Recently, Wrestling Superstars and husband and wife duo – Brie Bella & Daniel Bryan brought home their first child, Birdie Joe Danielson, and the news was happily shared on Instagram just a couple of days later. Since then, Bella has been sharing a bunch of parenting posts that heartwarming and honest, and she and Bryan seem to be enjoying every second of their new life with their child. Since the kid brings back so many memories, here’s how the couple met.
The couple was introduced into the universe of wrestling: According to PW Mania, they were first matched up thanks to a WWE storyline. (For those who are unaware, the wrestling world likes to add stories to its matches in order to amp up it’s viewer’s investment in a fight and for entertainment sake.)According to the Sportster, this particular storyline had Bella and her twin sister, Nikki, both vying for Bryan’s affection, with Bryan rejecting them both.
“It actually started as a story line and then we really hit it off,” Bryan told PW Mania in 2013. “Actually it was shortly before our story line ended we kind of started dating each other. We kind of started off real slow, but now we’ve been together for two and half years.”
Just a few months after Bella and Bryan got married in April 2014, the married couple got tossed into a second WWE storyline in which Bryan was cheating on Bella, a story that Bryan called “stupid”.
“Yeah, to me, it’s groan-worthy,” he told IGN at the time. He continued:
The fake storyline didn’t seem to affect the couple, and in October last year, Bella announced the happy news that she was pregnant. “It has always been a dream of mine to become a mother,” Brie told E! News at the time. She continued:
With several years and multiple dramatic storylines behind them, as well as an adorable addition to their family, it seems like Bryan and Bella have another awesome phase in life ahead of them.