With the tragic news of Bray Wyatt’s untimely passing, attention has turned to his surviving family members, including Wyatt’s former wife Samantha Rotunda, and girlfriend/fiance Jojo. Here is what we know about Bray Wyatt’s Relationship.
WWE superstar Bray Wyatt has passed away at the young age of 36
Wyatt, whose real name was Windham Rotunda, reportedly died after suffering a sudden heart attack. The news was broken on social media by WWE executive Triple H.
In a tweet, Triple H revealed that he received a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda, who is Bray Wyatt’s real life father, informing him of the tragic news. Triple H offered his condolences to Wyatt’s family and asked for privacy.
‘Just received a call from WWE Hall of Famer Mike Rotunda who informed us of the tragic news that our WWE family member for life Windham Rotunda – also known as Bray Wyatt – unexpectedly passed earlier today.
‘Our thoughts are with his family and we ask that everyone respect their privacy at this time.’Triple H Tweet
According to wrestling journalist Sean Ross Sapp, Wyatt had been battling health issues earlier this year after contracting COVID-19, which exacerbated existing heart problems. Though Wyatt was making positive progress in his recovery, he sadly suffered a fatal heart attack.
‘I was given permission to reveal that earlier this year Windham Rotunda (Bray Wyatt) got COVID that exacerbated a heart issues. There was a lot of positive progress towards a return and his recovery.
‘Unfortunately today he suffered a heart attack and passed away.’Wrestling reporter Sean Ross Sapp posted on X:
Bray Wyatt was a hugely popular WWE wrestler, known for his creepy personas and theatrical entrances. He was a former WWE Champion and multi-time tag team champion. Wyatt was prominently featured on WWE programming for over a decade after debuting in 2010.
Who is Bray Wyatt’s wife, Samantha Rotunda?
Samantha Rotunda was born in 1986 to parents Curt and Patricia Krieger. She grew up in Florida, where both of her parents served in the United States Coast Guard. According to Samantha, her parents continued serving fellow veterans and the government in different capacities after retiring from the Coast Guard.
Samantha has two siblings – a brother named Jordan Krieger and another brother named Wesley Krieger.
Professionally, Samantha Rotunda works as a realtor with Southern Belle Realty in Florida. She helps clients buy and sell properties in the region.
Bray Wyatt and Samantha Rotunda’s Relationship
Bray Wyatt and Samantha Rotunda first met as students at Troy University in Alabama, where Wyatt attended on a football scholarship.
The two fell in love during their time at Troy and eventually tied the knot in 2012. At the time, Wyatt had dropped out of college to pursue his burgeoning career in professional wrestling.
By all accounts, Wyatt and Rotunda appeared happily married initially. They welcomed their first daughter Kendyl in 2011, followed by a second daughter named Cadyn in 2013.
However, allegations of infidelity eventually doomed the relationship. According to divorce filings by Rotunda in 2017, Wyatt was unfaithful during their marriage with WWE ring announcer Jojo Offerman, who later became his fiancée.
Rotunda accused Wyatt of having an extramarital affair and walking out on her and their daughters.
Bray Wyatt’s and Samantha Rotunda Children
Bray Wyatt shared two children – both daughters – with his ex-wife Samantha Rotunda during their marriage from 2012 to 2017.
Their first daughter, Kendyl Rotunda, was born in 2011. She was followed by another daughter, Cadyn Rotunda, born in 2013. After Wyatt and Rotunda’s divorce, the girls lived primarily with their mother in Florida.
Rotunda has since remarried a man named Dan Pixley, who helps raise the girls along with Rotunda and Wyatt through a co-parenting arrangement.
According to Rotunda’s social media posts, Wyatt remained an active father to Cadyn and Kendyl despite the divorce. In June 2019, Rotunda posted a Father’s Day message thanking both Pixley and Wyatt for being wonderful fathers to their daughters.
“Happy Father’s Day (a day late) to all those dads who not only created life, but those who continue to create new memories. My girls are by far the luckiest, most loved and protected kiddos in this world. I’m so thankful for their daddy @thewindhamrotunda who blessed me with the two greatest treasures in my life and continues to help raise these beauties and to @danpix54 who stepped in to this crazy life, not knowing what to expect, and truly loves my girls as though they were his own; protecting and supporting them each and every day. I am truly so thankful for both of these men and because of our team effort, that we are working on each and every day, my girls are growing into amazing little woman (who will never ever date….ever, if these guys have any say). It’s not always easy, but it’s our life, and they are what matters! ).She wrote:
Wyatt and Rotunda made sure their daughters’ needs were met, including taking them to their first day of school in August 2019, as proudly shared by Rotunda online.
Happy First Day of School friends!!!!
In addition to Cadyn and Kendyl, Wyatt also shared two young children with his fiancée, WWE announcer Jojo Offerman.
