Name: Stephanie Nicole Garcia-Colace
Born: San Diego, California
Occupation: Model, actress and professional wrestler
Nikki Bella was born on November 21, 1983 in San Diego, California. Raised on a farm in Scottsdale, Arizona, she is the daughter of Jon Garcia and Kathy Colace. Nikki is the twin sister of Brianna Monique “Brie Bella” Garcia-Colace, and has a brother named JJ.
Nikki graduated from Chaparral High School in 2002. She would return to San Diego to attend the Grossmont College and play soccer for the school. After finishing just one year in college, Nikki would move to Los Angeles, where she worked as a waitress while searching for an agent.
It was revealed that she had married her high school boyfriend at 20 years of age. However, the marriage was annulled only three years later. She used to date fellow World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) performer Dolph Ziggler, but the pair ended in 2010. Later, Nikki entered into a relationship with WWE Superstar John Cena. Their relationship has been chronicled on the hit reality television series “Total Divas.”
Nikki started her career in Los Angeles by working in various acting, modeling and promotional gigs. She made her national television debut on the Fox reality series “Meet My Folks.” Nikki was able to gain exposure because immediately afterwards Nikki and Brie were tapped to be the World Cup Twins for Budweiser. In 2006, the twin sisters were contestants for the International Body Doubles twins search. In that same year, they tried out for the WWE Diva Search, but failed to make the cut.
However, they were signed to a WWE developmental contract in 2007. They were assigned to the company’s Florida Championship Wrestling (FCW). A few months later they made their in-ring debut as The Bella Bombers. Nikki would make her main roster debut in 2008. After an array of storylines, the twin sisters left the promotion in 2012 and tried their hand on the independent scene.
In 2013, Nikki and Brie returned to WWE to participate in the show “Total Divas.” Nikki would also go on to win the WWE Divas Championship, much to the dismay of the fans. Since October 2015, Nikki has not competed because of a serious neck injury. It’s been reported that she may have to retire from in-ring competition – her sister retired, too, at WrestleMania XXXII.
Nikki is a two-time Divas Champion and two-time Slammy Award winner.
Outside of the WWE, Nikki has branched off into other media formats. Nikki was a celebrity judge for Miss USA 2013. In 2014, Nikki starred in the independent motion picture “Confessions of a Womanizer.”
We estimate that Nikki Bella’s net worth is $4 million (2015).
So how much is $4 million really?
$4 million can buy you more than 10,000 WWE Divas Championship replica belts. $4 million can also buy you tens of thousands of DVD copies of WWE Survivor Series 2014 when Nikki Bella started her reign as the longest reigning Divas Champion in WWE history.