The romance of Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella completely changed both the careers and lives of each wrestler. Their relationship became very public with the inception of Total Divas on the E! Network. The Bella Twins are the primary stars of the show and Brie’s relationship with Bryan hooked in a lot of viewers to help make the show a success. Bryan and Brie continued to fall in love even deeper and the cameras followed them every step of the way, even showing their wedding. This all culminated in the spin-off reality series of Total Bellas, a show specifically about the Bella family.
No one would have ever expected the unlikely pairing of Bryan and Brie to get together outside of the ring considering their presences on different spectrums of the wrestling world. They’ve proved everyone wrong and are stronger than ever with their first child on the way. Brie is expected to give birth to a daughter in the spring.
Bryan and Brie have also both retired from the wrestling ring for different reasons. Despite the very public aspect to their personal and professional lives, there are still some secrets you didn't about them. We’ll look at it all with the top fifteen things you probably didn’t know about Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella’s relationship.
15 Relationship Started With A Horrible TV Storyline
Many real life wrestling relationships begin with a romantic storyline on television. The Bella Twins aligned with Daniel Bryan in one of the worst storylines of Bryan’s career. Brie and Nicole misheard Bryan talk about being a vegan and assumed it meant he was a virgin. They both accompanied Bryan to the ring and had a backstage bet to see who would sleep with him first.
14 Their First Date Took Place On NXT
Their first date came before they even were a couple. WWE’s storyline of the Bella Twins being aligned with Bryan led to a comical double date segment on NXT. This isn’t the current NXT you know for incredible wrestling, but the past project of rookies competing under the tutelage of a main roster star.
13 Bryan Hates "Brie Mode"
WWE uses the term “Brie Mode” as a great catch phrase and it sells an impressive amounts of merchandise to fans all over the world. Despite it being known as Bella’s rallying cry in the ring, the term actually originated on Total Divas from her partying days. Brie Mode is what happens when Brie drinks too much and gets a little wild.
12 They Only Eat At Local Restaurants
The lifestyle of Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella sees them have unique viewpoints. Bryan and Brie both made sure to only eat at local restaurants when on the road together. National chains typically dominate the revenue from the restaurant industry, but everyone’s favorite hippie wrestling couple chooses to support the local mom and pop shops trying to survive against the competition.
11 They Helped Get Nigel McGuinness' Documentary Funded Online
Daniel Bryan is most famous for his WWE tenure and his rise to the top of the wrestling industry. However, many would argue the best matches of his career actually took place in Ring of Honor. Bryan’s best opponent in ROH was Nigel McGuinness. The two had a legendary rivalry and actually were both signed to the WWE at the same time.
10 Eco-Friendly Power Couple
One of the common interests that brought Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella together was their love for nature. Both wrestlers cared about the environment and it brought them together in the early stages of their relationship. Bryan and Brie factor the environment and any potential negative impact on it with their purchases of "green-cars" and other important items.
9 Sheamus Ruined Their First "Intimate" Night Together
The first night of intimacy between two partners is meant to be a special and memorable moment. It was both of those things for Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella, but not in the way they expected. Bryan and Brie decided to take the next step in a hotel following one of their WWE shows on the road. Unfortunately, they didn’t lock the doors in their room and it haunted them.
8 Brie Has Dated Celebrities Before
The high profile romantic life of dating a celebrity is nothing new for Brie Bella. Before her relationship with Daniel Bryan, Brie was involved with Richie Kotzen. The former guitarist of the band Poison apparently "wowed" Brie enough for the two to have a relationship for a short time period. Brie rarely discusses the relationship and it's viewed as just a forgettable romance.
7 Bryan's First Stint With Public Love Life
Unlike Brie Bella, this is Daniel Bryan’s first and only time involved in a high profile romance. Bryan had the reputation of being one of the most private wrestlers in the industry. The talented grappler always kept his personal life rather quiet and most of us were unaware of the details of his down time that remained a mystery until he met Brie.
6 They Have Awkward Double Dates With John Cena and Nikki Bella
The original selling point of Total Divas being made was the interest in the personal lives of The Bella Twins. Brie Bella dating Daniel Bryan was fascinating enough to bring in viewers, but Nikki Bella also had a relationship of her own with John Cena. The two couples have been on various double dates. The ones filmed for the reality series always provide an awkward atmosphere.
5 Bryan Stopped Burglary In Their Home
A terrifying moment in the personal lives of Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella featured a couple of burglars trying to steal from their home. The pair of criminals tried to run away when Bryan and Brie arrived to the home after they broke in. Bryan had a real life superhero moment chasing them down and eventually catching one of them before locking in a rare naked choke until police arrived.
4 WWE Didn't Want Brie To Celebrate With Bryan At WM XXX
The greatest moment of Daniel Bryan’s wrestling career saw him win the WWE World Championship in the main event of WrestleMania XXX. Every fan of Bryan remembers where they were when he defeated Randy Orton and Batista to reach the top of the mountain. WWE did a great job setting up pyro and confetti for his celebration with the fans.
3 Bryan Doesn't Watch Total Divas
Daniel Bryan and Brie Bella have both witnessed their fan bases grow into new sects with the success of Total Divas. Wrestling fans already spotted them in public and asked for photos or autographs. That just grew with more women knowing them due to the Total Divas demographic. Despite the show playing such a big role in his life, Bryan has stated he doesn’t actually watch Total Divas.
2 Brie Is The Main Influence Of Bryan's Retirement
The retirement of Daniel Bryan is still a controversial topic after he ended his in-ring career in February of 2016. Bryan remained argumentative that WWE doctors were wrong and his actual medic believed his brain was healthy enough to continue wrestling. WWE still refused to clear him. Following an outside opinion suggesting Bryan no longer wrestle, the legend retired with an epic speech that put a tear in every wrestling fan’s eyes.
1 Brie Plans To Return To The Ring
The in-ring career of Daniel Bryan is likely over, but the same can’t be said for Brie Bella. WrestleMania 32 featured a wonderful moment of Brie picking up a win for her team and leaving the company in the best manner. Brie decided to retire for the successful plans of getting pregnant. Bryan and Brie are seeing their dreams come true with Brie currently pregnant with the couple’s first child.
Brie has stated that WrestleMania 32 was her last match for a while, but not her last match ever. Following the birth of her child and the early stages of motherhood, she hopes to return to the WWE for some more matches. There are many variables in play. However, Brie does believe she will once again appear in the squared circle. Don’t give away those Brie Mode t-shirts just yet folks.
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