Bray Wyatt and Samantha Rotunda’s Divorce Proceedings
In 2017, Bray Wyatt’s wife Samantha Rotunda filed for divorce from the WWE star after nearly 5 years of marriage.
According to court documents obtained by the Daily Mail, Rotunda accused Wyatt of cheating on her with WWE announcer Jojo Offerman. Though Offerman was not directly named, Rotunda’s lawyer claimed to have phone records proving Wyatt maintained “continuous contact” with her.
The divorce filings alleged that Wyatt had “walked out” on Rotunda and their two daughters back in March of that year when the separation occurred.
By early 2018, Rotunda publicly admonished Wyatt for failing to pay spousal and child support, instead allegedly spending extravagantly on Offerman. She accused Wyatt of blowing $11,000 on strippers and diamonds for Offerman during a 10-day spending spree.
Tabloids also reported Wyatt frequenting a Miami strip club and buying expensive gifts for Offerman while neglecting his support obligations.
Wyatt denied Rotunda’s claims and petitioned the court to bar her from making defamatory statements about him. According to insiders, Rotunda had not initially planned to cite adultery in the divorce but changed course after Wyatt disputed her version of events.
The heated divorce proceedings finally concluded by the end of 2017. Per court orders, Wyatt was compelled to pay spousal and child support to Rotunda, with whom he shared custody of their daughters.
Samantha Rotunda’s Divorce Settlement from Bray Wyatt, How Much Did Samantha Receive?
Initially after separating, Wyatt paid Rotunda a monthly sum of $6,000. However, Rotunda sought a significant increase in the payments, demanding $15,000 per month for spousal and child support during the initial court hearings.
The court ultimately ordered Wyatt to pay Rotunda a monthly total of $14,735. He was also compelled to pay a one-time amount of $50,000 to cover Rotunda’s legal fees incurred during the divorce.
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Wyatt strongly objected to the order and refused to pay more than the original $6,000 per month. But after a lengthy legal skirmish, he eventually acquiesced and agreed to pay $14,765 monthly in spousal and child support.
The finalized settlement brought an end to the contentious support payment dispute between the divorced couple.
Samantha Rotunda’s new Husband Dan Pixley
After her divorce from Bray Wyatt in 2017, Samantha Rotunda has happily moved on and remarried.
In March 2021, she wed her new husband Dan Pixley in Florida. Pixley works as a landscape laborer and runs a lawn care business called Grass Roots Lawn Care.
Rotunda and Pixley have a loving relationship. According to Rotunda’s social media, Pixley has also formed a close bond with her daughters from her previous marriage to Wyatt.
Rotunda has shared that Pixley happily accepted her children and treats them like his own. Photos of the family posted online show Pixley joining in special occasions and events with Rotunda and the girls. It’s clear he has been wholeheartedly welcomed into the family.
Who is Bray Wyatt’s soon-to-be wife JoJo Offerman?
After Wyatt separated from his first wife Samantha Rotunda in 2017. Offerman became Wyatt’s fiancée in April 2022 when she gleefully announced their engagement via Instagram.
Offerman posted a photo showing off her engagement ring with the caption,
“A million times YES! I love you Windham and I can’t wait to marry you…”
She and Wyatt had two children together – a son named Knash Sixx Rotunda born in 2018, and a daughter Hyrie Von Rotunda born in 2020.
Offerman, born Joseann Alexie Offerman in 1994, is the daughter of former professional baseball player Jose Offerman. She followed in her father’s footsteps into the world of professional sports entertainment. She also has a brother named David.
Offerman is best known for her work as a ring announcer and wrestler with WWE under the ring name “JoJo.” She first joined the organization in 2013 and was cast in the reality television series Total Divas that same year.
How many kids did they have?
Bray Wyatt and fiancée Jojo Offerman had two children together in addition to Wyatt’s two daughters with ex-wife Samantha Rotunda.
In May 2018, Offerman gave birth to her first child with Wyatt – a son named Knash Sixx Rotunda. Their daughter Hyrie Von Rotunda was born in May 2020.
As of 2022, Knash was 4 years old and Hyrie was 3 years old. Both children were very young when their father Wyatt suddenly passed away at age 36.
Offerman frequently shared loving posts about her children on social media. For Knash’s 4th birthday in May 2022, she posted a photo of him on Instagram with a touching message:
“Happy 4th Birthday to my handsome boy that made me a mommy. I thank God for giving me you. I love watching you be the most amazing, ever-so-sweet, loving, intelligent, and curious boy I know…”She said
She shared similar heartfelt words about daughter Hyrie on her 3rd birthday, praising her sweetness, humor, wisdom, and character.
“Happy 3rd Birthday to my beautiful Hyrie! You are so sweet, funny, wise, and full of so much character. I love watching you grow and be unapologetically you. Never change baby girl, I’m so proud of you.”
Photos shared by Offerman showed her and Wyatt enjoying quality family time with their children, whether on vacation at the beach or at home.