Did WWE Superstar Dana Brooke Date Controversial NBA Star Enes Kanter?

Published 12/04/2021, 2:38 AM EST
NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 27: Dana Brooke of the WWE attends the UNICEF USA’s 14th Annual Snowflake Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on November 27, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Dana Brooke has had a great ending to 2021. She always talked about opportunities, and she got one ten days ago when she won the 24/7 championship.


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Her 24/7 championship is the first title she has ever held in her eight years at WWE. It seems like Dana is what the championship might need to become a meaningful title.


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While Brooke is shining on RAW, her personal life has also caught the headlines’ attention. She was spotted with stars like Dave Bautista and Enes Kanter and was rumored to be dating them at two different points.

Did Dana Brooke date Enes Kanter?

Brooke began dating Enes Kanter in 2018. He is an NBA star who currently plays for the Boston Celtics. The details about how their relationship started are unknown, but Kanter is a lifelong WWE fan. He is also friends with Paul Heyman. That could explain how the couple crossed paths.

Kanter even appeared in WWE back in 2019 at Madison Square Garden and won the 24/7 title. The NBA star said he plans to become a WWE wrestler after he is done with basketball.

The relationship between the two seemed to go well as Dana Brooke in Lilian Garcia’s podcast Chasing Glory talked about Kanter. She also mentioned how he helped her to recover from the loss of her ex-fiancee, Dallas McCarver.

She said he could sense her pain about her loss, and she never opened up to anyone until she met Kanter. So, yes, Dana Brooke and Enes Kanter dated.

Why did the couple break up?

In the same podcast interview, Brooke revealed Kanter helped her continue her wrestling career. She considered quitting after she lost to Ronda Rousey. However, Enes motivated her to push through, praying for her late boyfriend. The former gymnast called him the ‘living angel in front of me.’

Unfortunately, this romance ended in late December 2019. In a now-deleted tweet, Brooke wrote, “Let’s play a game. Can anyone tell me who is the GREATEST LIE AND NARCISSIST ?! I hate liars!!! Be honest, and life will be much easier !!!”

Fans made many guesses, and it all pointed to the obvious since Brooke had already made her relationship with Enes public.

The two were never seen or heard of together again after these tweets.

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Who is Brooke dating now?

After Kanter, Brooke started dating WWE legend, Dave Bautista. The two teased being in a relationship in 2019. Brooke posted pictures of their conversations on Instagram together. She also appeared on WWE’s The Bump to discuss their budding relationship.

Brooke has said there’s always been an interest between Batista and her regarding their friendship. They also share a lot in common with WWE and charity work.


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However, in an interview with Forbes, Dana Brooke said things didn’t work out between the two, as both have hectic schedules. The two still speak regularly and are in communication with each other.

“We still communicate, we still talk on a regular basis, my boyfriend now [Uly Diaz] and him also have a lot in common as far as the fight game goes.”


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After Bautista, Dana started dating Ulysses Diaz, an MMA fighter and boxer. The couple got engaged back in July in a post shared by Dana on her Instagram. She called Diaz ‘her life, her love and her forever.’

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Avani Mishra

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Avani Mishra is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Avani has been a WWE fan since 2008. Her all-time favorite wrestler is John Cena, who is the first wrestler she ever saw on TV.