Thrown over by Cupid: WWE Champion Charlotte Flair found love when she least expected it

The American professional WWE wrestler says destiny had a role to play in finding love.

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Flair, daughter of legendary wrestler Ric Flair, just got engaged to wrestler Andrade Alma.
Striking and eloquent, Charlotte Flair has a magnetic personality. So it comes as a surprise to hear that her dating life used to leave a lot to be desired.

“How was it like meeting people? Impossible!” the American professional WWE wrestler (whose real name is Ashley Fliehr) laughs and tells ET Panache during a recent visit to Mumbai.

Before love struck
Flair, daughter of legendary wrestler Ric Flair, just got engaged to wrestler Andrade Almas (“I am very much still in that honeymoon phase and I don’t know if it will ever go away.”).


But earlier, her love life, or lack of, would leave her confused. Flair, who channels Maleficent before she gets in the ring, says, “Outside of work, I don’t feel like Charlotte Flair. I know on camera I have a very dominant persona. I would always be like ‘Why do men not approach me?’ My girlfriends would all have dates and I’m thinking ‘What? I don’t understand!’”

Arranged by destiny
Flair, 33, says it got to the point where she got cold and closed herself off to the idea of meeting new people. But then, destiny struck.

“People would tell me it would happen when I least expect it,” she says. “I met my guy on tour and well, he had to work very hard. I ended up falling in love with him. He understands the pressure and commitment to be gone weeks at a time — I think it would be hard to date someone outside the profession.”
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And she speaks from experience. “I met someone and he asked me what I do for a living and I said I was a wrestler. And he said: ‘Oh the girl who holds up the sign’ and I’m like nope, not what I do.”

The ideal date
Flair, who has won numerous wrestling titles and was included in Sports Illustrated’s list of 50 fittest female athletes in 2017, considers herself a hopeless romantic. For her, there’s nothing better than to stay at home and eat.

“The ideal date is when we have a few days at home. He’s Mexican and will go to the Mexican grocery store and cook me a lovely Latin dinner,” she says. “My favourite is homemade quesadillas, tostadas and his homemade guacamole.”

5 Hugh Grant Movies That Will Restore Your Faith In Romance
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Hugh Grant turns 58 today and has charmed women across the globe with his sensational looks and easy, flirtatious demeanour.

Grant was born on September 9, 1960 in London, England. The hit 1994 comedy, 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' earned Grant a Golden Globe Award and made him an international heartthrob.

The actor debuted in 'Privileged'. Much of his early work went unnoticed except for the performance as a sexually conflicted Edwardian in Ismail Merchant-James Ivory's 'Maurice', which won him a Best Actor award at the Venice Film Festival.

It wasn't until the release of the hit comedy 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' in 1994 that the handsome actor became internationally known. His charming performance as a fool in love earned Hugh Grant a Best Actor Golden Globe.

Here's a look at his performances as a charismatic hero and the king of romance:


Hugh Grant turns 58 today and has charmed women across the globe with his sensational looks and easy, flirtatious demeanour. Grant was born on September 9, 1960 in London, England. The hit 1994 comed..
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You just cannot dismiss the fresh pairing between resident charmer Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore.

The film focuses on the relationship that evolves between a former pop music idol and an aspiring writer as they struggle to compose a song for a reigning pop diva. Grant absolutely shines through his role as Alex Fletcher.

He allows a peak pf narcissism to peek through his easy flirtatiousness.

Watch the trailer here.

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Hugh Grant plays the role of an arrogant billionaire and who is naive too at the same time.

He stars opposite Sandra Bullock in the film who plays the role of a righteous lawyer.

The film opened at No. 2 at the U.S. Box office, raking in $ US 14,328,494 in its opening weekend.

Grant was absolutely charming and left women wanting for more.

Watch the trailer here.

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Hugh Grant essayed the role of Casanova Daniel Cleaver with elan.

And it turns out that a lot of Daniel Cleaver's cheeky-chappy lines came from actor Hugh Grant, who was seemingly free to basically do his own thing during filming.

Watch the trailer here.

Hugh Grant essayed the role of Casanova Daniel Cleaver with elan. And it turns out that a lot of Daniel Cleaver's cheeky-chappy lines came from actor Hugh Grant, who was seemingly free to basically d..
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A romantic film starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in leading roles, the film was set in Notting Hill, London.

The film won a BAFTA, was nominated in two other categories, and won other awards, including a British Comedy Award and a Brit Award for the soundtrack.

While working on the film together, Grant walked around the set complaining that Roberts' voice was significantly lower than his. What was striking was their on-screen chemistry and Grant's finesse at playing the awkward, divorced book store owner in London.

Watch the trailer here.

A romantic film starring Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts in leading roles, the film was set in Notting Hill, London. The film won a BAFTA, was nominated in two other categories, and won other awards, in..
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Hugh Grant is absolutely charming as Charles, the good-natured but socially awkward man living in London.

Did you know he wasn't the first choice to play the role of Charles? When auditioning for the role that would make him famous, Grant gave producers a tape of his best man wedding speech to his brother, where he kept making fun of the groom’s eye sty.

Grant claimed that he was very much unwanted. He was considered too handsome for the role.

Watch the trailer here.


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