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Total Bellas: Nikki Bella reveals she's expecting baby boy with Artem Chigvintsev during party


Nikki Bella revealed that she was pregnant with a baby boy on Thursday’s episode of Total Bellas while her twin sister Brie elected not to find out the sex of her child.

At a Mexico-themed gender reveal party, Nikki, 36, pulled at a pinata and fiancé Artem Chigvintsev, 37, shot a toy blaster to unleash blue confetti, indicating a baby boy.

Artem had already admitted he wanted a little girl, but Nikki swore she didn’t care.

Gender reveal: Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev revealed that she was pregnant with a baby boy on Thursday's episode of Total Bellas while her twin sister Brie elected not to find out

Gender reveal: Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev revealed that she was pregnant with a baby boy on Thursday’s episode of Total Bellas while her twin sister Brie elected not to find out

‘The first time I saw the 3D version of my baby, I immediately thought a boy, because the back was so jacked and strong,’ she said in a confessional. ‘I was like, ”Oh damn, [if] that’s a girl? She’s gonna come out here and destroy people.” Which would be awesome.’

After the reveal, Brie, 36, told her twin that she would do well with a boy, saying, ‘It’s perfect for your personality, and I think you and your little boy will have such a great bond.’

Artem immediately called his mom in Russia to tell her, ‘Mom, we’re having a boy!’

Earlier, he’d shared that he might be more comfortable around a baby girl, saying, ‘I really want a girl… I feel like I can contribute. I don’t know how it’s going to be with a boy.’

Blue confetti: Blue confetti filled the air as Nikki and Artem kissed after learning their baby's gender

Blue confetti: Blue confetti filled the air as Nikki and Artem kissed after learning their baby’s gender

Newly engaged: Artem had already admitted he wanted a little girl, but Nikki swore she didn't care

Newly engaged: Artem had already admitted he wanted a little girl, but Nikki swore she didn’t care

Weeks before the gender-reveal party, the Bellas struggled to come to terms with Nikki’s pregnancy, especially since she had just gotten engaged to Artem.

But after the twins talked it out, they wanted to find out the sex of their babies together.

It was something, however, that Brie and husband Bryan Danielson, 39, ultimately decided against.

Joint party: Nikki was trying to get pregnant Brie to join her in the gender reveal party

Joint party: Nikki was trying to get pregnant Brie to join her in the gender reveal party

The twins did say they could end up having their babies on the same day, as their due dates were so close that just a few days’ change on either side could make the difference.

The season 5 episode, titled Babies On Board, opened with Nikki taking her pregnancy test.

‘I don’t know what it is, I just kept getting visions of a baby and ”Take a pregnancy test”,!’ she said later. ‘It was like, screaming at me.’

Pregnancy test: 'I don't know what it is, I just kept getting visions of a baby and ''Take a pregnancy test'',!' Nikki said. 'It was like, screaming at me'

Pregnancy test: ‘I don’t know what it is, I just kept getting visions of a baby and ”Take a pregnancy test”,!’ Nikki said. ‘It was like, screaming at me’

When she saw a positive result, Nikki blurted, ‘Oh s***,’ and ran out to tell Artem, who was unpacking his clothes from their trip to Burgundy, France.

Nikki was still reeling from Artem’s proposal there, and the recent news that Brie was pregnant.

‘Artem?’ Nikki asked the professional dancer, placing the test on his luggage behind him. ‘You should look at your whole suitcase.’

‘Why is the pregnancy test on the bag?’ Artem asked, picking it up and smiling.

Big surprise: Artem found Nikki's pregnancy test that she planted in his luggage

Big surprise: Artem found Nikki’s pregnancy test that she planted in his luggage

‘I’m pregnant,’ Nikki said, grinning, and wringing her hands.

‘No you’re not,’ Artem replied, hardly daring to believe it. ‘You’re lying. Are you serious? How?’

‘Well, if you want me to go through it with you…’ Nikki began, as Artem picked her up and spun her around, crying, ‘We’re gonna have a baby!’

Not sure: The former Dancing With The Stars pro dancer was skeptical at first

Not sure: The former Dancing With The Stars pro dancer was skeptical at first

In a confessional, he said, ‘It’s just unreal. I’ll be a dad. I’m just lost for words.’

