Brie & Nikki Bella Are Both Pregnant — With Very Close Due Dates
Double congrats are in order as twin WWE stars Brie and Nikki Bella announced they're both pregnant. What's more, their due dates are just weeks apart. The sisters and stars of E!'s Total Bellas told People on Wednesday that learning of their joint pregnancies was a "total surprise."
"We are both shocked," Brie told the magazine. "People are going to think we planned it, but you can't really plan pregnancy!"
Brie and her husband, professional wrestler Daniel Bryan, welcomed their first child together — a daughter named Birdie — in May 2017, but had struggled with conceiving a second. "We were trying for eight months and I couldn't get pregnant," Brie explained to Health in December. "I was stressed and it wasn't happening. There were a couple of times that I was so late and was for sure pregnant. Then I would get my period and bleed really badly. I think the universe was telling me something — like it's not a great time to have another baby."
But it seems like the universe had a bigger plan for the sisters, who are not only due a week and a half apart from each other, but also told People that they are feeling the same pregnancy symptoms, too.
This is Nikki's first pregnancy and child with her fiancé, Dancing with the Stars professional Artem Chigvintsev, who has apparently had "baby fever" for a while. "Artem, even when we were just friends and dancing, he would talk about being a dad and wanting a daughter, first," Nikki told People in July. "I've heard about his baby fever forever, but I've told him, 'Look, I don't know if I need to be on three birth controls, but we are not having kids anywhere in the near future.'"
Although Nikki has joked that being an aunt to Birdie is "good birth control", she admitted to Health in December that she wanted to have kids, eventually. "So yes, I do feel like being a mom is in my future," she said. "I am just not sure how soon."
While they haven't revealed when exactly they're due or the sex of their babies, hopefully the sisters will share more details about their pregnancies in the coming months. Or, fans can just wait to watch Season 5 of their E! reality show, Total Bellas, which will air some time later this year. Who knows, they may just share some inside scoop about their "twin" pregnancies.