Meet Australia’s WWE superstar Billie Kay who is taking over the wrestling world


Meet Australia’s WWE superstar Billie Kay who is taking over the wrestling world – as she reveals her connection to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

She’s the Australian wrestling superstar who made history last year when she was crowned the WWE Women’s Tag Team champion with Peyton Royce.

And on Tuesday, Billie Kay spoke candidly about her journey to stardom.

The 31-year-old sports entertainer told Nine she was proud to have accomplished her ambitious ‘five-year plan’ ahead of schedule.

Meet Australia’s hot WWE superstar Billie Kay, 31, (left) who is taking over the wrestling world with her best friend Peyton Royce (right)

‘It was overwhelming but in the best way. I felt so accomplished it was great,’ she said.

In January, Billie announced all the things she hope to achieve over the next five years – but it turns out she didn’t need that long to accomplish her goals.

Her list included making her debut on WWE shows Raw and Smackdown, winning a WWE championship, and releasing her own T-shirt range.

Career high: Speaking to WWOS, Billie said she was proud to have been able to accomplished her 'five year' to do list quicker than she ever imagined, which included meeting Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

Career high: Speaking to WWOS, Billie said she was proud to have been able to accomplished her ‘five year’ to do list quicker than she ever imagined, which included meeting Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson

To her surprise, she was even to accomplish her goal of being made into an action figure.

The icing on the cake was getting to meet her childhood hero, WWE legend-turned-Hollywood actor Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. 

Speaking about their unlikely friendship, Billie said: ‘We are friends, we’re mates.’ 

Mates: 'I'm fortunate enough to have him in my life as a friend which is absolutely absurd and very surreal, but hey I'll take it,' she said about her unlikely friendship with the wrestling icon

Mates: ‘I’m fortunate enough to have him in my life as a friend which is absolutely absurd and very surreal, but hey I’ll take it,’ she said about her unlikely friendship with the wrestling icon

Billie added: ‘I’m fortunate enough to have him in my life as a friend which is absolutely absurd and very surreal, but hey I’ll take it.’

‘I was shaking, I couldn’t sit still, I was pacing. As soon as we made eye contact, I started crying. We hugged, it was amazing,’ she recalled of their first meeting. 

It’s been a busy few years for Kay, who made wrestling history in April last year alongside her school friend Peyton Royce when the pair became the first female Australian tag team to reach to top of WWE. 

Making history: It's been a busy few years for Kay, who made wrestling history back in April last year alongside her school friend Peyton Royce as the pair became the first female Australians to win a title at the top level of WWE

Making history: It’s been a busy few years for Kay, who made wrestling history back in April last year alongside her school friend Peyton Royce as the pair became the first female Australians to win a title at the top level of WWE

The Aussie duo, known as The IIconics, were crowned the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions at WrestleMania.

This is still the highest accolade ever earned by an Australian in the largest pro wrestling promotion in the world. 

The event, which is held annually, is the biggest event on the wrestling calendar and considered the pinnacle of the sport.

At the top: The duo, known as The IIconics, were crowned the WWE Women's Tag Team Champions at WrestleMania - becoming the first Australians to win a title in the largest wrestling promotion in the world

At the top: The duo, known as The IIconics, were crowned the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions at WrestleMania – becoming the first Australians to win a title in the largest wrestling promotion in the world

Nikki and Brie Bella reveal mom Kathy had successful surgery after asking Bella Army for prayers


Nikki and Brie Bella recently took to Instagram to ask for prayers for their mother Kathy amid a medical emergency.

The WWE Divas Champions revealed Tuesday that their mom was undergoing brain surgery for ‘what you can compare to a tumor.’

They took to their Instagram Stories hours later with good news for their Bella Army, as they announced that Kathy had a successful surgery and is currently in recovery.

In recovery: Nikki and Brie Bella took to their Instagram Stories Tuesday with good news for their Bella Army, as they announced that mom Kathy had a successful brain surgery and is currently in recovery

Brain surgery: The WWE Divas Champions previously revealed that their mom was undergoing brain surgery for 'what you can compare to a tumor'

Brain surgery: The WWE Divas Champions previously revealed that their mom was undergoing brain surgery for ‘what you can compare to a tumor’

The 36-year-old twins appeared on Brie’s story, as she said: ‘Hey everyone. So, we know you guys have all been saying prayers and been thinking about Mama Bella. So, we wanted to update you all that she just got out of surgery, and she’s in recovery.

‘The surgery was successful, and now, she’s able to start her journey of recovery. So, thank you all for all the text messages, DMS, all the comments, everything. You have no idea how much that means to her.’ 

Nikki also updated her followers: ‘It took a lot longer than expected, but it’s because the doctors really wanted to make sure that everything was taken out, because if we didn’t catch this, it actually could have been fatal.

‘So grateful to God and her angels that we ended up finding this, that we had amazing surgeons and that she had a very successful surgery. Now, my mom’s on the road to recovery.

Good news: The 36-year-old twins appeared on Brie's story, as she said: 'So, we wanted to update you all that she just got out of surgery, and she's in recovery'

Good news: The 36-year-old twins appeared on Brie’s story, as she said: ‘So, we wanted to update you all that she just got out of surgery, and she’s in recovery’

Very successful: She added: 'The surgery was successful, and now, she's able to start her journey of recovery. So, thank you all for all the text messages, DMS, all the comments, everything. You have no idea how much that means to her'

Very successful: She added: ‘The surgery was successful, and now, she’s able to start her journey of recovery. So, thank you all for all the text messages, DMS, all the comments, everything. You have no idea how much that means to her’

Near fatal: Nikki also updated her followers: 'It took a lot longer than expected, but it's because the doctors really wanted to make sure that everything was taken out, because if we didn't catch this, it actually could have been fatal'

Near fatal: Nikki also updated her followers: ‘It took a lot longer than expected, but it’s because the doctors really wanted to make sure that everything was taken out, because if we didn’t catch this, it actually could have been fatal’

‘Thank you all so much for your prayers, your love, sending light. It truly helped our Gigi and Gato today… you all are our rocks, and we are grateful for all you Bella Army.’

They posted some photos of the 55-year-old earlier in the day, as they asked their fans for prayers.

Nikki wrote in part: ‘Our Mama Bella, our Gigi, our Gato is about to head into brain surgery. I ask for so many prayers, so much light and love sent her way.

‘Sadly they found what you can compare to a tumor on her brain stem that has been paralyzing her face. I have faith that the amazing doctors will do an incredible job and our Gigi will be on the road to recovery starting late today.’

Brie also shared: ‘Today my mom goes in for brain surgery. They realized she doesn’t have Bells Palsey but a mass on her brain stem…..couldn’t sleep because I was praying all night. She’s a strong one and I know all her angels will be with her.’

Mama's girls: They posted some photos of the 55-year-old earlier in the day, as they asked their fans for prayers

Mama’s girls: They posted some photos of the 55-year-old earlier in the day, as they asked their fans for prayers

Face paralysis: Nikki revealed: 'Sadly they found what you can compare to a tumor on her brain stem that has been paralyzing her face'

Face paralysis: Nikki revealed: ‘Sadly they found what you can compare to a tumor on her brain stem that has been paralyzing her face’

The Total Bellas stars are currently going through ‘twin pregnancies’ as Nikki is 35 weeks along, and Brie is 36 weeks.

Nikki is expecting a boy with fiancé Artem Chigvintsev, 38, whom she began dating last January after they were partnered on season 25 on Dancing with the Stars.

Brie hasn’t revealed her baby’s gender, but she also shares daughter Birdie Joe, three, with husband and fellow WWE pro Daniel Bryan, 39, whom she married in 2014. 

Nikki recently said on The Bellas Podcast of being pregnant amid COVID-19: ‘I don’t get to do all the things that you’re really excited for as a first-time mom…But I’m grateful that I’m healthy and I have a healthy baby boy in my tummy.’ 

Twin pregnancies: The Total Bellas stars are currently going through 'twin pregnancies' as Nikki is 35 weeks along, and Brie is 36 weeks

Twin pregnancies: The Total Bellas stars are currently going through ‘twin pregnancies’ as Nikki is 35 weeks along, and Brie is 36 weeks

Nikki Bella flaunts baby bump in lingerie as she prepares to welcome baby boy in less than six weeks


Nikki Bella flaunts her baby bump in sexy lingerie as she prepares to welcome baby boy with Artem Chigvintsev in less than six weeks

Nikki Bella has been spending her quarantine with fiancé Artem Chigvintsev, as they prepare to welcome their first child.

The two-time WWE Divas Champion has been documenting her pregnancy on social media, and her due date is almost upon us.

She flaunted her baby bump Saturday in sexy lingerie as she took to Instagram with an update, revealing that she’s ‘a little under 6 weeks out.’

Baby bump: Nikki Bella flaunted her baby bump Saturday in sexy lingerie as she took to Instagram with an update, revealing that she’s ‘a little under 6 weeks out’

The 36-year-old dazzled in a champagne bra and underwear set, which she paired with a matching satin kimono.

She wrote: ‘First I am totally going to get a text from my Mom in like 10 mins telling me my cover picture is too much lol and then saying how cute my belly is. Love you Mom!’ 

Nikki continued: ‘My baby boy is getting so BIG! We are a little under 6 weeks out!! Can’t believe we get to meet our little boy soon! We can’t wait!!! I’m already SO in love!!!’

She also shared a video update, telling her 9.3million followers: ‘Hey everyone, just giving you a little tummy update. Look at how big my boy’s getting! How crazy, right? Look at that, he is growing! I love it.

Hot mom: The 36-year-old dazzled in a champagne bra and underwear set, which she paired with a matching satin kimono

Hot mom: The 36-year-old dazzled in a champagne bra and underwear set, which she paired with a matching satin kimono

Six more weeks: She wrote: 'My baby boy is getting so BIG! We are a little under 6 weeks out!! Can’t believe we get to meet our little boy soon! We can’t wait!!! I’m already SO in love!!!'

Six more weeks: She wrote: ‘My baby boy is getting so BIG! We are a little under 6 weeks out!! Can’t believe we get to meet our little boy soon! We can’t wait!!! I’m already SO in love!!!’

Nap time: She also shared a video update, telling her 9.3million followers: 'He's been very, very active, especially at night. But just so much throughout the day, I love it. He's sleeping right now though'

Nap time: She also shared a video update, telling her 9.3million followers: ‘He’s been very, very active, especially at night. But just so much throughout the day, I love it. He’s sleeping right now though’

Father-to-be: The Total Bellas star also took to her story with video of Artem, 38, hard at work in the kitchen, making meatballs

Father-to-be: The Total Bellas star also took to her story with video of Artem, 38, hard at work in the kitchen, making meatballs

‘He’s been very, very active, especially at night. But just so much throughout the day, I love it. He’s sleeping right now though.’

The Total Bellas star also took to her story with video of Artem, 38, hard at work in the kitchen, making meatballs.

‘Decided to cook some giant balls for you,’ the Russian dancer joked, as Nikki responded, ‘I love giant balls.’ 

