The wrestling stars welcome their first child, daughter Aurora Rose

By Stephen M. Silverman
July 26, 2006 01:40 PM

World Wresting Entertainment Superstars Stephanie McMahon and Paul “Triple H” Levesque have welcomed their first child, daughter Aurora Rose Levesque.

Weighing in at 8 lbs., 7 oz., the baby was born Monday evening in Greenwich, Conn. Says dad Levesque, a five-time World Heavyweight Champion and five-time WWF Champ, “We’ll see how tough I am now.”

Aurora Rose arrived during a live airing of the WWE’s USA Network show Raw, and new grandfather (and WWE chairman) Vince McMahon was so excited, he announced the birth on the air.

McMahon and Levesque wed in 2003. McMahon, 29, is herself a former WWE Women’s Champion and ex-general manager of the show SmackDown. Her mother, Linda, is CEO of the WWE.

A New Hampshire native, Levesque, who turns 37 on Thursday, gets his ring name, “Triple H,” from the initials of his previous professional handle, Hunter Hearst Helmsley.

The couple’s relationship was a key storyline for the WWE. Onscreen, they bitterly divorced after two years of marriage, but in real life, “they couldn’t be happier and more excited to be the new parents to the future heir to the throne,” says their rep.