Former WWE Divas Champion Kelly Kelly has been granted time off from WWE, according to PWInsider.
The website reports that K2 has been given the time off to recharge her batteries after spending six years on the road with WWE full-time.
Kelly, who began her career with the company at just 18, has spent most of her adult life on the road with the company. A source tells PWInsider: “She’s been here since [she] was a kid. She had been pushing for time away to spend with her family and her boyfriend. Six years for someone of her age is a lifetime. She needed a break.”
However, the report adds that there is some speculation over Kelly’s future with WWE, with “word among a number of talents within the company is that they don’t believe she’s returning anytime soon”.
The report adds that Kelly has been promoting herself under her real name, Barbie Blank, and points out that she is accepting endorsements and appearances through an agent outside of WWE.
Her Twitter bio currently reads: “For full appearances/endorsements please contact Heidi at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Kelly competed on Raw just two weeks ago and currently represents WWE as one of two Divas on Maxim’s Hot 100 for 2012.