She’s been enjoying a ‘twin pregnancy’ with her twin sister Brie, 36, who’s expecting her second child with husband Daniel Bryan, 39, with whom she shares daughter Birdie Joe, three. 

Nikki recently said on The Bellas Podcast of being pregnant amid COVID-19: ‘I don’t get to do all the things that you’re really excited for as a first-time mom…But I’m grateful that I’m healthy and I have a healthy baby boy in my tummy.’ 

Twin pregnancies: She's been enjoying a 'twin pregnancy' with her twin sister Brie, 36, who's expecting her second child with husband Daniel Bryan, 39, with whom she shares daughter Birdie Joe, three

Twin pregnancies: She’s been enjoying a ‘twin pregnancy’ with her twin sister Brie, 36, who’s expecting her second child with husband Daniel Bryan, 39, with whom she shares daughter Birdie Joe, three

Nikki Bella gushes over fiance Artem Chigvintsev in sweet birthday post


They recently revealed they were expecting a baby boy later this year. 

And Nikki Bella used Artem Chigvintsev’s 38th birthday on Friday to gush over her fiance as they prepare to become parents for the first time. 

Sharing a selection of photos together, to Instagram, the former WWE star said ‘You are such a bright light in my life.’

Bella gushed: And Nikki Bella used Artem Chigvintsev’s 38th birthday on Friday to gush over her fiance as they prepare to become parents for the first time 

For the pro-dancer’s birthday they took a a sightseeing trip to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, which is one of the seven wonders of the world. 

‘Happy Birthday My Click!’ Bella gushed.

‘@theartemc,’ she continued. ‘Thank you God for him! Excited for many more birthdays, journeys, travels, and experiences together… and with our baby boy.’ 

Nikki and Artem have been together since January 2019 and announced their engagement a year later before revealing they were expecting just weeks later.

Happy couple: Nikki and Artem have been together since January 2019 and announced their engagement a year later before revealing they were expecting just weeks later

Happy couple: Nikki and Artem have been together since January 2019 and announced their engagement a year later before revealing they were expecting just weeks later 

Friday marked Artem's 38th birthday, and the couple made a sightseeing trip to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona, which is one of the seven wonders of the world

'Starting the birthday adventures. Cheers to the birtday boy! Downtown flag where are we going next?'

‘Cheers to the birthday boy!’ Friday marked Artem’s 38th birthday, and the couple made a sightseeing trip to Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona

Nikki, who is about 32 weeks pregnant, shared videos walking around town streets with Artem on his birthday, enjoying strawberry lemonade. 

‘My birthday boy,’ she captioned the video as they knocked their cups together in celebration.  

It seemed by Saturday the couple was back home in Los Angeles as she shared bikini clad videos and pictures in her backyard pool. 

While promoting a new product from her haircare line, she soaked her hair with a dip in the pool before demoing the sea salt spray. 

Bumpin: Nikki, who is about 32 weeks pregnant, shared videos walking around town streets with Artem on his birthday, enjoying strawberry lemonade

Bumpin: Nikki, who is about 32 weeks pregnant, shared videos walking around town streets with Artem on his birthday, enjoying strawberry lemonade 

Back home: It seemed by Saturday the couple was back home in Los Angeles

Dip: She shared bikini clad videos and pictures in her backyard pool

Back home: It seemed by Saturday the couple was back home in Los Angeles as she shared bikini clad videos and pictures in her backyard pool

Nikki has been keeping fans on social media updated on her pregnancy and earlier this week took to social media to showcase her large and growing bump for adoring fans. 

The Total Bellas reality star walked around her backyard to show her 9.3 million followers her growing vegetable garden while teasing the gender of her unborn child.   

‘Almost 32 weeks.I’m so in love! BTW I’m totally going to share with you the smiling ultrasound I talked about later this week.’  

Last month, Nikki opened up about suffering from ‘extreme swelling’ during her third trimester in her feet, hands and whole body. 

Demo: While promoting a new product from her haircare line, she soaked her hair with a dip in the pool before demoing the sea salt spray

Demo: While promoting a new product from her haircare line, she soaked her hair with a dip in the pool before demoing the sea salt spray 

Waiting for results: She wrapped her hair in a towel and promised to show fans the dry results of the sea salt spray

Waiting for results: She wrapped her hair in a towel and promised to show fans the dry results of the sea salt spray

Third trimester: Nikki has been keeping fans on social media updated on her pregnancy and earlier this week took to social media to showcase her large and growing bump for adoring fans

Third trimester: Nikki has been keeping fans on social media updated on her pregnancy and earlier this week took to social media to showcase her large and growing bump for adoring fans 

‘I mean, my face even. I couldn’t even believe my nose, but like obviously I love the lips swelling, that looks nice, but oh my goodness, my cheeks, everywhere,’ she said on an Instagram Story.

Nikki has also revealed that her pregnancy was a surprise to herself and Artem, whom she got engaged to at the beginning of the year.

On a recent episode of Total Bellas, it emerged that before she got pregnant she visited a doctor who urged her to have her eggs frozen.

Nikki said in a confessional: ‘Even though I don’t mentally feel like I’m in the right place right now, I want to be a mom one day, I really do.’

Artem said on a recent episode of the twins’ Bellas Podcast that he would prefer that Nikki had a girl and would be ‘more nervous’ raising a son.

Twin pregnancy: The beauty has continued to document her first pregnancy with fans online. Coincidentally, she's just a week and a bit apart from her twin sister, Brie Bella

Twin pregnancy: The beauty has continued to document her first pregnancy with fans online. Coincidentally, she’s just a week and a bit apart from her twin sister, Brie Bella



John Cena drops hint he is behind whopping $40,000 donation to Shad Gaspard’s GoFundMe page


John Cena drops hint he is behind whopping $40,000 donation to Shad Gaspard GoFundMe page after WWE star tragically drowned

  • The professional wrestler left the message ‘CTC RIP’ on the  crowdfunding platform, an acronym for their short-lived wrestling tag team in 2008
  • Cena paid tribute to Gaspard with a throwback picture on Instagram
  • Gaspard, 39, drowned on May 17 after he and his 10-year-old son Aryeh were swept out to sea during a family outing to Venice Beach, California

John Cena appears to be the person behind a generous donation to Shad Gaspard’s family on GoFundMe.

Eagle-eyed fans connected the short-lived wrestling tag teammates, after the actor paid tribute to the late WWE star with a picture of them vandalizing John Bradshaw Layfield’s limo from 2008 on Instagram. 

Just like the ‘CTC’ acronym spray-painted across the vehicle on Cena’s last post, an anonymous donor wrote the message: ‘CTC RIP.’   

Subtle hint: John Cena appears to have made a generous donation to Shad Gaspard’s family on GoFundMe, four days after the wrestler’s body was found on a Southern California beach

CTC, which stands for Cryme Tyme Cenation, was a former WWE faction, compromised of Cena, Jayson Anthony Paul and Shad. 

Gaspard drowned last week after he was swept out to sea in a rip tide during a family day out to Venice Beach.

In his final moments, Gaspard acted heroically to save his 10-year-old son Aryeh’s life. 

Generous: Eagle-eyed fans connected the short-lived wrestling tag teammates, after an anonymous donor left the note 'CTC RIP' on  Shad Gaspard's GoFundMe page

Generous: Eagle-eyed fans connected the short-lived wrestling tag teammates, after an anonymous donor left the note ‘CTC RIP’ on  Shad Gaspard’s GoFundMe page

An eyewitness exclusively told DailyMail.com on Friday, ‘His main concern was the safety of his son. He did everything he could to protect his boy.’ 

Aryeh was about ’25-35 yards out when the lifeguard rescued him,’ Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services revealed in a exclusive interview.

But, by the time the lifeguard went back out to rescue Shad, the rip current had pulled him out an additional 50-65 yards, making him almost 100 yards off shore.

Throwback: Just like the 'CTC' acronym spray-painted in the vehicle on Cena's last post, an anonymous donor wrote the message: 'CTC RIP'

Throwback: Just like the ‘CTC’ acronym spray-painted in the vehicle on Cena’s last post, an anonymous donor wrote the message: ‘CTC RIP’

‘This all happened in just a moment’s notice,’ Haskett said.

Early Wednesday morning, the father-of-one’s body washed up on the shore – three days after the wrestler went for a swim with his son in Venice Beach, California.

His widow, 35, took to Instagram on Thursday, describing Shad as a ‘real life superhero’ and ‘a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many’. 

In WWE star Shad Gaspard's final moment, he threw his 10-year-old son Aryeh to a lifeguard to be rescued after the two were swept out to sea in a rip current at Venice Beach on Sunday, an eyewitness told DailyMail.com

In WWE star Shad Gaspard’s final moment, he threw his 10-year-old son Aryeh to a lifeguard to be rescued after the two were swept out to sea in a rip current at Venice Beach on Sunday, an eyewitness told DailyMail.com 

Haskett explained a rip current can come within seconds, and the most important thing to do is to remain calm. 

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said Gaspard was found on the surfline at 2600 Ocean Walk – one mile north from where he was believed to have drowned on Sunday.

His body was identified and transported to the LA County Coroner’s office, Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services said.

Early Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old's body washed up on the shore - three days after the wrestler went for a relaxed beach day with his wife Siliana and son. His widow, 35, took to Instagram Thursday, describing Shad as a 'real life superhero' and 'a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many'

Early Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old’s body washed up on the shore – three days after the wrestler went for a relaxed beach day with his wife Siliana and son. His widow, 35, took to Instagram Thursday, describing Shad as a ‘real life superhero’ and ‘a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many’

Shad Gaspard’s heartbroken wife pays tribute to WWE star in beach memorial


Shad Gaspard’s heartbroken wife led tributes to the WWE star in a beach memorial, days after he died saving their 10-year-old son when they were both swept out to sea in a rip current at Venice Beach. 

Shad’s widow Siliana – who had been married to Shad since 2009 – was seen joining friends, family, fans and loved ones on the LA beach where the hero dad lost his life earlier this week, in pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.  

Gaspard, 39, drowned after he and his 10-year-old son Aryeh were swept out to sea Sunday during what was supposed to be a relaxing family day at the beach. 

His body washed up on the shore three days later early Wednesday morning. 

Shad’s widow Siliana (pictured) was seen joining friends, family, fans and loved ones on the LA beach Friday night where the hero dad lost his life earlier this week

Siliana hugs a mourner while a man stands by her carrying a cardboard box and wearing a face mask

Siliana hugs a mourner while a man stands by her carrying a cardboard box and wearing a face mask 

Friends, family, fans and loved ones gathered on the LA beach where the hero dad lost his life earlier this week, in pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com

Friends, family, fans and loved ones gathered on the LA beach where the hero dad lost his life earlier this week, in pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com

Gaspard's father Ben Gaspard is also seen being led to the vigil held at Venice Beach by a fellow mourner

Gaspard’s father Ben Gaspard is also seen being led to the vigil held at Venice Beach by a fellow mourner

The wrestler had saved his son, throwing Aryeh to the lifeguard to be rescued after the two got into trouble in the water, an eyewitness exclusively told DailyMail.com Friday. 

