Brandi Rhodes is a well-known wrestler in the wrestling universe. She did many characters in her wrestling career. She is also a devoted parent. During a podcast after the birth of her daughter called “Two Lies and One Truth”, she unwrapped parenting advice she received from an icon and celebrity parent Shaquille O’Neal.
In her wrestling career, Brandi debuted as a WWE ring announcer under the name Eden Stiles until the company depart her in 2016. She was an occasional wrestler on the independent circuit. She joined AEW, serving as Chief Brand Officer (CEO) till February 2022.
Brandi married in September 2013 with another sensation of the wrestling universe, Cody Rhodes. They were blessed with a daughter, Liberty Iris Runnels back on the 18th of June, 2021. Brandi spent her most of time raising her child while Cody handled the business.
Brandi started her podcast after the birth of her daughter called “Two Lies and One Truth.” In an initial time, she started the podcast as a parenting podcast, talking with celebrities and well-known guests to share experiences about raising kids. She said her podcast change her life and her role as a parent:
It’s made me have to be honest. It’s made me want to be real and not want to be perfect all the time. So, talking to everybody I mean, I don’t know where it comes from. But somewhere in me there’s this strive for perfection and other people’s approval and everything. And everyone to say, Oh, Brandy did the full Thanksgiving spread, and she looks great, and the baby’s so well behaved. I don’t know why I need this.”
She reflected on one specific piece of advice that she got from an icon and basketball legend Shaquille O’Neal. She stated;
I think that after a while you start thinking this is the way that everything has to be, this is the path I have to go and this is who I have to be for this person. And then you start talking to other parents who you look up to and you look at I mean, Shaquille O’Neil is one of my favorite people in general but like tops as far as parenting goes, he’s such a great dad, and to hear him say, hey, stuff happens, move on, it’ll be okay, keep going, keep going.”
Former WWE commentator stated that her parents gave her a chance to choose her path in her life which led her to become a popular personality, celebrity, and wrestler in the wrestling world.