Knowing how feisty the Bella Twins are in the ring, one can only imagine how the woman who gave life to them might be. Kathy Colace, the mother of the former Divas Champions, defies all expectations. Beautiful and formidable, she is a successful entrepreneur who has become an inspiration to many people looking to make it as entrepreneurs. Read on to find out more about her life and other facts.
Kathy Colace – Bio
On the 19th of October, 1964, in Los Angeles, California, Kathy Colace was welcomed into the world by her parents whose names are unknown. The only detail that is available about her parents is that her father was a businessman who owned a Produce company called Colace Bros. She is known to have grown up with her four siblings, but just like her parents, their identities are also not known.
It is not clear where Colace received her early and high school education but it is known that she did go to school as she also worked in her father’s company. She is said to have begun working at her father’s produce company, sorting cantaloupes in El Centro, California, and performing other roles, from the time she was in the 7th grade up until she left for college. She received her university education at the University of San Diego, graduating in 1983.
After having spent about 18 years working in her father’s company, Kathy Colace decided to leave to start her very own company, JBN & Associates, LLC in June 1999. Colace’s company was very different from the business her father ran as her company focused on reinforcing and guiding new companies through the complicatedness of the business world. She developed her team of experienced recruiters who helped her help these companies recruit specific types of employees that would help the organizations reach their goals.
Thanks to her success in the business, Kathy Colace is widely respected for her strong entrepreneurial skills. It has further earned her the position of President of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization of Arizona as she also serves as a board member of organizations like Phoenix Suns Charities, Suns Nite Hoops, and Sojourner Central Advisory Board.
Other Facts About Nikki & Brie Bella’s (Bella Twins) Mother
1. Relationship History
Kathy Colace was first married to Jon Garcia. Details about the couple’s relationship, including how and when they met, and the date and location of their wedding are not known. What is known is that their marriage produced three children – a son named JJ Gracia, and twin daughters named Brianna Bella and Nikki Bella – before it ended in divorce.
It was reported that the couple’s marriage ended because Garcia cheated on his wife. Colace, who was said to have suffered from low self-esteem due to the incident, went on to date John Laurinaitis. The pair got engaged in September 2015 and went on to exchange vows in March 2016 at a private wedding attended by only close friends and family.
2. Her Second Husband Is a Former Wrestler
John Laurinaitis is a former professional wrestler who used to fight under the ring name Johnny Ace. He started his career in the sport in 1986 and was involved at the highest level of wrestling for over one decade, calling quits on his career in 2000. Following his retirement, he still stayed close to wrestling as he took up an administrative position with the World Championship Wrestling (WCW). He later also worked for the World Wrestling Entertainment in its talents relations office and then as a producer.
3. Net Worth
According to various estimates online, Kathy Colace has a net worth of $2 million. This should not come as a surprise as the Bella Twins’ mother has enjoyed a somewhat successful career in the entrepreneurial world, building a reputation that speaks for itself amongst her colleagues.
4. She Is a Cancer Awareness Advocate
Many people have speculated that Kathy Colace might be battling or has at least, in the past, battled cancer due to the fact that she often speaks about how important it is to fight the deadly disease. This is, however, false as there are no records to prove so. Furthermore, it is somewhat public knowledge that her sister had a battle with breast cancer.
Colace, at every chance she gets, makes sure to speak about the disease. In one interview where she was asked what she would like to remove from the world if she was given the power to do so, she responded by saying she would find a cure for pediatric cancer.