Nikki and Brie Bella Discuss the 'Special' Moment They Met Each Other's Newborn Sons


Twin sisters Nikki and Brie Bella do everything together including give birth.

After welcoming their sons just a day apart, the ex-WWE stars opened up about the moment that they met each other’s babies.

Gracing the cover of PEOPLE with their bundles of joy, the “Total Bellas” stars told the publication that they gave birth right next to each other.

"We're lucky because [our hospital rooms] were right next to each other and I was just like, 'My sister and I have been quarantined together and we're identical twins. Can she come in?' They said, 'Okay, in the middle of the night, we'll bring her, Artem and Matteo,' " Brie disclosed.

She welcomed her son, Buddy Dessert, on August 1.

She added: "Because I had a [cesarean] section and couldn't get out of bed, they came in the middle of the night, around midnight. It was really emotional to see them and to just see her holding a baby."

"I was like, 'What?!' Like, 'That's my sister,' " Brie shared, stating, "We just sat on the bed and she held Buddy and I held Matteo and we were just chatting."

Nikki welcomed her son, Matteo, on July 31 with fiancé and “Dancing With the Stars” pro, Artem Chigvintsev.

The 36-year-old echoed her sister’s sentiments, adding, "It was so special.”

"It was so cute because seeing Buddy I immediately was like, 'Oh my gosh, that Bryan's mini,’” she explained.

"But he had these dimples and it brought me back to when I saw Birdie,” Nikki recalled.

Brie also shares three-year-old Birde Joe with husband Daniel Bryan.

"It was weird, though, for me to see my sister with a son, because I'm just so used to Bird. It was almost like reliving our labor again. Like, 'Whoa, look at this baby,’” she added.

Nikki explained that she was on her way to get induced a week early because doctors were worried about high blood pressure when her water broke at the doctor’s office. Her due date was originally August 6.

"Artem and I were so not prepared," she said, adding, "We barely had bags packed. I labored for 22 hours, and I pushed for two hours while wearing a mask because of COVID-19."

"It was 118 degrees in Phoenix and our room wouldn't get colder than 76 degrees, so I was burning hot the whole time," Nikki added. "I had two more rounds of pushing [to go] until my doctor said, 'You're going to have to have a c-section.' I said, 'No, he's coming out vaginally.'"

"I looked at Artem [who was allowed in the room with a mask] and I go, 'Put on The Lumineers!' And literally we 'Hey Ho'-ed and 'Ophelia'-ed Matteo into this world," the new mom revealed, "I have never pushed so hard in my life. I almost tore off the handlebars!"

Brie, who said she was slightly “upset” that her sister went into labor first, was scheduled for a C-section on August 1.

"I was trying to have a VBAC [vaginal birth after previous c-section] because I had an emergency c-section with Birdie, but I forgot I make stubborn babies and they don't like to come out," she joked. "When Matteo came on the 31st, I was like, 'No matter what, my baby is coming at 9 a.m. tomorrow.' We didn't know it was a boy yet."

"This experience was so different from my last — just to walk into a c-section and be completely alert," she adds. "When they pulled out Buddy, they put down the curtain and my husband was like, 'Oh, I got a boy!' We were really overwhelmed with joy."

Despite the life adjustment, the Bella twins are overjoyed with their new additions.

"I've been up since 3 a.m., but this is what I've wanted my whole life," says Nikki. "The fact that he's here — I'm just so in love and happy."

"That's what happens when you're on an infant schedule," adds Brie. "But like Nikki said, the love is just so overpowering that even though you're so tired, that bliss just takes over."

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