Have nude photos of Kelly Kelly — real name Barbara Jean Blank (aka Barbie Blank) — leaked online?
After several images and videos depicting WWE Superstar Paige in highly sexual situations emerged online due to hackers, rumors began to swirl that this scandal involved other women in the wrestling world, including Kelly.
It all began on March 17, 2017, when explicit photos and videos of Paige leaked online.
That same day, Paige said private photos belonging to her got stolen and shared without her consent.
“Personal and private photos of mine were stolen and unfortunately they were shared publicly without my consent,” Paige said in a statement on Twitter.
In the days after the leak, explicit material ranging from topless bathroom selfies to X-rated videos showing other current or former WWE Superstars began to emerge online.
These leaks are part of a large hacking scandal that has resulted in personal photos of celebrities being stolen and distributed online.
A few days earlier, intimate photos of actresses Amanda Seyfried and Emma Watson began spreading on the dark corners of the internet. The leak — dubbed “The Fappening 2.0” in reference to a similar celebrity hacking scandal from 2014 — has targeted many other famous names.
In the midst of the scandal, rumors spread that hackers had targeted other wrestlers and more material was forthcoming.
“There have been claims that others will follow,” Dave Meltzer said in his report on the scandal in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.
The claim turned out correct as nude photos of WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair leaked online in May 2017.
“Private photos of mine were stolen and shared publicly without my consent,” Flair said in a statement on Twitter. “These images must be removed from the Internet immediately.”
The photos show Flair taking several nude selfies in front of a mirror with her cell phone, which got fitted with a WWE-branded case.
Naturally, this has fans wondering if Kelly is one of the leak victims.
While it seems possible that nude photos of Kelly could leak online since she’s obviously not shy about showing some skin, it hasn’t happened … yet.
In 1999, Sable became the first WWE Diva to pose nude for Playboy, but she was far from the last, as Chyna and Torrie Wilson also posed. These Divas laid the groundwork for Candice Michelle, Ashley Massaro, Christy Hemme and Maria Kanellis to join Hugh Hefner’s list of cover girls. Naturally, this had wrestling fans wondering if Kelly would follow in their path.
In October 2008, Kanellis fueled the rumor mill by saying she heard Kelly would pose for Playboy.
“I’ve heard rumors that it’s going to be Kelly Kelly this year and I’d like to see her or Mickie James do it,” Kanellis said in an interview with The Sun.
“If I had the opportunity to do Playboy again, I definitely would, especially if it was together with one of those two. I think that it would be a great shoot and a great thing to go back to. Plus it’s always hot to see two women naked together!”
A few days later, Kelly moved to deny rumors that she would be appearing in the famous men’s magazine.
Kelly issued the denial on her MySpace page (remember MySpace?), saying her wrestling career must come first.
She wrote, “ok so anyways here is the answer to the question people have been asking me..i finally have a chance to set the record straight…im not posing for playboy..nothing against playboy at all but i dont know who is posing for playboy but it wont be me. i just want to concentrate on wrestling right now.”