WWE Diva Kaitlyn is engaged: exclusive details

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November 29, 2013

Kaitlyn is engaged

Former Divas Champion Kaitlyn is engaged to boyfriend PJ Braun, who popped the question after Tuesday night’s SmackDown taping at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut.

Braun, now the president of Prime Nutrition and Blackstone Labs, first noticed Kaitlyn when she was competing on the bodybuilding stage years ago. It was the flower she wore in her hair during her competitions that immediately caught his eye, sticking in his memory when they were formally introduced to one another through a mutual friend. Familiarity blossomed into friendship as the pair became better acquainted via text message, phone calls and FaceTime.

“We always joked that we would probably end up together someday,” Kaitlyn told WWE.com, remarking that busy schedules and personal lives never afforded them the chance to take things to the next level. “We didn’t start dating until this summer, which is funny because he lives in Florida and I was living in Florida for three years. I finally moved back home to Houston, and we started dating shortly after that. We lived a few hours from each other for three years!”

Although Braun ended up asking Kaitlyn for her hand in marriage on Tuesday night at Mohegan Sun, that wasn’t his original strategy.

“He was planning on asking me today [Friday] while we were in New York City, but when he got to Connecticut, he lost the ring in the airport,” Kaitlyn said with a laugh. “So he sits me down in the big suite after SmackDown and we’re laughing and hanging out [with his family] and he’s telling me this ridiculous story about how he lost it and eventually found it. After that, he knew he had to ask me the very next time he saw me. I had no idea it was coming.”

Kaitlyn's engagement ringThe ring, which Kaitlyn revealed to the WWE Universe on Twitter and Instagram on Thanksgiving, boasts a rare orange chocolate diamond.

“I don’t like normal ‘girly’ things, and PJ knew I wouldn’t want a traditional diamond,” Kaitlyn explained. “He went through a lot to pick the ring out and make it perfect.”

Indeed, Kaitlyn is far from “girly” (her love of unicorns notwithstanding), and one can rest assured that her wedding ceremony will be anything but conventional — whenever she has time to plan it, that is.  

“I didn’t think I’d ever get married, so this is all new to me,” Kaitlyn said. “I think I’m going to keep it really simple, because I detest over-the-top and spectacular weddings. And, of course, you know big WWE weddings always end in disaster, so we’ll try to avoid all of that.”

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