Total Divas picks up with the second part of the first season on Sunday night (right after the KUWTK finale), and you can be assured that part 2 is crazier than part 1 was. Brie Bella, 1/2 of the Bella twins, told us what we can expect, between the Bellas’ feud with Eva Marie, how her relationship with her twin Nikki has changed since Brie’s gotten engaged and more. Oh, and she also told us about how her and sister relate to the Kardashians and how they sometimes feel that they’re having Jessica Simpson moments on TV. Read on!
OK!: First things first I wanted to congratulate you on your engagement! How’s wedding planning going?
Brie Bella: Well we actually, it’s so funny because our schedules are so crazy. We really have to plan around work. But I have definitely gone and tried on a bunch of wedding dresses. That was first on my list and it’s been so much fun. Bryan and I will be in Austin Texas towards the end of November and we are actually looking at a wedding venue there. We really want a rustic, country wedding so we feel like Austin would be a great place.
OK!: How do you think filming Total Divas has changed your relationship with Bryan?
BB: Like anything, when you kind of just open up your home and your personal life, the privacy aspect can affect the relationship. It hasn’t affected us too much but there are moments where I just kind of want to scream at him. But then I see the camera and I’m like, fake smile, fake smile. I am lucky that Bryan is such a low key guy. He has really been great for this whole process.
OK!: On a not as happy note, it seems like there’s lots of tension this half of the season with you, Nikki and Eva Marie. Is the feud real or played up for the cameras?
BB: The thing is, you are putting so many different personalities together trying to force friendships and it is like, we are still going for one spot. Especially in the first episode because it is Summer Slam, that is a big night for us and I was lucky enough to have a singles match but how can someone just walk in and try to capitalize off that?! We definitely have our moments where we get along great but you will see a lot more of Eva just kind of being herself and just trying to get ahead without working hard. She has her ways.
OK!: How has your relationship with Nicole changed now that you’re engaged?
BB: She is my twin so it saddens me because the feeling I have right now being engaged, it is so surreal. It truly is that magical moment that everyone talks about. I think to myself, will Nikki ever get to feel this? As her sister I really pray that someday she does and I really hope that John [Cena] grants that to her. I just hope that for my sister one day.
OK!: On the reunion show, it seemed like John didn’t want to get married at all. Has that changed?
BB: Not really, but you will get to see too in the second half that John’s love for Nikki does grow stronger even though they have their ups and downs. We just don’t know if that love will be strong enough to put a ring on her finger. John is one of those guys that you never truly know, he sticks to something and then all of the sudden in one night he could change his mind. So I never think of it as a final no.
OK!: What’s a major storyline we’ll see on the second half of the season with you in particular?
BB: For myself, when Nikki got injured for 6 months, I was doing all the live events on my own. I was wrestling even on TV by myself. I have always been a Bella twin, I have always been a tag team, so you see where I really have to step up and where I actually become very strong and confident on my own to where I actually like it. Nikki and I, we are back together now, but it is hard because I was really enjoying being on my own!
OK!: Were there any moments that were on the first half of the season that you hated watching and wished weren’t on TV?
BB: All my conversations with my sister make me laugh. You have your own language with your sister but sometimes it can come off that we are the most uneducated people in the world. Sometimes I’m like, “gosh do people think I’m dumb?” It’s kind of like those Jessica Simpson moments and I’m like, “oh my gosh are we the next Jessica Simpson?” I think sisters can relate.
OK!: Do you guys see yourselves as the Kardashians in that way? That all your family business is so out there?
BB: Yeah definitely, we are definitely like the Kardashians where Nicole and I will definitely fight because we are in business together. We’ll have those fights and then we’ll laugh five minutes later, we’ll cry with each other, we’ll root for each other but we’ll be the first to be blunt and tell each other what’s up. So I see that compared to the Kardashians. But we just live such different worlds than they do. We could be from two totally different planets.
The Total Divas mid-season premiere airs Sunday at 10pm on E!. And be sure to come back to OKMagazine.com next week for an exclusive interview with Ariane Andrews! Are you excited for part 2? Do you hope Nikki and John get engaged soon? Who’s your favorite diva? Tweet us @OKMagazine.