Angie Bautista is the ex-wife of Dave Bautista. Angie’s ex-husband, Bautista is an American actor and former professional wrestler. As a professional wrestler, he is known for his time in WWE from 2002 to 2010, in 2014, and one final run in 2018–2019. Outside of professional wrestling, he is well known for his acting career, most notably as the character Drax the Destroyer in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He made his debut as an actor in an uncredited role in the 2006 comedy Relative Strangers. Angie Bautista’s ex-husband has since appeared Mr. Hinx in the James Bond film Spectre, and Sapper Morton in Blade Runner 2049. She has a child named Oliver.
Asides from being popular as Bautista’s ex-wife, Angie Bautista is also an American fitness fanatic. Angie was the second wife of David Bautista who is also a bodybuilder, actor, Mixed Martial Artist, and professional wrestler (although retired).
Angie Bautista was born as Angie Lewis in the United States of America. Beyond this, little to no information is available on her family and early life. Despite once being married to one of the biggest World Wrestling Entertainment stars of all time, Angie Bautista has never actively sought out the spotlight. She however came into the limelight after her marriage to her ex-husband.
How did the former couples meet and started their beautiful relationship? Angie Bautista and the former husband have not shared any information related to the circumstances under which they met. However, the beautiful couple got married on November 16, 1998. They got married in a beautiful ceremony in the presence of their friend, family, and loved ones.
Before Dave married Angie Bautista, he was married to Glenda and they had 2 daughters names Athena (born in 1992), and Keilani (Born in 1990) before divorcing in 1998. Angie Bautista and Dave got married that same year he divorced his wife. she is the second woman Bautista took to the alter. Dave Bautista was just 29 years of age and his wrestling career was just kickstarting.
Their marriage did last forever, the couple called it a quit after 8 years. Angie Bautista and her ex-husband divorced in 2006.
Rumors had it that Dave Bautista’s link up with a Diva in WWF was the reason the couple divorced.
Bautista published his autobiography on the 16th of October 2007. He titled it ‘Batista Unleashed’. Angie Bautista and the ex-husband became close again after the latter read the book. According to Dave, the former couple became close again more than they have been in years.
Dave also admitted that he has learned more about Angie and that she has also learned about him by reading the book. He further stated that Angie saw things from another view after reading the book. So, Dave concluded that the book was therapeutic.
In 2007, while Angie Bautista was in remission, her son, Oliver Bautista, was born through in-vitro fertilization. She calls him her ‘Miracle Baby’.
The baby came at a time when Angie was in remission for her cancer treatment, so she had to give birth to the baby through IVF (In-Vitro Fertilization.
Angie Bautista stated that Oliver is a miracle child who inspired her to be optimistic all through the time she was battling ovarian cancer.
In September 2002, while they were still married, Angie Bautista’s doctors diagnosed her with ovarian cancer. Angie is a fitness enthusiast like her former husband, maybe that was what cause the attraction between the pair. In the early 2000s, she started discovering new bruises on her body that she did not remember getting. Furthermore, she was regurgitating most of the food that she was eating and her energy level had fallen significantly.
When she reached out to her practitioner, they initially thought it had occurred because of the change in her fitness training. However, they were proven wrong, and eventually, a sonogram showed that there was a tumor in her right ovary. Since then, she has been treated with both Taxol and Carboplatin, which has empowered her to combat cancer steadily. She has gone in and out of remission several times and still has been able to maintain a positive attitude.
In 2010, Bautista traveled all across the United States in order to make a video to raise money for ovarian cancer research. Released in August 2010, the video was dedicated to Angie Bautista. (Video at the bottom)
As is the case with many others who have undergone similar ordeals as her, Angie Bautista vividly remembers the day when she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. In the days leading up to her diagnosis, she had started experiencing subtle symptoms that she could not ascribe to other possibilities. One of the things that she and Bautista connected on was their mutual love for fitness.
At the time, she was in excellent shape. In fact, Angie Bautista was preparing for a bodybuilding competition. However, bruises that she did not remember receiving began to appear on her body. Her energy level had fallen drastically and she was constantly throwing up the food she was eating. She instinctively realized something was very wrong with her.
Angie Bautista subsequently spoke to her practitioner who came to the conclusion that the changes were the result of her fitness training and told her that it was a nutritional issue. He went on to advise her that she should alter her intake of nutritional supplements. However, her symptoms remained the same even after two and a half months. As a result, Angie Bautista decided to undergo a more extensive examination and blood work. On September 9, 2002, she was told that she had ovarian cancer.
In the ensuing years, Angie Bautista has been in and out of remission multiple times. Her treatment mostly consisted of the intake of two medicines, Taxol and Carboplatin. About her experience of battling cancer, Angie has stated that cancer doesn’t look like one thing. Angie Bautista elaborated, “People think that people with cancer look a certain way, but cancer can affect someone who appears perfectly physically fit.”
‘Bautista vs. Cancer’ was a video project that was created over the course of two years predominantly by Dave Bautista and his good friend, former Head of Security for WWE, Jimmy Noonan. It was released in August 2010, in collaboration with The South of France Spa Naturals and Monday Night Mayhem wrestling to provide financial support to Ovarian Cancer Research Alliance (OCRA). Angie Bautista appeared in the video but she initially did not know that Bautista had dedicated the video to her. It was only after it was completed that she was informed.