The Bella Twins were a professional wrestling tag team who performed on WWE and consisted of identical twin sisters Nikki Bella and Brie Bella. The Bella Twins are both former Divas Champions, with Nikki having held the title two times and Brie once. Nikki is also the longest-reigning holder of that title.
The Bella Twins were born on November 21st of 1983 in San Diego, California. Nikki is older than her identical twin sister by 16 minutes, both girls were raised on a farm in a suburb just outside of Scottsdale, Arizona. The girls quickly became avid soccer players from a young age, and Nikki was initially dead-set on a future as a soccer pro until she suffered a career-ending leg injury.
After graduating from high school, the twins attended university in San Diego before moving to Los Angeles. While searching for modeling and acting opportunities, the pair worked as waitresses at the Mondrian Hotel. The twins then participated in a Budweiser commercial during the World Cup, holding the famed soccer trophy aloft. By 2006, Nikki and Bella were participating in the 2006 "International Body Doubles" twins search. The Bella twins also participated in the 2006 WWE Diva Search. Both ventures ended in disappointment for the twins.
The twins only had to wait for one more year before they were signed to the WWE in 2007. Quickly given the name "The Bella Twins," Nikki and Brie made their debut in Florida Championship Wrestling. During this period, Nikki also competed in bikini contests. Brie debuted in "Smackdown" in 2008 before Nikki was officially introduced. By this point, the twins had become famous for competing in tag team matches. They also competed in bikini contests during this period.
Brianna was the first to debut in a 2008 episode of "SmackDown," and she performed for the first time as "Brie Bella." A few episodes later, Nikki was revealed as her identical twin. During these early years, the twins were famous for their on-screen relationship with John Morrison and The Miz. They also competed against each other from time to time.
In 2012, it was revealed that the twins had been fired by Executive Administrator Eve Torres. However, the pair returned to the WWE in 2013. In 2014, Brie pretended to "quit" the WWE, and Stephanie McMahon put Nikki in a number of handicap matches as punishment. By this point, Nikki had earned her title as Divas Champion, and she retained it over the years to become the longest-reigning Divas Champion in history.
From 2015 onwards, the influence of the Bella Twins began to diminish. Nikki suffered a neck injury that required surgery, while Brie failed to win the Divas Championship and took an extended break from competing in the ring. One of their last major appearances was during the "Raw 25 Years special episode," in which both twins made it into the final four. Nikki then failed to win the title against Rhonda Rousey at WWE Evolution. In 2019, both twins announced that they were retiring from the WWE.
The Bella Twins are American models and professional wrestlers who have a combined net worth of $20 million.