Following six years together, John Cena and Nikki Bella have decided to tap out.
The WWE superstars stunned their fans on Sunday upon confirming that they have called off their engagement, along with their romance in general.
“While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another,” Cena and Bella told Us Weekly in a statement, adding simply:
“We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.”
A rep for the twosome then announced to the media as a whole:
“After much contemplation and six years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple.”
Cena and Bella are yet another tandem whose relationship failed in the wake of a reality show.
They got together way back in 2012 and had their lives, the trials and tribulation documented E!’s Total Divas and Total Bellas.
Just this past January, the wrestlers celebrated their impending wedding via an engagement party, which took place nine months after Cena proposed to Nikki in the middle of the Wrestlemania ring.
“Such a wonderful, meaningful, emotional day yesterday with the woman of my dreams and both of our families,” Cena tweeted the day after their engagement gathering.
He added at the time:
“I love you Nicole, you’ve made me realize the importance of togetherness.”
Yesterday, however, Cena sang a very different tune on social media.
The multiple-time WWE wrestling champion shared a pic of The Simpsons‘ Comic Book Guy character on Instagram, along with the words “Worst Day Ever.”
Cena and Bella were spotted in public on April 8, the day of Wrestlemania 34.
They seemed perfectly happy and content at the time, sources have said, making it even more confusing as to what happened in the days since.
On Saturday, April 14, the Blockers actor posted a different Instagram photo of a quote from Walt Whitman that read, “We were together. I forget the rest.”
Sort of weird, huh?
And very mysterious.
Cena is one of the most successful wrestlers in history.
He has also granted more Make-A-Wish dreams than any person ever and has been making a transition to actins ratr the past few years, similar to the transition to smoothly made by Dwayne Johnson.
He had a supporting role in Trainwreck and is among the lead stars in Blockers.
“Relationships are hard,” Cena did tell Us Weekly in March, contiuing:
“Don’t ever think that love is easy. Love is beautiful, but we’ve had to come to the realization after being together for five years that love is not easy.
“We work every day on us. We have our problems just like everybody else. Some of our problems are very public, some of them aren’t. But we work every day on us.
“Anytime I get upset, I always just realize that I can’t live without her and I love her and that’s why I cave in on a lot of stuff.”
They had a great run while it lasted!
We wish both Cena and Bella the best of luck.