A lot is changing professionally for Nikki Bella and Brie Bella. The 39-year-old twin sisters announced on March 14 that they’re leaving the WWE, so they’ll no longer be known as The Bella Twins. Instead, the siblings are returning to their birth names, Nikki Garcia and Bella Garcia, for their careers. They shared the big news in a Twitter video, writing, “Hi I’m Nikki Garcia, Hi I’m Brie Garcia. And we’re the Garcia Twins. Welcome to our next chapter!”
Hi I’m Nikki Garcia, Hi I’m Brie Garcia. And we’re the Garcia Twins. 👯♀️ Welcome to our next chapter! 🦋✨🤍✨🦄🤩🥳🏼🏼🍷🥂🍾 pic.twitter.com/w6GQM0P7Zi
— Nikki & Brie (@NikkiAndBrie) March 14, 2023
Nikki and Bella also announced their rebrand on the new episode of their Sirius XM show, which will now be called The Nikki & Brie Show. “Today we are officially from here on out, the Garcia Twins, Brie and Nikki Garcia,” Nikki said on the podcast, according to PEOPLE. The former Total Divas star explained that she and Brie wanted to start a “new chapter” in their lives by leaving the WWE and focusing on their businesses and their children.
Brie, who made her debut in the WWE alongside her sister over 15 years ago, said on the podcast that she’s “so excited to close the chapter on Brie Bella,” per PEOPLE. She also said, “Let’s see what Brie Garcia is going to do next.” HollywoodLife reached out to Nikki and Bella’s rep for comment, but we haven’t heard back.
Nikki and Brie have been known as The Bella Twins since 2007, when they made their debut in the WWE. They exited the WWE in 2019 to focus on other opportunities, including their reality show Total Bellas, which aired from 2016 to 2021. The sisters briefly returned to wrestling to compete in the 2022 Royal Rumble, the year after they were inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Nikki and Brie are also busy in life being moms. Nikki welcomed her first child, and Brie her second, just a day apart in Aug. 2020. Nikki shares her son Matteo, 2, with her husband Artem Chigvintsev, who was her partner on season 25 of Dancing with the Stars. Brie has two kids, daughter Birdie, 5, and son Buddy, 2, with her husband Bryan Danielson.
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