Bess Katramados is famously recognized as the wife of wrestler Paul Wight also famously known as Big Show. Bess and the WWE star have been married for nearly two decades and we must say the duo has been one of the most inspirational celebrity couples of this time.
Unlike many celebrity spouses, Bess Katramados prefers away from the media limelight. Moreover, Big Show doesn’t ever talk about his love life in public. That’s why people are always eager to know about his married life and his wife specifically.
So, today, we have come up with some exclusive facts about Big Show’s wife, Bess. Let’s begin!
Bess Katramados is in Her Late 40s
Bess’ age is 47 as of June 2021. She was born in Illinois, United States on July 13, 1973. There ain’t much detail about her parents and early life, however, we can confirm that she grew up in her hometown and completed her formal education there.
As far as her nationality is concerned, Bess Katramados is American and she belongs to the White ethnicity.
Bess and Big Show are Married since 2002
Katramados met her now-husband Paul in the early 2000s when the wrestler had just ended his marriage to his first wife Melissa Ann Piavis. The couple hit it off soon and started dating. After a short courtship, the pair decided to get married and tied the knot on February 11, 2002.
Apparently, they walked down the aisle just days after Wight finalized his divorce from his first spouse. It has been nearly 20 years since they are married, but there is no sign of conflict between the couple. Rather their romance has always grown stronger.
Despite Show and Bess’ being couple is one of the few ever-lasting couples in the entertainment world, it is less talked about in media. Maybe it is due to the fact that they want to keep their private life away unlike most celebrity couples.
Besides, Bess and her husband Big Show rarely make any public appearances together. One of those rare incidents was in April 2014, when the husband and wife attended the WWE Hall of Fame. Here is a Twitter post showing the lovebirds’ presence at the event.
@mariamenounos @MichaelCole @WWETheBigShow & his wife on #WWEHOF this year #mariamenounos #michaelcole #bigshow ♥ pic.twitter.com/hsFqDMtmZh
— M-A ❤ (@maemymomor) April 14, 2015
After that, Bess Katramados and Big Show haven’t attended any public events together.
Bess Katramados is a Mother of Two Children
The happily married couple of two decades are also proud parents of two. They have welcomed a son and a daughter together. Like their mother, the kids also stay out of the public eye.
Meanwhile, Paul once shared a video of his daughter cheering him up as he entered the ring. “My daughter marked out. lol awesome!” wrote Big Show alongside the post. Check it out.
@WWETheBigShow My daughter marked out. pic.twitter.com/FfmLd4Ot4T
— Bad News Ramen (@BadNewsRamen) March 6, 2015
Bess Katramados’ Husband was Previously Married: Also Has a Daughter with Ex-wife
While Katramados’ marriage to Big Show is her first, her hubby was previously married. He was married to Melissa Ann Piavis for a couple of years. Melissa is originally from Greece.
The ex-couple also gave birth to a daughter, Cierra Wight while they were married. Big Show and Melissa married on the 14th of February 1997 and welcomed their only child on November 28, 1998.
Even though they seemed quite blissful together for a couple of years, their differences didn’t let them continue as a married couple and they split in 2000. Show and Melissa finalized their divorce two years later on February 6, 2002.
Little More on Her Husband, Big Show
Born and raised in Aiken, South Carolina as Paul Wight, Big Show was diagnosed with acromegaly. This disease causes accelerated growth due to which Wight was 6 ft 2 inches at 12. He later underwent surgery on the pituitary gland to halt his body’s growth. Big Show is 7 ft 1 inch tall as per the reports.
While in school and college, Big Show was interested in basketball and football. His body structure also helped him to excel in these sports. However, he never thought of pursuing a professional career in these sports.
His journey in wrestling started in the mid-1990s. Big Show officially signed with WCW in 1995 and started a professional career in wrestling. In his extensive and ongoing wrestling career, Show has won several championships, including two WCW World Heavyweight Championship titles.
As of 2022, he has left WWE and joined All Elite Wrestling as both a commentator and in-ring performer. He apparently left WWE because they were hell-bent on putting him to retirement which he didn’t want to do.
In an interview, talking about how WWE was asking him to retire, he said, “It was frustrating. I didn’t want to be in that legends role. Hey, quit trying to put me in Shady Pines. I’m not ready to be in the retirement home.’ And that’s something that WWE has always done, too.”
Bess Katramados’ Life Before Her Marriage to Big Show
Before Bess hit the media as Big Show’s better half, she worked as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. After her matrimonial to Show, she is not known to be working anywhere.
As of now, we can safely say that Bess is a housewife who takes care of her two children.
She Owns Two Houses in Florida with her Husband
Katramados and her spouse own two beautiful houses in the southern state of the US, Florida. The pair bought their Miami house for $3.7 million in 2007. They currently reside in the 2002-built French Chateau-style home. It boasts six bedrooms and seven and a half bathrooms.
Further, the house also features two fireplaces, a pool/spa, a media room, and a guest house. Have a look at their house. Besides, they also have a house in Odessa, Tampa which Bess’ husband bought for $680,000 in September 2001. The house has four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a swimming pool.
Meanwhile, talking about Big Show’s earnings and net worth, he earns more than $500k a year and as of 2022, his net worth is $16 million.