Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

Behind John Cena and Nikki Bella's breakup

Behind John Cena and Nikki Bella's breakup

"While this decision was a hard one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another", the former couple's statement reads, according to Bella's post.

Nikki Bella is also disappointed that Cena proposed to her previous year at WrestleMania 33 without really wanting to marry her in the first place.

"She never gave him an ultimatum", the source told PEOPLE. 'We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives'.

Cena had been upfront with Bella from the get-go about his desire to neither marry again nor have children, though he seemed to change his mind about marriage when he proposed to Bella at Wrestlemania in 2017.

Months before announcing their split, Nikki Bella revealed how John Cena kept the romance alive despite their hectic schedules. Bella told Cena on the show back in 2013, "I do want to be a mom". Initial reports seemed to indicate that it was Cena who ended things but other sites are quoting sources that say that it was Bella's decision. "This was supposed to be the happiest time of her life".

The professional wrestlers' wedding was set for May 5 in Mexico, where Bella was excited to celebrate her heritage with family and friends.

Cena and Bella's relationship have been documented for the popular E! reality shows Total Divas and Total Bellas.

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John Cena proposed to Nikki Bella during the WrestleMania in 2017.

"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 going to choose my words carefully", Cena responded.

"Nicole and I were talking and she brought to my attention that she's over marriage, she doesn't want to have kids anymore", Brie said.

Even though the couple was going through the right motions to get down the aisle, there were some red flags that they wouldn't make it to "I do".

Bella told Fox News in August that Cena calls her his "bride".

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