Most people in the same line of work as Ronda Rousey tend to put off relationships. They don’t want to deal with the drama, attention, distraction, and so much more. Relationships are second to their career, which seems to be the case when it comes to the outside perspective surrounding Ronda Rousey and how she has chosen to go about her personal life. But for many fans out there and even some haters, this has sparked some drama in and of itself as well. Apparently, no one can have a moment of peace, because of how Ronda Rousey has chosen to go about her relationships, she has been labeled all kinds of rude things and people have assumed everything from her preference in men or women to claiming she only dates for the fame.
Here are the rumors that have circulated from Ronda Rousey’s romantic history, why they’re complete lies, and how we can support her in her career rather than just assume everything about her because she happens to be in the spotlight. Who knows if she likes the rumors and drama? They have kept her relevant to the extreme outside of the fighting world and her career, but we really doubt that someone likes this kind of attention, especially when people can be so critical about it.
15 She’s Not Into Women
Just because a woman is a powerful athlete, it does not mean that she is gay, but that doesn't seem to register for some people, even some fans of hers! While it’s okay to have a little crush on a celeb, it is insane to assume that, because she puts herself out there in the spotlight, she’s into women. If there’s one thing to take away from this article, it should be the fact that you don’t have to have a certain dating preference to excel in your career as a woman, even if it’s in the career of MMA. MMA is not just a masculine sport, it’s a sport for anyone who’s willing to work hard, regardless of who they are in terms of gender or what they want in their personal lives.
Hopefully, everyone can just stop assuming when it comes to this topic, now that Ronda has set the record straight.
Ronda Rousey told Rolling Stone once that, “I think it's funny when people think that because I'm a female athlete that I must be a lesbian, and I'm like, 'No, I love men so much that I beat the [heck] out of girls for a living just to take them all out.'"
14 She Only Likes Real Men
Based on the quote we’ve included below, there are many reasons that flood our thoughts as to why this would be a requirement of sorts when it comes to Ronda Rousey, who seems generally very laid back and non-judgemental. Why would she have this kind of requirement for someone if she was going to have a relationship with them? She might want only real men to be next to her because so many outsiders see her as tough and masculine, and she might not really be seen as soft and cute because of her persona in the spotlight of being tough and intimidating. Maybe she wants a man to make her feel like she’s cute and adorable, who knows! But this could be one of the main reasons behind this seemingly strange requirement she has.
At the end of the day, her now-husband seems to be very manly, which obviously fits that description spot on when it comes to her attractions and wants in a partner.
She also mentioned to Rolling Stone that, “The kind of guys I'm into have lots of desirable women willing to do backflips for them — and, I mean, if you can look like a man standing next to me, then you're a real [...] man — but I'm just not doing any backflips.”
13 She Is Having A Rough Time Finding The One
For anyone in any kind of celebrity spotlight, it can be difficult to find someone who actually wants to be with you, for you— to find someone that wants to be with you, not just for your fame, but because they’re actually interested in you. When you’re famous and bringing in the checks, it’s quite normal to not really trust the individuals in your life to the fullest because maybe they want money or attention. Can you imagine trying to deal with this when also trying to find your soulmate? It almost seems impossible. Not many people would be able to deal with the constant pressure of people wanting to be with them only for selfish reasons.
It's no wonder that people like Ronda Rousey, who are constantly being watched from every angle because of her successful career and her future goals, haven't been super open about their relationships.
She’s mostly just left it up to the mystery, which some could say may have helped her get more promotion from drama sites! Whether or not you like Ronda Rousey, you have to admit that she seriously has some strong sense of self to get through having all of those eyes on her pertaining to her relationship status.
12 Her Mom Is Tough On The Potentials
If you thought Ronda Rousey would be intimidating to go on a date with or even be friends with, you need to meet her mom! Ronda Rousey has mentioned many times how harsh her mother is on people Rousey brings home as a potential date. Her mother has even said, according to Sporting News, that she won’t call Rousey’s dates by their name until they marry her daughter. That’s pretty harsh to get past, especially when there’s no sign of joking!
When you have someone constantly judging who you’re choosing to date, it can make many people just want to give up and wait until they find the one, rather than dating all the potentials.
This is often the case with people who don’t have any fame to their name as well. Who would want their mom to hover over every choice you make in your life? Even if it’s just potential relationships, that can seriously be frustrating. No wonder she hasn’t revealed much about her relationships— probably because she didn’t even want her mom to know about them, either! If you had a mother that constantly badgered you about who you’re dating, what they do, how they treat you, would you be interested in sharing that information with the world?