Shad’s devastated family gathered for a memorial on the beach Friday night as the sun set over the sand. 

Siliana, 35, held back tears as she was pictured being hugged by mourners paying their respects to her late husband. 

The heartbroken widow was seen wearing a leopard print coat, black leggings and black heeled trainers. 

Their son Aryeh was not pictured at the memorial. 

Siliana, 35, held back tears as she was pictured being hugged by mourners paying their respects to her late husband

Siliana, 35, held back tears as she was pictured being hugged by mourners paying their respects to her late husband

The heartbroken widow was seen wearing a leopard print coat, black leggings and black heeled trainers. Their son Aryeh was not pictured at the memorial

The heartbroken widow was seen wearing a leopard print coat, black leggings and black heeled trainers. Their son Aryeh was not pictured at the memorial 

A flower wreath spells out the wrestler's name in the sand as the sun set Friday night

A flower wreath spells out the wrestler’s name in the sand as the sun set Friday night 

People gathered to pay tribute to the WWE star who tragically died this week during what was supposed to be a relaxing family day out at the beach

People gathered to pay tribute to the WWE star who tragically died this week during what was supposed to be a relaxing family day out at the beach 

A man wearing a face mask was stood by Siliana’s side carrying a cardboard box. 

Shad’s distraught father Ben was also seen on the beach, holding hands with a fellow mourner who led him to the vigil for his 39-year-old son.  

Candles were lit and placed in the sand next to flower wreaths spelling his name and photos of the WWE star celebrating his life. 

Fifteen photos were placed along the beach from Venice Pier to the spot midway towards the lifeguard post where his body was found

Fifteen photos were placed along the beach from Venice Pier to the spot midway towards the lifeguard post where his body was found

Mourners comforted Shad's devastated widow who tragically lost her husband at the beach on Sunday

Mourners comforted Shad’s devastated widow who tragically lost her husband at the beach on Sunday

One of the photos showed the family man with wife Siliana and son Aryeh who Shad helped save in the tragic accident

One of the photos showed the family man with wife Siliana and son Aryeh who Shad helped save in the tragic accident

Gaspard, 39, drowned after he and his 10-year-old son Aryeh were swept out to sea Sunday during what was supposed to be a relaxing family day at the beach

Gaspard, 39, drowned after he and his 10-year-old son Aryeh were swept out to sea Sunday during what was supposed to be a relaxing family day at the beach

Shad's family gathered for a memorial on the beach Friday night as the sun set over the sand

Shad’s family gathered for a memorial on the beach Friday night as the sun set over the sand

Fifteen photos were placed along the beach from Venice Pier to the spot midway towards the lifeguard post where his body was found. 

One of the photos showed the family man with both wife Siliana and son Aryeh on his shoulders as they all smiled happily at the camera. 

In another photo, the proud father is seen kissing son Aryeh – now 10 years old – on the head as a baby.

As the sun set on Venice Beach mourners remembered the WWE star who bravely risked his life to save his son

As the sun set on Venice Beach mourners remembered the WWE star who bravely risked his life to save his son

One photo shows the proud father kissing son Aryeh - now 10 years old - on the head as a baby

One photo shows the proud father kissing son Aryeh – now 10 years old – on the head as a baby

Siliana is pictured at the memorial. The couple's son Aryeh was not pictured at the vigil Friday night

Siliana is pictured at the memorial. The couple’s son Aryeh was not pictured at the vigil Friday night

Hope vanished when Shad's body washed up on the shore early Wednesday morning

Hope vanished when Shad’s body washed up on the shore early Wednesday morning

Siliana holds back tears as she leads the vigil to her late husband who died during a trip out to the beach

Siliana holds back tears as she leads the vigil to her late husband who died during a trip out to the beach

Other photos showed him in his wrestling poses from his time working for WWE and promo pictures from his new career as an actor. 

Shad and Aryeh got into difficulty in the sea last Sunday during a visit to the beach with Siliana.

A lifeguard managed to pull the young boy to safety but was unable to rescue Shad. 

Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview Friday that the father died saving his son. 

Fifteen photos were placed along the beach from Venice Pier to the spot midway towards the lifeguard post where his body was found

Fifteen photos were placed along the beach from Venice Pier to the spot midway towards the lifeguard post where his body was found 

Some photos showed the star in his wrestling poses from his time working for WWE and promo pictures from his new career as an actor

Some photos showed the star in his wrestling poses from his time working for WWE and promo pictures from his new career as an actor

Shad's father Ben pictured at the vigil for his 39-year-old son, whose body washed up on the shore Wednesday

Shad’s father Ben pictured at the vigil for his 39-year-old son, whose body washed up on the shore Wednesday 

Multiple lifeguards tried to find the pro wrestler Sunday but were unable to save him and he drowned

Multiple lifeguards tried to find the pro wrestler Sunday but were unable to save him and he drowned

The Gaspard family are pictured in the photo set out on Venice Beach. Gaspard was best known as a member of the wrestling team Cryme Tyme with fellow WWE star JTG

The Gaspard family are pictured in the photo set out on Venice Beach. Gaspard was best known as a member of the wrestling team Cryme Tyme with fellow WWE star JTG

Since leaving the wrestling world in 2010, Gaspard pursued an acting career starring in several movies including Think Like A Man Too and the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy, Get Hard

Since leaving the wrestling world in 2010, Gaspard pursued an acting career starring in several movies including Think Like A Man Too and the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy, Get Hard

‘His main concern was the safety of his son. He did everything he could to protect his boy,’ he said.

Aryeh was about ’25-35 yards out when the lifeguard rescued him’ and Shad threw the boy to the lifeguard to save. 

When the lifeguard went back out to rescue Shad, the rip current had pulled him out an additional 50-65 yards, making him almost 100 yards off shore.

‘This all happened in just a moment’s notice,’ Haskett said. 

Hope vanished when Shad’s body washed up on the shore Wednesday. 

Siliana is pictured at the memorial Friday night, one day after she posted a moving tribute on social media to her husband

Siliana is pictured at the memorial Friday night, one day after she posted a moving tribute on social media to her husband 

The memorial was held on the same beach where the tragic accident unfolded Sunday when Shad and Aryeh were dragged out to sea

The memorial was held on the same beach where the tragic accident unfolded Sunday when Shad and Aryeh were dragged out to sea

Siliana (pictured at the vigil) was also on the beach at the time of the incident Sunday

Siliana (pictured at the vigil) was also on the beach at the time of the incident Sunday 

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said Gaspard was found on the surfline at 2600 Ocean Walk – one mile north from where he was believed to have drowned on Sunday.   

His body was identified and transported to the LA County Coroner’s office, Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services said.  

His widow paid tribute to her husband in a heartbreaking Instagram post Thursday, describing Shad as a ‘real life superhero’ and ‘a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many’.   

‘Aryeh, myself and the Gaspard and Chittick families would like to take this time to thank everyone for their prayers and support, as we mourn the terrible loss of our beloved Shad,’ she wrote. 

She continued: ‘Shad was our whole world and we were his. There are not enough words to describe what he means to all of us. He was our heart, our soul, our protector, our warrior. 

Photos of Gaspard adorn the sand of Venice Beach in memory of the WWE star and father-of-one

Photos of Gaspard adorn the sand of Venice Beach in memory of the WWE star and father-of-one 

People gathered to look at the 15 photos commemorating the father-of-one, actor and wrestler's life

People gathered to look at the 15 photos commemorating the father-of-one, actor and wrestler’s life 

Mourners hug and comfort each other at Friday's vigil. Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview Friday that the father died saving his son

Mourners hug and comfort each other at Friday’s vigil. Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview Friday that the father died saving his son

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Gaspard was found on the surfline at 2600 Ocean Walk - one mile north from where he was believed to have drowned on Sunday

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said Gaspard was found on the surfline at 2600 Ocean Walk – one mile north from where he was believed to have drowned on Sunday

‘He was a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many through his joyous and gracious nature.

‘The outpouring of love from Shad’s friends, colleagues and fans has meant more to us than you can even imagine.’

She also made sure to thank ‘the lifeguards, coast guard, divers, fire and police departments’ who spent days searching for Shad before his body washed up on the shore. 

Siliana signed off her heartbreaking post by speaking directly to her late beau. 

‘I love you more, my love,’ she wrote. 

The couple frequently shared loving photos to social media together, and doted on their only son, Aryeh, who was born in 2010. 

In WWE star Shad Gaspard's final moment, he threw his 10-year-old son Aryeh to a lifeguard to be rescued after the two were swept out to sea in a rip current at Venice Beach on Sunday, an eyewitness told DailyMail.com

In WWE star Shad Gaspard’s final moment, he threw his 10-year-old son Aryeh to a lifeguard to be rescued after the two were swept out to sea in a rip current at Venice Beach on Sunday, an eyewitness told DailyMail.com 

Early Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old's body washed up on the shore - three days after the wrestler went for a relaxed beach day with his wife Siliana and son. His widow, 35, took to Instagram Thursday, describing Shad as a 'real life superhero' and 'a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many'

Early Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old’s body washed up on the shore – three days after the wrestler went for a relaxed beach day with his wife Siliana and son. His widow, 35, took to Instagram Thursday, describing Shad as a ‘real life superhero’ and ‘a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many’

An eyewitness said: 'His main concern was the safety of his son. He did everything he could to protect his boy.' Aryeh was about '25-35 yards out when the lifeguard rescued him,' Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview

An eyewitness said: ‘His main concern was the safety of his son. He did everything he could to protect his boy.’ Aryeh was about ’25-35 yards out when the lifeguard rescued him,’ Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview

Siliana was seen with other devastated family members at Venice Beach on Wednesday, hours after Shad’s body washed up on the shore.  

On Tuesday, as Shad remained missing, Siliana issued a statement on Instagram on Tuesday thanking authorities for their efforts, while holding on to hope for her husband’s safe return. 

‘We would like to express our gratitude to the first responders who rescued Aryeh and to the lifeguards, coast guard, divers, fire and police departments for their continued efforts to help find our beloved Shad,’ the statement said.

‘Shad is a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul. We are hoping and praying for his safe return. As a family we thank you all for your concern and well wishes. Please continue to keep sending your positivity and prayers to our beloved Shad.’ 

Siliana Gaspard, 35, took to Instagram Thursday, describing late husband Shad as a 'real life superhero' and 'a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many'

Siliana Gaspard, 35, took to Instagram Thursday, describing late husband Shad as a ‘real life superhero’ and ‘a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many’

Shad Gaspard's wife, Siliana , was seen leaving Venice Beach being comforted by close friends after a tragic incident on Sunday. In a tribute post on Thursday, she described Shad as a 'real life superhero' and 'a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many'

Shad Gaspard’s wife, Siliana , was seen leaving Venice Beach being comforted by close friends after a tragic incident on Sunday. In a tribute post on Thursday, she described Shad as a ‘real life superhero’ and ‘a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many’

Tributes have poured in from wrestling stars including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Titus O’Neill and Triple H. 

