‘Total Bellas’ Star Nikki Bella’s Pregnancy Self Care Includes a $7 Beauty Product

Nikki Bella has a lot on her plate these days. The Total Bellas star and former professional wrestler is expecting a baby with her fiance, Artem Chigvintsev, and is in the early stages of planning a wedding. Bella is also pregnant at the same time as her twin sister. In spite of the COVID-19 quarantine, she is still finding ways of sharing personal moments with her fans. Recently, Bella opened up and revealed a few of her favorite pregnancy self-care products. The surprising thing about one of Bella’s product picks, in particular, is just how affordable it is. 

Why is Nikki Bella so popular?

Nikki Bella
Nikki Bella | Getty Images/Paul Archuleta

Bella is one of the most popular female wrestlers of all time, a former model who rose to fame in the WWE, along with her twin sister: Brie Bella.

Nikki Bella is a two-time WWE Divas Champion and has been honored many times with various awards and nominations. Since 2013, Bella has been a reality star as well, starring on the popular television show Total Divas for seven years. These days, she stars with her sister on their own reality show, Total Bellas.  

Bella has also appeared in several other acting projects, from video games to music videos. She runs several businesses with her sister, including a wine label and an intimates line.

Still, fans of Bella probably love her best for her openness and body positivity. She has long been a role model for female empowerment and regularly speaks out on behalf of young women everywhere. 

Nikki Bella’s surprise pregnancy announcement

For many years, Bella was in a relationship with pro wrestler John Cena. The two started dating in 2012 and broke up several times before ultimately splitting up for good in the summer of 2018.

In 2017, Bella joined the cast of the reality TV show Dancing with the Stars, where she met dancer Artem Chigvintsev. The two started out as friends — Bella was still involved with Cena — but their friendship ultimately turned to romance in late 2018.

The two went public with their relationship in early 2019 and dated for months before getting engaged over the New Year’s holiday. The very same month that Bella announced their engagement, she revealed that she and Chigvintsev were expecting a baby as well.

Although Bella admitted that the pregnancy was a total surprise to both of them, they are excited for their new addition and for their future together. 

What does Nikki Bella do for self-care during pregnancy?

Bella has always been open with her fans, and she is remaining transparent during her pregnancy journey. The reality star has opened up about weight gain and skin changes, revealing that she is accepting of all of her perceived “flaws” because she is in such a good place emotionally.

She also decided to share a few of her favorite self-care products — products that Bella admitted to relying on heavily during the quarantine. Along with essential oils, face masks, and cozy maxi dresses, Bella revealed that she constantly finds herself reaching for Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Tummy Butter Balm for Stretch Marks.

Bella stated that she reaches for the soothing lotion at all hours of the day and is “religious” about applying it morning and night, as well as whenever she finds her tummy starting to itch. At just under seven dollars, the product is easily accessible for women of all lifestyles who want to enjoy one of Bella’s beauty secrets — even if they aren’t pregnant themselves. Even better, the product can be found in most drugstores or online retailers.