– Us Weekly reports that John Cena and Nikki Bella have split up and are no longer together. The couple has been dating for six years and were engaged to be married at WrestleMania 33 when Cena proposed to Nikki Bella after winning their tag team match on the card.
Cena and Bella revealed the news to Us Weekly. The couple said in a joint statement, 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 two started dating in 2012 after Cena filed for divorce from his ex-wife, Elizabeth Huberdeau. Their relationship was frequently documented on the E! reality shows, Total Divas and Total Bellas. Cena even once proposed to Nikki Bella to have her move in with him and had her sign a roommate agreement so they live in the same home together.
John Cena previously stated to US Weekly on his relationship: Relationships are hard. Dont ever think that love is easy. Love is beautiful, but weve had to come to the realization after being together for five years that love is not easy.”
Cena added: “We work every day on us. We have our problems just like everybody else. Some of our problems are very public, some of them arent. But we work every day on us. Anytime I get upset, I always just realize that I cant live without her and I love her and thats why I cave in on a lot of stuff. It takes being able to mesh two lives. I would never ever want Nicole to be in a position where she says, Im holding you back from doing this because I feel its wrong for us. And I would never say that to her. Thats why shes super busy and sometimes we dont see each other for months at a time, but when we do see each other, its our time together. I think, for now at least, that is certainly whats making this work.