Making it work: John Cena changes his mind and says he would 'love to be a dad' after reconciling with Nikki Bella

The wrestler admitted how it 'sucks' not having Nikki in his life and so he has been trying everything to make their relationship work this time around.

                            Making it work: John Cena changes his mind and says he would 'love to be a dad' after reconciling with Nikki Bella
John Cena and Nikki Bella (Getty Images)

John Cena is ready to be a dad! The WWE wrestler might have avoided that topic for far too long but it seems like he has had a change of heart ever since Nikki Bella and he reunited. Talking to TMZ, John admitted that he loved the idea of being a dad one day. “I would love to be a dad,” he said.  “I realize very much that I have been steadfast in saying that I don’t want children.”

John says he is ready to be a dad after reconciling with Nikki (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

John confessed that he realized how things change once people become older. “I dedicated my life to my work, and now I’m realizing that there is life, and life exists, and it’s beautiful, and I think part of that is being a parent,” he explained. As for Nikki and him, John says that they are still "best friends" though he does give any more details. The couple announced their split in April, just weeks before they were set to get married.  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. 

“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.” Ever since their split, John had been open about how the separation was hard on him. 


One of the reasons for their split had been John not wanting kids (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

"I love her. I want to be with her. I want to make her my wife. I want to be the father of her children. I just want us to work and that's so just from [the heart] and all that other stuff is B.S," he said in an interview.  John confessed he supports Nikki in finding "whatever it is she wants that made this fall apart in the first place." The audience got a whiff of it when a recent episode of Total Bellas showed that Nikki seemed to be uncertain about her relationship with John while she tries on some wedding dresses. 

While her family members think that she looks stunning, Nikki seems to believe that she does not. "I thought you're supposed to be excited about this. Like when you watch the movies, or all I hear from my friends are like, 'Oh my god, greatest day, break out the champagne" Nikki can be seen telling her family. "And like for me, I'm just like, 'Okay let's make this quick'. There's just something not feeling right."

The scene soon cuts to Nikki and John's engagement party. At this point, one would think that Nikki must be feeling better but unfortunately, her feelings take a different turn. She recalls feeling as if she was forced to smile. "It's crazy because I am not that person," she says. "I've been looking forward to this forever." The last straw for their breakup happened to be the fact that John never wanted to have kids but it all seems to fall into place now.