Was Nikki Bella completely under the thumb of ex-fiancé John Cena?

In an exclusive sneak peek clip from the upcoming Season 3 premiere of Total Bellas, Nikki's twin sister Brie Bella seems to indicate that the dynamics between her sister and the WWE superstar were volatile at worst, and unfair at best.

While dining together in Napa, conversation turns to Nikki's previously planned wedding to John, of which Brie claims John was being unreasonable with his demands, saying she knows Nikki would have preferred to get married in Napa instead of obediently agreeing to a ceremony in his hometown.

"I don't understand why you have to walk on eggshells with him with this wedding. It's like, absolutely ridiculous," Brie tells Nikki, adding, "Sometimes you just tiptoe around John to not make him angry and I think that's bulls---."

"Isn't that what wives are supposed to do?" Nikki asks, to which her sister replies, "F--k no. I tell Bryan exactly how I feel all the time. I don't hold back ever. It bothers me because I know what you want."

Brie then claims that her sister made "a lot of sacrifices," and that it's time for John to do the same, to which Nikki claims that his proposal to her was a sacrifice.

"He is, he wasn't going to get married and now he is," she reasons.

"Oh boo hoo, I feel so bad for him. He's freaking lucky to marry you and it bothers me that you're going to sacrifice all of it just ‘cause you're grateful that John proposed to you," Brie snaps back at her sibling.

The WWE couple publicly called off their May 5 destination wedding in a statement shared on social media.

“After much contemplation and 6 years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple,” read the statement. “While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.”

John Cena and Nikki Bella through the years

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