Nikki, Brie Garcia Reveal If They Want Their Kids to Be Athletes

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 observe their children observe of their footsteps.

“I travel with Matteo. I really feel like he’ll be extra ballroom,” Nikki, 39, solely informed Us Weekly of her 2-year-old son with husband Artem Chigvintsev. “Despite the fact that I see when he jumps off the sofa and stuff that he could possibly be [a wrestler], possibly. However I believe, ultimately, he’ll most likely [do] baseball or soccer, however I’d relatively him be ballroom than wrestling.”

Nikki met the Dancing With the Stars professional, 40, throughout her season 25 stint on the competitors once they have been assigned as companions — and he or she was nonetheless engaged to now-ex John Cena. After being eradicated in week 7, Nikki and the choreographer later sparked a romance in January 2019. The Nikki Bella Says I Do stars bought engaged the next November, almost one yr earlier than Matteo’s arrival. They lastly wed in August 2022.

Brie, for her half, is additionally on the fence in regards to the potential of daughter Birdie, 6, and son Buddy, 2, becoming a member of the ring. Brie, 39, and husband Bryan Danielson — who can also be a professional wrestler — welcomed their little ones in 2017 and 2020, respectively.

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“I believe Buddy [might]. Now watching him, he’s a fairly good wrestler,” Brie informed Us. “And I travel with Birdie as a result of there’s part of Chook the place she’s an entertainer, the place she likes to be inventive and he or she’s very inventive and likes to do issues in entrance of an viewers. However she additionally doesn’t prefer to be bodily so generally 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 children look as much as you they usually need to observe your footsteps you’re similar to, ‘Oh, my gosh.’”

The Incomparable coauthors joined the WWE in 2007 earlier than successful a slew of Divas championships. Earlier this yr, the Whole Bellas alums introduced that they have been retiring from the game 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 informed Us. “And I really feel like, for us, the Bella Twins actually have been a personality on the WWE. Now, we have been connected 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 a giant a part of WWE.”

She added: “It’s not solely been liberating and it appears like we actually have simply gained energy, nevertheless it’s nearly like we will do no matter we would like with out asking permission. It’s like we will simply develop and no one’s going to carry us again.”

As the “Nikki & Brie Present” podcast hosts navigate their subsequent chapter, they’ve discovered particular coaching companions of their respective husbands no matter Birdie, Buddy and Matteo’s athletic futures.

“Typically once we drop our son off in school, I’ll go to the health club with Artem and it’s good as a result of he is aware of how a lot I need to construct up my glutes,” Nikki defined. “So he places me by way of somewhat 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 together with her personal health routine. “It’s enjoyable as a result of I can’t sustain with him with what he does, and he takes perpetually to stretch. Like, he does an hour [of] stretching. I’m like, ‘No matter, I’m already executed,’” she joked to Us. “My husband is so nice at exercises. And he reads so many books so he is aware of every little thing in regards to the physique, so he helps me out on the health club.”

The twins additionally like that figuring out collectively is “such a flirty time” to spend with a accomplice. “He seems to be so sizzling when he’s all sweaty figuring out,” Brie gushed. “So I simply suppose for me it’s a connection in our marriage and it’s very nice.”

Nikki chimed in: It’s pheromones! It’s the identical if you begin to sweat.”