Stevens grew up in Carson, California. Her mother, Phyllis Durant, was an actress and contestant coordinator for Family Feud.She has a younger brother.Prior to becoming a professional wrestler, she was a social worker and owned a business which put vending machines in high schools.Stevens' family and friends helped her fund her career in wrestling when she went to train in Japan. She is also an investor in Nu Skin Enterprises, a line of skin and nutritional products.
On May 30, 2011, Stevens revealed that she was pregnant with her first child.On December 31, 2011, she suffered a miscarriage.After competing in the 2012 Royal Rumble, false reports claimed that she had given birth to a baby boy named Jamie. Stevens revealed the truth about her miscarriage in March.
On August 6, 2012, weeks after she confirmed her WWE release, Stevens stated that she was on a mission to lose weight. She recruited a team of fitness experts and a therapist so she could get back into wrestling shape. She also showed interest into turning the experience into a reality show. Photos from August 2012 revealed a much slimmer Stevens.
Kia Stevens was inspired to become a professional wrestler by Amy Dumas, known during her WWE career as Lita. In 2002, Stevens appeared on the Discovery Health Body Challenge as a contestant trying to lose weight in hopes of becoming a professional wrestler.Afterwards, Stevens trained at the School of Hard Knocks out of San Bernardino, California. Soon, she was able to have her first professional match in the Empire Wrestling Federation.
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