Rhea Ripley on Buddy Matthews relationship: online negativity could have destroyed it

Rhea Ripley, the current WWE Women’s World Champion, has recently started to receive controversial comments about her real-life partner, Buddy Matthews. Matthews, known as Buddy Murphy in WWE, left the promotion and joined AEW last year.

Both got engaged last year, and their relationship has been the target of online trolls since her transformation as ‘The Mami’ of The Judgement Day. Ripley has addressed their relationship numerous times, and recently, she went against the haters spreading false rumors about them.

Rhea Ripley opens up about online toxicity received by Buddy Matthews

Yesterday, Rhea Ripley posted a tweet from her official account, where she shared a picture of her and Buddy with their family on Halloween, celebrating their anniversary. She also wrote a caption that called out the people who spread the fake news and told them to enjoy their 15 minutes of fame.

Ripley said, “People bring real life into wrestling storyline. That’s when I’m like, you cannot mix up both.  I know that my partner Buddy Murphy getting slack, every time I post something with Dominik Mysterio, he gets tagged in it. That’s crossing a line. Did that put a smile on your face posting like that. I don’t see any point in that. It has crossed lined and the trash talking has been over and they are personally attacking the person”

Rhea said that fans started to spread fake news about her cheating on Buddy with her on screen partner, Dominik Mysterio. She said that the fans need to separate real life from the wrestling storyline and that they should respect their privacy. She also praised Buddy for his success in AEW and said that she is very proud of him.

Rhea Ripley’s relationship timeline with Buddy Matthews

Rhea Ripley and Buddy Matthews are one of the most popular and adorable couples in the wrestling industry. They have a lot of fans who admire their relationship and wish them the best. Ripley and Matthews made their relationship public in May 2022, when they posted a picture of themselves together for the first time on Instagram.

Ripley and Matthews announced their engagement in October 2023, after dating for a year. They first met each other in NXT and worked together for several years under the NXT roster. Ripley debuted in WWE in 2017 and quickly rose to prominence as one of the top female stars in the company. Matthews joined WWE in 2013 and competed under the ring name Buddy Murphy.

Rhea Ripley and Buddy Mathews
via WWE

Matthews had a successful run in NXT, where he won the NXT Tag Team Championship with Wesley Blake.They often post cute pictures and videos of themselves on Instagram and Twitter, and call each other by their nicknames, such as “Mami” and “Papi.”


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