The 'Total Bellas' star split from the professional wrestler over a year ago but following their split, Nikki confessed she would pray he would find happiness and she has ''loved'' seeing him move on.
Speaking at the 3rd Annual Best Buddies Mother's Day Celebration in Malibu, she said: ''I've loved [seeing him move on]. I've been so happy for him because I think of the decisions that I've made ... walking away and just needing to find myself because I felt like I lost it. I literally would pray every day, like all I want him is to be happy and to find happiness. And it's true. He's still so close to my family and all I ever want is for his happiness. He seems so happy now and that makes me really happy.''
Nikki previously confessed she felt like she ''embarrassed'' John over their break-up as her reality show could only show her side of their split.
She said: ''When [I] film the reality shows, you guys only get to see so much. So one thing that I thought was kind of unfair for John was you saw a very small amount on our reality show about our breakup and of course it was pro-me, because it was coming through my eyes. It made me sad for John. I felt bad for John. I felt bad because I felt like I embarrassed him, I felt like I disappointed him, and I have to live with a lot of that stuff ... Because of how sad I made him and how much I felt like I hurt him, when I saw the big smile on his face with the paparazzi photos [with his rumoured girlfriend Shay Shariatzadeh], I think that's why I didn't want to s**t my pants. I felt happy for him. I am very happy for him.''
His new album Underneath It All is out now.