Just four weeks ago, news emerged that John Cena and Nikki Bella had broken up – a year almost to the day after the seemingly happy couple got engaged.
The engagement came after the pair had beaten The Miz and Maryse in a tag team match in front of 65,000 fans who were at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium for WrestleMania 33. However after around five years together, the pair called it quits.
Appearing on US breakfast show, Today, Cena spoke out about the breakup in a truly heartbreaking interview – showing Cena in a manner previously unseen.
In the incredibly moving interview, Cena talks about his ex-girlfriend claiming he’ll do whatever it takes to get her back.
More specifically he says:
I had my heart broken out of nowhere, for me it was out of nowhere, and anyone who experiences that knows that it comes with a series of bad feelings.
For anyone out there speculating what I’m doing with my life now, I still love Nicole, I would still love to marry Nicole, I still would like to have a family with Nicole. There was an unfortunate set of circumstances where our relationship ended.
There’s been a lot of speculation recently about me being seen in public and everyones thinking ‘oh John Cena’s enjoying the single life’. No. I was supposed to be married and have a honeymoon over these two weeks, it’s the first time in 15 years I’ve taken a vacation, and I’m in my house alone surrounded by these emotionally strong memories.
I don’t want anybody else. I love Nicole and I’m really trying to support her and trying to find whatever it is she wants, what made us fall apart in the first place, and in doing so I’m also trying to live but uhh I don’t have any other hopes other than maybe that one day we can work it out.
Later in the interview, Cena added:
She, I guess, needed a little time to find whatever it is she’s looking for, and at the risk of my own emotional wellbeing, and especially so close to that moment of ‘I do’, she’s gone, she needs to be happy.
I love her. I want to be with her. I want to make her my wife. I want to be the father of her children. I just want us to work.
Check out the moment Cena dropped to one knee at WrestleMania 33:
Cena had previously asked the former Total Divas athlete to marry him, but revealed he wanted to make it official on the ‘grandest stage of all’.
I said, ‘Do you know, one day I’m gonna marry you?’ You said, ‘Yes’. I just need you to say yes one more time.
The couple had spent around 5 years together before their engagement and reasons for the split are still unknown…Though I’m guessing it won’t take long before the gossip pages are full of rumours.
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Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.