Nikki Bella is not quite ready to date following her split from John Cena earlier this year.
Lauren Zima of Entertainment Tonight caught up with Nikki (and Brie) at the iHeart Radio Music Festival on Saturday night and the WWE Superstar addressed her relationship status.
“I made a joke about dating, Netflix and black licorice and how it gets boring and it turned into this whole thing where I got quoted saying dating life is boring,” Nikki said of recent rumors surrounding her dating life.
“I was like, ‘No I said Netflix and black licorice and [was boring]’ … it’s not what people expect, but I’ve got to admit I am single but I’m not ready for mingling yet.”
“You’ve gotta find yourself first,” Brie said.
“You do,” Nikki concurred.
Nikki noted that she and Cena have not spoken recently.
“He’s doing him and I’m doing me,” she shared, adding that she’s taking this time to work on herself.
“I slowly feel like I’m doing that,” Nikki said. “I think it’s happiness, and just fully being happy and that’s what I want.”
Nikki and John got engaged in April 2017, before calling it quits a year later. The pair eventually reconciled and started planning their wedding again, but, as was documented in last season’s Total Bellas, that engagement also ended.
“It’s been, as we all know, a hard few months,” Nikki told Entertainment Tonight in another interview earlier this month.
“[But] the fans have been so supportive and the fact that we got picked up for a new season and people want to continue to watch Brie and I’s journey, it just means so much to us.”