EXCLUSIVE: Nikki Bella spills the beans on sharing the WWE ring with ex-fiancé John Cena
Wrestling diva Nikki Bella opens up to MEAWW on how she actually feels about working with her ex-fiancé and wrestling legend John Cena
Nikki Bella will not let her past come in the way of her career in the WWE ring. She made her much-awaited comeback last year and is also wrestling part-time with ex-fiancé and wrestling legend John Cena. The wrestling diva told MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) about how she actually feels about working with her ex. "The funny thing about WWE is that it's such a big circus backstage that you don't really run into everyone backstage that you may think you do," said the 35-year-old.
She added that she and John were on great terms now so that makes things easier. "One thing is that John and I, we are still friends, we still have a great relationship. I could work with him any day, even if it was now, our past doesn't make it weird at all."
To bounce back from a split like theirs is definitely a mean feat. Their breakup was extremely public and messy and Nikki has time and time again, on her reality show 'Total Bellas' talked about just how much it hurt her.
"He was my rock. He was the one who always lifted me up and its kicked me in the a** and kicked me in the face to realize that I'd let go of my number one supporter," she had said on the show's season 4 premiere.
"I just want to find one place called home and not live out of an office or a hotel room," she continued before adding, "Its time for me to move on."
The couple broke it off soon after Cena proposed to Bella in the ring, in front of live audiences. Their engagement phase was chronicled on the show and it did not seem like they were happy at all.
Just weeks before they were going to tie the knot in May last year, they announced their breakup on Twitter. After the shocking announcement, they did get back together in July for a while to make things work, but it didn't happen.
At the time, Nikki had shared on her show, "I feel like I've ruined everyone's fairy tale. My heart hurts so bad. It just sucks. I wish it could be different, and I think that's why I've had almost six years of working on us and fighting and just taking in a lot. I just feel like I've hit the point that I'm just so exhausted and done."
The fierce superstar has clearly moved on since then. She also shed some light on what inspired her famous glam avatar on stage.
"I always thought that when I walk out of gorilla, which is the ramp," Bella explained, "what is my way to not only connect with the audience but to all the viewers in TV-land as well? It wasn't just about the wrestling fans," she added, "but also the casual viewer like everyone who is sitting on that couch."
So the diva came up with her signature look which she sports till date. "I came up with the sexy tomboy because I wanted to be glam and fierce at the same time to get everyone's attention, kinda one up 'Wonder Woman' a little bit, you know what I mean?" she said.
Watch the full interview below: