Brie Bella Admits Feeling "Pressured" Into Choosing Between a Career & Motherhood on Total Bellas


Brie Bella is getting actual on the season 5 premiere of Total Bellas.

In this clip from tonight’s brand-new episode, Brie talks to her twin sister Nikki Bella about feeling overwhelmed, and in a confessional, voices her frustration with society’s expectations of ladies.

“There’s just so much on my plate right now. You know, just trying for the baby,” Brie tells Nikki whereas the 2 are on a picnic. “It just keeps making me feel like why I haven’t gotten pregnant in the last eight months is because there’s other stuff that I have to work on before a child comes.”

Brie and her husband Daniel Bryan are mother and father to a two-year-old daughter Birdie, and elevating her—not to mention two kids—is one thing that Nikki admits appears “hard.”

“I’m a hands-on mom, but I’m also a career woman. So Birdie travels with me everywhere,” Brie responds. “I can’t imagine two.”

However, Brie reveals that doing so appears to be what is usually anticipated of her.

“I feel so much pressure to have a second child,” she tells the Total Bellas cameras. “It’s almost like what you’re supposed to do, and if you don’t do it, then you’re weird. And that’s what I guess makes it hard.”

Simply put, Brie needs to be a mother and have a flourishing profession. 

“I love my husband to death, and I would never in a million years ask him to stop his career—something he loves to do—but it’s like, because he’s the man, he never once has to ask me, ‘Is it okay I leave every week to go out of town for my job?’ because it’s just assumed,” she explains.

Brie continued, “As a woman, if we want children, we have to automatically think to ourselves, ‘Am I willing to give up my career right now?’ and I love having a career.”

See extra of the twins’ dialog within the above clip.

Total Bellas returns tonight at 9 p.m., solely on E!

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