No need to rush to the finish line when you’re in it for the long haul.
Because a decade after the WWE inadvertently played matchmaker, the pair have cemented their tag team status in the ring, on E!’s Total Bellas—the show they film with Brie’s sister—and in life.
On Aug. 1, nearly four months after they celebrated their sixth wedding anniversary, the athletes welcomed their second child, choosing to be surprised by their son’s sex just as they had with big sister Birdie Joe Danielson. “We are overwhelmed with joy and everyone is healthy!!!” Brie wrote in an Instagram post Sunday. The cherry on top of the whole happiness sundae: Baby Danielson entered the world with a built-in best friend, Nikki—Brie’s 16 minutes younger twin—having welcomed her son just a day earlier.
As for Mom and Dad, they’ve fought their way back to a relationship sweet spot after months of lamenting how their bustling careers and parenting responsibilities led to them “kinda growing apart,” as Brie put it on the most recent season of Total Bellas.
A trip to Sedona, Ariz., the same spot they wed back in 2014, had them reconnecting, moving past the stage Bryan had described as “just trying to survive” and off the ropes, so to speak. “I feel like we needed to hit a really hard place of questioning if we were right for each other, if our future was right…and I needed to be reminded that marriage isn’t easy and it’s not just gonna be there,” Brie reflected. “You do have to work on it. And I have a really good husband. He’s such an amazing man.”