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Nikki Bella And Her Fiance Welcomed Their First Child

Nikki and her twin, Brie, had babies just a day apart!

Former professional wrestler Nikki Bella and her fiancé Artem Chigvintsev have welcomed their first child, a baby boy!

Bella announced their son’s arrival on Instagram and Twitter, saying he was born on July 31 and writing, “Our baby boy is here and we couldn’t be HAPPIER and more in LOVE! Everyone is safe and healthy.”

But there’s more great news from the Bella family: Nikki’s twin, Brie Bella, also just had a baby boy — the very next day, on Aug. 1!

The baby is Brie’s second child with husband Daniel Bryan. Their daughter, Birdie Joe, is 3 years old.

The 36-year-old sisters joked about being pregnant at the same time when they revealed their pregnancies, with Brie telling People, “Wait, twins being pregnant at the same time? People are going to think that’s a joke. We both are shocked. People are going to think we planned it, but you can’t really plan pregnancy!”

Nikki added that it was a total surprise, saying. “It took even me a good week to come to terms with like, ‘Oh my gosh, I’m pregnant.’ I’m not ready for it.”

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Nikki and Chigvintsev, a Russian dancer whom she met while on “Dancing With the Stars”, announced their engagement in January 2020, with Chigvintsev writing on Instagram, “You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. So excited for what’s to come I love you more than anything and thank you for saying Yes.”

As professional wrestlers with the WWE, the Bellas were known for their partnership in the ring. Nikki retired from professional wrestling last year, saying she felt too old for all the traveling that goes along with being in the WWE.

“So I realized like, why am I doing this — I don’t feel good. I really am ready to hang up the jersey. Like, I can say it fully,” she said to her family on her E! reality show, “Total Bellas.”

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The twins have other business ventures, including activewear company Birdiebee and a wine company, Belle Radici. The sisters also have a Bellas podcast, where they discuss a variety of topics and rumors about their lives, answer fan questions and play trivia.

Congratulations to both sisters on their new arrivals!