On the season 5 premiere of Total Divas, Nikki Bella’s ex-boyfriend Nick Nemeth (Dolph Ziggler) basically professes his love for her. With her longtime boyfriend John Cena in the ring, Nemeth pleads with Bella to be with him. While Cena is against marriage and children, Nemeth tells Bella that he can offer her both. He then tries to kiss Bella and she slaps him across the face. Bella doesn’t know what to do or if she should tell Cena about what happened, but of course she told him. Bella talked about Cena’s reaction to Reveal Magazine, explaining:
It wasn’t that I was tempted by Nick [Dolph]. It was the thought that there are others out there that want to give you marriage and kids. With Nick it’s hard to go back once you’re over it, but it did cross my mind that someone does want to make me a wife and someone does want to make me a mother. Poor John was like, ‘Is there anything I should be worried about?’, I was like ‘Umm I don’t think so …’ But no, I adore John and I couldn’t imagine my life without him.
It makes things a little dicey since they all work together and Bella had considered Nemeth to be a friend.
Nemeth goes by the name of Dolph Ziggler in the ring and what’s interesting is he actually used to date Amy Schumer, who had John Cena star as her boyfriend in her movie Trainwreck. How is that for a love triangle once you throw Nikki Bella in the mix as well?
Bella and Nemeth dated off and on for five years prior to her dating Cena.