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On April 5, Maryse competed in a 25-Diva Miss Wrestle Mania battle royal at Wrestle Mania XXV, but she was eliminated by Beth Phoenix and the match was won by Santina Marella (Santino Marella dressed in drag).Maryse then began feuding with Mickie James after she cost James a number one contender's battle royal, which was eventually won by Kelly Kelly, by spraying hairspray in her eyes.After a month-long absence, Maryse returned at Survivor Series pay-per-view event in November, participating in a five-on-five Divas elimination tag team match, eliminating Kelly Kelly, Mickie James and Candice Michelle; Maryse was the sole survivor of her team, but was ultimately eliminated by Beth Phoenix.At the Armageddon pay-per-view on December 14, Maryse teamed up with Jillian Hall, Victoria and Natalya in a losing effort to Mc Cool, Maria, Kelly Kelly and Mickie James in an Eight-Diva Santa's Little Helper tag team match.The tournament's finals were originally scheduled for Elimination Chamber on February 21; instead, the match was changed by the Smack Down General Manager Vickie Guerrero to a interbrand tag team match, where Maryse teamed with her scheduled opponent Gail Kim against Lay Cool (Michelle Mc Cool and Layla), which was won by Lay Cool as a result of Maryse abandoning Kim during the match.On March 15 episode of Raw, Maryse defeated Kelly Kelly in a non-title match, attacking her after the match before being attacked by Eve Torres and Gail Kim, and saved by Lay Cool, then joining with them and Vickie Guerrero.
At Money in the Bank, on July 18, Maryse accompanied Di Biase in his Money in the Bank ladder match for the WWE Championship contract, which she tried to pick the briefcase, but was stopped by John Morrison.
After the match, she revealed herself by attacking the Divas Champion Melina.
On the December 7 episode of Raw, Maryse defeated Gail Kim by dirty tactics, and following the match, Maryse proceed to attack Kelly Kelly, who was working as ring announcer, ordering her to announce she was the next Divas Champion, but was stopped by Melina.
She spent time in Ohio Valley Wrestling and Florida Championship Wrestling, WWE's developmental territories, before being assigned to the Smack Down brand in 2008.
In December 2008, Maryse won her first WWE Divas Championship and held it for seven months, making her the third longest reigning WWE Divas Champion in WWE history.