Nikki Bella has been in and out of the ring over the past couple of years as injuries and scheduling conflicts have gotten in the way.
Between Total Divas, Total Bellas and appearing on Dancing With The Stars, Bella has largely been in the spotlight and out of the ring, which she told Lilian Garcia about on Chasing Glory. On the show, Bella discussed her feelings on appearing on Dancing With The Stars, and said that the show was difficult for her and boyfriend John Cena.
"I fell in love with dance. I have not, in so many years – and this was hard on John because I was very honest with him - but I have not felt this young and, like, alive…And now I found this new passion, and I felt young and free."
Despite her enjoying the experience, there was an aspect of the show that the longest reigning WWE Divas Champion ever got emotional about.
"What was weird for me - and this was the crazy experience - since I was 15, I told myself, 'I will never depend on a man. I will never need someone.' And I joined this competition, and I have to depend on a man, and I have to need someone… I was feeling all these emotions, so I was bottling myself up, and I knew this could have made amazing TV for them. I didn't want it to be forced. But I would go home at night, and there were times that I would cry."
You can hear the full interview at this link.