Reality star Nikki Bella recently shared photos of herself in a two-piece as she gets honest about her postpartum body.
On September 8, "Total Bellas" star Nikki Bella uploaded a series of photos on her Instagram Story. She wanted her fans to see "the raw and real me."
In the photos, the 36-year-old former professional wrestler is seen standing in a mirror. In one snap, she puts her hands on her belly.
"Total Bellas" star Nikki Bella with fiance Artem Chigvintsev attends the 2019 Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Sports in Santa Monica, California. | Photo: Getty Images
Five weeks ago, Bella and fiancé Artem Chigvintsev welcomed their baby boy, Matteo. Now, she is working toward getting her pre-pregnancy body back.
She opened up about her postpartum struggles, saying that not many would show how hard it can be. She said:
"So I want to bring you all along in the realest way possible. So here I am."
Bella revealed that she has 18 pounds to lose. But she said she is undertaking a weight loss journey in the healthiest way possible.
Breastfeeding and giving her son proper nutrition, she said, are her number one priority. Matteo weighed a little over seven pounds when he was born.
[Bella] previously said that she has never cried so many tears over her joy of meeting her first baby.
Bella said that her baby boy motivates her to work hard to get her body back in shape. All the changes her body has gone through, she continued, were all worth it.
Earlier, she said giving birth to Matteo was the hardest workout she has ever done. She also shared that her labor was so intense that she almost tore off the safety rails on the hospital bed.
She had a 22-hour labor period. But when she finally pushed Matteo out, she felt "the most incredible feeling ever."
One of the photos reality star Nikki Bella posted on her Instagram Story about her post-baby body. | Photo: instagram.com/thenikkibella
Chigvintsev also admitted sobbing while witnessing his wife giving birth to their first baby. The couple first met in 2017 during season 25 of “Dancing with the Stars.”
Bella relishes each moment with her baby. She previously said that she has never cried so many tears over her joy of meeting her first baby.
Other "DWTS" stars have sent well wishes to the new parents. Earlier, Witney Carson also shared what she thought of Chigvintsev as a father.
The 26-year-old Utah native said she believes Chigvintsev will become a great father. She described him as a compassionate and loving man.