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The couple teased having a story to share about their baby boy's arrival as they shared the happy news
WWE's Carmella is officially a mom!
The 35-year-old WWE wrestler, whose real name is Leah Van Dale, and her husband, Monday Night RAW commentator Corey Graves (born Matt Polinksy), have welcomed their first baby, they revealed on Instagram.
Son Dimitri Paul Polinsky was born on Wednesday, Nov. 8, weighing 8 lbs. and measuring 21 in. long, the new parents share.
She captioned the joint post, "…well worth the 60 hour labor (more on that another day )."
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Recently speaking to PEOPLE, the WWE professional wrestler reflected on her journey to pregnancy and how she'd been feeling as she got closer to her due date.
"It's been a journey," she told PEOPLE. "I had two miscarriages last year. I had a chemical pregnancy, which is basically sort of a miscarriage very early on, and then I had an ectopic pregnancy in October, so those were kind of back to back."
"So it was a struggle for sure. But with how we treated the ectopic pregnancy, I was forced to wait to try again so it afforded me the opportunity to just focus back on work and not stress too much about trying to get pregnant."
"And it's so cliché, but everyone says it'll happen when you're not trying or when you don't try so hard and I was like, 'Yeah okay, whatever,' but that's what happened with us," Van Dale added.
Van Dale married Polinksy in the ring in 2022. She told her husband the exciting news on his birthday. "I told him it was a birthday present that had gotten delayed, and when he opened it, it was literally the last thing he was expecting. [It] was just a little box with a onesie that said, 'Hello Daddy,' and with a positive pregnancy test in there," shared Van Dale.
"And he was completely in shock," she said. "He had no idea."
The athlete is stepmom to Graves' three kids — daughters Lola and Lenny and son Cash — who Van Dale said are "so excited" to be older siblings. "They're constantly asking about the baby, 'How big is the baby this week?' They're always comparing it to a fruit or whatever item it is that the baby is the size of, and they're just counting down the days with me."
"I feel like they're just such good kids, and I thought I'd always wanted to be a mom, but then the older I got, I wasn't sure if it was for me," she told PEOPLE. "And then having them around really...solidified the decision for me that I want to be a mom, I want to have a kid, and now I'm going to have four!"
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