"After much contemplation and 6 years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple", the statement on Bella's Twitter and Instagram read. The Wrestlemania event was also where they got engaged past year.
Namely, Nikki Bella wanted to get married and have children.
But Cena himself recently mentioned the strains present in their relationship, telling Us Weekly that "love is beautiful, but we've had to come to the realization after being together for five years that love is not easy". Cena was one of the best reasons to watch Total Bellas as well and nobody seemed to understand him like Nikki Bella.
"Whereas this choice was a tough one, we proceed to have a substantial amount of love and respect for each other", the couple mentioned. "We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives". "But we work every day on us".
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There was a period of adaptation required for everyone. "We believed in the methods". We survive and live by the strength of the team. "We are nothing without the team".
When Gifford asked if the wedding was still on at the time, Cena said it was. Both of them are working on other projects at the moment.
On an interview with NBC's Today show, Cena said that the two were "gonna move forward and try to work through it" after experiencing uncertainty surrounding their relationship. "We haven't yet jumped ship".
One of WWE's power couples is no more.