WWE star Sonya Deville, also known as Daria Berenato, recently tied the knot with Toni Cassano in an intimate ceremony officiated by WWE fan Maria Menounos. Even though the event was supposed to be intimate, the space was quite large, as joked by the brides.
The event, held at The Legacy Castle in New Jersey, featured around 140 close family and friends, including WWE personalities like Charlotte Flair, Andrade, Bayley, Montez Ford, and others. The couple received warm congratulations from various current and former WWE talents.
Congratulations to WWE’s Sonya Deville who has married her partner Toni Cassano 💍
— Wrestle Ops (@WrestleOps) February 11, 2024
“…this is like my wife.” – Sonya Deville breaks down how she knew she would marry Toni Cassano
In her recent chat with Alfred Konuwa from Forbes, Sonya Deville spoke about her meeting her now-wife Toni Cassano and how she felt that Toni was the one as she stated “It’s going to sound odd, but it was before I even met her. I followed her on Instagram for a few years, and she followed me, and I would just look at her posts and I was like ‘this is like my wife.’ I know it sounds crazy, but she just had everything going on that I’m into. And she just seemed so genuine and real, and the day I met her I was like ‘she’s exactly everything I thought she would be and more.’”
Fans took to their social media to congratulate the couple on their big day. Sonya Deville was the first openly gay female wrestler in the WWE. Deville shared her truth on the reality show “Tough Enough” when asked about her relationship, choosing honesty over deception, back in 2015.
Sonya Deville is married! Maria Menounos was the wedding officiant! Congratulations to Sonya and her wife! 🖤🤍👏🏽 pic.twitter.com/glt0Tojj91
— Vin (@WhoisVindictive) February 11, 2024
Since joining WWE, she has received a predominantly positive response from fans, using her platform to advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusivity in wrestling. Deville emphasizes the importance of being a positive representation of the community and wants to inspire others by being open about her experiences. She acknowledges the responsibility as the first openly gay female WWE wrestler and aims to properly represent the LGBTQ+ community.
Previously, Deville has been open about her relationship with girlfriend Toni Cassano, emphasizing the importance of ensuring Cassano is comfortable with public exposure. Recently, the couple celebrated LGBTQ+ pride at the Pride parade in Los Angeles, marking a significant moment for Deville as an out-performer representing WWE.
Sonya Deville is currently out due to an injury and will be looking to get back in action as soon as possible with tag team partner Chelsea Green.