"Wait, twins being pregnant at the same time?" Brie says. "People are going to think that's a joke."
Congratulations are in order for the Bella twins!
While Brie isn't new to the mom game -- she shares 2-year-old daughter Birdie with husband Daniel Bryan -- this will be Nikki's first child and the first for her fiance, Artem Chigvintsev as well.
"Wait, twins being pregnant at the same time?" Brie told People, who first reported the news. "People are going to think that's a joke. We both are shocked. People are going to think we planned it, but you can't really plan pregnancy!"
"[It was] a total surprise," Nikki added. "It took even me a good week to come to terms with like, 'Oh my gosh, I'm pregnant.' I'm not ready for it."
It was also a surprise for Brie as the former WWE star said she and Bryan had "stopped trying."
"My husband and I were trying for seven or eight months, but then I felt in my heart it was a sign from God, like, 'You guys are good with one,' so we stopped trying," Brie recalled. "When we were in France meeting Artem's family, I felt a little off. I was irritated and uncomfortable in my body. When we got home, I took a test two days before Thanksgiving, and when I saw the positive sign, I was like, 'Oh, shit!'"
Nikki said that while she and Artem weren't trying to get pregnant, she had a "feeling." However, at first, she thought the "feeling" was just "twin vibes" from Brie, who had just told her she was expecting.
"I was in yoga, and I kept getting this feeling that you need to take a pregnancy test, but I wasn't even late yet," Nikki recalled. "And so I'm like, 'Why do I keep having this feeling? Am I getting twin vibes from her? Because she just told me she's pregnant?'"
"I didn't tell Artem at this point," she added. "I just want to do this by myself. When I came back in, and it said pregnant, I had to sit down for a second."
"It's something I've dreamed of my whole life," Nikki said. "So when I thought it was going to be taken, for me, it was really difficult. I was just like, gosh, I can't imagine life without being a mom and experiencing the miracle of life and raising a child. I’m just so family-oriented that I couldn't imagine not having that family life."
Artem took to Instagram to share his excitement about being a father and revealed a sonogram of the baby. "I'm going to be a dad," the "DWTS" pro wrote in an image, above. Artem captioned the post, "We are so excited 🙌🏻"
Nikki commented on the Instagram, "You are like the cutest ever! Omgoodness! Exactly what everyone would want in a father! ☺️ Such pure joy and excitement! I'm the luckiest woman in the world! ❤️❤️ Love this journey of life with you! Can’t wait to be parents together! Love you!!! 💋"
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