While the fact that she is Ric Flair’s daughter did help her get into the business, it must be noted that a lot of the criticism she gets about reaching the levels she did being due to her last name are not fully true. Ric Flair has not trained his daughter for a day in his life.
However, there is a lot more about Ric Flair’s daughter Charlotte that we do not know about.
She is 33 years old, has had a long career and has done a wide variety of things. Let’s take a look at 5 things that you probably don’t know about The Genetically Superior one.
#Charlotte Flair is a two-time divorcee
Ric Flair is a four-time divorcee. Charlotte herself is a two-time divorcee.
She married Riki Johnson in May 2010. The marriage was, however, short-lived. Not to mention, she and Johnson were involved in a case in 2008 where she had to plead guilty(which we will get to next).
She later married Thomas Latimer in 2013. Latimer was known as Kenneth Cameron in NXT and now wrestles under the name of Bram in TNA. They got divorced on October 29th, 2015. Bram was also involved in a domestic violence case after that.
Childhood & Early Life
Charlotte Flair was born Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr, on April 5, 1986, in Charlotte, North Carolina, to Ric Flair, a widely popular professional wrestler and his then-wife, Elizabeth. She had a younger brother, Reid, who died tragically in 2013. She has two older half-siblings, David and Megan.
Ric was absent during most of Charlotte’s childhood years, and as a result, she grew significantly distant from him. A few years after she was born, her parents got divorced. This affected Charlotte, and she had a troubled childhood. However, Ric did whatever he could to compensate for his absence. He visited her whenever he was in town.
When Charlotte told her classmates in school that she was the daughter of Ric Flair, many of them did not believe her. She used her father’s connections to help her bring Randy Savage, the famous wrestler, to her school to make her classmates believe her stories.
Charlotte did not initially like being part of her illustrious wrestling family. Her interest in fitness and sports led her to prepare to become a personal trainer. She was once a promising volleyball player. She graduated from ‘Providence High School’ and was the school volleyball team’s captain and the player of the year from 2004 to 2005. She was also part of the school team that won two ‘NCHSSA 4-A State Championships.’
She attended the ‘Appalachian State University’ (ASU) in North Carolina, where she played volleyball for two seasons. After two years at ‘ASU,’ she was transferred to ‘North Carolina State University,’ from where she finished her Bachelor of Science degree in public relations. Meanwhile, she also became a certified personal trainer.
Charlotte Flair Career
Before being professionally associated with ‘WWE,’ Charlotte had already made an appearance in the ring with her father. She was 13 years old when she appeared in the ring alongside Ric during his on-going feud with Vince Russo and David at a ‘World Championship Wrestling’ (WCW) event.
In June 2000, at ‘The Great American Bash,’ she was at ringside along with her brother, Reid, while her father fought David in the ring. When Russo interfered, Charlotte and her brother attacked and handcuffed him.
Charlotte signed her first official developmental contract with ‘WWE’ in May 2012. She trained for a year and made her official in-ring debut in July 2013 in a singles match, which saw her defeat Bayley. A few months later, she formed a “tag team” with Bayley and successfully won many “tag team” matches. However, in November, she attacked Bayley and established herself as a villainess on ‘NXT.’
In May 2014, she earned her first championship title when she defeated Natalya in the finals of ‘NXT TakeOver.’ For the following few months, she continued with her feuds with Bayley, Summer Rae, and Paige. She managed to successfully defend her title in a one-on-one match against Summer Rae in July. In September, she defended her title again, against her arch-rival Bayley. However, she surprised the audiences when after defeating Bayley in an October rematch, she raised Bayley’s arm, hugged her, and shook hands with her.
In February 2015, she finally lost her title to Sasha Banks, in a fatal four-way match. Her other two opponents in the match were Becky Lynch and Bayley. In July 2015, she challenged Banks for a title match which was accepted by Banks. Banks easily defeated Charlotte to retain the title and raised Charlotte’s hand as a sign of respect. This ended the long feud between the two female wrestlers.
On the July 13 episode of ‘Raw,’ Lynch, Banks, and Charlotte were introduced to the main roster. In her pay-per-view debut, she participated in a triple threat match against Brie Bella and Sasha Banks. Charlotte won the match and became an instant fan favorite.
In a September match at ‘Night of Champions,’ Charlotte defeated Nikki Bella to win the ‘Divas Championship.’ Charlotte then defended her title three times against Paige in the following few months. Charlotte’s streak of being a fan favorite came to a halt when she faked a leg injury to defeat Lynch. Ric Flair also provided a distraction. This move was met with booing from the audiences.
Soon, a triple threat match was set up for ‘WrestleMania 32’ and included Charlotte, Banks, and Lynch, An announcement during the event declared that the ‘Divas Championship’ had been converted into the ‘WWE Women’s Championship.’ After an intense match, Charlotte won in her ‘WrestleMania’ debut.
