Nikki Bella has opened up about her exhaustion while navigating the responsibilities of raising her toddler, especially considering his speech delay.
Even Nikki Bella experiences fatigue at times! The former professional wrestler, now 39, admitted in a recent interview that the past three years since welcoming her incredibly adorable son Matteo with Artem Chigvintsev have been challenging. While the three-year-old “possesses his daddy’s gentle nature – he’s such a sweet boy,” she shared with E! News, he also exhibits “a spirited side, which I adore.” Nikki, a mother of one, candidly discussed her relatable journey through the early stages of motherhood. “I won’t deny it; the toddler phase has really taken a toll on me,” she confessed in the interview published on Tuesday. “I feel like I’ve been exhausted for nearly three years, and I can’t help but wonder, ‘Brie, when will I regain control of my life?'”
Nikki went on to explain that the demands during the toddler years seem ceaseless. “You go from dealing with teething to enrolling him in preschool and managing sickness, and there’s always something,” she remarked. “Moreover, Matteo experienced a delay in his speech development, so we had to address that through therapy. Therefore, the toddler phase has undeniably challenged me.”
However, this doesn’t mean she isn’t cherishing every moment as Matteo’s mother. “I must say, I wish I could freeze time at this age. Watching him develop his own unique personality while also being incredibly attached to mommy – and daddy too, but predominantly mommy – makes me want to preserve this stage forever,” she revealed.
Nikki and Artem secretly tied the knot in 2022. In a January interview, she shared her thoughts on whether Matteo would have a sibling. “I’m perfectly content with having one child,” the remarkable athlete exclusively told HollywoodLife. “Balancing our careers and motherhood is a significant challenge for women. I find it manageable with one child. If I had two, I believe I would have to give up everything to be fully present for my kids. I observe how my sister’s life has changed with the arrival of her second baby.”