A family member claimed to RadarOnline.com in an exclusive interview that the reality star’s father, Jon Garcia, was not the biggest fan of the pro wrestler.
Nikki and twin sister Brie’s great aunt, Priscilla Dickerson, told Radar that their father described Cena as just “ok.”
Garcia – who already has a strained relationship with Nikki – met Cena while attending Brie’s wedding to Bryan Danielson in 2014, the aunt said.
According to Dickerson, Garcia was hesitant about Nikki and John’s differences about wanting a family.
“Nikki’s father thought John was a good man but he knew they had problems,” said the aunt.
She added: “Anything that happens to his daughter makes him sad.”
As Radar readers know, Nikki called off her wedding to Cena twice this year.
The WWE diva’s planning for the wedding was one of the main plots of the most recent season of Total Bellas. Nikki contemplated whether or not she should ask her biological father to walk her down the aisle on-camera.
Dickerson said, however, that the reality star never asked for her father to participate.
“He wanted to walk her down the aisle but she did not ask him,” Dickerson explained.
The great aunt revealed that she believes Nikki and Brie’s mother, Kathy Colace, could have influenced Nikki to shun her dad from her big day.
“She has problems with their dad,” the relative continued.
The famous exes ultimately called it quits after six years of dating.
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