Name: Natalie Marie Nelson
Born: September 19, 1984
Occupation: Professional wrestler, actor, model and television personality
Eva Marie was born on September 19, 1984 in Walnut Creek, California. She is the daughter of Barry, an Italian professional, and Josie, a Mexican housewife. Eva has three siblings: Nathan, Neal and Nick. Growing up, Eva suffered from alcohol abuse, though her fandom for the San Francisco Giants and professional wrestling helped her get by.
Eva attended California State University, where she played soccer. Eva would graduate university with a Bachelor of Arts in business management and a minor in human resource. She also earned an Associate’s Degree in art from Diablo Valley College. Upon graduation, Eva would concentrate on acting, modeling and promotional work.
In 2014, Eva would marry her longtime boyfriend, Jonathan Coyle. They presently reside in Orlando, Florida.
For several years, Eva would appear in various magazines and television spots. She was featured in the Fitness Blowout infomercial, she appeared in a Sketchers commercial, she was profiled on the Sports Illustrated website and she won the 2012 Powertech Model competition. Over the years, Eva has graced the magazine covers of “Import Tuner Magazine,” “Glam Fit Magazine” and “Rukus.” Eva also appeared in “Maxim,” and was ranked No. 83 in its Hot 100 in 2014.
Eva got her first big break in 2013 when she signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). She was immediately sent to the WWE Performance Center, where she would start her training. Soon afterwards, Eva became a part of the popular WWE and E! reality television series “Total Divas.”
Eva made her main roster debut in July 2013, when she and her fellow TV stars made an appearance on “MizTV.” Eva would make her wrestling debut in a six-woman tag team match with The Bella Twins. Following a three-month hiatus, Eva returned to in-ring competition, particularly in tag-team matches. She would make her WrestleMania debut in 2014 by competing in the 14-Diva Vickie Guerrero Invitational match, in which Divas Champion AJ Lee retained.
In 2015, Eva went to the NXT developmental system to hone her craft and train alongside former WWE Cruiserweight and Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick. For about a year, Eva perfected her character and became one of the most despised heels in the company.
She would compete at WrestleMania XXXII in a 10-Diva tag team match and would be victorious. But Eva wouldn’t make her full-time return to the main roster until July 2016, when she became a member of the SmackDown! Live roster. She has yet to make her in-ring debut on SmackDown! Live (2016).
We estimate that Eva Marie’s net worth is $2 million (2016).
So how much is $2 million really?
$2 million can buy you front-row tickets to WrestleMania weekend (Axxess, NXT, WrestleMania and Monday Night Raw) for the next several years. $2 million can also help you build a pro-wrestling promotion that could potentially lead to a television deal.