Ronda Rousey's Living Conditions Before Making It Big Were "Hellish"

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Ronda Rousey has been filming her rise to stardom since 2011 for a documentary that will highlight what it was like for her to go from rags to riches called In Her Father's Eyes.

Back in 2011, Ronda Rousey teamed up with filmmakers Gary Stretch, who is a former boxer, and Peter Antico, who is a stuntman, actor, and producer to begin filming what would become one of the greatest rises to stardom in the world of sports.

Ronda Rousey apparently lived in a dump in Venice, California when she began her journey.

In a clip of the upcoming documentary, they are filming that very house with a then-22-year-old Ronda Rousey.

Ronda Rousey jokes, "I'm surprised we didn't invent a new strain of cholera."

She adds, "They are tearing the house down right after we move out. As soon as we found out we were like, ‘Well who gives a s--t.' It was already kind of hellish when I moved in. I didn't make it this way."

Ronda Rousey then shares, with a huge smile, that she's moving to the beach.

One just can't help but feel excited for Ronda Rousey in this clip, knowing all of the things she will accomplish from there.

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However, Ronda Rousey's mother, AnnMaria De Mars, thinks her daughter was happier back then. She explained that "it was different time for Ronda. She didn’t have a lot but she knew who her real friends were."

She added, “People say that if you’re a beautiful woman no one ever tells you the truth and I think it is the same if you are wealthy. Back then she knew that if people wanted to hang out with her it was because they genuinely wanted to spend time with her. Not because they were leeches.”


Ronda Rousey's documentary is due to be released sometime this year. Are you excited to see it?

Lacy Langley
Lacy is a writer from Texas. She likes spending time in the home office, homeschooling her kids, playing the didgeridoo, caring for her chickens (Thelma and Louise), Rolos, Christmas, and Labyrinth.