Total Bellas: 4 Things We Learned From The Season 4 Finale
#3 Nikki Bella Is Still Grieving John Cena
WWE Superstars Nikki Bella and John Cena were once wrestling's most recognizable power couple. After a very public six-year reality television fueled relationship, the two were engaged to be married, but shocked the world when they called off the most anticipated wrestling wedding since Macho Man and Elizabeth.
Total Divas and Total Bellas documented the relationship between the two, its highs and its lows. The E! series depicted the friction caused by Nikki Bella's desire to settle down and build a family and John Cena's initial reluctance to marry and have children. The rift between the two deepened and eventually their relationship paid the price.
While John Cena was nowhere to be seen on the fourth season of Total Bellas, Nikki Bella did her best to move on. She met up with her former Dancing With The Stars coach Artem Chigvintsev and even went on a date with The Bachelorette's Peter Kraus. While there were obvious sparks between Bella and Kraus (and a kiss too) ultimately Bella found herself unable to commit.
On last night's season 4 finale, Nikki told her sister Brie that she has just begun the grieving process over her failed relationship with Cena. Brie asked Nikki whether she would be okay, if Cena were to be seen with another woman. Nikki was blunt in her reply,
"No matter what, the next time I see him with someone, it's gonna kill me."
Bella admitted that she "still has a long way to go," but also added,
"Honestly, I'm ready for a new me. I need to start living, as if I don't care if it's my ex or anyone else watching me and afraid to hurt their feelings."
Season 4 ended with things looking up for Nikki Bella, as she hops on a motorcycle with Dancing With The Stars coach Artem Chigvintsev. The imagery is clear: while Bella may still be 'grieving' John Cena, she is committed to moving on, conquering her fears, hitting the open roads and finding the very best version of herself.