Following her ‘WrestleMania’ victory, Charlotte began a rivalry with Natalya and successfully defended her title against her in April. In May, when her father interrupted one of her matches, she thrashed him publicly and said that she did not need him. In July, she lost her title to Sasha Banks.
However, in October, she snatched the title back from Banks during the first women’s ‘Hell in a Cell’ match. It was named as ‘Raw’s Women Championship’ when ‘SmackDown’ announced their version of the championship. She successfully defended the title many times before eventually losing it to Bayley in February 2017. She failed to regain it in March.
Charlotte Flair Personal Life
Charlotte Flair was in trouble with the law for allegedly assaulting a police officer on duty in 2008. Her then-boyfriend and her father were also involved in the matter. She was sentenced to 45 days in jail in September 2008. The sentence was later reduced to a supervised probation and a fine.
Charlotte married Riki Johnson in 2010 and got divorced a year later. She later revealed in her autobiography that Riki had physically assaulted her. In 2013, she married Thomas Lattimer. However, the couple divorced in 2015.
She had a younger brother, Reid, who died of an accidental drug overdose in 2013.
Charlotte Flair Quick Facts
Birthday: April 5, 1986
Famous: Wrestlers American Women
Age: 33 Years, 33 Year Old Females
Sun Sign: Aries
Also Known As: Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr
Born in: Charlotte, North Carolina
Famous as: Wrestler
Height: 5’10” (178 cm), 5’10” Females
Spouse/Ex-: Riki Johnson (m. 2010-2011) Thomas Lattimer
father: Ric Flair
mother: Elizabeth Harrell
#Charlotte Flair was arrested in 2008
Charlotte was arrested in 2008 after having assaulted a police officer. She was sentenced to 45 days prison but that was later reduced to supervised probation and a 200$ fine.
The incident happened when her neighbours called the police after a fight involving herself, her then-partner Riki Johnson and Ric Flair broke out.
Controversies: Back in 2008, Charlotte was arrested for assaulting a police officer. She pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 45 days of imprisonment. However, the punishment was later suspended and the ‘future genetically superior athlete’ got away with ‘supervised probation’ and a fine of $200.
• Like many other WWE superstars, Charlotte fell victim to a “hack-attack” when her private photos were stolen and leaked online in May 2017. The photos had reportedly shown a nude Charlotte taking multiple selfies in front of a mirror with her cell phone.
Charlotte Flair Engagement to Andrade
CHARLOTTE FLAIR ENGAGEMENT AND ROMANCE
The couple only recently went public about their relationship but have enjoyed sharing various snaps of them together since.
They have since announced their engagement to be married.
Most boyfriends are nervous when meeting their girlfriend’s father for the first time, but spare a thought for WWE Superstar Andrade who is dating Charlotte Flair, the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.
Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy ahead of SmackDown Live’s debut on Fox, Andrade – who fans know for being cool, calm and collected in the ring – admitted he was nervous when he first met the Nature Boy.
“When we first met I was seriously so nervous – so, so nervous,” Andrade said. “Now I’m so happy. I love Ric Flair. He’s a great person with me, he talks, texts me, sometimes we have dinner. He’s great with me now.”
At first, Andrade wasn’t too keen on the idea of Ric knowing he was the man who had captured his daughter’s heart, but Charlotte assured him it would be okay.
“When we first started [dating] I asked Charlotte, ‘Please don’t say nothing to your dad’, and she said, ‘No it’s my dad, he won’t care’,” Andrade said.
“But I have so much respect for her dad and professional respect for what he did in this business, he’s a legend. I’m so happy.”
Andrade and Charlotte Flair went public with their relationship on social media earlier this year, but unlike fellow Superstars Becky Lynch and Seth Rollins, their romance is yet to make it on to WWE television.
When asked if he would like to team up with Charlotte on-screen in the future, Andrade seemed open to the idea but stressed that they both have their singles’ careers to focus on first.
“Now she is focusing on her career and I am focusing on my career,” Andrade said. “But in the future maybe we’ll be a Mixed Match Challenge team.
I know it’s a great idea. Maybe not now, maybe in a year or two years.
“I like this idea because I have a great connection with her outside the ring and inside the ring,” he continued.
Sometimes we work out together and when we train in the ring and talk in the ring, I feel the same connection to her as we have outside the ring.”
Some Lesser Known Facts About Charlotte Flair
- Does Charlotte drink alcohol: Yes
|Favorite Wrestler||Trish Stratus|
|Favorite TV Shows||Game of Thrones, Sons of Anarchy|
|Favorite Movies||Braveheart, Jurrasic Park|
|Favorite Rock Bands||Guns N’ Roses, Mumford and Sons|
|Favorite Food||Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food (ice-cream)|
|Boys, Family & More|
Thomas Latimer aka Bram, Wrestler
|Husband/Spouse||Riki Johnson (m.2010-2012)|
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