Cole Swindell Is Dating Barbie Blank, A.K.A Wrestler Kelly Kelly
Maybe if Swindell didn't bring her to the show she was going to put him in a headlock? Or perhaps Kelly Kelly was going to break out a variation of her signature closing move, the Hurricana?
Swindell has never brought a date to a major awards show, choosing to keep his private life private. So this is a big deal for the 35-year-old.
The pair kept it classy on the ACM red carpet — him in a Dolce & Gabbana suit (per People) with ball cap (his signature), and her in a classy, stylish black gown with a high leg split. Blank and Swindell hugged and squeezed for the cameras during their time on the red carpet. E! News got confirmation that they are indeed new tag team partners.
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It's not clear how long they've been dating, but flirty exchanges on social media can be found as far back as February. Blank is Barbara Blank from Florida, and she's been a professional wrestler on and off since 2006.
The 32-year-old was married once previously, to NHL player Sheldon Souray. They split in 2017. She's also an actress, having appeared in Days of Our Lives and WAGS LA. Her split from Souray was a large part of the plot line of that reality show.
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