Nikki Bella and Brie Bella spoke with Girlboss Radio about having to deal with how people responded to her once she began dating John Cena.
Nikki noted that despite building up her own career in WWE, once she began dating John Cena, she was known simply as that.
"It started when my ex-fiance and I got engaged - even when we were together - here I accomplished so much in my career and I've been there for 12 years. Everything turned into, 'Oh yeah, that's John Cena's girlfriend/fiance.' Even when I started to meet people or they would Google me, that's what they recognized me for or that was my 'accomplishment.' I don't know if it's being a strong woman or entrepreneur, but it would kind of frustrate me, because I'm more than that and I always was. The past year and a half was really tough on me."