Brie Bella and her daughter, Image courtesy: Instagram
Brie Bella and her daughter, Image courtesy: Instagram

Brie Bella reveals she was depressed, struggled with identity after giving birth

ANI | Updated: Jul 25, 2019 22:39 IST

Washington D.C. [USA], July 25 (ANI): American wrestler Brie Bella opened up about her transition into motherhood. The star revealed that she dealt with depression after giving birth to her daughter, Birdie in 2017.
"The hardest thing for me was kind of when Birdie was born was kind of being like, 'OK, I'm a mom now,' but I didn't want to lose the old Brie, and I really did lose my identity," the 35-year-old star, revealed on the Wednesday episode of 'The Bellas' podcast, reported Us Weekly.
"I ended up making a comeback because I missed the old Brie and I failed so bad at it in front of the world. I got bullied online for it -- people would say, 'Motherhood, look at what it's done to her body," she added.
The wrestler's twin sister, Nikki Bella, added, "I couldn't say anything to her to make her happy or feel better. She couldn't snap out of it."
Because of that, Brie hired a life coach to help with her mental health struggles.
"It made me think anyone out there who struggles with depression or does go through some hard times or feels a little lost whether it's with your identity or just with bullying reach out to someone," the star athlete said on the podcast.
"I was there and I wanted to be away from everyone even my baby. I was just depressed," she added.
She and her 38-year-old husband Daniel Bryan's welcomed their daughter in May 2017.
"The greatest feeling in the world!!!" Brie captioned an Instagram photo of their newborn at that time.
"Can't even express the love I feel for her. From the moment I saw her I was in love. Thank you for all your love and support. Birdie Joe is her Daddy's mini-me!! #Imfinallyamommy," she added.
The star wrestler and Bryan tied the knot in 2014. (ANI)