Wrestlers John Cena and Nikki Bella break up after six years of dating

John previously spoke about his relationship very warmly and had said how he already felt married to Nikki Bella. The duo was set to wed on May 5.

Wrestlers John Cena and Nikki Bella break up after six years of dating

John Cena and Nikki Bella have announced their split just weeks before their destination wedding. In a joint statement that was released by Nikki on Twitter, the pair announced how the decision had been hard but realized that it was in the best interest of both of them. 

The couple announced their split in a joint statement (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
The couple announced their split in a joint statement (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

“While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another,” the couple, who had been together for six years, said in a statement tweeted out on April 16. “We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.” John and Nikki got engaged in April 2017 on live TV during a couple’s match. Nikki was taken by surprise but did not hesitate to say 'yes' to John.  


The couple was set to marry on May 5 in a destination wedding. But we should have seen this coming because previously, there were hints about the couple not being able to work out their marriage in a teaser which was released for the reality television series Total Bellas. The trailer showed the pair quite upset while trying to work things out. 

The couple requests people for their privacy (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
The couple requests people for their privacy (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

The video, which was released on Tuesday, January 30, showed the couple crying and it looked like they were discussing their possible future together. “So we really want to call this off?” Nikki asks John in the clip. Even though it is not entirely clear on what the couple was talking about, it seems like their wedding could be the topic of discussion as the couple was already making plans for their wedding. 

The news comes as a shock because the couple has often spoken about how much in love they are. Just months before their wedding, John had told People about how he was involved in the wedding planning and often felt that he and Nikki were married. “People come up to me and say, ‘I love watching your wife on television.’ And I love that, so that happens to me 10 times before it would be a, ‘Yo man I love your work.’ It’s always, ‘I love watching your wife on television,'” he said, adding that he wished the two had tied the knot “yesterday.”

“I’m already ready to go there and it sounds nice hearing it,” he said of fans calling Bella his wife. “I know that we will have a wonderful future together because I love the way that sounds.” The couple has not yet revealed the reason for their split.