The Bella Twins Discuss Ending Total Bellas “Sooner Rather Than Later”

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The Bella Twins have revealed that they will end their Total Bellas reality TV series “sooner rather than later.”

In conversation with ET Online, Nikki and Brie discussed how the show was having an impact on their young families. Brie who has two young children, Birdie (aged four) and Buddy (ten months) revealed that both her daughter and husband, Daniel Bryan, both hate the camera.

While Nikki said that she doesn’t want to raise her own 10 month old son, Mateo, in front of the camera.

Brie explained that while they might want to continue filming they have to consider their families and their wishes.

“We love filming reality. We don’t mind it, but you start seeing your kids and that’s what you have to start to think about,”

“My daughter hates the camera. So does my husband.”

“Birdie doesn’t even let me take pictures…So I’m very respectful of her space, what she wants. I only let her film if she wants to walk into a scene,” Brie adds. “Both Nicole and I always say, we have to respect our families and at any time where our families feel like it’s time for them to be done, then we have to think about that too. So we feel like we might have a little bit in us, but we also have to really just fill it out with our families.”

Nikki went on to discuss the impact that the show could have on her son, explaining that she wants him to have a normal upbringing until he can decide for himself whether he wants to be on camera.

“I can maybe do a few more seasons of reality TV, but I just can’t raise my son in front of the cameras.” “I just don’t want him one day to look at me and be like, ‘You never gave me that choice. You put my life out there and you didn’t let me have the say, choose that,’ and I don’t want that. I want him to have a normal upbringing and when he’s 18 he can choose whatever it is he wants to do, or even younger than that.”

The two-time Divas Champion continued, discussing how protective she is over her son, before confirming that the show will end sooner rather than later.

“But I’m very protective of my son… So that’s why I think, for me, it’ll be definitely sooner than later because, even when we were filming stuff in the hospital with our cameras. Even when they’re doing his first bath, I was like, ‘Artem, no, like, we don’t need to get this.’ Though I could tell those moments for me, I want to live them through my eyes and not through the screen. So I just, I could feel that it’ll definitely be sooner than later.”

The Bella Twins, who were recently inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame have also previously refused to rule out a return to the ring. However, Nikki also revealed in March that she isn’t currently cleared to compete.

Nikki Bella retired from active competition in 2019, while Brie announced her own retirement in March of the same year.