The Bella Twins
Birth Name: Brianna Monique Garcia-Colace
Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace
Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States
Date of Birth: November 21, 1983
*25% British Isles [English, Irish, Scottish]
The Bella Twins, Brie Bella and Nikki Bella, are an American professional wrestling tag team. They performed on the WWE. They are also actors and models.
The Bella Twins are the daughters of Kathy (Colace) and Jon Garcia. Their father is of Mexican descent. Their mother is of Italian descent on one side, and of English, Irish, and Scottish ancestry on the other. Their mother is from a family of entrepreneurs.
Brie is married to wrestler Daniel Bryan, with whom she has two children. Nikki has a son with her fiancé, Russian-born dancer Artem Chigvintsev.
The Bella Twins’ maternal grandfather was Joseph John “Joe” Colace (the son of Giuseppe “Joseph” Colace and Carmella Devita). The Bella Twins’ grandfather Joseph was born in Pennsylvania. The Bella Twins’ great-grandfather Giuseppe was from Naples. Carmella was born in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Italian parents, Antonio Devita and Rosa/Rose Caruso.
The Bella Twins’ maternal grandmother is Alice Mary Dessert (the daughter of Raymond Bernardine/Bernardene Dessert and Jennie Cecelia/Cecilia James). Raymond was the son of Francis Adnus Dessert and Anne Chisholm, who was born in Alexandria, Ontario, Canada. Jennie was the daughter of Richard Edwin James and Alice Mary O’Connor.
A DNA test taken by Brie stated that her genetic ancestry includes:
*40.4% Northwestern European
*29.6% Southern European
*26.1% British & Irish
Sources: Birth record of The Bella Twins’ mother – https://familysearch.org
The Bella Twins’ maternal grandfather, Joseph John “Joe” Colace, on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Obituary of The Bella Twins’ maternal grandfather, Joseph John “Joe” Colace, Sr. – http://www.findagrave.com
History of the Colace family – http://www.fivecrowns.com
The Bella Twins’ maternal great-grandmother, Carmella Devita, on the 1910 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogies of The Bella Twins’ mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) – http://www.genealogy.com