One of the most powerful WWE couples of present times is no more. John Cena and Nikki Bella ended their six-year relationship and engagement. The couple broke the news together to US Weekly.
In a joint statement former couple wrote: “While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.”
The pair was engaged since Wrestlemania 33 when John Cena proposed to Nikki in the ring during the show. They first started dating back in 2012 and were in a happy relationship since then. Last time they were spotted together was during the greatest show of them all held in New Orleans on April 8th.
The first sign that something is wrong was when The Champ posted a photo on Instagram with a caption that wrote: “We were together. I forget the rest.” It is a quote by Walt Whitman. During the last month’s interview with US Weekly Cena spoke about his relationship with WWE Diva Nikki Bella and stated that “it takes a lot of work.”
Continuing the interview he spoke with selected words, but the tone for the breakup was set: “Relationships are hard. Don’t ever think that love is easy. Love is beautiful, but we’ve had to come to the realization after being together for five years that love is not easy. We work every day on us. We have our problems just like everybody else. Some of our problems are very public, some of them aren’t. But we work every day on us. Anytime I get upset, I always just realize that I can’t live without her and I love her, and that’s why I cave in on a lot of stuff.”
17 time WWE World Champion continued by saying: “It takes being able to mesh two lives. I would never ever want Nicole to be in a position where she says, ‘I’m holding you back from doing this because I feel it’s wrong for us.’ And I would never say that to her. That’s why she’s super busy, and sometimes we don’t see each other for months at a time, but when we do see each other, it’s our time together. I think, for now at least, that is certainly what’s making this work.”
The writing was on the wall, and now, the pair made it official. John Cena and Nikki Bella are no longer together.