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Fun Facts About Nikki Bella

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By Carol Cassada

Retired wrestler and reality star Nikki Bella is becoming one of Hollywood's newest darlings.

Whether she's filming for her reality series Total Bellas or sharing PDA with her fiance Artem Chigvintsev, the camera loves following Nikki.

Fans of Miss Bella have followed her career from her days as a wrestler to reality star to businesswoman.

While wrestling fans are familiar with Nikki, there are some people who may not know about her.

For today's article, we're sharing some fun facts about Nikki Bella, some of which may surprise her longtime fans.

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She's the older twin

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For viewers who've tuned in to Total Divas and Total Bellas, they often see Brie Bella counseling her sister.

Brie and Nikki often sat down for heart-to-heart talks with Brie advising Nikki on her personal life. Brie's caring and protective attitude would lead one to believe that she's the oldest twin, however that's not true.

Nikki is the oldest twin and she was born sixteen minutes before Brie.

Even though the sisters have their squabbles, they love each other and promise to always be there if the other needs them.

She played soccer

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Nikki is an amazing athlete. Her wrestling skills won her over with fans and helped her win multiple championship during her time in WWE.

Aside from wrestling, Nikki is also a soccer player.

As a kid Nikki and Brie played soccer throughout elementary school and up until high school. While Brie eventually hung up her cleats, Nikki continued playing soccer when she enrolled at Grossmont College in San Diego, California.

Nikki helped her college team win a championship and she had offers from a soccer league in Italy. However, Nikki turned them down after she decided to follow Brie's lead into becoming a WWE Diva.

She worked as a model

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Nikki is known as a style icon. Not only does she and Brie have their own clothing line, but Nikki often graces the covers of magazines and runways in couture dresses.

Prior to becoming a WWE star, both Nikki and Brie worked as models and actresses.

In 2007, the sisters signed with WWE and at first they were used as valets with minimal in-ring work.

Fans often criticized the twins, believing they had no talent and was just using WWE to further their acting and modeling careers.

However, Nikki soon proved them wrong. After a brief hiatus and some training, Nikki proved to the crowd that she was more than a pretty face.

Nikki's strength and athleticism won over fans, who were impressed with her improvement.

She was once married

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Nikki's personal life has been the topic of conversation in recent years.

The star was in a relationship with WWE star John Cena for years. The two became engaged at Wrestlemania 33, but a year later she called off their engagement.

Nikki then began dating her Dancing with the Stars partner Artem Chigvintsev in early 2019. The couple became secretly engaged in November, then went public with the news in on January 3rd, 2020.

Nikki's upcoming marriage to Artem will be her second.

As Nikki revealed on an episode of Total Divas, she got married at the age of 20. The man's name was never revealed, but Nikki says he was her high-school sweetheart. The couple was married for three years before they had their union annulled.

Nikki kept the news a secret from her family, who were stunned when she finally came forward with the revelation.

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