Exclusive interview: Catching up with the lovely and talented Maryse

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January 19, 2014

Few performers in WWE’s long history of women’s wrestling have had the impact of Maryse, the blonde beauty from Montreal who packed plenty of victories into a four-year WWE career, with a memorably snobby attitude, to boot.

Until this week, Maryse held the record for the longest Divas Championship reign in the title’s five-year history, holding it from late 2008 until summer 2009. She defeated competitors including Michelle McCool, Maria, Eve and Gail Kim. But nearly as quickly as her success began, the engaging Diva departed WWE with a signature flip of her long blonde locks and that dismissive hand gesture. Three years after leaving, WWE.com caught up with Maryse to learn her thoughts on AJ Lee breaking her Divas Title record, her new endeavors and her engagement to a former WWE Champion.

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WWE.COM: What have you been up to since leaving WWE?

MARYSE: I live with The Miz in LA and we’ve been planning our wedding for a year. I want it to be perfect, but I’m pretty much done with all the planning. We’re all set to go. It’s coming in four weeks. I got my dream house in the Hollywood Hills and we’re building a huge extension to it, but I still need some more space because I’d love to have some mini Mizzes and mini Maryses running around. If you know Maryse and The Miz, you know we’ll need a lot of space. I’m also working for a real estate firm here in Los Angeles. It’s going really well and I love it. That’s the career path I’m in right now. I love everything related to business. That’s my field, besides entertainment, which I’m really good at.

WWE.COM: How long have you been working in real estate?

MARYSE: I started about three months ago. I went back to school here at a real estate institute for a year and got my real estate license. I’m pretty busy.

WWE.COM: What’s the latest with your fashion line, The House of Maryse?

MARYSE: It’s going well, but I’m really focusing on real estate. It’s really hot, because the economy is going back up. There’s so much going on that my time is filled with real estate, my wedding and the construction project — I’m the project manager that has to supervise everything. I can have my own schedule and do what I want, but there’s still a lot going on.

WWE.COM: What are the wedding details?

MARYSE: The wedding is in February in the Bahamas. We’re going to have 100 people coming, which is pretty big for a destination wedding. I’m really excited about it, but it’s a lot of work. Planning a wedding seems easy, but there are a lot of details to think of. But overall, it’s been a lot of fun. I’ve really enjoyed it, especially because my man is really involved with all the planning. As a woman, it’s really fun to see your fiancée participate and really care. It makes it a lot easier and a lot more fun.

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