Johnny Gargano broke the happy news that he and wife Candice LeRae are expecting their first child. This was joyous moment followed by a flood of well-wishes from fans and peers alike. WWE also sent out a special congratulatory message to Mr. and Mrs. Wrestling.

Candice let this news sink in for a bit longer and then she opened up with a lengthy Instagram post on Friday. She spoke about the road that she’s been on with Johnny Gargano so far, and how it was such a blessing traveling the world

LeRae said that she doesn’t plan on being off NXT television until she must depart, because Indi Hartwell still needs her. The Poison Pixie also made it very clear that she plans on getting right back in the ring as soon as possible.

Just when I didn’t think I could possibly be happier, you all proved me wrong. My heart is so full of love and support I never expected.


This road for me and Johnny has been long and I’ve had days where I thought this would never happen for us. It’s hard as a woman to choose between your career you’ve wanted since childhood and growing a life inside you. There never seems to be a right time. I have been a wrestler for 19 years and it’s been my constant since I was a little girl. It’s my first love. It’s given me irreplaceable friends, a brother, experiences I’d have never had otherwise, the blessing of traveling the world, the ability to make an impact on people’s lives, and (last but not least) a husband.

I don’t plan on being “away” until I absolutely have to. Indi clearly needs me! 😋 And I want to be there for my locker room of girls as long as I possibly can! However, I do have to take a step back from my favorite part of this business for a while- physically wrestling. But I know this little one is going to be soooo very worth every second away from the ring.

I’m incredibly thankful for the love and support from everyone! It’s helped me feel at peace and whole and I’m sure this little one growing inside me feels every bit of it too!

I’m incredibly lucky. Thank you all. I love you 3000! 

The Garganos are expecting their new bundle of joy in February 2022, so fans shouldn’t get sad about Candice LeRae’s storyline with Indi Hartwell and Dexter Lumis ending so suddenly. That is good news, because their story is one of the best things going on the black and gold brand right now.

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H Jenkins

H Jeknins is a News Correspondent at Ringside News, keeping wrestling fans updated with timely and accurate reports on all things wrestling.

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