Don’t call them Nikki and Brie Bella.
Because the former WWE stars are now going by their birth names Nikki and Brie Garcia. As for the reason behind the moniker move?
“It was time in our lives,” Brie exclusively told E! News on the 2023 ESPYS red carpet July 12. “You just get to a place in your life where you just sometimes don’t feel aligned anymore in what you’re doing.”
Nikki also noted the two “didn’t own Bella.” Still, the sisters are focusing on the future.
“We’re gonna be 40 in November,” Brie added. “We wanna go back to our roots, to our real name. And here we are—the Garcia twins.”
Of course, the Bella Twins will always be a part of their legacy.
“Something that’s really cool is the past two decades the Bella Twins made history—they were game changers—and that will be a part of our soul forever,” Nikki noted. “And then entering our 40s, Brie and I are like, ‘You know what? This decade, it’s time for the Garcia twins to make history.’ And we’re in a different time in our lives. So, it’s time to have this transformation and do it in another way. And we’re blessed that we can do it with two names.”