Turn Of The Century Top Star

Your girl Steph said the following about Vince letting her and HHHHHH date initially,

" It was a really big thing in our business for the top star to be dating the boss’ daughter and all of the implications it could have.”"

That's insane right? They started dating in 99' or 00' when Austin and Rock were still around. HHH was not the top star. Is she mental? 
Well he was certainly A top star, probably a solid #3 behind the two real ones, maybe #4 if you count Undertaker.  But he who bangs the boss's daughter gets to create the history books, no?