During his appearance on ROHStrong, Maria Manic discussed her relationship with Teddy Hart and the criticism she’s received because of it. Here’s what she had to say:
Yeah, that was my first relationship that was very, very public. Which is something I was not used to. Like I said, you have to have a thick skin with that, where you don’t let — you know, that was a lot to me. I had never experienced something like that where I’m getting a lot of comments, negative and positive, of people just throwing their opinions at me about my relationship. Which, they don’t really — I think the more people watch something. We were putting out videos every day, these people are watching a lot of our lives so they start to think that they know everything and they know what’s right. And what they think is a lot is not that much. So even if they’re seeing a video every day, that’s only a small portion of our lives. There’s so much more that goes on. So what you see in the media is not always the truth. And like you said, now there’s some legal issues too so it’s hard to even, you know, discuss certain things.
I would say that we’re in a much better place now than we’ve ever been. And I don’t know if that’s because it’s private and because no one really knows what’s going on, or because there’s — you know, to me the worst thing you can do? If you want to ruin a relationship with two people? Whatever they are, whether they’re friends, boyfriend/girlfriend, husband/wife, whatever they are? The best way you can ruin a relationship is to stick people together and not let them leave. And so us being trapped in a house together is not good for either of us. Feeling like we can’t get away from each other, that’s not good. Now, he has an AirBnB he’s staying at, I have my place and we can see each other when we want to. But it’s not that forced feeling of, we’re trapped together. I don’t think that’s good for any two people. Of course, if you love someone, you want to spend all your time with them but then you don’t appreciate it if you don’t get that break.
I’m in a very good place. And I — someone asked me the other day, they said, ‘If you had to snap your fingers and be ready to wrestle today, would you be able to?’ And I said, ‘Yes.’ Would I like more time to hibernate and prepare? Yes. But I’m also mentally very strong right now, and I’m doing very well. And my mental health is in very a good place. And that’s also — [I’m] relying on myself for the happiness and not relying on other people for the happiness. Even if you love someone, you can be married to someone and love them very much, but you still can’t rely on them for that happiness.
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