‘My prayers and hope for Shad Gaspard’s wife, son and family during this unthinkable time. Man, this is a tough one. A really tough one. Great guy,’ The Rock tweeted.    

DailyMail.com was there as multiple lifeguards were on the scene on Sunday, along with divers, rescue boats, paramedics on standby, the coast guard flying back and forth and helicopters hovering over the crowded beach for nearly three hours. 

By the time the lifeguard went back out to rescue Shad, the rip current had pulled him out an additional 50-65 yards, making him almost 100 yards off shore. 'This all happened in just a moment's notice,' Haskett told DailyMail.com

By the time the lifeguard went back out to rescue Shad, the rip current had pulled him out an additional 50-65 yards, making him almost 100 yards off shore. ‘This all happened in just a moment’s notice,’ Haskett told DailyMail.com

Siliana remained on the beach Sunday evening and was seen staring out into the ocean while the coast guard conducted a search

Siliana remained on the beach Sunday evening and was seen staring out into the ocean while the coast guard conducted a search

'We had one of our lifeguards go out to make a double rescue of a father and a son,' Kenichi Haskett, Los Angeles County Fire Dept Lifeguard Division told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview

‘We had one of our lifeguards go out to make a double rescue of a father and a son,’ Kenichi Haskett, Los Angeles County Fire Dept Lifeguard Division told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview

‘I saw the young boy who was inconsolable and his mother who had her arms wrapped around him,’ said one onlooker. 

‘The whole thing was just heartbreaking, absolutely heartbreaking to see this mother and child in complete despair.’

Gaspard was best known as a member of the wrestling team Cryme Tyme with fellow WWE star JTG. 

Since leaving the wrestling world in 2010, Gaspard pursued an acting career starring in several movies including Think Like A Man Too and the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy, Get Hard.  

Shad Gaspard’s heartbroken wife pays tribute to WWE star in beach memorial


Shad Gaspard’s heartbroken wife led tributes to the WWE star in a beach memorial, days after he died saving their 10-year-old son when they were both swept out to sea in a rip current at Venice Beach. 

Shad’s widow Siliana – who had been married to Shad since 2009 – was seen joining friends, family, fans and loved ones on the LA beach where the hero dad lost his life earlier this week, in pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com.  

Gaspard, 39, drowned after he and his 10-year-old son Aryeh were swept out to sea Sunday during what was supposed to be a relaxing family day at the beach. 

His body washed up on the shore three days later early Wednesday morning. 

Shad’s widow Siliana (pictured) was seen joining friends, family, fans and loved ones on the LA beach Friday night where the hero dad lost his life earlier this week

Siliana hugs a mourner while a man stands by her carrying a cardboard box and wearing a face mask

Siliana hugs a mourner while a man stands by her carrying a cardboard box and wearing a face mask 

Friends, family, fans and loved ones gathered on the LA beach where the hero dad lost his life earlier this week, in pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com

Friends, family, fans and loved ones gathered on the LA beach where the hero dad lost his life earlier this week, in pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com

Gaspard's father Ben Gaspard is also seen being led to the vigil held at Venice Beach by a fellow mourner

Gaspard’s father Ben Gaspard is also seen being led to the vigil held at Venice Beach by a fellow mourner

The wrestler had saved his son, throwing Aryeh to the lifeguard to be rescued after the two got into trouble in the water, an eyewitness exclusively told DailyMail.com Friday. 

Shad’s devastated family gathered for a memorial on the beach Friday night as the sun set over the sand. 

Siliana, 35, held back tears as she was pictured being hugged by mourners paying their respects to her late husband. 

The heartbroken widow was seen wearing a leopard print coat, black leggings and black heeled trainers. 

Their son Aryeh was not pictured at the memorial. 

Siliana, 35, held back tears as she was pictured being hugged by mourners paying their respects to her late husband

Siliana, 35, held back tears as she was pictured being hugged by mourners paying their respects to her late husband

The heartbroken widow was seen wearing a leopard print coat, black leggings and black heeled trainers. Their son Aryeh was not pictured at the memorial

The heartbroken widow was seen wearing a leopard print coat, black leggings and black heeled trainers. Their son Aryeh was not pictured at the memorial 

A flower wreath spells out the wrestler's name in the sand as the sun set Friday night

A flower wreath spells out the wrestler’s name in the sand as the sun set Friday night 

People gathered to pay tribute to the WWE star who tragically died this week during what was supposed to be a relaxing family day out at the beach

People gathered to pay tribute to the WWE star who tragically died this week during what was supposed to be a relaxing family day out at the beach 

A man wearing a face mask was stood by Siliana’s side carrying a cardboard box. 

Shad’s distraught father Ben was also seen on the beach, holding hands with a fellow mourner who led him to the vigil for his 39-year-old son.  

Candles were lit and placed in the sand next to flower wreaths spelling his name and photos of the WWE star celebrating his life. 

Fifteen photos were placed along the beach from Venice Pier to the spot midway towards the lifeguard post where his body was found

Fifteen photos were placed along the beach from Venice Pier to the spot midway towards the lifeguard post where his body was found

Mourners comforted Shad's devastated widow who tragically lost her husband at the beach on Sunday

Mourners comforted Shad’s devastated widow who tragically lost her husband at the beach on Sunday

One of the photos showed the family man with wife Siliana and son Aryeh who Shad helped save in the tragic accident

One of the photos showed the family man with wife Siliana and son Aryeh who Shad helped save in the tragic accident

Gaspard, 39, drowned after he and his 10-year-old son Aryeh were swept out to sea Sunday during what was supposed to be a relaxing family day at the beach

Gaspard, 39, drowned after he and his 10-year-old son Aryeh were swept out to sea Sunday during what was supposed to be a relaxing family day at the beach

Shad's family gathered for a memorial on the beach Friday night as the sun set over the sand

Shad’s family gathered for a memorial on the beach Friday night as the sun set over the sand

Fifteen photos were placed along the beach from Venice Pier to the spot midway towards the lifeguard post where his body was found. 

One of the photos showed the family man with both wife Siliana and son Aryeh on his shoulders as they all smiled happily at the camera. 

In another photo, the proud father is seen kissing son Aryeh – now 10 years old – on the head as a baby.

As the sun set on Venice Beach mourners remembered the WWE star who bravely risked his life to save his son

As the sun set on Venice Beach mourners remembered the WWE star who bravely risked his life to save his son

One photo shows the proud father kissing son Aryeh - now 10 years old - on the head as a baby

One photo shows the proud father kissing son Aryeh – now 10 years old – on the head as a baby

Siliana is pictured at the memorial. The couple's son Aryeh was not pictured at the vigil Friday night

Siliana is pictured at the memorial. The couple’s son Aryeh was not pictured at the vigil Friday night

Hope vanished when Shad's body washed up on the shore early Wednesday morning

Hope vanished when Shad’s body washed up on the shore early Wednesday morning

Siliana holds back tears as she leads the vigil to her late husband who died during a trip out to the beach

Siliana holds back tears as she leads the vigil to her late husband who died during a trip out to the beach

Other photos showed him in his wrestling poses from his time working for WWE and promo pictures from his new career as an actor. 

Shad and Aryeh got into difficulty in the sea last Sunday during a visit to the beach with Siliana.

A lifeguard managed to pull the young boy to safety but was unable to rescue Shad. 

Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview Friday that the father died saving his son. 

Fifteen photos were placed along the beach from Venice Pier to the spot midway towards the lifeguard post where his body was found

Fifteen photos were placed along the beach from Venice Pier to the spot midway towards the lifeguard post where his body was found 

Some photos showed the star in his wrestling poses from his time working for WWE and promo pictures from his new career as an actor

Some photos showed the star in his wrestling poses from his time working for WWE and promo pictures from his new career as an actor

Shad's father Ben pictured at the vigil for his 39-year-old son, whose body washed up on the shore Wednesday

Shad’s father Ben pictured at the vigil for his 39-year-old son, whose body washed up on the shore Wednesday 

Multiple lifeguards tried to find the pro wrestler Sunday but were unable to save him and he drowned

Multiple lifeguards tried to find the pro wrestler Sunday but were unable to save him and he drowned

The Gaspard family are pictured in the photo set out on Venice Beach. Gaspard was best known as a member of the wrestling team Cryme Tyme with fellow WWE star JTG

The Gaspard family are pictured in the photo set out on Venice Beach. Gaspard was best known as a member of the wrestling team Cryme Tyme with fellow WWE star JTG

Since leaving the wrestling world in 2010, Gaspard pursued an acting career starring in several movies including Think Like A Man Too and the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy, Get Hard

Since leaving the wrestling world in 2010, Gaspard pursued an acting career starring in several movies including Think Like A Man Too and the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy, Get Hard

‘His main concern was the safety of his son. He did everything he could to protect his boy,’ he said.

Aryeh was about ’25-35 yards out when the lifeguard rescued him’ and Shad threw the boy to the lifeguard to save. 

When the lifeguard went back out to rescue Shad, the rip current had pulled him out an additional 50-65 yards, making him almost 100 yards off shore.

‘This all happened in just a moment’s notice,’ Haskett said. 

Hope vanished when Shad’s body washed up on the shore Wednesday. 

Siliana is pictured at the memorial Friday night, one day after she posted a moving tribute on social media to her husband

Siliana is pictured at the memorial Friday night, one day after she posted a moving tribute on social media to her husband 

The memorial was held on the same beach where the tragic accident unfolded Sunday when Shad and Aryeh were dragged out to sea

The memorial was held on the same beach where the tragic accident unfolded Sunday when Shad and Aryeh were dragged out to sea

Siliana (pictured at the vigil) was also on the beach at the time of the incident Sunday

Siliana (pictured at the vigil) was also on the beach at the time of the incident Sunday 

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said Gaspard was found on the surfline at 2600 Ocean Walk – one mile north from where he was believed to have drowned on Sunday.   

His body was identified and transported to the LA County Coroner’s office, Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services said.  

His widow paid tribute to her husband in a heartbreaking Instagram post Thursday, describing Shad as a ‘real life superhero’ and ‘a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many’.   

‘Aryeh, myself and the Gaspard and Chittick families would like to take this time to thank everyone for their prayers and support, as we mourn the terrible loss of our beloved Shad,’ she wrote. 

She continued: ‘Shad was our whole world and we were his. There are not enough words to describe what he means to all of us. He was our heart, our soul, our protector, our warrior. 

Photos of Gaspard adorn the sand of Venice Beach in memory of the WWE star and father-of-one

Photos of Gaspard adorn the sand of Venice Beach in memory of the WWE star and father-of-one 

People gathered to look at the 15 photos commemorating the father-of-one, actor and wrestler's life

People gathered to look at the 15 photos commemorating the father-of-one, actor and wrestler’s life 

Mourners hug and comfort each other at Friday's vigil. Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview Friday that the father died saving his son

Mourners hug and comfort each other at Friday’s vigil. Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview Friday that the father died saving his son

The Los Angeles County Coroner's office said Gaspard was found on the surfline at 2600 Ocean Walk - one mile north from where he was believed to have drowned on Sunday

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said Gaspard was found on the surfline at 2600 Ocean Walk – one mile north from where he was believed to have drowned on Sunday

‘He was a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many through his joyous and gracious nature.

