UFC president Dana White is not only a very wealthy man, but he is never one to shy away from saying exactly what is on his mind. Despite that, very is little known about his wife Anne Stella White, with whom he shares three children with (Dana White III, Savannah White, and Aidan White).
Having been wed since 1996, the couple seemingly has a happy marriage (despite the cheating allegations Dana’s own mother has thrown his way over the years). Yet during a 2022 New Year’s Eve celebration in Cabo San Lucas, Dana stunned fellow partygoers when an altercation broke out between him and his wife.
At some point after midnight, Dana was seen leaning over and saying something to Anne, which resulted in her slapping him across the face. Just as quickly, Dana struck back and the two were immediately pulled apart by friends.
Dana swiftly apologized for his actions, while Anne released a statement calling the move “out of character for him.” They both blamed heavy drinking for the incident.
We’re hoping this is true, and that this was just a fluke in longstanding marriage. Read on to find out everything we know about Dana and Anne Stella White’s relationship.
Dana White And His Wife First Met In 8th Grade
White reportedly met his future wife Anne Stella in eighth grade. The two were said to be high school sweethearts, but it’s unknown if they continued a long-distance relationship when the future UFC president lived in Boston in his twenties.
Dana, Anne Stella, and former UFC owner Lorenzo Fertitta all attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas. However, White—a New England native—eventually returned to the East Coast and graduated from Hermon High School in Hermon, Maine. Despite hating school (he was kicked out twice), he donated $100,000 to his alma mater in 2011. The funds were used to upgrade the school’s athletic facilities.
What Is Known About Anne Stella White?
Very little is known about Dana White’s wife except she was born Anne Louise Stella in January 1969. Her birth location remains unconfirmed, but different sources claim different states (Maine, Nevada, New York).
Anne became Mrs. White in 1996. Clark County, Nevada records show the couple ordered a marriage license on October 21 of that year and had a marriage certificate issued the following month, on November 15.
Anne is not believed to have any involvement with the UFC. She’s never been seen at fights or promotional events—in fact, very few photos exist of her at all.
Dana And His Wife Don’t Have The Best Relationship With His Mother
White is notorious for being aggressive and unfiltered, and it turns out the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.
In 2015, his mom, June White, sat down for an interview and blasted her son for his allegedly callous treatment of his wife.
“I have a hard time with Dana’s … marriage, I guess you could call it,” she continued. “Because I’m a believer that if you’re married, you’re married and that’s it. And if you don’t want to be, and you want to be out with other people, then leave the person you’re with. Don’t make a joke of your marriage, but his marriage is a joke.”
June alleged that her son “puts Tiger Woods to shame.” She said he cheated on Anne Stella with two different ring girls and even accused him of sleeping with his own sister-in-law.
June shares more alleged details in two books about her son: Dana White: King of MMA (2011) and Through A Mother’s Eyes: The Dana White Story (2012).
Dana has never commented on either project and of course, all cheating allegations should be taken with a grain of salt, especially from a family member who might have ill intentions.
Dana White And His Wife Have Three Children Together
Dana and Anne share two sons and a daughter.
Their oldest is Dana White III. In 2020, he graduated from Faith Lutheran High School in Las Vegas and announced his commitment to play football at the University of San Diego.
Aidan, their middle child, has followed his father’s footsteps and is an amateur boxer, maxing his debut in 2018.
Their youngest child, Savannah, lives a seemingly ordinary life as a high schooler. Given her age, she does not have a public social account and not much is known about her (as it should be).
Both Dana and Anne have expressed concern over their 2022 NYE altercation and how it might affect their kids. Hopefully, this is something they can all work through as a family.