Similar to mother? Whereas twins Nikki Garcia and Brie Garcia have retired from the wrestling ring, they’re not sure about whether or not they need to watch their kids follow in their footsteps.
“I travel with Matteo. I really feel like he’ll be extra ballroom,” Nikki, 39, completely advised Us Weekly of her 2-year-old son with husband Artem Chigvintsev. “Despite the fact that I see when he jumps off the couch and stuff that he might be [a wrestler], possibly. However I feel, in the long run, he’ll most likely [do] baseball or soccer, however I’d moderately him be ballroom than wrestling.”
Nikki met the Dancing With the Stars professional, 40, throughout her season 25 stint on the competition once they have been assigned as companions — and she or he was nonetheless engaged to now-ex John Cena. After being eliminated in week 7, Nikki and the choreographer later sparked a romance in January 2019. The Nikki Bella Says I Do stars obtained engaged the following November, almost one 12 months before Matteo’s arrival. They finally wed in August 2022.
Brie, for her half, is additionally on the fence concerning the potential of daughter Birdie, 6, and son Buddy, 2, becoming a member of the ring. Brie, 39, and husband Bryan Danielson — who can be a professional wrestler — welcomed their little ones in 2017 and 2020, respectively.
“I feel Buddy [might]. Now watching him, he’s a fairly good wrestler,” Brie advised Us. “And I travel with Birdie as a result of there’s part of Chicken the place she’s an entertainer, the place she loves to be creative and she’s very artistic and likes to do issues in entrance of an viewers. However she additionally doesn’t wish to be bodily so typically I’m like, ‘Hmmm, I don’t know.’ I’ll say I’d be honored in the event that they did, as a result of anytime your kids look up to you and so they wish to observe your footsteps you’re identical to, ‘Oh, my gosh.’”
The Incomparable coauthors joined the WWE in 2007 earlier than profitable a slew of Divas championships. Earlier this 12 months, the Total Bellas alums introduced that they were retiring from the sport and not deliberate to make use of their “Bella Twins” stage names.
“We have been simply craving a brand new chapter in our lives and we knew in doing that we had to return to who we have been and who we’re — the Garcia twins,” Brie advised Us. “And I really feel like, for us, the Bella Twins actually have been a personality on the WWE. Now, we have been hooked up to them exterior of the ring as a result of we have been utilizing the identify a lot, however on the finish of the day, it was an enormous a part of WWE.”
She added: “It’s not solely been liberating and it seems like we actually have simply gained energy, however it’s virtually like we will do no matter we wish with out asking permission. It’s like we will simply develop and no person’s going to carry us again.”
As the “Nikki & Brie Present” podcast hosts navigate their subsequent chapter, they’ve found special training partners of their respective husbands no matter Birdie, Buddy and Matteo’s athletic futures.
“Typically after we drop our son off at college, I’ll go to the gym with Artem and it’s good as a result of he is aware of how a lot I wish to construct up my glutes,” Nikki defined. “So he places me via a bit of booty boot camp. However he’s so good at coaching me. It’s like a free private coaching sesh.”
Brie famous that Danielson, 42, additionally helps her with her own fitness routine. “It’s enjoyable as a result of I can’t sustain with him with what he does, and he takes endlessly to stretch. Like, he does an hour [of] stretching. I’m like, ‘No matter, I’m already completed,’” she joked to Us. “My husband is so nice at exercises. And he reads so many books so he is aware of all the things concerning the physique, so he helps me out on the health club.”
The twins additionally like that understanding collectively is “such a flirty time” to spend with a companion. “He appears so scorching when he’s all sweaty understanding,” Brie gushed. “So I simply assume for me it’s a connection in our marriage and it’s very nice.”
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Nikki chimed in: “It’s pheromones! It’s the same when you start to sweat.”