Nikki Bella and John Cena recently called off their engagement, and since then they’ve been making headlines daily.

With the new season of Total Bellas set to premiere soon, and John Cena saying that he wants to be the father or Nikki Bella’s children, some people feel that this breakup could actually be a work.

Nikki Bella recently spoke to ET Canada, and she was straight up asked if her breakup is a publicity stunt, but she insisted that her heartache is real.

“I think people don’t realize how you can affect them. It’s kind of like when we talk to cyber bullies and tell them like, you have no idea how you’re affecting people. I’m a human being that literally went through a breakup and everyone’s been through a breakup, and think of how we feel,” Nikki said. “So, mine has just been blown up and people also are telling me I’m faking it. So, you’re now saying that my heartache is fake, and that makes it even harder. It’s just like, what can I do right? And that’s just really, really tough.”

Nikki also said that she’s still in contact with John Cena, and she said that she’s excited for the new season of Total Bellas because people are going to see the journey of how their relationship unfolds, and she believes the speculation will go away.