WWE's Charlotte Flair and Andrade have exchanged their vows: Complete story here!
The ever-feisty Charlotte Flair, 36, who represents WWE in the wrestling world, is now a wife. The professional wrestler married her longtime fiance, Andrade El Idolo, 32, a native of Mexico, also a professional wrestler, on May 27, 2022, in a lavish ceremony at Hacienda Mi Ranchito in Torreon, Andrade's hometown.
Charlotte, 36, a 13-time champion, was walked down by her father, wrestling legend Rick Flair, in front of 160 guests. Flair shared a heartwarming clip of herself dancing with Rick. The father-daughter duo can be seen jazzing across to the tune of Bob Carlisle's Butterfly Kisses. Flair donned a gorgeous all-lace, jeweled gown by Galia Lahav and was supported by her eight bridesmaids, all dressed in champagne-colored gowns by Revelry.
The couple's lavish wedding took place in Andrade's hometown, with over 160 guests in attendance. Photo Source: Instagram
Flair, whose real name is Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr, explains her family and friends were the most important part of the couple's elaborate wedding. "That is why we picked Manny's hometown because he has such a big family," Charlotte says, adding, "To me, it was just making sure everyone that was important to us could be here." Flair's now-husband, Andrade, whose real name is Manuel Alfonso Andrade Oropeza, had his eight uncles as his groomsmen.
Flair and Andrade's wedding was culturally incorporated, from food to music. The WWE wrestler says, "Our first dance was half of an American song and half Spanish, so guests could enjoy." The duo made sure their guests felt welcomed by serving both American and Mexican food like enchiladas and empanadas, among many others. The newly wedded are now headed to their romantic honeymoon in Costa Rica.
Flair and Andrade announced their engagement within a year of dating in January 2020. Source: Wrestle Rumors
Flair and Andrade started dating in February 2019. The wrestler couple announced their engagement nearly a year later, in January 2020. "Before I met him, I did not know anything except my job," Flair shared with People. The smitten wrestler adds, "When I met him, he opened my eyes to travel and life and love and a different culture. And I was so strict with my job and did not know how to enjoy both life and work at the same time. And he opened me up to that."
This is Charlotte's third wedding; before Andrade, the 13-time champion was married to English wrestler Thom Latimer from 2013 to 2015. Flair's first husband was Riki Paul Johnson, with whom she was married from 2010 to 2013. In her biography, Second Nature, the WWE queen claimed she left Riki after suffering years of domestic abuse.