‘The outpouring of love from Shad’s friends, colleagues and fans has meant more to us than you can even imagine.’

She also made sure to thank ‘the lifeguards, coast guard, divers, fire and police departments’ who spent days searching for Shad before his body washed up on the shore. 

Siliana signed off her heartbreaking post by speaking directly to her late beau. 

‘I love you more, my love,’ she wrote. 

The couple frequently shared loving photos to social media together, and doted on their only son, Aryeh, who was born in 2010. 

In WWE star Shad Gaspard's final moment, he threw his 10-year-old son Aryeh to a lifeguard to be rescued after the two were swept out to sea in a rip current at Venice Beach on Sunday, an eyewitness told DailyMail.com

In WWE star Shad Gaspard’s final moment, he threw his 10-year-old son Aryeh to a lifeguard to be rescued after the two were swept out to sea in a rip current at Venice Beach on Sunday, an eyewitness told DailyMail.com 

Early Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old's body washed up on the shore - three days after the wrestler went for a relaxed beach day with his wife Siliana and son. His widow, 35, took to Instagram Thursday, describing Shad as a 'real life superhero' and 'a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many'

Early Wednesday morning, the 39-year-old’s body washed up on the shore – three days after the wrestler went for a relaxed beach day with his wife Siliana and son. His widow, 35, took to Instagram Thursday, describing Shad as a ‘real life superhero’ and ‘a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many’

An eyewitness said: 'His main concern was the safety of his son. He did everything he could to protect his boy.' Aryeh was about '25-35 yards out when the lifeguard rescued him,' Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview

An eyewitness said: ‘His main concern was the safety of his son. He did everything he could to protect his boy.’ Aryeh was about ’25-35 yards out when the lifeguard rescued him,’ Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview

Siliana was seen with other devastated family members at Venice Beach on Wednesday, hours after Shad’s body washed up on the shore.  

On Tuesday, as Shad remained missing, Siliana issued a statement on Instagram on Tuesday thanking authorities for their efforts, while holding on to hope for her husband’s safe return. 

‘We would like to express our gratitude to the first responders who rescued Aryeh and to the lifeguards, coast guard, divers, fire and police departments for their continued efforts to help find our beloved Shad,’ the statement said.

‘Shad is a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul. We are hoping and praying for his safe return. As a family we thank you all for your concern and well wishes. Please continue to keep sending your positivity and prayers to our beloved Shad.’ 

Siliana Gaspard, 35, took to Instagram Thursday, describing late husband Shad as a 'real life superhero' and 'a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many'

Siliana Gaspard, 35, took to Instagram Thursday, describing late husband Shad as a ‘real life superhero’ and ‘a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many’

Shad Gaspard's wife, Siliana , was seen leaving Venice Beach being comforted by close friends after a tragic incident on Sunday. In a tribute post on Thursday, she described Shad as a 'real life superhero' and 'a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many'

Shad Gaspard’s wife, Siliana , was seen leaving Venice Beach being comforted by close friends after a tragic incident on Sunday. In a tribute post on Thursday, she described Shad as a ‘real life superhero’ and ‘a bright force of nature, who brought joy to many’

Tributes have poured in from wrestling stars including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Titus O’Neill and Triple H. 

‘My prayers and hope for Shad Gaspard’s wife, son and family during this unthinkable time. Man, this is a tough one. A really tough one. Great guy,’ The Rock tweeted.    

DailyMail.com was there as multiple lifeguards were on the scene on Sunday, along with divers, rescue boats, paramedics on standby, the coast guard flying back and forth and helicopters hovering over the crowded beach for nearly three hours. 

By the time the lifeguard went back out to rescue Shad, the rip current had pulled him out an additional 50-65 yards, making him almost 100 yards off shore. 'This all happened in just a moment's notice,' Haskett told DailyMail.com

By the time the lifeguard went back out to rescue Shad, the rip current had pulled him out an additional 50-65 yards, making him almost 100 yards off shore. ‘This all happened in just a moment’s notice,’ Haskett told DailyMail.com

Siliana remained on the beach Sunday evening and was seen staring out into the ocean while the coast guard conducted a search

Siliana remained on the beach Sunday evening and was seen staring out into the ocean while the coast guard conducted a search

'We had one of our lifeguards go out to make a double rescue of a father and a son,' Kenichi Haskett, Los Angeles County Fire Dept Lifeguard Division told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview

‘We had one of our lifeguards go out to make a double rescue of a father and a son,’ Kenichi Haskett, Los Angeles County Fire Dept Lifeguard Division told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview

‘I saw the young boy who was inconsolable and his mother who had her arms wrapped around him,’ said one onlooker. 

‘The whole thing was just heartbreaking, absolutely heartbreaking to see this mother and child in complete despair.’

Gaspard was best known as a member of the wrestling team Cryme Tyme with fellow WWE star JTG. 

Since leaving the wrestling world in 2010, Gaspard pursued an acting career starring in several movies including Think Like A Man Too and the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy, Get Hard.  

Total Bellas: Nikki Bella’s beau Artem Chigvintsev looks at $1M engagement rings


Nikki Bella and boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev were getting serious on Thursday’s episode of Total Bellas.

The WWE vet asked him to move in with her and then the 37-year-old Dancing With The Stars pro went engagement ring shopping with her sister Brie for advice.

But when talking to a jeweler he started to panic and needed water to cool down after he saw the $1M price tag.

Intense: Nikki Bella and boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev were getting serious on Thursday’s episode of Total Bellas

Rings: The WWE vet asked him to move in with her and then the 37-year-old Dancing With The Stars pro went engagement ring shopping with her sister Brie for advice

Rings: The WWE vet asked him to move in with her and then the 37-year-old Dancing With The Stars pro went engagement ring shopping with her sister Brie for advice

After Nikki said she wanted to freeze her eggs and not make embryos to freeze with Artem, he felt off. 

Brie met Artem for coffee, and he admitted that he had wondered whether he and Nikki were in ‘the wrong relationship.’

He didn’t want to have a baby ‘tomorrow,’ he swore, but he did want to marry Nikki someday.

The cost is crazy: But when talking to a jeweler he started to panic and needed water to cool down after he saw the $1M price tag

The cost is crazy: But when talking to a jeweler he started to panic and needed water to cool down after he saw the $1M price tag

Privacy please: Brie offered to connect Artem with her 'diamond guy' if he ever wanted to go 'ring shopping,' adding that he was 'very private… so no one will ever see you walk in and out.'

Privacy please: Brie offered to connect Artem with her ‘diamond guy’ if he ever wanted to go ‘ring shopping,’ adding that he was ‘very private… so no one will ever see you walk in and out.’

Brie offered to connect Artem with her ‘diamond guy’ if he ever wanted to go ‘ring shopping,’ adding that he was ‘very private… so no one will ever see you walk in and out.’

She showed Artem her wedding ring, and said, ‘Mine’s a 1.9 carat. I always hear my sister saying she’d like a five.’

‘Cool, I’m gonna go sell my liver,’ Artem cracked.

Funny man: She showed Artem her wedding ring, and said, 'Mine's a 1.9 carat. I always hear my sister saying she'd like a five.' 'Cool, I'm gonna go sell my liver,' Artem cracked

Funny man: She showed Artem her wedding ring, and said, ‘Mine’s a 1.9 carat. I always hear my sister saying she’d like a five.’ ‘Cool, I’m gonna go sell my liver,’ Artem cracked

Big bling: A lot of the rocks were massive and had a price tag to match

Big bling: A lot of the rocks were massive and had a price tag to match

In the next scene, Artem and Brie visited a jeweler to look at rings for Nikki.

‘I see Nicole as my forever partner, and the whole conversation about moving in together made me feel like, ”Okay, this is what’s happening,”’ Artem said, grinning.

But as he looked at rings costing between $70,000 to $1 million, he blanched, and someone off-camera said they needed to bring him a drink.

‘I want to propose and I want it to be perfect, but seeing what I can afford versus what I think she deserves is in a different realm,’ Artem told the cameras.

Too much money for a dancer: 'Cool, I'm gonna go sell my liver,' Artem cracked

Too much money for a dancer: ‘Cool, I’m gonna go sell my liver,’ Artem cracked

Diamond life: The rocks were seen on Brie's hand to get an idea of how they would look

Diamond life: The rocks were seen on Brie’s hand to get an idea of how they would look

Do I REALLY have to do this? Artem looked far from thrilled with the investment

Do I REALLY have to do this? Artem looked far from thrilled with the investment

‘Let’s just keep it between us,’ he said to Brie. ‘When I do it, I don’t want it to be a known fact. It should always be unexpected.’

As far as freezing her eggs, Nikki had already decided to freeze them to preserve her fertility, instead of creating embryos with Artem, who desperately wanted kids.

‘It’s a big commitment to make, but I want Nicole to see and feel that I’m here for the long term,’ Artem noted in a confessional. ‘It just feels really right.’

The ring he selected: The beauty now wears an emerald cut diamond with side diamonds

The ring he selected: The beauty now wears an emerald cut diamond with side diamonds

A cloder look: She has showed off her rock for fans on her YouTube show

A cloder look: She has showed off her rock for fans on her YouTube show

In January, Nikki and Artem announced that they were pregnant with their first child.

This was just as Brie and her husband Bryan Danielson, 38, revealed they were having their second. 

After a seemingly unending stay at Brie’s house, Nikki was thrilled to be finally moving into her own new home, which she’d had built next door.

The other one: The wrestler got a big rock from her first fiance John Cena whom she never wed

Artem suggested that she have a black cat enter the space first, per a Russian tradition that said it was good luck to do so, possibly because it ‘scared away’ the ghosts.

With no black cat in sight, Nikki dressed her dog Winston up in a black cat costume, and took her immediate family over to view the property.

‘This feels like a totally new chapter in my life,’ Nikki said, proud of the fact that she’d bought the place herself. ‘Nicole is back. I’m independent. It makes me feel really good.’

Happy guy: Artem was thrilled that Nikki asked him to move-in with her

Happy guy: Artem was thrilled that Nikki asked him to move-in with her

Black cat: Artem suggested that she have a black cat enter the space first, per a Russian tradition that said it was good luck to do so, possibly because it 'scared away' the ghosts

Black cat: Artem suggested that she have a black cat enter the space first, per a Russian tradition that said it was good luck to do so, possibly because it ‘scared away’ the ghosts

New house: Nikki invited her family over to check out her new house next door to Brie

New house: Nikki invited her family over to check out her new house next door to Brie

Nikki added that she was glad Artem was working in another city that day, saying she wanted to cherish the fact that she’d accomplished her dream ‘without a man.’

