The Bella Twins’ popularity has reached new heights with the success of the WWE reality series Total Divas.
So much, in fact, that E! green-lit a spinoff appropriately titled Total Bellas, which debuts Oct. 5, 8pm ET/7pm CT. The show, shot over the course of a month, sees Brie and husband Daniel Bryan staying under one roof in Tampa with Nikki and her longtime love John Cena.
Why do the show & who is in it?
“Brie and I were transitioning into a different point in our life, which is why we thought we should do this spinoff,” says Nikki. “Brie wants to have babies. I went through a serious neck injury. Bryan was retiring. All this stuff was happening, and we didn’t know where our lives were going to go.”
Brie Bella Says ”Pregnancy Has Kicked My Butt” and Admits ”I’ve Had Crazy Carb Cravings!”
Brie Bella may dominate inside the wrestling ring, but she’s no match for pregnancy!
The 32-year-old Total Divas star, who is currently expecting her first child with husband Daniel Bryan, is coming clean about what it’s been like having a baby on board.
“Pregnancy has kicked my butt I will admit. I was like, ‘Whoa, I feel like I’m going through WrestleMania every day!'” Brie recently told E! News. “The nice thing is that right now I can take naps and not feel guilty. And I’ve had crazy carb cravings and I feel like it’s because I minus carbs so much. So now all I want to eat is bagels and fruit. I’m like, ‘Oh great.’ Vegetables make me want to gag and I’m a vegetarian so it’s really hard.”
Brie says one of the “weird” side effects of pregnancy has been a heightened sense of smell. “It’s weird. Pregnancy just makes your nose out here. I smell everything,” she dished during our exclusive sit down. “My poor husband. The other day I was just like, ‘You smell like garlic.’ He’s like, ‘I didn’t have garlic.'”
She added, “Other than that I love being pregnant.”
“When I found out it was a girl I actually got really emotional,” Brie told E! News. “I have such an amazing relationship with my mom and I think, wow, I’m going to have that with my daughter. Also as a woman I now have my own blood to follow my legacy. It’s such a special feeling! My mini me!”
Season 6 of Total Divas premieres Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 8 p.m., only on E! to Canadian edition? YES! ?
Digitals (Screencaps soon!)
Despite Daniel Bryan’s desire to distance himself from the craziness on E!’s Total Bellas, Brie joins him in his self-imposed exile in order to stand by her husband during a last-ditch doctor’s appointment that might clear him for the ring. And if Bryan is miserable when she gets there, he’s downright despondent when the news comes down that he is really, truly done with in-ring competition. For Brie, the development is doubly hard as she isn’t even able to soak in her own impending retirement, but after realizing he will have to remain strong for his family, Bryan begins to climb, inch by inch, out of the void.
Pretty much everybody loves Winston, Nikki Bella’s lovable little pooch. But John Cena, alas, has proven to be somewhat resistant to the little guy’s charms. Nikki thinks, at first, it’s because caring for Winston tends to put a damper on her and Cena’s date nights, but J.J. — who, you’ll remember, is expecting a child with his wife Lauren — has another theory: Given Cena’s adamant resistance to having children, he (and Nikki, for what it’s worth) likely view Winston as a stand-in for a baby and he’s not entirely sure how to handle it as a result.
As Kathy’s wedding to John Laurinaitis draws ever closer, tensions between the spouses-to-be begin to spike when Kathy has found a lump in her breast, yet is choosing to keep that information secret from her children. The couple has a knock-down fight over the secrecy, and Johnny ends up throwing caution to the wind by flat-out telling J.J. and Nikki what the deal is. That leads to a confrontation between mother and children smack-dab on the eve of the wedding. During a trip to a doctor (under the condition that nobody else in the family be told about it), Kathy reveals both a family history of breast cancer and the surprise that she’s known about the lump for longer than previously indicated.
Watch the Season Finale of E!’s Total Bellas Wednesday at 8/7 C.
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Nikki Bella has been dating John Cena since back in 2012, which has led to many whispers that her relationship has given her a helping hand in her WWE career.
A two-time WWE Divas Champion, her second reign of 301 days is recognised as the longest in the belt’s history, beating AJ Lee’s previous 295-day record.
While some fans have speculated about Nikki’s connections apparently helping her career, it wasn’t until she faced off with Carmella on SmackDown Live last week that such accusations were made in a WWE ring.
“You can get get away with whatever the hell you want around here considering the fact that your boyfriend is John Cena,” the Princess of Staten Island said to whoops from the crowd. Continue reading Nikki Bella: ‘Being with John Cena has made my WWE career harder’
The fourth episode of Total Bellas on E! last night drew 630,000 viewers and ranked #14 for the night on cable in the 18-49 demographic.
This is up from last week’s episode, which drew 625,000 viewers and ranked #28 in the 18-49 demographic.
The series breakdown so far looks like this:
Episode 1: 632,000 viewers
Episode 2: 756,000 viewers
Episode 3: 625,000 viewers
Episode 4: 630,000 viewers