Despite getting down on one knee in front of the world to ask Bella to marry him, insiders told People he got cold feet as the wedding date approached. "But as the day got closer, it was like he just went back to who he's always been - which is someone who puts himself first, always".
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. "A face is a good guy, a hero, who you root for".
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"Hardship, loss, and humility are extremely hard waters to navigate, but perseverance thru them builds a strength to withstand anything life throws your way", he wrote.
While recently promoting his new movie Blockers, Cena told PEOPLE about how he already felt married to the Total Bellas reality star.
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It is indeed very disheartening to see the handsome couple break up after being together for so long, and especially after their unbelievable moment previous year at WrestleMania 33. "We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives", it added. Love is attractive, but we've had to come to the realisation after being together for five years that love is not easy.
Bella had already picked out her dream wedding dress - a gown from Marchesa - and decided on a black tie dress code for the big day. The source said, "All the subtle and not so subtle ways he kept referencing what hard work it was to be in a relationship, all the ways he never wanted to change, how they didn't need to see each other than often, etc. -it was just so hurtful".
"So we really want to call this off?" He had also been clear about how he didn't want children, despite Bella's desire to be a mom.
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.