career as well as other endeavors.
Their daughter, Joelle Anoa’i was born in 2008 when her parents were still struggling to smoothen their paths. Galina remained undeterred, combining motherhood with her career and continued her work as a fitness model.
Wanting to accommodate their already grown daughter, Galina and her husband made the decision to get married during a Disney cruise at Castaway Cay, an island in the Bahamas owned by The Walt Disney; and their daughter Jolle fondly called Jojo was actively involved.