Nikki Bella says she just wants the best for ex-boyfriend John Cena.
Nikki talked about John and his new girl Shay Shariatzadeh for the first time on her podcast. Shariatzadeh is a project manager for Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions tech company since 2015.
“This is actually kind of hard to talk about,” Nikki said.
“I’m just going to come out and say it. You all have seen John’s paparazzi pics,” she continued. “For some of you who don’t know who John is, he’s my ex-fiancé. We’ve been broken up for like, a year now. But he was spotted with a new mystery woman and everyone has been blowing up my phone, trying to get to my PR to get my reaction. Everyone wants to know what I’ve been thinking and I haven’t said anything yet, so let me just put it out there.”
Nikki admitted that her “stomach went into knots” when she saw the photo of Cena and Shariatzadeh.
Nikki admitted that the Total Bellas reality show only gave a glimpse into their break-up and it was “unfair for John” because it gave mostly her perspective.
She added, “I felt bad for John. I felt bad because I felt like I embarrassed him, I felt like I disappointed him, and I have to live with a lot of that stuff and it’s been tough. If you guys only knew how much therapy I’ve been in.”
Nikki said there are intimate details on their breakup that they will keep private. She said she is happy for Cena but she’s still protective of him.
“But let me tell you, she breaks his heart? I will rack-attack her in a heartbeat. Still protective of that man,” Nikki said about her ex.
Nikki is currently dating former “Dancing With The Stars” partner Artem Chigvinstev but insists that she is “not fully taken.”
h/t to People.com for the transcription.