Moving on from a heartbreak is always a challenge, especially if you’re constantly in the spotlight. Healing from that takes time and Nikki Bella is making sure to not rush the process. The model and professional wrestler opened up about what it’s been like for her since she and John Cena officially split up three months ago.
According to PEOPLE, Nikki does’t want to date anyone and compared being newly single to the way society tries to rush newlyweds to have kids right away. “It feels like, you know, when you get married and the next day people are like, ‘When are you having kids?’ and it’s like, ‘I just got married.’ I feel like it’s the same thing. When you become single, it’s like, ‘Oh, are you dating?!’ Honestly, I’m so not interested. I’m just not ready yet,” she said at the WWE Evolution on Sunday, Oct. 28.
Nikki and John dated for a total of six years and broke off their engagement six months ago in April. After they split, just days before their wedding, the two reconciled for a short amount of time in June. It didn’t work out then, and as a result, they went their separate ways one final time. Nikki exclusively told Life & Style her relationship with John failed due to lack of sacrifice and compromise.
Over the summer, Nikki told PEOPLE, “I had a beautiful and loving 6-year relationship with a wonderful man. I have the utmost respect for John, but I know this is what’s best for me.” The two had an on-and-off turbulent relationship over the years, so it’s a good thing she’s finding her new normal on her own.
Since then, Nikki has been taking the time to focus on herself. However, she did go on a blind date that her twin sister Brie set up for her, which will be seen in an upcoming episode of Total Bellas. Apparently he wasn’t Mr. Right, but you never know what the future holds!