Charlotte Flair and Andrade flaunt their hot new romance as WrestleMania weekend amps up.

By Hanna Flanagan
April 06, 2019 01:52 PM
Andrade and Charlotte Flair
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Charlotte Flair and Andrade laughed, cuddled and kissed their way across the red carpet last night at the WrestleMania 35 kick-off event, marking their first public appearance as a WWE power couple.

The professional wrestlers arrived at Superstars For Hope hand-in-hand and treated the event (a benefit for longtime WWE partner Boys & Girls Club) as date night in honor of a good cause.  

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And, although this is arguably the busiest work week of the year for WWE Superstars, Flair and Andrade seemed to be enjoying their time together, gushing over each other’s success and placing their bets before Sunday’s WrestleMania.

Flair, who is the daughter of WWE legend Ric Flair, will fight for the main event title while Andrade will compete in the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. (Spoiler alert: Andrade has his money on Flair and Flair has her money on Andrade.)

Later that night, Flair, 33, made the relationship Instagram official!

“I’m so happy,” Andrade, 29, told PEOPLE with a smile during Friday’s event. “I have a beautiful lady… she will win the title.”

And that title is a big one, not just for Flair, but for female professional wrestlers everywhere. For the first time in history, women are main-eventing WrestleMania. Flair will join Raw women’s champion Ronda Rousey and Royal Rumble winner Becky Lynch for the epic, triple-threat match.

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Flair told PEOPLE that when she enters the ring on Sunday, she’ll have achieved a goal six years in the making — in spite of the many people who mocked her dream along the way. She hopes her journey will serve as an inspiration to young girls watching the live event at home.   

“Even when we found out we were (main eventing) a few people sent me a text message and said, ‘Hey, when you used to say this, I thought it wasn’t possible. I thought you were crazy,’ ” Flair said. “I think that’s the biggest message to little girls …  if you have something that you’re passionate about, even if everyone thinks you’re crazy, say it.”

Ric Flair and daughter Charlotte.
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Ahead of her big match, Flair said it’s important for her to credit the many WWE women who made this event possible in the first place, adding that it’s been a group effort so she wants everyone to enjoy the historic moment together.

“I get to be here for the main event of WrestleMania and there are so many women in our company that want to do it,” Flair said. “(It’s about) acknowledging them and thanking them.”

Flair, Rousey and Lynch face off on Sunday, April 7, at 5:30 p.m. during WrestleMania 35.