Nikki Bella and Brie Bella’s Mom Undergoes Brain Surgery

Nikki and Brie Bella mom undergoes brain surgery
Photo courtesy Nikki Bella Instagram

Sometimes, all you can do is pray. And right now, that’s exactly what Total Bellas stars Nikki Bella and Brie Bella are doing as their mom, Kathy Laurinaitis, undergoes brain surgery.

“Our Mama Bella, our Gigi, our Gato is about to head into brain surgery.” Nikki wrote on her Instagram page on Tuesday (June 30) alongside a series of pictures with her beloved mom. “I ask for so many prayers, so much light and love sent her way. Sadly they found what you can compare to a tumor on her brain stem that has been paralyzing her face. I have faith that the amazing doctors will do an incredible job and our Gigi will be on the road to recovery starting late today. She’s loved by so many of us and just pray that her road to recovery is exactly what we are hoping for so we can put two new grand babies in her arms soon. Love you SOOO much Mom! You have a big Bella Army out here praying for you!!”

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The news comes at a time when Bella is also awaiting the birth of her first child with fiancé Artem Chigvinstev, who also headed to Instagram to share his thoughts.

“Wishing Kathy a lot of luck and speedy recovery,” the Dancing with the Stars pro wrote. “You’ll be back in no time sending you lots of prayers.”


Nikki’s sister Brie Bella also headed to Instagram to talk about her mom’s diagnosis, and once again asked for prayers from the Bella Army.

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“Today my mom goes in for brain surgery. They realized she doesn’t have Bells Palsey but a mass on her brain stem,” Brie wrote alongside a picture of her parents with her 3-year-old daughter Birdie. “Couldn’t sleep because I was praying all night. She’s a strong one and I know all her angels will be with her. #BellaArmy send Mama Bella all the prayers and love today. Love you Mom.”

Good news followed as Nikki gave an update on her mom, who made it through surgery with flying colors.

“Mama Bella had a very successful surgery!” she wrote. “Can’t thank you all enough for your prayers, love, light and beautiful words! Can’t wait for my Mom to see how loved she is. It’s going to mean the world to her. Now prayers for her recovery! And thank you to the surgeons who took such incredible care of her. Can’t thank you all enough! Feeling very blessed and grateful right now. So relieved and happy. Can’t wait to squeeze my Mom! She’ll be in ICU for a few days but when I can she’s getting a really big hug and kiss!”