Exclusive interview: Catching up with the lovely and talented Maryse

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January 19, 2014

WWE.COM: How long have you and The Miz been together?

MARYSE: Six and a half years. I first met him when I did the Diva Search in Los Angeles in 2006.

WWE.COM: Was it love at first sight?

MARYSE: No [laughs], because I couldn’t really speak English at the time. I remember him giving me so much trouble when I did the Diva Search audition, because I couldn’t speak more than 10 words. He was making my life hell. I guess that was his flirting technique.

WWE.COM: How did he propose?

MARYSE: He proposed to me last year in February at the same convention room that we did the Diva Search years ago. That was the first place we met. I walked into the audition and he was sitting there. He brought me back to that convention room at the Hilton in Marina del Rey, and I knew right away when we pulled into the parking lot. I thought, “Oh my God,” because I’d never been back to that place. We had a long two and a half hour dinner on the water and I was just freaking out the entire time. I kind of knew what might happen. We finally took a long walk, he dropped to one knee and proposed. It’s really hard to surprise me, but I was definitely surprised.

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WWE.COM: What sort of things has The Miz been really involved in with the wedding planning?

MARYSE: It’s going to be a fairy tale wedding. I always wanted to be a princess like Cinderella. When you’re a little girl, you dream of that day, and honestly, this was better than I ever could have imagined. I’m so excited. It’s a fairy tale.

WWE.COM: Will anybody from WWE be an attendee at the wedding?

MARYSE: There will definitely be some WWE Superstars and former Divas coming. I talk a lot to Eve Torres and Kelly Kelly. They’re both coming.

WWE.COM: Did you leave WWE because you wanted to focus on all of these things?

MARYSE: I had a really good run. One year with WWE seems like five years, because you’re on the road 280 days a year. Time goes by. I felt in my heart like it was time for the next chapter in my life. I wanted to grow and I felt like I did everything there was to do. I was a two-time Divas Champion and had the longest reign until AJ surpassed me. It was just time. I wanted to go on my own and was ready for something else.

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