Aj Lee Mendez Biography: Husband, Age, Height, Net Worth, Kids, Instagram, Movies, Nationality

December 9, 2023 0 Posted By Lorenza Nicholas


April Jeanette Mendez (born March 19, 1987), recognized by her stage name AJ Lee, is an accomplished American author, screenwriter, and retired professional wrestler. 

She is a successful author and screenwriter and boasts a remarkable career as a former professional wrestler, notably in WWE. Currently serving as an executive producer and color commentator for WOW – Women of Wrestling, AJ Lee leverages her abundant expertise and experience in these roles. 

Aj Lee Mendez‘s extraordinary contributions to the entertainment industry continue to inspire those working in these diverse fields.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: April Jeanette Mendez
Stage Name: Aj Lee
Born: 19 March 1987 (age 37 years old)
Place of Birth: Union City, New Jersey, United States
Nationality: American
Education: New York University
Height: 1.57 m
Parents: Janet Acevedo, Robert Mendez
Siblings: Erica Mendez, Robert Mendez
Spouse: CM Punk (m. 2014)
Boyfriend • Partner: John Cena (2012), Bryan Danielson (2011-2012), Greg Marasciulo (2011-2012), Jamar Shipman (2007-2010)
Children: N/A
Occupation: Author • Wrestler
Net Worth: US$200,000

Early Life

Born on March 19, 1987, in the lively city of Union City, New Jersey, April Jeanette Mendez, commonly known as AJ Lee, hails from a background of Puerto Rican heritage. 

Growing up in a loving family, her mother, Janet Acevedo, dedicated her time to homemaking before becoming a home health aide. Meanwhile, her father, Robert Mendez, built a career as an automotive engineer. 

As the family’s youngest member, Aj Lee Mendez treasures her experiences with her two older siblings, Erica Mendez and Robert Mendez.


Aj Lee Mendez attended Memorial High School in West New York, New Jersey, and graduated in 2005. After completing her degree, she continued her studies and enrolled in New York University‘s renowned Tisch School of the Arts, where she focused on producing films and television. 

AJ Lee bravely left NYU after two years, despite having made academic progress, to pursue her passion for being a professional wrestler.


Commencing her professional wrestling journey in 2007, AJ Lee Mendez initially competed in various independent promotions. However, her remarkable skills and determination drew the attention of WWE, leading to her signing with the company in 2009. Beginning in the developmental brand NXT, Mendez swiftly ascended to the main roster in 2010, emerging as a rising star. With compelling performances and undeniable talent, she endeared herself to fans, establishing her as one of WWE’s most beloved wrestlers.

Throughout her illustrious career, Mendez achieved remarkable feats, securing the WWE Divas Championship an impressive eight times and earning the inaugural WWE Diva of the Year title.

Following her retirement from professional wrestling in 2015, AJ Lee Mendez transitioned to a successful career as an author. Showcasing her literary prowess, Mendez‘s writing talents shine through contributions to comic book publications like GLOW vs. The BabyfaceAt the Spine of the World, and Wonder Woman: Black and Gold, showcasing her versatility across literary genres.

Beyond her literary pursuits, AJ Lee Mendez is dedicated to raising awareness about mental health. As an ambassador for esteemed organizations such as the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), the Jed Foundation, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, she actively employs her platform to advocate for critical causes. 

AJ Lee Mendez actively enhances awareness and fosters a deeper understanding of mental health issues and animal welfare through her voice and support.

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: AJ Mendez (@theajmendez)
  • Twitter handle: AJ Mendez (@TheAJMendez)
  • Facebook: A.J. Lee 

Personal Life

AJ Lee Mendez, a professional wrestler, is happily married to her fellow wrestling counterpart, Phil Brooks, also known as CM Punk. Despite their successful wrestling career, the couple has chosen not to have children. 

At 37, AJ Lee Mendez was romantically involved with John Cena in 2012, Bryan Danielson from 2011 to 2012, Greg Marasciulo from 2011 to 2012, and Jamar Shipman from 2007 to 2010.

Net Worth

AJ Lee Mendez‘s net worth is $4 million. Her principal source of income is her successful career as a professional wrestler in the world-famous WWE organization. She has also amassed more fortune through royalties from her book Crazy Is My Superpower, which received widespread fame and success by becoming a New York Times bestseller.

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