Nikki Bella Updates Fans on Mother’s Health Following Brain Surgery

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Nikki Bella has much on her mind these days. Not only is she awaiting the much-anticipated birth of her first child, but the former wrestling star has also been dealing with her own mother’s health problems.

Late last month, Bella’s mother Kathy Colace Laurinaitis underwent brain surgery after doctors discovered a mass growing on her brain stem. On Thursday (July 9,) the Total Bellas star headed to her Instagram page to update fans on her mother’s progress following surgery.

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“Have had two amazing visits with my Mom,” Bella wrote alongside a picture of her, her bandaged-up mom and her twin sister Brie Bella. “Her balance and walking has gotten better. Her speech has gotten better. Even though her face hasn’t yet, with all of your love, support and prayers you have given her so much hope and strength to have a full recovery! Gigi you got this! We love you so incredibly much!!!”

During a recent episode of The Bellas Podcast, Bella says her mom will still have to endure a recovery that just might take anywhere from six months to a full year. However, the family seems determined to continuing to focus on the positive.

“It’s been so nice just to like see our mom be our mom again,” Brie said during the podcast. “We’re just so happy that she has light at the end of the tunnel.”