Nikki Bella Says She Knew 'Deep in My Gut' That She Needed to Break Up with John Cena: 'So Hard'

Nikki Bella is getting candid about what led to the end of her engagement with John Cena.

Nikki, 38, and her twin sister Brie Bella — who are featured in the upcoming Biography: WWE Legends series on A&E — spoke with Entertainment Tonight ahead of its July 24 premiere.

In addition to speaking about their upbringing, Nikki talked about the ending of her 6-year-long relationship with the WWE star-turned-actor.

"You almost wish it was bad, because it's so much easier to walk away," she told ET of her split with Cena, 45.

"It's so much harder to walk away when it's loving."

"I think a lot of women get into that situation and it's like, 'But I love this person, but I don't know if it's right for my life,' and that's a hard thing about life, is we meet amazing people, but sometimes we're just meant to live a different life," she continued.

The Total Bellas star then recalled how she "kept praying so hard and then I just got this feeling so deep in my gut of, like, 'I need to walk away.'

And no one thought I would, but it was hitting me so hard."

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