2018 has so far been the year of some major celebrity breakups.
John Cena and Nikki Bella, Kendra Wilkinson and Hank Baskett, Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum, Jenny Slate and Chris Evans, Logic and Jessica, now Mac Miller and Ariana Grande?? 2018 I'VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOUR SHIT DONT YOU DARE COME FOR BLAKE AND RYAN OR BEY AND JAY
— ciara ♉️ (@cm_trunnell6) May 10, 2018
Amongst the big names who have decided to go their separate ways are WWE names, John Cena and Nikki Bella. For any fan of the show “Total Divas” and “Total Bellas,” the breakup was devastating and heartbreaking.
While neither party has opened up about why they broke up, sources reported that the two just weren’t on the same page with what they wanted in life. While they were engaged, Cena had been open about not wanting children and Bella had said several times she wishes to be a mother. Sources claimed that Bella felt “off” about their relationship after getting engaged, and the breakup took many by surprise–apparently, this includes Cena himself.
While appearing on Kathie Lee and Hoda on TODAY, Cena claimed he was “blindsided” by the split and had his heart broken.
“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.”@JohnCena updates us on how he’s doing since his split with Nikki Bella. pic.twitter.com/YEJPMzXNbe
— Kathie Lee and Hoda (@klgandhoda) May 14, 2018
Cena has changed the way he thinks about a lot of things about himself and in life overall it seems since their split–including wanting to have kids. Cena said to the hosts:
“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.”
Later on, after the interview aired, the Bella sisters were doing a red carpet and Nikki was asked about the interview by a reporter. She was speechless to hear that he professed his love for her on national television, and said she was hesitant about their wedding because she “wants to mean her vows and only say them once,” insinuating she doesn’t want a marriage that ends in a divorce.
— ExtraTV (@extratv) May 14, 2018
Twitter users were completely captivated and heartbroken to see these two–who obviously still have love for each other–struggling with the breakup.
Listening to John Cena talk about Nikki Bella on the today show 😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
— Juliette Porter (@juliettep0rter) May 14, 2018
John Cena said he hangs out with random strangers for 3 hours a day everyday because he feels lonely after Nikki Bella left him FUCK I feel so bad for him
— Ab (@Abdullahbats) May 15, 2018
— 💥 Melynda ⭐️ (@melyndakay) May 14, 2018
— Lily ♡ (@NicoleNBrieFan) May 14, 2018
i just watched 6 minutes of john cena talking about his breakup with nicole & now i’m crying in my office. 🙃
— Manda (@_MANDAtory) May 14, 2018
Oh, dear God. I LOVE YOU, JOHN CENA! *insert you can’t see me over my crying face* https://t.co/Ty1ZCcB0zL
— t (@stockit2theman) May 15, 2018
Tbh all I wanna see is John Cena and Nikki Bella get married 😭❤️
— Madison Fields (@MadisonFields16) May 14, 2018
I’m still so heart broken over Nikki Bella & John Cena breaking up 😕
— aoife (@Aoifemariee) May 14, 2018
Crying Once Again Over This John Cena/Nikki Bella Breakup 💔
— Soda. (@PsycheViolence) May 14, 2018
LISTEN. I’m rooting for Nikki Bella and John Cena. It needs to work 😞
— Megan Hope Hall (@MeganHope_Hall) May 14, 2018
John Cena confess his love on national tv for Nikki when he never wanted to get married or have kids brb crying 😭😭😭😭
— Veronica (@cerdav22) May 14, 2018
— CenationSince02 (@CSince02) May 14, 2018
happy Monday I’m crying about John Cena’s breakup
— go home! (@crislouistorres) May 15, 2018