The untold truth of Shad Gaspard's wife

On May 17, 2020, former WWE star Shad Gaspard went missing while swimming at Venice Beach, Calif., with his son, who was born in April 2010, TMZ reported. As of this writing, officials are still searching for Gaspard, who got caught in a strong rip current along with other swimmers, per the outlet.

According to an eyewitness (per TMZ), Gaspard instructed the lifeguards to rescue his son first — which they did — however, Gaspard is still nowhere to be found. "The father, unfortunately, got pushed down by a wave as they were getting pulled out of the current," Kenichi Haskett, Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division, told the Daily Mail.

He added, "[Gaspard] ended up getting pushed down by a wave and we couldn't find him and we immediately started with our rescue boats, called in additional lifeguards to search that location of his dad."

Gaspard's wife, Siliana Gaspard, was with their son, "who was inconsolable," at the beach, another witness told the Daily Mail. Following the tragic incident, Siliana posted two photos of her missing husband via her Instagram Stories on May 18.

As we wait for more details about this tragedy to surface, let's get to know more about Gaspard's wife.

Siliana Gaspard is all about health and wellness

Siliana Gaspard is a "certified trainer and nutritionist," according to her Instagram bio. Siliana offers advice on how to incorporate a healthy lifestyle into a person's routine in addition to exercise tips.

Clearly, Siliana is passionate about staying healthy as she eats foods that are "simple and clean," as she told Simply Shredded in 2013. "I use the same philosophy as I do for working out — 'Just listen to your body.' If I am hungry, I eat, if I am not, I don't, simple as that."

The fitness guru even revealed what she eats in a day, and from chowing down on egg whites all the way to protein shakes, it makes sense why she shows off her fit physique on Instagram so often. "The best 'diets' are simple lifestyle changes that allow you to balance eating habits so you can eat sensibly, but you also enjoy being alive!" she wrote on Instagram.

Siliana Gaspard is a former bodybuilder

In 2011, Siliana Gaspard got into bodybuilding following the birth of her son, working with a personal trainer who had her lifting weights. "I liked the results that I saw from weightlifting and wanted to pursue it further," she told GeneticWar.

Later on, she competed in a National Physique Committee show and even placed second in her class (via Heavy). Siliana "loved the high I got from competing" and went on to enter the Dallas Europa 2011, where she won Overall Bikini. Not too shabby.

In December 2017, Siliana shared an old photo of herself pregnant alongside a snap from a previous bodybuilding competition. "I'm so blessed and grateful that my small step towards wanting to better myself helped motivate others to do the same," she gushed. "I am forever grateful that those who were moved by my transformation reached out and let me know."

Siliana and Shad Gaspard's fateful first meeting

Siliana Gaspard and Shad Gaspard's story of how they first met is full of serendipity. "We were both at the same club. Yes, we met at a bar, so tacky," she quipped to HardBody in 2012 (via a bodybuilding forum) Silana recalled how she was supposed to meet someone else, but her date never showed up. That's when fate intercepted! 

Although Siliana thought Shad was "attractive," she didn't know he was famous, let alone in the WWE. However, Shad didn't look over at his now-wife, which "aggravated" her. "I got snobby about it and dissed him, but my friend chased him down," she recalled. "He asked me to dance to the Grease theme song."

Luckily, Siliana's friends took his phone and put her number in it, all the while Shad's friend was "hitting on" her. "It a big mess," she joked. A couple of days later, the two struck up a conversation on MySpace, and the two tied the knot in 2009.

Nicki Swift's thoughts are with Siliana and her family during this tough time.