11 She Isn’t A Pushover
One thing we can really respect about Ronda Rousey is the fact that she doesn't settle. Whether it’s pertaining to her career, her goals, or the guy in her life at that time, she simply will not settle for less than what she believes she deserves. She doesn’t want someone to just bring her down, she wants a partner that is there for her in all the right ways, including the fact that they would need to put up with her crazy life and work schedule. She would never be a pushover, especially when it comes to her life and what she wants out of it. She knows that she deserves a quality relationship. Ronda Rousey is one of the strongest women, she knows exactly what she wants in her life and she’s not going to let anyone control what she chooses to do, which is probably another big reason why she’s so tough when it comes to potential partners in her romantic history. She’s never been one to seem like she would listen to a partner when they tell her what to do. If anything, she seems more like the kind of individual who would tell their partner what to do and they better listen!
10 She’s In Charge Of The Relationship
Ronda Rousey is the kind of woman who is in charge of the relationship, you can just tell. She’s independent whether she’s in a relationship, according to Maxim, or not, and everyone knows she could beat anyone up (just kidding, we know she wouldn’t ever)! But in all seriousness, she has a certain spunk about her that really is inspiring, not only for millions of women around the world but for those women who want to follow a career path that is more important to them than a partner, which doesn’t have to be a bad thing!
Ronda Rousey seems like the kind of individual who either needs someone that would listen to everything she tells them to do or someone as equally bold and strong as she is.
It seems like she chose the latter because of who she married. Even strong individuals reach a point in their lives where, if they want to be with someone, they need to really be careful who they mesh with because they aren’t the type of individuals who want to change for someone else. If you had all the same fame as Rousey and all eyes were on you, would you date someone just to date them, or would you wait till you find the one?
9 Her Career Is Her One True Love
As a continuation from above, it’s not hard to imagine her career being the most important thing in her life. She constantly works hard and pushes herself to really exceed her limits. She does this constantly, in the hopes that she will eventually become one of the best women fighters in the world, which in our opinion, she has already done! Rousey is never one to back down from her career goals. She constantly gets up and keeps going no matter how tough the situation and no matter how many people are keeping a close watch on her. She isn’t afraid of really putting herself out there in a positive way as a role model. While this article might be focused on her romantic history, I think we can all agree that maybe she’s in love with her career more than any man! If you were as famous as Ronda Rousey, would you really let some date get in the way of that kind of major success? We really doubt it. At the end of the day, Ronda Rousey’s career is her one true love, otherwise, she wouldn’t be as successful as she is to this day. Even with the ups and downs of her career, she has a very strong mindset, no one can beat that!
8 She Once Called A Date “Bro”
According to Sporting News, Ronda Rousey also called a guy who asked her out, “bro.” Apparently, it was an accident and she didn’t mean to, especially because he was cute, but she turned him down because she has a lot going on in her life, she doesn’t exactly have time to just settle down and form a new relationship with someone. That just goes to show how much she puts her career before anything else. Even though she actually thought this guy was cute, her first immediate thought was her career and what she has going on in her life at the moment. She doesn’t have time to just build a relationship with some random guy, no matter how cute she thought he was.
Plus, it would be such a waste of time if she did actually pursue that relationship, only to find out that he just wanted to be with her because of the fame, or even if he couldn’t handle her work schedule, which seems like a common problem with individuals like Ronda Rousey who live in the lifestyle she loves most. Plus, I think we can all agree that we’re glad she got married to Travis Browne, instead of just dating random people who probably don’t get it anyway.
7 She Is Actually Shy At Heart
Ronda Rousey has stated many times that she generally is very shy, but when she’s working or under the spotlight, she can come off as very bold. But the fact is, she’s not very bold in her day to day life. She’s even mentioned that she can be a bit tongue-tied when speaking, which is something most people wouldn’t even guess in most cases, just because of how well she holds herself. She doesn’t talk about it a ton anymore because she seems to be a bit more comfortable in the spotlight. Ronda Rousey has admitted to being quite shy and quiet when she can be, while she enjoys her career, the spotlight, and of course her fame, she tends to be much more laid back and relaxed whenever she has a moment to spare. We’ll go more into this below, but a perfect example is her wedding with Travis Browne, she chose to have a quiet wedding in his home state, laid back and casual, nothing more and nothing less. She wants to be happy and have her private moments of relaxation and fun to herself, which is completely understandable.
6 She Can Also Be Super Bold
Like we mentioned before, Ronda Rousey can be very bold, she has a bold fighting style, personality, and speaks her mind when she needs to. Just because she is a self-proclaimed shy person, that doesn’t mean she’s self-conscious or doubting herself. She’s still a very strong individual that has changed a lot in her life to follow her dreams the way she wants to. Just because someone like Ronda Rousey happens to be shy when she doesn’t have a spotlight on her, doesn’t mean that she can’t be a bit bold when she wants to, because she tends to be even when you least expect it. When she’s on any kind of stage or speaking her mind, she isn’t afraid to let everyone know exactly how she feels and what she expects from her fans. She isn’t scared to let people know what she believes in and how she feels about her career. She’s overall a role model we’ve been needing pretty badly. Because of how real she is, it’s amazing just how strongly she’s able to connect with her goals, while also being herself. She’s found the balance that works for you and no one else, that’s quite amazing in itself.
