It’s been over two years since Brie Bella welcomed her first child, Birdie Joe Danielson, and recently, she decided to open up about feeling depressed after giving birth.
“The hardest thing for me was kind of when Birdie was born was kind of being like, ‘OK, I’m a mom now,’ but I didn’t want to lose the old Brie, and I really did lose my identity,” the 35-year-old admitted on “The Bellas Podcast” on July 24. “I ended up making a comeback because I missed the old Brie and I failed so bad at it in front of the world … I got bullied online for it — people would say, ‘Motherhood, look at what it’s done to her [body]!'”
“It made me think … anyone out there who struggles with depression or does go through some hard times or feels a little lost — whether it’s with your identity or just with bullying — reach out to someone,” the mom of one said. “I was there and [I] wanted to be away from everyone — even my baby. I was just depressed.”
Nikki Bella, Brie’s twin sister, chimed in and said there wasn’t much she could do to help. “I couldn’t say anything to her to make her happy or feel better. She couldn’t snap out of it,” she explained. We love that the former wrestler was trying to be there for her sis. The two may live very different lifestyles, but they’re always supportive of each other. While Brie’s main priority lies with her daughter and husband, Nikki is also focused on her loved ones, in case her boyfriend, Artem Chigvintsev.
Though the couple is going strong, it doesn’t seem like they will be having kids anytime soon. “I was like, no, I’m cool. I’m not going to be a mom. It’s all good,” recently said on the red carpet at Variety Children’s Charity Poker & Casino Night. “So I’ve heard about his baby fever forever, but I’ve told him look, ‘I don’t know if I need to be on three birth controls, but we are not having kids anywhere in the near future.'”
We’ll just have to wait and see!