Empowered by that experience, she decided to take the reins of her life in another way, consulting with an ob-gyn about her fertility potential after a recent pregnancy scare.

Nikki knew that her eggs were dwindling fast, and she was curious about her actual ability to have children, saying, ‘I want to be a mom one day. I really do.’

Taking charge: The former pro wrestler decided to take the reins of her life in another way, consulting with an ob-gyn about her fertility potential after a recent pregnancy scare

Taking charge: The former pro wrestler decided to take the reins of her life in another way, consulting with an ob-gyn about her fertility potential after a recent pregnancy scare

As she filled out the office’s paperwork, she stopped at a question that asked for her current birth control method, and mused, ‘Pull out?’

‘You can’t write that, right?’ she asked her mother, Kathy Laurinaitis, 56, who accompanied her. ‘I just write ”none”?’

In their consultation, Nikki’s doctor told her that at her age, she should be thinking about freezing her eggs.

Freezing advice: In their consultation, Nikki's doctor told her that at her age, she should be thinking about freezing her eggs

Freezing advice: In their consultation, Nikki’s doctor told her that at her age, she should be thinking about freezing her eggs

Nikki said she didn’t think she’d be ready to get pregnant for ‘a few years,’ and privately added that she didn’t want to talk to Artem about it as he might try to influence her.

‘It’s about me,’ she said. ‘Me as a woman and my body, and I want to make those decisions on my own.’

‘Babies don’t wait,’ the doctor cautioned her. ‘If you really want to have a family, I don’t want you to keep pushing it. Forty is risky… you’re playing with fire.’

Showing support: Nikki's mother Kathy Laurinaitis, 56, joined her for the ob/gyn visit

Showing support: Nikki’s mother Kathy Laurinaitis, 56, joined her for the ob/gyn visit

Nikki was informed that she’d do even better to create embryos with Artem, if she was ‘100 percent sure’ she was going to stay with him, since they would be more viable.

‘Freezing eggs, creating embryos… it’s kind of a lot to think about,’ Nikki mused. ‘That’s like having frozen children out there. It’s being bound to someone forever. I just, I can’t do that.’

‘I love my partner that I’m with, but I’m just not craving those things,’ she told the doctor, who rejoined that it was fine as long as Nikki was ‘okay with not getting pregnant.’

Big deal: 'Freezing eggs, creating embryos… it's kind of a lot to think about,' Nikki mused

Big deal: ‘Freezing eggs, creating embryos… it’s kind of a lot to think about,’ Nikki mused

The next time she saw Artem, Nikki told him she’d decided to freeze her eggs, but not make embryos with him, which he found disconcerting.

‘It’s just, we’re not married,’ she pointed out. ‘We’ve been dating a year.’

Artem wondered when Nikki was going to go ‘all in’ on their relationship, saying, ‘Decisions like that, when you’re in a relationship, shouldn’t be made by one person.’

Supermarket conversation: The next time she saw Artem, Nikki told him she'd decided to freeze her eggs, but not make embryos with him, which he found disconcerting

Supermarket conversation: The next time she saw Artem, Nikki told him she’d decided to freeze her eggs, but not make embryos with him, which he found disconcerting

Left out: Artem wondered when Nikki was going to go 'all in' on their relationship, saying, 'Decisions like that, when you're in a relationship, shouldn't be made by one person

Left out: Artem wondered when Nikki was going to go ‘all in’ on their relationship, saying, ‘Decisions like that, when you’re in a relationship, shouldn’t be made by one person

‘But it’s my body,’ Nikki protested, to which Artem replied, ‘I understand, but it’s still our lives.’

Nikki later discussed her doubts about Artem with Brie as the two of them hosted a promotional event for their wine label.

‘If Artem were to propose to you tomorrow, would you say yes?’ Brie asked her, and Nikki admitted that she didn’t know.

Wine event: Nikki later discussed her doubts about Artem with Brie as the two of them hosted a promotional event for their wine label

Wine event: Nikki later discussed her doubts about Artem with Brie as the two of them hosted a promotional event for their wine label

‘Look, I want to marry Artem, but not today,’ Nikki offered.

Brie told the cameras that Nikki had always said she wanted to be a ‘wife and mother,’ but ‘every time she gets close to that, she freaks out.’

She wanted to help Nikki move closer to a commitment to Artem, as she knew her sister loved him with ‘all her heart.’

Freaks out: Brie told the cameras that Nikki had always said she wanted to be a 'wife and mother,' but 'every time she gets close to that, she freaks out'

Freaks out: Brie told the cameras that Nikki had always said she wanted to be a ‘wife and mother,’ but ‘every time she gets close to that, she freaks out’

Having doubts: Artem and Brie later met for coffee, and he admitted that he had wondered whether he and Nikki were in 'the wrong relationship'

Having doubts: Artem and Brie later met for coffee, and he admitted that he had wondered whether he and Nikki were in ‘the wrong relationship’

Ring guy: Brie offered to connect Artem with her 'diamond guy' if he ever wanted to go 'ring shopping,' adding that he was 'very private… so no one will ever see you walk in and out

Ring guy: Brie offered to connect Artem with her ‘diamond guy’ if he ever wanted to go ‘ring shopping,’ adding that he was ‘very private… so no one will ever see you walk in and out

Brie told Nikki she was worried that Artem might break up with her if they didn’t get married and have kids, because he’d expressed how much he wanted that 

In the days that followed, Artem and Nikki talked about the disconnect in their relationship.

Nikki explained that she was worried what would happen to their embryos if they broke up.

‘But what if we don’t?’ Artem returned.

Relationship talk: In the days that followed, Artem and Nikki talked about the disconnect in their relationship

Relationship talk: In the days that followed, Artem and Nikki talked about the disconnect in their relationship

To make him feel better, Nikki asked Artem to consider moving in with her full-time, and he happily agreed.

‘Moving in, that is the next step, that’s like moving forward in the relationship, which is what I want to do,’ Artem said in a confessional, looking gleeful.

‘And then you can support me when I freeze my eggs,’ Nikki joked.

Live together: To make him feel better, Nikki asked Artem to consider moving in with her full-time, and he happily agreed

Live together: To make him feel better, Nikki asked Artem to consider moving in with her full-time, and he happily agreed

Elsewhere on the show, Brie was concerned to see that Nikki’s new house wasn’t ‘toddler-friendly,’ and worried that her three-year-old daughter Birdie might get hurt there.

She and Bryan offered to split the $30,000 cost of a safety gate with Nikki, and told her that they even made one in her favorite Louis Vuitton logo.

At first, Nikki was unmoved, even when Brie brought Birdie over to the pool and threatened to post ‘Pool Capacity Rules’ signs around it.

Nikki responded by throwing the signs over the wall onto Brie’s property.

Safety concern: Elsewhere on the show, Brie was concerned to see that Nikki's new house wasn't 'toddler-friendly,' and worried that her three-year-old daughter Birdie might get hurt there

Safety concern: Elsewhere on the show, Brie was concerned to see that Nikki’s new house wasn’t ‘toddler-friendly,’ and worried that her three-year-old daughter Birdie might get hurt there

Nice offer: Brie and Bryan Danielson offered to split the $30,000 cost of a safety gate with Nikki, and told her that they even made one in her favorite Louis Vuitton logo

Nice offer: Brie and Bryan Danielson offered to split the $30,000 cost of a safety gate with Nikki, and told her that they even made one in her favorite Louis Vuitton logo

For fun, she then bought Brie a walkie-talkie, and radioed her from her own house, giving herself the handle ‘Boner Crusher.’

She dubbed Brie ‘Debbie Downer,’ and called Artem ‘Tiny Dancer.’

As they gabbed, Brie thanked Nikki, telling her that she was ‘a really good sport with all my craziness.’

‘Wow, it took a walkie-talkie for you to admit that?’ Nikki asked. ‘Thank you.’

She told her sister she would get the pool gate and buy a cover for her pool, too.

Total Bellas will return next week on the E! network.

Total Bellas: Nikki Bella asks Artem Chigvintsev to move in with her after going alone freezing eggs


Nikki Bella took her relationship with boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev to the next level on Thursday’s episode of Total Bellas by asking him to move in with her.

The 36-year-old former WWE wrestler wanted to show Artem, 37, that she cared even though she wasn’t ready to commit to having children with him.

She’d already decided to freeze her eggs to preserve her fertility, instead of creating embryos with Artem, who desperately wanted kids.

Next level: Nikki Bella took her relationship with boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev to the next level on Thursday’s episode of Total Bellas by asking him to move in with her

Artem was so sure of their love he went ring shopping for Nikki with her twin Brie, 36, hoping to finally pop the question to his girlfriend.

‘It’s a big commitment to make, but I want Nicole to see and feel that I’m here for the long term,’ Artem noted in a confessional. ‘It just feels really right.’

In January, Nikki and Artem announced that they were pregnant with their first child, just as Brie and her husband Bryan Danielson, 38, revealed they were having their second. 

After a seemingly unending stay at Brie’s house, Nikki was thrilled to be finally moving into her own new home, which she’d had built next door.

Happy guy: Artem was thrilled that Nikki asked him to move-in with her

Happy guy: Artem was thrilled that Nikki asked him to move-in with her

Ring shopping: He was so sure of their love he went ring shopping for Nikki with her twin Brie, 36, hoping to finally pop the question to his girlfriend

Ring shopping: He was so sure of their love he went ring shopping for Nikki with her twin Brie, 36, hoping to finally pop the question to his girlfriend

Artem suggested that she have a black cat enter the space first, per a Russian tradition that said it was good luck to do so, possibly because it ‘scared away’ the ghosts.

With no black cat in sight, Nikki dressed her dog Winston up in a black cat costume, and took her immediate family over to view the property.

‘This feels like a totally new chapter in my life,’ Nikki said, proud of the fact that she’d bought the place herself. ‘Nicole is back. I’m independent. It makes me feel really good.’

Black cat: Artem suggested that she have a black cat enter the space first, per a Russian tradition that said it was good luck to do so, possibly because it 'scared away' the ghosts

Black cat: Artem suggested that she have a black cat enter the space first, per a Russian tradition that said it was good luck to do so, possibly because it ‘scared away’ the ghosts

New chapter: 'This feels like a totally new chapter in my life,' Nikki said, proud of the fact that she'd bought the place herself

New chapter: ‘This feels like a totally new chapter in my life,’ Nikki said, proud of the fact that she’d bought the place herself

New house: Nikki invited her family over to check out her new house next door to Brie

New house: Nikki invited her family over to check out her new house next door to Brie

Nikki added that she was glad Artem was working in another city that day, saying she wanted to cherish the fact that she’d accomplished her dream ‘without a man.’

Empowered by that experience, she decided to take the reins of her life in another way, consulting with an ob-gyn about her fertility potential after a recent pregnancy scare.

Nikki knew that her eggs were dwindling fast, and she was curious about her actual ability to have children, saying, ‘I want to be a mom one day. I really do.’

