The Bella Twins

2014 Licensing Convention - Day 1

The Bella Twins in 2014, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name:
*Brianna Monique Garcia-Colace
*Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace

Place of Birth: San Diego, California, United States

Date of Birth: November 21, 1983

*50% Mexican
*25% Italian
*25% British Isles [English, Irish, Scottish]

The Bella Twins, Brie Bella and Nikki Bella, are American professional wrestlers and television personalities. They performed as a tag team 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 Bryan Danielson, with whom she has two children. She is also known as Brie Garcia and Brianna Bella. Nikki is married to Soviet-born professional dancer/Latin dancer Artem Chigvintsev, with whom she has a son. She is also known as Nikki Garcia and Nicole Bella.

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
——–*11.2% Italian
*26.1% British & Irish

Sources: Birth record of The Bella Twins’ mother –

The Bella Twins’ maternal grandfather, Joseph John “Joe” Colace, on the 1940 U.S. Census –

Obituary of The Bella Twins’ maternal grandfather, Joseph John “Joe” Colace, Sr. –

History of the Colace family –

The Bella Twins’ maternal great-grandmother, Carmella Devita, on the 1910 U.S. Census –

Genealogies of The Bella Twins’ mother (focusing on her own mother’s side) –


Curious about ethnicity

9 Responses

  1. muricansareallmutts says:

    Levantines/Hispanics. The one on the right looks trans.

  2. andrew says:

    Giuseppe “Joseph, Sr.” Colace was from Naples

    Her maternal grandmother’s family are also entrepeneurs (Dessert Seed Company)

  3. Dan2349 says:

    I’d be willing to bet a few weeks pay that their Mexican side is all Spanish, from Spain. Their dad looks 100% White European (Spanish). He looks a lot like Lou Piniella (for all you baseball fans), and Lou is of Spanish heritage. Definitely no Mestizo in their genes.

  4. andrew says:

    damn, they’re hot

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