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Former WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella recently spoke with ESPN Deportes to discuss her Latin heritage, becoming an aunt to Brie‘s child and breaking out as a solo performer. Transcript of the interview below:
On becoming an aunt: “I’m very excited to be an auntie. I just can’t wait. My sister has this just amazing glow. I feel like this is my first child too cause she’s my identical twin sister too. So I’m very, very excited,”
On wrestling as a solo performer: ”In the beginning I kind of felt like lonely, and then I kind of embraced it. Hey, now actually I can prove the people that I’m an individual, I just don’t have to be a Bella Twin to make a name for myself here. I can be Nikki Bella, Fearless Nikki, and I’ve really enjoyed that. But there are moments like the Royal Rumble or different moments that I wish I could share with Brie, and I do miss seeing her out there. Like when I do certain tag matches [I think], ‘Oh man I miss my sister Brie.’ So it has its ups and downs.”
On her Latin roots: “I’m so proud to be a Latina. Growing up and being Latin and growing up with my father and getting to do a lot of the Hispanic traditions, I loved it. My idol was Jennifer Lopez because I would mature in a way that all my friends weren’t maturing. I’m like ‘How is it that I’m 10 and I look 15 and all my friends don’t?’ But Jennifer Lopez was a huge inspiration fro me growing up. It was funny, because when I shot the cover for Latina Magazine, I spoke about that [moment in my life] when their magazine came out. I was in sixth grade, and it was something very important to me because as a Latin woman growing up, a Latin girl, I related to them and there were people that I was growing around that I wasn’t relating to but I’m so damn proud. I mean, from the food to the women to the curves. I just need to learn a little more español. Entiendo un poquito.”
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