Earlier this week wrestling stars John Cena and Nikki Bella announced they were ending their relationship calling off their engagement.
Now it has been revealed John made Nikki sign a 75-page contract before the pair moved in together in 2013 which agreed she would have to move out as soon as possible if they split.
It also outlined Nikki would be considered a ‘guest’ in John’s household leaving her rather confused as to why she had to sign it.
As reported by People, the contract was covered in the first season of American reality television show Total Bellas as Nikki told her twin sister Brie she felt uncomfortable with the agreement.
I just don’t understand it. I just don’t know what to feel. I’m so confused. It kind of makes me second-guess where John and I stand in our relationship. I love John but maybe he knows that he doesn’t want to be with me forever?
Is that all I’m ever going to be in [John’s] heart, is a guest? Am I ever going to have that permanent spot in the rest of [his] life?
In the contract John explained he didn’t want ‘there to be any misunderstanding’ regarding Nikki’s ‘presence’ at his home as a ‘guest’ before confirming she would have to ‘immediately vacate’ if he asks her to.
He also asked her to remove all of her belonging ‘as soon as possible’ if she had to leave.
You can watch Nikki’s reaction to the contract here:
Before Nikki signed the agreement, she did question John over certain aspects of the contract.
He reassured her it was just to protect his fortune ensuring he could provide for the people he loves.
This is what my life is. This is what it’s become. You met my family. You think my mom paid for that house herself? She didn’t.
My brother lives in that house, they’re expecting a child. My younger brother, he’s got medical problems. I make sure he’s okay.
I always tell them, I’m a horrible brother, but I try to be the best provider that I can. I just don’t want to ever be in a position where that’s in jeopardy.
This statement of course had the effect it wanted to have leading to Nikki signing the agreement.
In a later episode of the show, Cena compared the contract to a prenuptial agreement explaining he had been through a similar experience when he divorced from his wife Elizabeth Huberdeau after three years of marriage in 2012.
Having been through that process, here is how I view it. It is like buying a handgun for home defence. It gives you a sense of security, and it gives you a failsafe in case something happens.
And those who buy a handgun for defence pray, pray they never have to use it. Without it, it’s a dogfight.
Anybody feeling down, check out #WaltWhitman has always been a helpful voice in times of crisis. Beautifully wild thinker, and was certainly onto something with ideas like these. pic.twitter.com/tGl3p9smFl
— John Cena (@JohnCena) April 15, 2018
The WWE stars announced on Sunday April 15 they had ended their engagement after six years of dating and a year after John proposed at WrestleMania 33.
In a statement provided to Us Weekly, they said the choice was ‘difficult’:
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.
We wish both John and Nikki all the best in the future.
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Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.