Nikki Bella, real name Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace, is an American retired professional WWE wrestler, model, and reality television star. She is best known for her appearances on WWE’s Smackdown brand after debuting in 2008. However, she started her wrestling career in June 2007 and eventually assigned to fight in ‘Florida Championship Wrestling’.
Moreover, she along with his twin Brie Bella, a former wrestler teamed up and establish a popular tag team known as ‘The Bella Twins’. The twins captured many hearts after their tricks and performance winning several games in the arena. Furthermore, she had earned many titles including Rolling Stone ‘Diva of the Year’ in 2015, and ranked #1 on ‘Pro Wrestling Illustrated’, sports magazine. In addition, she dated John Cena in 2012 but separated after a while canceling their planned wedding.
Caption: The Bella Twins
Nikki Bella: Bio, Family, Education
The athlete was born on 21 November 1983 as Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace in San Diego, California, USA. She was born as the twin daughters of the parents, Jon Garcia and Kathy Colace. She was raised on a farm in the Phoenix suburb of Scottsdale, Arizona with her sister, Brianna (Brie Bella) who is sixteen minutes younger than her. Further, she has a mixed ethnicity of Mexican and Italian descent and holds an American nationality.
From a young age, she had an athletic spirit and was an avid soccer player. During elementary school, she along with her twin sister played for the Scottsdale club. She completed her high school education at Chaparral High School in 2002. After that, she returned to San Diego for college where she played soccer for Grossmont College. She then relocated to Los Angeles a year later and worked as a waitress at the Mondrian Hotel to support her financially while trying to find her an agent.
Nikki Bella: Career & Life Achievements
After moving to Los Angeles, she started her modeling career where she appeared in promotional work as well as her acting career too. Her first television appearance was the Fox reality show Meet My Folks. Before participating in the 2006 WWE Diva Search, they competed in the 2006 “International Body Doubles twins search”. Before that, the twins hired as the World Cup Twins for Budweiser where they photographed holding the World Cup trophy.
She began her WWE career along with her twin sister in 2007 after signing a developmental contract and assigned to Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). Following that a year later, the twins debuted their SmackDown and introduced them as Brie Bella and Nikki Bella. On April 15, 2009, The Bella Twins were both drafted to the Raw brand as part of the 2009 supplemental draft. Following that, she made her in-ring debut for the brand in a battle royal but was eliminated by Beth Phoenix.
In 2013, they returned back to WWE and appeared in several matches till 2019 when she announced her retirement. Further, On June 20, 2019, it was announced that a cyst had been found on her brain thus ending her in-ring career. Additionally, she won the ‘Choice Female Athlete’ award at the ‘Teen Choice Awards’ in 2016.
Other works and Media:
She has also appeared in television programs and as one of the judges in the Miss USA 2103. She has also created her YouTube channel along with her Twin sister Brie in 2016 under the name ‘The Bella Twins’. The channel features daily fashion, beauty, travel, fitness, relationship, and health videos. Further, they have appeared in YouTuber Lilly Singh’s video “When Someone Tries to Steal Your BFF” in March 2017.
The Twins also appeared as an entrepreneur and had created their own lifestyle intimates and activewear brand, Birdiebee on 1 November 2017. They launched their other body and beauty line Nicole + Brizee in January 2019. On 27 March 2019, Nikki and Brie launched their own podcast and she has appeared in eleven WWE video games including an in-game debut in WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2010.
Nikki Bella: Personal Life & Husband
The former WWE Diva has married twice and divorced once. She was first married to her high school sweetheart at the age of 20. But her marriage didn’t go well and separated three years later. In 2012, she started to date professional wrestler John Cena. After that, they took their relationship ahead and engaged on 2 April 2017. Further, John proposed to her after their mixed tag-team match at WrestleMania 33.
On 15 April 2018, the couple announced their separation and called off their engagement. Also, they canceled their wedding that was planned to held on 5 May 2018. She then found her love Russian dancer Artem Chigvintsev and been together since January 2019. The couple also appeared together on the 25th Season of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ as a star and her partner. Gradually, they announced their engagement on 3 January 2020. Following that she announced her pregnancy on 29 January and gave birth to their first son Matteo Artemovich Chigvintsev on 31 July 2020.
Caption: Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev
Nikki Bella: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
Bella was one of the most successful and accomplished WWE Diva who not only gain fame but made a handsome amount from her career. As of now, her net worth has an estimation of around $6 million. Her most income accumulated from her endeavors with WWE as well as her other business ventures. Moreover, she and her husband have listed their Arizona house for $1.99 million on sale just after moving three months later.
She is highly active over different social media platforms with verified accounts. On Instagram, she goes by the handle @thenikkibella with 9.6 million followers. On Twitter, she has a joint account along with her twin sister Brie having 3.6 million followers. However, under her name, she possessed many accounts with over 2.5k followers. It seems that she has deactivated her Facebook account which has over 7 million followers.
Nikki Bella: Body Measurements
The WWE Diva has a slim, strong, and attractive body that measures 35-24-34 inches of chest-waist-hips respectively. Her perfect body stands to a height of 5 feet 6 inches or 1.68 meters and weighs around 59 kg. She has black hair color and brown eyes color.