The second episode of this season of Total Bellas is full of drama, family, and body issues.
Since giving birth to her daughter, Birdie, Brie Bella’s body has gone through many changes; from the added baby weight of pregnancy to losing all the weight again after Birdie’s birth, this Diva has been through it all. Brie was especially pleased by the enlarging of her small breasts during pregnancy and while nursing. However, once Birdie decided she was ready for baby formula, Brie’s breasts seemed to deflate almost overnight. This left her feeling extremely self-conscious in an industry where so much emphasis is still placed on how female wrestlers look. So, Brie began to explore whether a plastic surgeons knife could put back what nature had taken away.
There were two problems with Brie using plastic surgery as a solution, however, the first is that her husband, Daniel Bryan, has a passion for nature, and all things natural and therefore was strongly opposed to his wife getting breast augmentation. Further complicating the situation, is the couple’s strong desire to begin trying for baby number two sometime soon.
Brie was wondering how adding silicone to her breasts would affect nursing possibilities for her second child. In order to address all the questions, Brie decided to to meet with a plastic surgeon while in New York City for WWE’s second-biggest pay-per-view, SummerSlam. When Brie met with the surgeon he suggested that she wait until after giving birth to baby number two because her body would change again with the second baby. So, at least for now, Bryan doesn’t need to worry, his wife’s body will remain exactly as God made it.
Brie wasn’t the only Bella caught up in family drama on this episode: her newly single twin sister, Nicole, was caught in a web of their mother’s making.
Apparently, the Bella family matriarch has decided that Nicole has had a sufficient amount of time to get over her very public breakup with John Cena and should return to the dating scene. So, while drinking in a New York City bar, Kathy decided to select a random young man from the busy bar scene, and invite him to dinner. I think that this was not only an incredible invasion of Nicole’s privacy, but could have also been extremely dangerous. While I’m sure the Total Bellas team carefully screened Kathy’s date choice, it would still scare me if I were to go on a date with a man randomly selected for me in a bar.
Kathy further complicated the situation by inviting the man, Andre, to a family dinner. So, not only did Andre have to impress Nicole but her entire family as well. While I was impressed with Andre’s level of daring and poise, I still think that Kathy should hang up her matchmaking hat permanently.
However, the Bellas don’t seem to need their mother to add drama to their lives…they appear to do well on their own.
Even brand-new family members aren’t exempt from the Bella Twins drama spreading gene. Their new step-sister, Maya, joined the family for a great first trip to New York. While she was there, her father Johnny Laurenaitis, suggested that she take advantage of her step-sisters’ wrestling expertise in order to possibly gain entrance into the business when she grows up. However, on the limo ride home, Maya confided to Nicole that she would actually prefer a career in modeling to one in wrestling. So, Nicole suggested that Maya take part in a photo shoot for the twin’s lingerie line, Birdiebee.
While this show of sisterly support is commendable, the twins made one giant mistake; they didn’t ask her father’s permission, or even inform him of her participation. When Johnny was informed of this he became extremely upset. At first, the twins believed that Johnny was discouraged about his daughter’s not wanting to participate in the wrestling business, but he made it clear that he would support his daughter in whatever she chose to do, he would just like to be informed about it. So, the next time the twins decide to give career advice to a minor they should remember to ask parental permission first. But then again, if they don’t, that will only add more drama to future episodes of Total Bellas.