EXCLUSIVE: Nikki Bella Gushes Over Her Dream Wedding Dress, Details the Moment John Cena Proposed
Nikki Bella’s ready to walk down the aisle!
ET’s Jennifer Peros caught up with the Total Divas star at the Romona Keveza bridal show in New York City on Thursday, where she gave us the scoop on what life’s been like since John Cena proposed to her earlier this month.
According to the 33-year-old professional wrestler, she already has some dress ideas in mind!
“I’m very much inspired by Grace Kelly’s look,” she exclaimed. “I feel like I can always be sexy, but there’s something about having elegance and class, and that’s kind of what I’m looking for. I’m just so drawn for some reason to long sleeves lately. I think I might have to have a little cleavage, but I keep going back to her wedding photos.”
Bella emphasized how little of cleavage she actually wants, however.
“I feel like I’m very drawn towards lace,” she said. “I don’t want anything too big and princess — I’m so bad with it all — I really like open backs. I don’t want too much boobs, even though I’m the queen of too much boobs. On my wedding day, I just want to hide them. You know, nana’s in the audience, let’s chill out.”
Cena asked Bella to marry him after he and his now-fiancée won the mixed tag team match at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, Florida. While pulling off something that extraordinary is no easy feat, Bella revealed she “had no idea” Cena would be getting down on one knee at the event in front of over 75,000 people.
“No, there was so much speculation around it,” she confirmed. “I would talk to my mom and my sister, and we were like, ‘There’s no way John would do this.’ And I was like, ‘My John would never propose in front of that many people.’ He’s just so private.”
“I get where people have that speculation, because we were tagging together, but when we did our entrance, he was shocked because his mom was sitting ringside, and when I saw how he was with his mom, I’m like, ‘Oh, he had no idea she was coming,'” she continued. “And so, when he grabbed the mic at the end of the match, I’m like, ‘Oh, what a swerve for everyone. Everyone thinks he’s about to propose to me.’ That was the first time his mom’s ever watched him live. And then when he starts talking to me I’m like, ‘Me?’ I didn’t even know how to breathe at that point. I just forgot how to breathe.”
Bella said she wasn’t the only one feeling nervous in that moment — Cena was too!
“So nervous,” she admitted. “My mom’s like, ‘He was talking with a Boston accent.’ You know what? He did, but I just was like, ‘Oh, he’s had a lot of energy drinks today.’ He just seemed very, when I look back, sporadic, and he’s so very well put together and he just seemed like something was distracting him.”
She also told ET that her gorgeous new engagement ring was actually in Cena’s possession for a year, but well “worth the wait.”
“He designed it,” she gushed. “Us women like diamonds, what can I say? Each side has four diamonds, and this is four and a half. We’ve been together four and a half years, so it’s our journey together — four years, and then when we became one at four and a half.”
“He’s literally the most romantic person ever,” she added. “He gets down on one knee and I was already like, ‘Oh my gosh,’ and then he opens the box and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, like, I’m a lucky girl.'”
As for whether the lovebirds would be open to televising their wedding? Bella told ET it could happen.
Hear what she had to say in the video below!