The big announcement came at a themed party that paid homage to Nikki and Brie Bella‘s Mexican heritage, and after the latter led a countdown among family and friends, Nikki broke open a piñata, revealing tons of blue confetti! That’s right, Nikki and Artem Chigvintsev are having a boy!
“I’m so excited that Nicole and Artem are having a boy,” Brie said in a confessional. “I knew…I really, in my heart, I just felt it for her.”
She added that a boy will be “perfect” for Nikki’s personality.
“I think you and your little boy will have such a great bond,” Brie told her sister. “I do. I really feel that.”
Nikki and Artem’s big baby news also coincides with E!’s announcement that season six of Total Bellas will premiere this fall! The new season will follow the twins’ births as Nikki navigates the joys of parenthood and Brie becomes a mom of two.
Read on for more exciting moments from tonight’s Total Bellas season finale.
“It’s just unreal,” Artem expressed while smiling ear-to-ear. “I mean, I’ll be a dad. I’m just lost for words.”
He was also thrilled to find out that Brie’s pregnant, too. Nikki, however, was hesitant to tell her—especially since she was still in shock herself.
“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. I think about how I’ve been feeling about Artem and our proposal and that it’s too fast, and now we’re gonna have a kid,” Nikki explained in a confessional. “Is Brie gonna be upset because she’s gonna think I stole her thunder? There’s so much going on in my head right now. It wants to explode.”
Nikki accused Brie of being “mean,” but when it came time for her first ultrasound, Nikki no longer cared if people thought she and Artem were moving too fast.
“Hearing the heartbeat and seeing our baby move…I don’t even know how to put it into words. Like, the feeling right now,” Nikki explained. “Seeing Artem get so emotional just melts me and it makes me feel more in love with him. That’s going to be the father of my child! In this moment right now, I’m like, I don’t give a f–k what anyone says.”
The twins eventually made up as well, with Brie apologizing for being too “harsh.” From then on, the two became even more inseparable as their pregnancies progressed.
“I just can’t believe I’m pregnant with my sister. Like, at first it caught me off guard and it upset me a little bit,” Brie said. “But I have to be there for my sister. And I want to be supportive and I want to make this one of those journeys I’m gonna remember my whole life.”
“So being pregnant at the same time, it makes sense because they are so in sync,” Bryan added.
Despite being thrilled to give his and Brie’s daughter a sibling, he was admittedly annoyed at times with what he described as Nikki having “more influence” on Brie than him. This was especially the case when it came to the reveal of their baby’s sex—Nikki wanted to have a joint reveal party, while Bryan wanted to keep it a surprise. In the beginning, Brie sided with Nikki.
“My husband doesn’t want to find out the gender of our baby, but I’m pregnant with my twin sister. Like, this is something we could have fun together with,” Brie reasoned. “We can plan together [and] go shopping together when we both know our genders.”
Watch the full Total Bellas episode here.