JJ and Lauren still haven’t quite resolved their issues on the latest Total Bellas, so a compromise is reached wherein he will crash at Nikki Bella and John Cena’s villa in Phoenix until things blow over. Unfortunately, a towel-clad JJ wanders by while Nikki is on FaceTime with her mother, leading Kathy to believe Nikki has a secret boyfriend she’s hiding from Cena. This idea, of course, is insane, and Nikki (who had, to her credit, kept JJ’s secret as promised) must come clean to her folks about her brother’s situation to clear her name. This prompts an awkward intervention-style meeting where the Bella family takes him to task for snowboarding in Tahoe on a family trip while Lauren tended to their baby alone.
It’s worth noting, however, that JJ has no idea what to do and is just trying his best, including seeking some advice from the one man he knows who’s been through a similar rough patch: John Cena. He does so against Nikki’s wishes, as she’s worried that JJ will vent so much that Cena decides that marriage simply isn’t worth it. But the big guy is all too happy to lend an ear to someone who needs it, reassuring Nikki that he sees a long, happy future for them down the line and even letting on to JJ that the marriage thing isn’t as much of a deal-breaker as it used to be. Really, the only thing he does take issue with is the way JJ wears his ball caps, which, in the grand scheme of things, is small potatoes.
Brie Bella is having a baby, and Daniel Bryan has questions. Many, many questions involving vitamins and nutrients and so many other subjects, causing Brie to suspect Bryan might be trying to hog the spotlight of her pregnancy, or at least make it more about his concerns than hers. It doesn’t help matters when he insists on buying reusable cloth diapers for the baby, as disposable diapers are an environment-ravaging waste (he even takes Brie to a landfill to prove his point).
Given that Bryan is so adamant about sharing the load of the pregnancy, Brie decides to give the man what he wants and hook him up to a machine that simulates labor pains. With the family watching, Bryan takes the zapping like a Zen master (JJ is a little less stoic when he tries it), and Brie concludes that, when it comes to being pregnant, having a husband who’s super into the experience and wants to share in it isn’t the worst lot in the world to have.
Total Bellas airs Wednesdays at 9/8 C on E!.
(I’ll have screencaps for the shows this weekend)
– Above is a Total Bellas preview clip for this week with Brie Bella telling Nikki Bella that their mother thinks Nikki is cheating on John Cena because of a mystery man that appeared in the background of a FaceTime conversation.
In this hilarious reaction video, Daniel talks about her pregnant wife’s body being shown and tries to get Brie to admit she was wrong about the John Cena drama.
Expecting Brie has a serious problem with John missing the birth of her daughter. Don’t miss the tense family moment on “Total Bellas”!
About Total Bellas:
“Total Bellas” gives viewers an exclusive, intimate look into the VIP lives of Brie and Nikki Bella and their fellas, John Cena and Daniel Bryan.
It’s been one milestone after another for the Bella twins.
And fans of Nikki and Brie are about to witness all those life-changing moments firsthand when Total Bellas returns for Season 2 on E! on Wednesday. Nikki believes the WWE Total Divas reality show spinoff has a different feel to it, with this installment being extremely raw.
“There is even footage off cell phones this season, because you are going to get so much up-close and personal with my engagement, Brie in labor. That is nuts,” she said.
“I think there are a lot of situations that happen in Total Bellas this season that everyone relates to, like my brother and his wife separating for a bit and the reasons why. I think a lot of people are going to sit on the couch, and whether they are with their girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, friend—everyone has got something to relate to here.”
The second season of Total Bellas begins airing this Wednesday night (Sept 6) on E!. This year will see John Cena and Nikki Bella traveling to live with Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella as they prepare for the birth of their daughter.
Here’s a synopsis of the first episode: “Nicole and John contemplate a move to Phoenix that affects the entire family, while a pregnant Brie poses nude for the first-time angering husband Bryan. The Bella’s brother JJ reveals a shocking secret.”
The second season will cover the engagement between Nikki and Cena, as well as the rumors leaking before Cena proposed at Wrestlemania 33. It will also focus on Brie’s pregnancy, a meltdown the Bella’s mom has “after being pushed so far she snaps,” the Bellas creating their wine line and the separation of their brother JJ and his wife.
Here are the episode titles:
201 – A Desert Dilemma
202 – Marital Mayhem
203 – A Custody Battle
204 – Power Struggle
205 – Wine About It
206 – The Wrong Move
207 – Countdown to Mania
208 – Bella-Mania