Taking charge: The former pro wrestler decided to take the reins of her life in another way, consulting with an ob-gyn about her fertility potential after a recent pregnancy scare

Taking charge: The former pro wrestler decided to take the reins of her life in another way, consulting with an ob-gyn about her fertility potential after a recent pregnancy scare

As she filled out the office’s paperwork, she stopped at a question that asked for her current birth control method, and mused, ‘Pull out?’

‘You can’t write that, right?’ she asked her mother, Kathy Laurinaitis, 56, who accompanied her. ‘I just write ”none”?’

In their consultation, Nikki’s doctor told her that at her age, she should be thinking about freezing her eggs.

Freezing advice: In their consultation, Nikki's doctor told her that at her age, she should be thinking about freezing her eggs

Freezing advice: In their consultation, Nikki’s doctor told her that at her age, she should be thinking about freezing her eggs

Nikki said she didn’t think she’d be ready to get pregnant for ‘a few years,’ and privately added that she didn’t want to talk to Artem about it as he might try to influence her.

‘It’s about me,’ she said. ‘Me as a woman and my body, and I want to make those decisions on my own.’

‘Babies don’t wait,’ the doctor cautioned her. ‘If you really want to have a family, I don’t want you to keep pushing it. Forty is risky… you’re playing with fire.’

Showing support: Nikki's mother Kathy Laurinaitis, 56, joined her for the ob/gyn visit

Showing support: Nikki’s mother Kathy Laurinaitis, 56, joined her for the ob/gyn visit

Nikki was informed that she’d do even better to create embryos with Artem, if she was ‘100 percent sure’ she was going to stay with him, since they would be more viable.

‘Freezing eggs, creating embryos… it’s kind of a lot to think about,’ Nikki mused. ‘That’s like having frozen children out there. It’s being bound to someone forever. I just, I can’t do that.’

‘I love my partner that I’m with, but I’m just not craving those things,’ she told the doctor, who rejoined that it was fine as long as Nikki was ‘okay with not getting pregnant.’

Big deal: 'Freezing eggs, creating embryos… it's kind of a lot to think about,' Nikki mused

Big deal: ‘Freezing eggs, creating embryos… it’s kind of a lot to think about,’ Nikki mused

The next time she saw Artem, Nikki told him she’d decided to freeze her eggs, but not make embryos with him, which he found disconcerting.

‘It’s just, we’re not married,’ she pointed out. ‘We’ve been dating a year.’

Artem wondered when Nikki was going to go ‘all in’ on their relationship, saying, ‘Decisions like that, when you’re in a relationship, shouldn’t be made by one person.’

Supermarket conversation: The next time she saw Artem, Nikki told him she'd decided to freeze her eggs, but not make embryos with him, which he found disconcerting

Supermarket conversation: The next time she saw Artem, Nikki told him she’d decided to freeze her eggs, but not make embryos with him, which he found disconcerting

Left out: Artem wondered when Nikki was going to go 'all in' on their relationship, saying, 'Decisions like that, when you're in a relationship, shouldn't be made by one person

Left out: Artem wondered when Nikki was going to go ‘all in’ on their relationship, saying, ‘Decisions like that, when you’re in a relationship, shouldn’t be made by one person

‘But it’s my body,’ Nikki protested, to which Artem replied, ‘I understand, but it’s still our lives.’

Nikki later discussed her doubts about Artem with Brie as the two of them hosted a promotional event for their wine label.

‘If Artem were to propose to you tomorrow, would you say yes?’ Brie asked her, and Nikki admitted that she didn’t know.

Wine event: Nikki later discussed her doubts about Artem with Brie as the two of them hosted a promotional event for their wine label

Wine event: Nikki later discussed her doubts about Artem with Brie as the two of them hosted a promotional event for their wine label

‘Look, I want to marry Artem, but not today,’ Nikki offered.

Brie told the cameras that Nikki had always said she wanted to be a ‘wife and mother,’ but ‘every time she gets close to that, she freaks out.’

She wanted to help Nikki move closer to a commitment to Artem, as she knew her sister loved him with ‘all her heart.’

Freaks out: Brie told the cameras that Nikki had always said she wanted to be a 'wife and mother,' but 'every time she gets close to that, she freaks out'

Freaks out: Brie told the cameras that Nikki had always said she wanted to be a ‘wife and mother,’ but ‘every time she gets close to that, she freaks out’

Brie told Nikki she was worried that Artem might break up with her if they didn’t get married and have kids, because he’d expressed how much he wanted that.

Later, she met Artem for coffee, and he admitted that he had wondered whether he and Nikki were in ‘the wrong relationship.’

He didn’t want to have a baby ‘tomorrow,’ he swore, but he did want to marry Nikki someday.

Having doubts: Artem and Brie later met for coffee, and he admitted that he had wondered whether he and Nikki were in 'the wrong relationship'

Having doubts: Artem and Brie later met for coffee, and he admitted that he had wondered whether he and Nikki were in ‘the wrong relationship’

Brie offered to connect Artem with her ‘diamond guy’ if he ever wanted to go ‘ring shopping,’ adding that he was ‘very private… so no one will ever see you walk in and out.’

She showed Artem her wedding ring, and said, ‘Mine’s a 1.9 carat. ‘I always hear my sister saying she’d like a five.’

‘Cool, I’m gonna go sell my liver,’ Artem cracked.

Ring guy: Brie offered to connect Artem with her 'diamond guy' if he ever wanted to go 'ring shopping,' adding that he was 'very private… so no one will ever see you walk in and out

Ring guy: Brie offered to connect Artem with her ‘diamond guy’ if he ever wanted to go ‘ring shopping,’ adding that he was ‘very private… so no one will ever see you walk in and out

In the days that followed, Artem and Nikki talked about the disconnect in their relationship.

Nikki explained that she was worried what would happen to their embryos if they broke up.

‘But what if we don’t?’ Artem returned.

Relationship talk: In the days that followed, Artem and Nikki talked about the disconnect in their relationship

Relationship talk: In the days that followed, Artem and Nikki talked about the disconnect in their relationship

To make him feel better, Nikki asked Artem to consider moving in with her full-time, and he happily agreed.

‘Moving in, that is the next step, that’s like moving forward in the relationship, which is what I want to do,’ Artem said in a confessional, looking gleeful.

‘And then you can support me when I freeze my eggs,’ Nikki joked.

Live together: To make him feel better, Nikki asked Artem to consider moving in with her full-time, and he happily agreed

Live together: To make him feel better, Nikki asked Artem to consider moving in with her full-time, and he happily agreed

In the next scene, Artem and Brie visited a jeweler to look at rings for Nikki.

‘I see Nicole as my forever partner, and the whole conversation about moving in together made me feel like, ”Okay, this is what’s happening”,’ Artem said, grinning.

But as he looked at rings costing between $70,000 to $1 million, he blanched, and someone off-camera said they needed to bring him a drink.

Ring shopping: In the next scene, Artem and Brie visited a jeweler to look at rings for Nikki.

Ring shopping: In the next scene, Artem and Brie visited a jeweler to look at rings for Nikki.

Fine jewelry: A jeweler showed Artem rings costing between $70,000 to $1 million

Fine jewelry: A jeweler showed Artem rings costing between $70,000 to $1 million

‘I want to propose and I want it to be perfect, but seeing what I can afford versus what I think she deserves is in a different realm,’ Artem told the cameras.

‘Let’s just keep it between us,’ he said to Brie. ‘When I do it, I don’t want it to be a known fact. It should always be unexpected.’

Elsewhere on the show, Brie was concerned to see that Nikki’s new house wasn’t ‘toddler-friendly,’ and worried that her three-year-old daughter Birdie might get hurt there.

Safety concern: Elsewhere on the show, Brie was concerned to see that Nikki's new house wasn't 'toddler-friendly,' and worried that her three-year-old daughter Birdie might get hurt there

Safety concern: Elsewhere on the show, Brie was concerned to see that Nikki’s new house wasn’t ‘toddler-friendly,’ and worried that her three-year-old daughter Birdie might get hurt there

She and Bryan offered to split the $30,000 cost of a safety gate with Nikki, and told her that they even made one in her favorite Louis Vuitton logo.

At first, Nikki was unmoved, even when Brie brought Birdie over to the pool and threatened to post ‘Pool Capacity Rules’ signs around it.

Nikki responded by throwing the signs over the wall onto Brie’s property.

Nice offer: Brie and Bryan Danielson offered to split the $30,000 cost of a safety gate with Nikki, and told her that they even made one in her favorite Louis Vuitton logo

Nice offer: Brie and Bryan Danielson offered to split the $30,000 cost of a safety gate with Nikki, and told her that they even made one in her favorite Louis Vuitton logo

For fun, she then bought Brie a walkie-talkie, and radioed her from her own house, giving herself the handle ‘Boner Crusher.’

She dubbed Brie ‘Debbie Downer,’ and called Artem ‘Tiny Dancer.’

As they gabbed, Brie thanked Nikki, telling her that she was ‘a really good sport with all my craziness.’

Good times: For fun, Nikki bought Brie a walkie-talkie, and radioed her from her own house, giving herself the handle 'Boner Crusher'

Good times: For fun, Nikki bought Brie a walkie-talkie, and radioed her from her own house, giving herself the handle ‘Boner Crusher’

‘Wow, it took a walkie-talkie for you to admit that?’ Nikki asked. ‘Thank you.’

She told her sister she would get the pool gate and buy a cover for her pool, too.

Total Bellas will return next week on the E! network.

Making up: The sisters made up over walkie-talkie after their spat over pool safety

Making up: The sisters made up over walkie-talkie after their spat over pool safety 

Fears for missing Shad Gaspard as body washes up on beach


The devastated wife and family of former WWE star Shad Gaspard gathered at Venice Beach on Wednesday, hours after the missing father’s body washed up on the shore.   

The 39-year-old wrestler’s remains were discovered earlier this morning, three days after he was swept out to sea by a riptide while swimming with his ten-year-old son. 

Los Angeles County Coroner’s office said Gaspard was found on the surfline at 2600 Ocean Walk – one mile north from where he was believed to have drowned on Sunday. 

His wife of 11 years, Siliana Gaspard was seen hours later standing at the spot where her husband washed up overnight, surrounded by loved ones.

Heartbroken friends and relatives were photographed embracing and consoling each other as they gathered together on the sand to mourn the athlete. Gaspard’s young son Aryeh was not with them.

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Heartbroken friends and family gathered at Venice Beach on Wednesday, hours after Shad Gaspard’s body washed up ashore

The pro wrestler's wife of 11 years Siliana Gaspard was seen looking distraught as she mourned her husband on Wednesday

The pro wrestler’s wife of 11 years Siliana Gaspard was seen looking distraught as she mourned her husband on Wednesday

Siliana had been at beach with her husband and their young son on Sunday when tragedy struck

The grieving mother and family members returned to the spot where Gaspard was last seen

Siliana had been enjoying a day at the beach with her husband and their young son on Sunday when tragedy struck. The grieving mother and family members returned to the spot where Gaspard was last seen 

Former WWE star Shad Gaspard, 39, has been missing since Sunday after being pulled into sea while swimming at California's Venice Beach with his son

Former WWE star Shad Gaspard, 39, has been missing since Sunday after being pulled into sea while swimming at California’s Venice Beach with his son 

A body matching the description of the missing father washed up ashore early Wednesday morning. Video footage from the scene shows authorities standing around a lifeless body on the sand early

A body matching the description of the missing father washed up ashore early Wednesday morning. Video footage from the scene shows authorities standing around a lifeless body on the sand early 

Video footage taken at the scene Wednesday morning showed authorities surrounding Gaspard’s lifeless body as it lay on the sand.    

