As concerns over the coronavirus continue to mount, celebrities are speaking out. Retired WWE star Nikki Bella recently took to Instagram to share a message about the pandemic that is sweeping the world.
The mom-to-be shared a series of six photos on the social networking site. The first photo showed Nikki in a black swimsuit, giving a kiss to her niece, Birdie. She then posted a video that featured Birdie getting ready to go for a swim as her mom — Nikki’s twin sister Brie Bella — stood by watching. In the video, Brie revealed that the sisters are next-door neighbors, which makes “hibernating” easier. Nikki flaunted her growing baby bump in another snap and then shared two snaps of herself with fiance Artem Chigvintsev.
Along with the series of photos, Nikki opened up about the coronavirus.
“In a time where the world is going through a pandemic being selfless, peaceful, helpful, calming, educating yourself and social distancing is so important,” she wrote.
Nikki admitted that she had suffered from type B influenza during her first trimester of pregnancy. She explained that experience left “no question” about her going into “hibernation,” noting that she was thinking about the safety of her unborn baby. For the past week, the former wrestler has been doing this, finding activities to keep her both busy and grounded. From spending time with family and her fiance to writing and working from home, she has been able to keep busy while keeping safe.
Nikki added that now is a time for “sacrifice” and “help.” She urged her followers to help out the elderly if possible and if it is “safe” for them to do so.
“Be thoughtful in the supplies you get, and see if you can do drop offs to them,” she added.
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In a time where the world is going through a pandemic being selfless, peaceful, helpful, calming, educating yourself and social distancing is so important. Being pregnant and already getting influenza b my first trimester there was no question about immediately going into hibernation. I thought about my baby’s safety immediately. I have been hibernating for a week or so already and have taken this time to increase my mediation, reading time, bonding time with Artem through fun activities, hanging with family, working from home, writing, playing board games and just enjoying the chill time. Brie and I have had to cancel a lot of exciting things in our career, it was hard to but it was the right thing to do. This is a time to sacrifice and help. Let’s all think of our elderly, one of the people I love most in this world is my Nana. The things I have seen on social media I couldn’t even imagine if it was my Nana in that situation. Broke my heart. If you can and it’s safe for you, help our elderly, be thoughtful in the supplies you get, and see if you can do drop offs to them. This time is about hibernating, bonding, sharing and most importantly trying our best to be selfless and peaceful. Sending so much love and light to you all! ????✨Also working on a very cool video with Artem for 9 million followers! Goodness thank you all! Love you all! And how blessed are we that we live in a time where we can stay connected through technology. Stay healthy and safe. ❤️????✨????
She ended her post by letting her fans know she hopes they stay “healthy” and “safe.”
Nikki’s got had over 312,000 likes from her more than 9 million followers. Not only that, but the post also had over 1,000 comments, many from people who said they loved her caption.
One follower mentioned in a comment that the current coronavirus pandemic is giving them “anxiety.” Nikki replied to the follower and let her know that meditation has helped her with the stress and anxiety she has had.
Meanwhile, Brie shared a photo of the twins’ baby bumps over the weekend. The sisters are expected to give birth later this year.