Privately, Nikki admitted, ‘I’m speechless…I have wanted to be a mom for my whole life… But everything that I planned out for the next five years just happened today.’

She worried that everything was happening ‘too fast,’ and that Brie would feel like she stole her thunder by announcing her own pregnancy.

Big news: Nikki told Artem that she was pregnant

Big news: Nikki told Artem that she was pregnant

‘I haven’t told you, but Brie’s pregnant,’ she said to Artem, who was confused at first but then called the news ‘amazing.’

In a happy mood, Nikki walked over to Brie’s house next door, and handed her the pregnancy test, saying, ‘I’m pregnant.’

‘No,’ Brie replied. ‘I’m so confused. The conversation that we had a couple days ago…’

So confused: Brie was confused when Nikki told her that she was pregnant

So confused: Brie was confused when Nikki told her that she was pregnant

Nikki had told her sister she was ‘freaked out’ a bit by Artem’s proposal, and she admitted to her then that finding out she was pregnant was a ‘shock,’ especially as it was unplanned.

Brie, who’d struggled to get pregnant with her three-year-old daughter Birdie, wondered aloud if Nikki had been deliberately careless because she knew it was hard for Brie to conceive.

‘I wasn’t planning it,’ Nikki protested, her good mood deflated by her sister’s reaction.

Not planned: Nikki insisted that she did not plan on getting pregnant

Not planned: Nikki insisted that she did not plan on getting pregnant

In a confessional, Brie said she worried about Nikki moving too fast and feeling pressured to make important life decisions when she’d just told her she felt overwhelmed.

‘I just want to make sure she has a strong head on her shoulders, because her whole is about to change,’ Brie explained, telling Nikki harshly, ‘This is bigger than a job. This is a 24-7 gig.’

‘Wow, I can’t believe how mean you’re being,’ Nikki responded. ‘I thought you’d be happy.’

Life changer: 'I just want to make sure she has a strong head on her shoulders, because her whole is about to change,' Brie explained, telling Nikki harshly, 'This is bigger than a job. This is a 24-7 gig'

Life changer: ‘I just want to make sure she has a strong head on her shoulders, because her whole is about to change,’ Brie explained, telling Nikki harshly, ‘This is bigger than a job. This is a 24-7 gig’

She told the cameras that Brie’s reaction ‘had taken away the excitement of this pregnancy.’

Her positive test result was confirmed at an ob-gyn appointment that week, where she and an emotional Artem got to see their baby’s heartbeat for the first time.

‘I don’t even know how to put it into words, the feeling right now,’ Nikki told the cameras. ‘In this moment right now, I don’t give a f*** what anyone says.’

Getting emotional: Nikki's positive test result was confirmed at an ob-gyn appointment that week, where she and an emotional Artem got to see their baby's heartbeat for the first time

Getting emotional: Nikki’s positive test result was confirmed at an ob-gyn appointment that week, where she and an emotional Artem got to see their baby’s heartbeat for the first time

Six weeks later, she and Brie had both announced their pregnancies to the press, and were busily comparing belly bumps, cravings, and pregnancy symptoms.

Brie apologized for having been harsh with Nikki, blaming her words on ‘pregnancy hormones.’

Birdie thought the twins would both have boys, while Artem said he hoped for a girl, and Bryan didn’t want to know what the baby’s sex would be.

Good guess: Birdie thought the twins would both have boys, while Artem said he hoped for a girl, and Bryan didn't want to know what the baby's sex would be.

Good guess: Birdie thought the twins would both have boys, while Artem said he hoped for a girl, and Bryan didn’t want to know what the baby’s sex would be.

The twins talked about doing a dual gender-reveal party, which upset Bryan as he and Brie had discussed at length their desire to be surprised the day of the birth.

The girls shopped for party supplies, and Brie saw that Nikki wasn’t wearing her engagement ring.

‘I’ll have the rest of my life to wear it,’ said Nikki, who’d been getting it ‘fixed’ for a month.

Party shopping: The twins shopped for party supplies, and Brie saw that Nikki wasn't wearing her engagement ring

Party shopping: The twins shopped for party supplies, and Brie saw that Nikki wasn’t wearing her engagement ring

‘Sounds like someone doesn’t want to get their ring,’ Brie offered. ‘Don’t feel pressured. If you don’t want to wear your ring, don’t feel like you have to.’

Nikki later told Artem she was struggling with the rapid changes in her life, which frustrated him.

