Nikki Bella opened up about her ex-fiancé, John Cena, dating again after their split during Wednesday’s episode of “The Bellas Podcast.”
John and Nikki ended their engagement in April 2018, and it looks like the two are moving on. Nikki is now dating her previous Dancing With the Stars partner, Artem Chigvintsev, and John was spotted holding hands with Shay Shariatzadeh last month.
“He’s one of the people, besides you, Brie, who’s made me an amazing person. But because of how sad and how much I hurt him, when I saw the big smile on his face, I felt happy for him. I am very happy for him. As long as John is happy, I’m happy.”
However, Nikki is still “protective” of the WWE star. “Let me tell you, she breaks his heart? Wow. I will rack attack her in a heartbeat,” she revealed.
“He and I had talked about it. That’s the other thing. It’s like, maybe that’s why it didn’t hurt me,” Nikki said. “I think I was just really curious to see who he was going on dinner dates with, which, you know, they’ll never be like ours. Just kidding!”
“John is an amazing man and our timing wasn’t right. Who knows, can timing be right for us in the future? Maybe, maybe not. Are we meant for other people? Maybe,” she said.
“That’s the thing about love. I think when you’re on a reality show and you put your love out there, we get judged on it so hard and people only see us together. … I have to see why I wasn’t happy and him, the same. Sometimes you learn that way and that’s how people get back together but you grow that way,” Nikki expressed.
During the finale of Total Bellas last month, Nikki revealed that it would be hard to see John date someone else. “No matter what, the next time I see him with someone it’s gonna kill me,” Nikki told her sister. “I still have a long way to go, but, honestly, I’m ready for a new me. I need it. … I just want to move forward.”