The Bella Twins

Professional wrestling tag team

The Bella Twins were a professional wrestling tag team in the WWE, formed of twin sisters: Brie Bella (Brianna Monique Danielson,[3] née Garcia-Colace) and Nikki Bella (Stephanie Nicole Chigvintsev,[3] née Garcia-Colace, born November 21, 1983 in San Diego, California). They both won the WWE Divas Championship, with Nikki's second reign being the longest in the title's history at 301 days.

The Bella Twins
Nikki (left) and Brie at WrestleMania 31 in March 2015
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MembersBrie Bella
Nikki Bella
Billed heights5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Combined
billed weight
244 lb (111 kg)
HometownBrawley, California, U.S.[1][2]
Billed fromScottsdale, Arizona, U.S.
Debut2007
Disbanded2009, 2014, 2018
TrainerBryan Danielson
Natalya
Tom Prichard
WWE Performance Center

The twins signed with WWE in 2007 and made their main roster debut on SmackDown the following year. On April 30, 2012, their contracts with WWE expired and they left. They returned to the WWE on March 11, 2013 and became part of the main cast of the reality show Total Divas made by the WWE.[4] They also got their own spin-off series, Total Bellas and were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2021. They left WWE again in 2023, retired from wrestling and now appear as the Garcia Twins.

Personal life

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In September 2013, Brie revealed her engagement to fellow professional wrestler Bryan Danielson.[5] The couple married on April 11, 2014.[6] Brie and her husband were previously both vegetarians.[7] The couple have two children together.[8][9]

In May 2014, Nikki revealed on Total Divas that she had married her high school sweetheart at the age of 20; the marriage was annulled three years later.[10][11] Nikki began dating John Cena in 2012. The couple became engaged on April 2, 2017, when Cena proposed to her after their mixed tag-team match at WrestleMania 33.[12] On April 15, 2018, the couple broke up and canceled their wedding, which was planned for May 5, 2018.[13] She began dating her Dancing with the Stars partner and Russian dancer Artem Chigvintsev in January 2019.[14] On January 3, 2020, the couple announced their engagement.[15] On January 29, 2020, Nikki announced that she is expecting her first child alongside her twin sister Brie, who announced her own second pregnancy the same day.[16] On June 11, 2020, on the season five finale of Total Bellas, Nikki announced the baby's sex, a boy.[17] She gave birth on July 31, 2020.[18] The couple married on August 26, 2022.[19]

  • Incomparable (2020)

Film and telvision

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Year Title Roles Notes
2014 Confessions of a Womanizer Erica and Sally
2015 The Flintstones & WWE: Stone Age SmackDown! Nikki and Brie Boulder Voice performances

Television

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Year Title Roles Notes
2002/2003 Meet My Folks Unknown
2012 Ridiculousness Themselves
2013–19 Total Divas Main cast (seasons 1–8)
Guest (season 9)[20]
2014 Psych Episode: "A Nightmare on State Street"
2016–21 Total Bellas Lead roles
2017 Whose Line Is It Anyway? Special guests
2020 The Substitute Episode 1.5
The Kelly Clarkson Show Episode: "December 30, 2020"
2022 Biography: WWE Legends Episode: July 24, 2022

Music videos

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Year Title Artist
2004 Right Side of the Bed Atreyu
2014 Na Na Trey Songz
2017 Hollywood Sophia Grace

Championships and accomplishments

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References

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  9. "It's a Boy! Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan Welcome Their Second Child". People. August 2, 2020.
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