Carmella was officially named as one of the new cast members of E!’s hit reality TV series “Total Divas” on Monday and she still can’t believe it.
“I watched it before I was even signed by the WWE,” the 29-year-old said in an interview with TheWrap.com. “I’ve been watching it since the very first season, so for me to be a part of it now is crazy… it doesn’t even feel real.”
She admitted it hasn’t been easy having cameras follow her at all times, especially when it came to chronicling her love life with Big Cass.
“It was different at first, that’s for sure,” she explained. “How am I supposed to act, what am I supposed to do? When you sign up for a reality show, you have to put your personal life out there. But I am excited to share my struggle with my relationship. I am dating another WWE Superstar Big Cass.
“We get to show the world our struggles as it’s like a long-distance relationship and we only see each other one-and-a-half days a week, sometimes less. I really want to show women that it is OK to have a career and put that — not necessarily first — but to put it out there. You can do it all. Is it going to be hard? Yes. Is it going to be worth it? Of course.”
While Carmella’s job seems glamorous, she says there is a downside to being a WWE Superstar.
“It is a great outlet for people to see what it takes to be in the WWE, but I don’t think it shows all of it. [The job] isn’t glamorous all the time by any means. There are a lot of perks, but viewers don’t see the late-night flights, the race to the rental car shuttle, the to drive to the hotel to get two hours sleep. …You can only explain that so much.”