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Here’s Brie using Nikki and John Cena’s breakup to promote Total Bellas

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When Nikki Bella and John Cena announced they were breaking up just a week ago, it was both incredibly sad for fans who have followed their relationship for years on reality television/WWE programming and suspiciously timed. Yes, it was just weeks before the two were set to get married in a destination wedding in Mexico but it was also just one month before the debut of the next season of Total Bellas, which already featured promotion centered on whether or not they should go through with it.

Naturally, this led to talk regarding the legitimacy of it all.

Brie Bella’s latest interview with People won’t quiet that talk one bit.

Indeed, Brie leaned heavy on it, using the breakup as a promotional pitch for fans to act as voyeurs to see it all the heartbreak play out with their own eyes. Get in on some of these quotes:

“I have to give a lot of credit to John and Nicole. They really opened up their lives and they really wanted to close the curtain and be like this is it, we’re done. My sister is really great with her fans in a way where she lets them connect with her. She lets them like go, ‘My life isn’t perfect and isn’t easy’ and lets them see the playbook of her life,” the supportive sibling said.

“John and Nicole allow the fans to see some very personal conversations, that to be honest, I was mind blown about. [Husband] Brian and I both said, ‘I don’t think we’d allow them to see those conversations’ but they do. I give them a lot of credit. You get to see where they’re at today and see that unravel,” Brie added.

Considering the scripted nature of reality television, that doesn’t hit right. That doesn’t mean this is all one big work, of course, but it could very well mean it’s not all one big shoot. This is the wacky world of pro wrestling, after all.

And the equally wacky world of reality TV.

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