He and Bryan talked about what it was like to date the Bellas, who had many ‘ups and downs’ emotionally and had grown up without a great deal of stability.

Guy talk: Artem and Bryan Danielson talked about what it was like to date the Bellas, who had many 'ups and downs' emotionally and had grown up without a great deal of stability

Guy talk: Artem and Bryan Danielson talked about what it was like to date the Bellas, who had many ‘ups and downs’ emotionally and had grown up without a great deal of stability

Bryan said that he resolved to love Brie through it, noting that he tried to stay ‘positive’ for her.

He added that he had gained nearly 40 lbs. eating carbs with Brie during her last pregnancy.

The twins later dined with their father, Jonathan, and told him about their Mexico-themed gender reveal party, which Nikki dubbed, ‘Let’s taco ’bout a baby.’

For her: Bryan said that he resolved to love Brie and added that he had gained nearly 40 lbs. eating bagels and other carbs with her during her last pregnancy

For her: Bryan said that he resolved to love Brie and added that he had gained nearly 40 lbs. eating bagels and other carbs with her during her last pregnancy

Jonathan, who had struggled with addiction during their childhood, was estranged from their mother Kathy Laurinaitis, and brother, J.J., so he would not be attending the party.

The girls confessed that they’d talked about him in their new book, Incomparable, and he gave them permission to discuss it as much as they wanted.

His voice broke as he described his own parents’ substance abuse and abandonment, which he said led to his own addiction issues before he decided to finally deal with the problem.

Dad dinner: The twins later dined with their father, Jonathan, and told him about their Mexico-themed gender reveal party, which Nikki dubbed, 'Let's taco 'bout a baby'

Dad dinner: The twins later dined with their father, Jonathan, and told him about their Mexico-themed gender reveal party, which Nikki dubbed, ‘Let’s taco ’bout a baby’

‘Forgive me for what I’ve done,’ he begged. ‘I’m here now to prove myself as a father to you.’

At the dinner, Nikki realized once again that she’d gotten commitment issues from her parents, and called Artem ‘the first man I’ve really trusted.’

When she told Kathy about her concerns, her mom urged her to stop thinking about it so much.

Eye opener: At the dinner, Nikki realized once again that she'd gotten commitment issues from her parents, and called Artem 'the first man I've really trusted'

Eye opener: At the dinner, Nikki realized once again that she’d gotten commitment issues from her parents, and called Artem ‘the first man I’ve really trusted’

‘Just jump,’ she told Nikki. ‘You jump at everything else.’ 

Brie went to the ob-gyn and learned that her due date was July 27, close enough to Nikki’s August 6 due date that if she delivered a week later, and Nikki a few days earlier, they’d both have babies the same day.

Nikki called the idea ‘a trip,’ adding that she prayed for a vaginal delivery ‘every day.’

Total trip: Brie went to the ob-gyn and learned that her due date was July 27, close enough to Nikki's August 6 due date that if she delivered a week later, and Nikki a few days earlier, they'd both have babies the same day

Total trip: Brie went to the ob-gyn and learned that her due date was July 27, close enough to Nikki’s August 6 due date that if she delivered a week later, and Nikki a few days earlier, they’d both have babies the same day

She’d just cut her hair, and told Brie, ‘I feel like I look like a mom. I wanna be a MILF.’

That evening, she handed Artem her fixed engagement ring and asked him to put it back on her finger, apologizing for getting so scared about their future.

She knew after speaking to her mother that she was in control of her own destiny, and decided to ‘just let go. Whatever our life is, it is.’

Artem proposed to her all over again, ‘and the girl—boy, girl, whatever that is,’ he added, kissing her belly before they went on to learn that they were having a boy.

Total Bellas will return next week on the E! network.

Ring return: Nikki handed Artem her fixed engagement ring and asked him to put it back on her finger, apologizing for getting so scared about their future

Ring return: Nikki handed Artem her fixed engagement ring and asked him to put it back on her finger, apologizing for getting so scared about their future

Second proposal: Artem proposed to her all over again, 'and the girl—boy, girl, whatever that is,' he added, kissing her belly before they went on to learn that they were having a boy

Second proposal: Artem proposed to her all over again, ‘and the girl—boy, girl, whatever that is,’ he added, kissing her belly before they went on to learn that they were having a boy



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