LAPD and LAFD were called to the beach around 2am after two people discovered a body on the sand halfway between Venice Beach pier and lifeguard headquarters at 1.25am, police said. 

‘The decedent was identified as Shad Gaspard and next of kin was notified,’ LAPD said in a statement.  

Gaspard, 39, had reportedly told lifeguards to save his son first, who was pulled from the water in good condition and did not require hospitalization. 

But lifeguards were unable to rescue Gaspard, who was about 50 yards offshore when a wave crashed over him  and pulled him out into the ocean.    

His body was identified and transported to the LA County Coroner’s office, Kenichi Haskett, Section Chief with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Lifeguard Services said. 

Haskett revealed Gaspard had been pulled out about 75 to 100 yards off shore in just a moment’s notice. 

With Memorial weekend approaching, he warned beachgoers to stay safe and informed about the water conditions. 

At one point, Siliana and a friend were seen entering the water near where Gaspard disappeared

At one point, Siliana and a friend were seen entering the water near where Gaspard disappeared 

The devastated mom is seen with friends and family at Venice Beach on Wednesday. Gaspard's young son Aryeh was not with them

The devastated mom is seen with friends and family at Venice Beach on Wednesday. Gaspard’s young son Aryeh was not with them

Relatives and loved ones were seen embracing and consoling each other in the wake of the tragedy

Siliana Gaspard at Venice Beach

Relatives and loved ones were seen embracing and consoling each other in the wake of the tragedy 

Authorities revealed Gaspard had been pulled out about 75 to 100 yards off shore by a rip tide in just a moment's notice

Authorities revealed Gaspard had been pulled out about 75 to 100 yards off shore by a rip tide in just a moment’s notice

Gaspard was found on the surfline at 2600 Ocean Walk - one mile north from where he was believed to have drowned on Sunday

Gaspard was found on the surfline at 2600 Ocean Walk – one mile north from where he was believed to have drowned on Sunday

Police were called to the scene after two people discovered the body on the sand around 1.30am

Police were called to the scene after two people discovered the body on the sand around 1.30am 

LA County lifeguards confirmed the body matches the description of missing father and wrestler Shad Gaspard

LA County lifeguards confirmed the body matches the description of missing father and wrestler Shad Gaspard 

Although most beaches generally have signs or flags to indicate safe or unsafe swimming conditions, this type of warning system does not work on the Venice Beach coastline.

‘Having been an ocean lifeguard since 1994 and worked Venice Beach during this time frame to now a full-time lifeguard and chief, I can say our conditions change on an hourly, if not a moment’s notice,’ he told DailyMail.com.

‘It could be yellow where we put that flag, and then within a moment it’s red because a rip current has now surfaced. So what we do instead is staff the lifeguard towers in those areas.

‘The flag system at this time isn’t the best system to save people’s lives and protect people. It’s us talking to people, it’s us warning people, it’s us making the preventive measures as to where people can swim.’ 

Siliana Gaspard had issued a statement on Instagram on Tuesday thanking authorities for their efforts, while holding on to hope for her husband’s safe return. 

‘We would like to express our gratitude to the first responders who rescued Aryeh and to the lifeguards, coast guard, divers, fire and police departments for their continued efforts to help find our beloved Shad,’ the statement said.

‘Shad is a fighter, a warrior and a magical soul. We are hoping and praying for his safe return. As a family we thank you all for your concern and well wishes. Please continue to keep sending your positivity and prayers to our beloved Shad.’

Gaspard's distraught wife Siliana Gaspard was seen leaving Venice Beach in her Mercedes SUV, Wednesday morning

Gaspard’s distraught wife Siliana Gaspard was seen leaving Venice Beach in her Mercedes SUV, Wednesday morning

Gaspard married wife Siliana Gaspard in 2009 and they share one son together. Gaspard had launched an acting career since leaving the wrestling world in 2010

Gaspard married wife Siliana Gaspard in 2009 and they share one son together. Gaspard had launched an acting career since leaving the wrestling world in 2010

Gaspard's wife Siliana Gaspard was seen leading a small group of family and friends near the site where her husband's body washed up on shore at about 2am

Gaspard’s wife Siliana Gaspard was seen leading a small group of family and friends near the site where her husband’s body washed up on shore at about 2am

The family appeared downcast as they walked along the shore where the wrestler's body was found

The family appeared downcast as they walked along the shore where the wrestler’s body was found 

Friends and family members were seen embracing hours after authorities recovered Gaspard's body

Friends and family members were seen embracing hours after authorities recovered Gaspard’s body 

LA County Fire Department Lifeguard is seen at Venice Beach, hours after Gaspard's body was found

LA County Fire Department Lifeguard is seen at Venice Beach, hours after Gaspard’s body was found 

The US Coast Guard confirmed on Tuesday it was no longer assisting in the search and the investigation was being led by LAPD.  

Tributes have poured in from wrestling stars including Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Titus O’Neill and Triple H, after news broke of the discovery. 

‘My prayers and hope for Shad Gaspard’s wife, son and family during this unthinkable time. Man, this is a tough one. A really tough one. Great guy,’ The Rock tweeted.   

‘I join fans around the world as we remember Shad Gaspard as a beloved performer and a caring father. In absolutely tragic circumstances, please keep his loved ones in your thoughts,’ Triple H said. 

Friends released a statement on behalf of the family on Monday night thanking the public for their support. 

‘[Shad’s] family appreciates all the love, support, and concern through this horrible ordeal. At this time they are not ready to make any public or official statements to any media outlet And ask all to respect their wishes’, Fellow wrestler Kofi Kingston tweeted. 

Gaspard's wife Siliana Gaspard shared a statement on Instagram on Tuesday, thanking authorities for their efforts, while still holding on to hope

Gaspard’s wife Siliana Gaspard shared a statement on Instagram on Tuesday, thanking authorities for their efforts, while still holding on to hope 

Gaspard's wife posted this missing flyer to his social media accounts and hers asking the public for help in finding her husband

Gaspard’s wife posted this missing flyer to his social media accounts and hers asking the public for help in finding her husband

Several friends and members of the wrestling community, including Montel Vontavious Porter, also tweeted the message at the request of the family.  

Fellow WWE star JTG, who performed alongside Gaspard in wrestling tag team, ‘Cryme Tyme’, took to Twitter to share a screenshot of a heartfelt conversation he had the missing wrestler in January. 

‘If ever I die tomorrow just know I love you as a brother and friend for ever even past this life’, Gaspard wrote, to which JTG replied: ‘Love you too brotha #Nohomo’.

DailyMail.com was there as multiple lifeguards were on the scene on Sunday, along with divers, rescue boats, paramedics on standby, the coast guard flying back and forth and helicopters hovering over the crowded beach for nearly three hours. 

‘I saw the young boy who was inconsolable and his mother who had her arms wrapped around him,’ said one onlooker. ‘The whole thing was just heartbreaking, absolutely heartbreaking to see this mother and child in complete despair.’

Shad Gaspard's wife, Siliana Gaspard, was seen leaving Venice Beach being comforted by close friends after a tragic incident Sunday

Shad Gaspard’s wife, Siliana Gaspard, was seen leaving Venice Beach being comforted by close friends after a tragic incident Sunday

Siliana was seen flanked by close friends as they left Venice Beach while divers continue their search for Shad Gaspard

Siliana was seen flanked by close friends as they left Venice Beach while divers continue their search for Shad Gaspard 

On Monday afternoon Gaspard’s wife Siliana was seen on the beach being consoled by close friends as the search continued for her husband. 

The boy was unharmed and later walked off the beach with an adult friend for about fifteen minutes, while his mother Siliana Gaspard remained on the beach painstakingly staring out into the ocean.

‘We had one of our lifeguards go out to make a double rescue of a father and a son,’ Kenichi Haskett, Los Angeles County Fire Dept Lifeguard Division told DailyMail.com in an exclusive interview. 

‘The father unfortunately got pushed down by a wave as they were getting pulled out of the current. The lifeguard rescued and grabbed the boy, the son, and tried to grab the father as well. 

‘He ended up getting pushed down by a wave and we couldn’t find him and we immediately started with our rescue boats, called in additional lifeguards to search that location of his dad.’ 

Gaspard is best known as a member of the wrestling team Cryme Tyme with fellow WWE star JTG. 

Since leaving the wrestling world in 2010, Gaspard pursued an acting career starring in several movies including Think Like A Man Too and the 2015 Kevin Hart comedy, Get Hard.

He married wife Siliana Gaspard in 2009 and they share one son together. 

Friends of Gaspard released a statement on behalf of the family thanking the public for their support. Former fellow wrestler Matt Morgan took to Twitter to shared photos of him and his friend through the years (pictured)

Friends of Gaspard released a statement on behalf of the family thanking the public for their support. Former fellow wrestler Matt Morgan took to Twitter to shared photos of him and his friend through the years (pictured) 

A tent has been set up by the Los Angeles County Fire Department in the search for Shad Gaspard

A tent has been set up by the Los Angeles County Fire Department in the search for Shad Gaspard 

The boy's mother Siliana Gaspard remained on the beach Sunday evening and was seen staring out into the ocean while the coast guard conducted a search

The boy’s mother Siliana Gaspard remained on the beach Sunday evening and was seen staring out into the ocean while the coast guard conducted a search

The mother and a few friends left the beach at about 12:30pm. The rescue station was also shut down at the same time.

Prior to leaving, Siliana was seen sitting on the beach with some friends and possible family members who were consoling her and rubbing her back. 

Their son had left about 30 minutes prior with an adult and another young boy. Officials wouldn’t confirm whether or not the body had been found. 

Helicopters can still be heard hovering over the beach and many locals are asking the question why the beach wasn’t closed off if the rip currents were so strong.

‘There were unusually strong rip currents the day before this happened. Two girls were pulled out because of the riptide. I am not sure why swimmers weren’t warned,’ Daisy Godfrey tells DailyMail.com. ‘Lifeguards were there immediately but the helicopter took almost an hour to get there.’ ‘If you feel a strong pull, that’s the time to get out of the water. But many swimmers may not think anything of the pull, especially if they don’t go to the beach a lot.’    

Gaspard (left)  is best known as a member of the wrestling team Cryme Tyme with fellow WWE star JTG (pictured together)

Gaspard (left)  is best known as a member of the wrestling team Cryme Tyme with fellow WWE star JTG (pictured together)