Nikki Bella Talks ‘Awkward’ First Date With ‘Bachelorette’ Star Peter Kraus

The WWE star filmed her date with the ‘Bachelorette’ star for ‘Total Bellas.’

It hasn't been easy for Nikki Bella to get back in the dating ring. 

The 35-year-old WWE star split from her fiance, John Cena, for a second time on Total Bellas last season, and has been trying to get back to dating on the new season of the reality show. 

"Brie sets me up on a date with Peter [Kraus] from The Bachelorette and that was my first date in over six or seven years,” Nikki explained of her sister’s setup on Tuesday’s Busy Tonight. "It was so awkward and I totally got drunk.”

"You were very awkward,” Nikki’s twin, Brie Bella, agreed. "I saw the date back." 

Nikki noted that a lot of her self consciousness came from knowing that she was being filmed while putting herself back out there. 

"I think that’s what embarrassed me a lot because here I am having this first date and all of the sudden I look to my left and it’s like two camera crews and I’m like, ‘Oh my god, this is so weird,’” she explained. "I didn’t even want to flirt because it was just so weird and awkward.”

In typical sister fashion, Brie added, "No, but you flirted, because I watched the footage back -- but it was really bad. I was like, ‘My sister needs help!’”

It’s unknown whether things worked out between Nikki and Peter, who was a finalist on Rachel Lindsay’s season of The Bachelorette, but in November he was rumored to be dating fellow Bachelor Nation alum Vanessa Grimaldi. Grimaldi has since moved on to Josh Wolfe, posting some PDA pics with her new love on social media. 

So would Nikki ever consider being the Bachelorette?

"Hell no, I don’t know how they do that,” she said. "And they kiss like everyone. How do they not spread germs.” 

In addition to Peter, Nikki was also rumored to be dating her former Dancing With the Stars pro partner Artem Chigvintsev. The two also went on a date on Total Bellas. Check it out:


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