The Bellas, both 37-years-old, have admitted on The Bellas podcast how they could have been nicer to themselves since welcoming their sons in July.
Nikki shared how she had received multiple social media comments after WrestleMania asking if she’s pregnant again with her second child with fiancé Artem Chigvintsev.
“No lol. I have seen a few of these comments,” Nikki said in the comments section of photos she posted from WrestleMania. “My dress was baggy and with the number placement and being super bloated from travel and hormones (milk is coming to an end) I totally look it. It is what it is lol.”
She added, “Had abs in the day and a little belly at night. #momlife.” On Tuesday’s episode of The Bellas podcast, Nikki continued to discuss the pregnancy speculation and how it made her feel.
“[At home] I’ve been working out so hard looking great and then when we flew there Friday. I was holding eight pounds of water and I couldn’t get rid of it,” she said. “I bloated so bad I felt like I was pregnant.”
Nikki also shared on her Instagram Stories how it “sucks” having people ask if she’s expecting. “Hormones, body changes, and holding 8 pounds of water weight!” she added. Later on the podcast, Nikki added that she has “good days” and “bad days” when it comes to how she feels about her body.
“Think of how good you look for 37, and I don’t know if you’re comparing yourself to 20-year-olds, but compare yourself to your age,” Brie told her twin sister.
Brie also discussed the very transparent social media post she shared last month calling her stretch marks “treasure marks,” which Nikki said was “an awesome empowering post.”
“It was so I thought that was so badass and inspiring and made me so proud of you,” Nikki told her twin sister.
Brie then admitted she was “going back and forth” on her decision to share the photo.
“I was embarrassed,” the mom shared. “And that was like the best picture out of like the 10 I took.”
Brie added, “I am human, so I do have an insecurity with my stomach.” In July, Brie and her husband Bryan Danielson welcomed Buddy. They are also parents to 3-year-old daughter Birdie.
“One hard thing I’m having in this pregnancy compared to with Birdie is my stomach just got wrecked,” the mom-of-two said.
Brie revealed how she did not believe that “pregnancy ruined me and that’s why I call it treasure marks because it is something special.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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