Bella Twins Are Leaving WWE, Will Use Their Real Last Name

Brie Bella and Nikki Bella.

The tip of an period! Nikki and Brie Bella introduced that they’re leaving the WWE behind — in addition to their stage names.

“At the moment we’re formally from right here on out, the Garcia Twins, Brie and Nikki Garcia,” Nikki, 39, mentioned in the course of the Tuesday, March 14, episode of their SiriusXM present. The listening expertise, beforehand titled “The Bellas Podcast,” can be known as “The Nikki & Brie Present” going ahead.

The Nikki Bella Says I Do alum added that she and her sister, additionally 39, felt it was time to embrace a distinct facet of their lives as they method their fortieth birthdays in November. “We’re moms, we’re entrepreneurs, we’re govt producers, we’re internet hosting reveals,” she continued. “When our contract got here up with WWE, mutually all of us knew we simply wanted to move into this new chapter.”

Brie, for her half, added: “I’m so excited to shut the chapter on Brie Bella, put that guide to the facet and open up a brand new one — and see what Brie Garcia is gonna do subsequent.”

The Arizona natives made their WWE debuts in 2007, with Brie profitable the Divas Championship in 2011. Nikki took the title that very same 12 months and once more in 2014. After her second win, Nikki turned the longest-reigning champion in Divas historical past. The twins have been inducted into the WWE Corridor of Fame in 2020.

In 2014, Brie married fellow professional wrestler Daniel Bryan. The couple later welcomed daughter Birdie, now 5, and son Buddy, now 2.

Nikki, for her half, wed Artem Chigvintsev in August 2022. The duo first met when the athlete was paired with the dance professional, 40, for season 25 of Dancing With the Stars. In July 2020, they welcomed son Matteo, now 2.

Brie and Nikki’s sons have been born lower than 24 hours aside, and the sisters have mentioned that their little ones act like twins too. “Even yesterday morning, I known as [Nikki] and I’m like, ‘It was so bizarre, however he had an outburst at, like, 2 a.m. however went again to sleep, and he or she goes, ‘Brie, Matteo did too,’” Nikki completely advised Us Weekly in March 2021. “They each went again to sleep, however they each had an outburst. They try this on a regular basis, even with naps. It actually journeys us out. They’ve their very own twintuition.”

Nikki joked that she thinks the boys are secretly speaking utilizing walkie talkies, asking one another, “Ought to we mess with the mothers?”