Former WWE Divas champion Eve Torres has had a busy summer in and out of the wrestling ring, but she will enter the autumn of 2012 with a different ring -- an engagement ring.
"I've never been so happy!," posted Torres on her Twitter account on Wednesday night. Within the post was an Instagram photo of her hand with an engagement ring with someone else's hand below hers. Whose hand was it? That would be Rener Gracie, whose Twitter account was tagged after Torres' declaration.
Rener Gracie is the grandson of Helio Gracie, the founder of the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Academy, and the son of Rorion Gracie, who is credited as the founder of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 1993. Rener and his brothers remain heavily involved with the academy.
Jiu-Jitsu and the Gracie family play significant roles in Torres' life as she also serves as an instructor for the Gracie Women Empowered Self-defense program, according to her Twitter profile.
Torres has been with WWE since 2007 when she won the Divas search and is a two-time Divas champion.
Torres has vaulted to the executive roles of assistant to the SmackDown General Manager, Houston-born Booker T. To attain the position, she beat Kaitlyn, a Houston-based Diva, in a match on "WWE Smackdown!" in August. She also served as executive administrator to Raw and SmackDown General Manager John Laurinaitis for much of 2012.
As if Torres was not busy enough with in-ring and promotional appearances, she also took part in the NBC show "Stars Earn Stripes," a reality competition show that teamed celebrities with military and first responder partners.
Torres won the grand prize during the "Stars Earn Stripes" season finale episode and raised a total of $150,000 during the show, which benefited her chosen military charitable organization, the USO. Her partner throughout the entire program was Grady Powell, a Green Beret with the U.S. Army Special Forces.