Unless you are a die-hard WWE fan, you might not recognize Nikki Bella. However, the wrestling diva is set to show off her moves on Dancing With the Stars — and we have a feeling she'll be a household name in no time.
The brunette beauty is one-half of the wrestling duo, The Bella Twins, alongside sister Brie Bella, who is also her co-star on their reality star Total Bellas. Recently, her longtime boyfriend John Cena, who is also a pro wrestler, proposed to Nikki at Wrestlemania 33. "After the proposal, when we came back, and I was like, 'Can you repeat that?' because I was just, so much was going on in my head and the crowd's all screaming," she told E! News at the time. "I was listening to him in the ring and trying to take it all in, but I was just like, 'Oh my goodness!'" she recalls. "And then he said again like, 'Nicole, I've been wanting to ask you this for a year and a half.' So, it was so cute. I just didn't want the moment to end. It feels like it hasn't ended."
So what else is there to know about Nikki, 33, before she bodyslams the competition on DWTS alongside her partner Artem Chigvintsev? Keep reading to find out:
Are Nikki Bella and John Cena married?
While it has been a few months since John popped the question, the couple is still in the midst of wedding planning. Nikki revealed she has already picked out a dress for her big day, and John is also helping out. Right now, I’m kinda overseeing the budget.” he told Extra. “As Nicole gets everything going, I’ll become more involved, 'cause I want her to make the big choices, I want her to have it where she wants to have it, I want her to create the guest list the way she wants to create it, if she wants to go with a certain theme… I’m proactive in wanting to be involved and making it a great day for everybody and certainly the most memorable day of her life.”
This isn't goodbye, just need time to heal. When the day is right I will be back and hopefully then…. BRIE MODE will be ACTIVATED!… pic.twitter.com/3OB6QjUnvU
— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) April 4, 2017
Did Nikki Bella retire?
Right before Wrestlemania, Nikki announced she would be taking time away from the ring to heal from a neck injury — but she did not retire. "This isn't goodbye, just need time to heal. When the day is right I will be back and hopefully then…. BRIE MODE will be ACTIVATED," she tweeted. "Can't wait for the day I can lace up my kicks throw on my jersey put on my SnapBack & come back home. Until then… Stay Fearless Bella Army!"
Nikki Bella's real name
While Bella definitely has a nice ring to it, that is not her real surname. Before taking on her wrestling persona, Nikki was known as Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace. She is of Mexican and Italian descent.
Nikki Bella's net worth
Right now, Nikki's net worth is estimated to be at $4 million — but we see that figure growing. Along with her wrestling career and reality show, Nikki and her sister just launched a clothing line called Birdie Bee and are working on a wine brand called Belle Radici. Get it, girls!
Nikki Bella's go-to workout routine
So how does Nikki stay in such good shape? She is a fan of Pure Barre, an exercise routine that combines elements of ballet to sculpt muscle. "For those 55 minutes of Pure Barre, I can turn all my focus to my health and working my body," Nikki said. "My sister Brie was the one who got me into it. I thought it would be easy, but after the first class I wanted to give up… and I used to squat 220 [pounds]!"