John Cena, Nikki Bella end engagement


After Bella's announcement, Cena has continued to post on social media, and while he hasn't directly addressed the breakup, some of his messages have seemed to allude to it.

The pair - who had been together for six years - confirmed the news in a statement which was tweeted out by 34-year-old Nikki, and first reported by Us Weekly magazine. "Love is beautiful, but we've had to come to the realization after being together for five years that love is not easy", he said. "Anyone would be lucky to have her in their life - yet John acted more and more like he was doing her a favor by somehow conceding to go ahead and marry her", the source shares.

Cena and Bella, both professional wrestlers, got engaged in April previous year and their wedding was scheduled for May 5.

"While this decision was a hard one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another", the couple said via Instagram.

"It's not what you go through that defines you; you can't help that", the quote read.

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The professional wrestlers' wedding was set for next month in Mexico, where Bella was excited to celebrate her heritage with family and friends. "We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives", they added.

"I want the day we get married to be special, not like it's another appearance", she shared with PEOPLE in May of past year. Adding, "I feel like I'd be missing out".

"I'm going to choose my words carefully", Cena replied. "I can't give you that". "I think, for now at least, that is certainly what's making this work".

While we don't usually report on real life celeb-couple news, John and Nikki brought their up-and-down relationship to TV on both E!'s Total Divas and spinoff series, which specifically focused on Nikki and Brie and their personal lives, Total Bellas. "It wasn't like I tried to manipulate your sister into thinking a certain thing was going to happen and then all the sudden say 'Ha ha'".