In 2010, Leati Joseph began his career just like the rest of his family in wrestling. He chose the ring name Roman Reigns when he became a member of the World Wrestling Entertainment franchise. Reigns was at first in the football path, we just assumed he wanted to do something different from the other Anoa’is. Just like he is in all that he does, Roman put in so much hard work and sincerity as a footballer and eventually played for the Canadian league in 2008.
Date of Birth: May 25, 1985
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
After his career ended as a soccer player, Leati began his journey towards being a wrestling pro. WWE signed him in 2010 and he made his debut stage appearance in November 2012. As much as he has a huge presence in the world of wrestling, Roman Reigns is a loving man at heart. Let’s now look into more about his parents, siblings and the lovely family he has created for himself.
Leati “Sika” Anoa’i (father)
Date of Birth: April 5, 1945
Zodiac Sign: Aries
During his time, Leati went with the professional name “Sika”. He was a prominent member of the Anoa’i wrestling family and formed a tag team with his brother Afa. Sika was known best for being a member of the Wild Samoans (the tag team with his brother Afa) and the team was involved in numerous promotions including the World Wrestling Foundation (now Entertainment). When Leati was not being a team member with Afa, he was a duo with Yokozuna (another relative). After retirement, the Sika-Afa duo began the Wild Samoan Training Centre that has to its credit quite a number of renowned alumni.
Patricia A. Anoa’i (mother)
The title of “WWE Superstar” is one that signifies muscle and strength and many think it came just from hours in the gym and in training. Roman says his mother Patricia is his own personal hero. She taught and showed him what real strength means by being an amazing single mom. Patricia made sure her son Leati Joseph never felt a void; she was his mother, best friend and most loyal fan.
Matthew “Rosey” Anoa’i (brother, born to same parents)
Date of Birth: April 7, 1970
Date of Death: April 18, 2017 (age: 47)
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Matthew is best known as the professional wrestler that went by numerous ring names in the independent wrestling circuit. Rosey has a good career going on for him but is not quite as popular as his brother Roman or his cousin ex-wrestler The Rock. He was married to Mandy Vandeberg had three kids with her; Jordan Iles, Koa Rodney and Madison Alani Anoa’i.
Roman Reigns’ other siblings are 3 sisters: Vanessa Anoa’i, Marytza Anoa’i and Summer D. Anoa’i.
Galina Becker (wife)
Duration of Marriage: December 2014 till date
Date of Birth: March 11, 1987
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
With a career that keeps him on the road every now and then, Reigns says the most difficult part about marriage is having to create time to be there for his wife and young daughter. The lovely couple met while the wrestling pro was in college, they were both students of the Georgia Institute of Technology. Roman was surprisingly on the football team while Galina was a track and field athlete. Love for them developed gradually and the wrestling icon says hard work is simply the secret to a good romance. Galina stuck with her college sweetheart through the thick and thin of his career, from his championship moments to when he suffered injuries.
Becker and Reigns were engaged on February 26, 2012 and in two years they were married. It was a Disney theme wedding on a private island in the Bahamas with their daughter present. One thing that stands out for the WWE superstar is that despite him being one of the most polarising figures in the history of wrestling, he is a big family man.
Joelle Anoa’i (daughter with Galina Becker)
Date of Birth: December 14, 2008 (presumed)
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Jojo as she is fondly called by her family is currently the only child to Roman Reigns and his lovely wife. She was born way before her parents were married or even engaged. With his busy schedule, daddy Reigns always finds time to be around his daughter. He loves kids and hopes to have more so that after retiring he can be with his family most of the time.