5 She Sticks To Fighters
While this might be a running theme in her dating life, it’s been something that’s actually understandable because of her career. She spends so much time focused on her career, it’s no wonder she would find someone in her field, according to Famous Fix, to connect with. When she constantly is bettering herself with her career, it would be so difficult to find someone outside of her world and start a relationship with them, they probably wouldn’t even understand her work schedule or why she’s constantly working, talk about frustrating! Her world is so limited when it comes to people she would really bond with due to her career and how unique her lifestyle is, which means that it makes sense for her to fall in love with someone in the same line of work. As much as we believe it was natural, her relationship with Travis Browne seems like the easier option, even if they are in love. Her relationship with him just makes sense since they’re both fighters and live the same lifestyle with the same demands, regular people just wouldn’t understand. It does make us wonder if she would have retired if she happened to fall in love with someone that wasn’t in the same line of work as her.
4 She Married Travis Browne Because He’s Her Other Half
Ronda Rousey has found the one, her other half, and reportedly, he thinks that she is his other half as well. What more could you ask for in a celebrity relationship! They just seem perfect together, without a doubt. These two fighters, according to The Sportster, have gotten married because of their connection together and they are so cute together it’s almost gross! Continuing where we left off above, it’s obvious why these two fell in love. They have the same passion and drive that not many other people share together.
It is likely that the fact that they have so many similarities was the main attraction between them, plus, he sure does look like a “real man,” which, apparently, is a must have quality, according to Ronda Rousey. When they first got married, the news snagged many headlines in the MMA world and in the celebrity realm of things as well, it was shocking, but also lovely to hear the news. Shocking because many people thought Ronda Rousey would never settle down after her huge career boost but also lovely because of how cute they acted together! If you couldn’t tell, many are supportive of their relationship together, they just click on a whole new level.
3 She Wanted A Casual Wedding
Travis Browne and Ronda Rousey have gotten married. They chose to have their wedding in a very laid back atmosphere in his home state of Hawaii, and they wanted to have a casual and cozy vibe to their wedding, but of course, there were still some aspects of glamour to it all. Another reason why they probably both understand each other is the fact that she hasn’t announced her retirement. Unlike some female fighters who retire after getting married, she wants to continue to fight as long as possible, and having a husband that’s also a fighter probably makes that a bit more reasonable. After dealing with their fame, it’s not really a surprise that they both would want their wedding to be a bit more private and be in their control. It makes total sense to want to just get away from it all for a bit so they can enjoy the time to themselves and with their family. While some extreme publications such as The Daily Mail, of course, want to know every single detail, we have to all remember that the deserved their moment of relaxation and love together. Who are we to take that away from someone just because they normally share their lives with us in some way or another?
2 She Even Photoshopped Pictures Of Them Together
As a side note, during the time they announced their engagement, Ronda Rousey posted a few photoshopped pictures on Instagram with her face on a man's body in a tuxedo, carrying a girl in a wedding dress that had Travis Browne’s face. To say the least, it was quite cute and funny. This also shows they have a very similar sense of humor that we would never get tired of, plus, it makes her just a bit more relatable as well, sharing this funny moment full of love and wholesome vibes on her Instagram. These little announcements with a bit of humor are not only refreshing to see on her Instagram, but it’s almost comforting to know that they’re both real people. Both Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne are celebrities of a unique caliber, while of course, they’re real people, they just seem so far off with the lights and cameras, but to see them post a silly Instagram really shows us their love for each other, but also how relatable they are to everyone else. What was your first thought when she started to post more relatable content to her social media, did that make you relate to her more?
1 Travis Browne Proposed Under A Waterfall
When Travis Browne proposed to Ronda Rousey, they happened to be taking a very romantic trip to New Zealand. They were both lost for words and it all happened under a beautiful waterfall. It was perfect, according to both of them. Travis Browne stated to People magazine that he even had a whole speech prepped for the occasion, but by the time he took out the ring to propose, he couldn’t even find the words he had been rehearsing, he simply pulled out the ring and she said yes. He ended up saying, “like, ‘Okay, we’re in New Zealand, we’re under a waterfall, will you marry me?’” How adorable is that?! No matter who you are, this special proposal will pull at your heartstrings and might even make you a little bit jealous, but don’t worry, that’s completely normal and we totally understand, because we’re right there with you. Who wouldn’t want some attractive guy to propose to them in Hawaii under a waterfall?
Let us know your thoughts on the romantic history of Ronda Rousey. We’d love to know what you think about the timeline and how she’s handled her career, love life, and personal life. Do you think she’s a role model?