Nikki Bella was determined to wear her dream wedding dress despite its history.
The WWE legend first bought the gown during her engagement to ex John Cena before the split in 2018 after six years together, and she wore the very same dress when she tied the knot with Artem Chigvintsev last summer.
She told E! News: "When you dream of having that day and that dress and that's something that you love as a little girl or a woman, and for me that's what that dress was.
"When I saw it, I thought of me and me in it and it's something that I loved so much—and I paid for it.
"So I felt when Artem and I were planning our wedding, I just couldn't help but feel like, 'Why do I have to give up the dress that I love because it was maybe gonna walk down another aisle?'
"I just felt like, no, this was for me and for no one else but me."
The 39-year-old star approached her husband about the idea to check if he had "an issue with it", and admitted she "would have for sure not have worn it" if he didn't want her too.
However, the 40-year-old 'Dancing With The Stars' professional said: "I didn't mind. Nicole always asked me 'would it be OK?'
"I honestly think people make such a big deal about it. I didn't care at all. Like you start putting energy out there where it shouldn't be.
"It shouldn't affect us getting married. It was totally fine. But I didn't see the dress until the very last moment."