Nikki Bella, a prominent wrestler in WWE, commenced her relationship with John Cena in 2012, and in 2017, Cena popped the question during WrestleMania 33. Unfortunately, the couple broke off their engagement and canceled their wedding in April 2018, which was set to take place the following month. Both parties took to social media to announce the split, acknowledging that the decision was challenging. However, in their posts, they also expressed their continuing admiration and affection for one another.
Initially, fans were shocked to learn that Nikki Bella caused the breakup between the couple, as seen on Twitter. However, People Magazine (via Bustle) later disclosed that it was actually John Cena who had second thoughts before their engagement. According to an unnamed source, Cena had promised to prioritize Bella but ultimately reverted to his old self by putting himself first.
John Cena made Nikki Bella sign a 75-page contract
In 2013, John Cena required Nikki Bella to sign a 75-page document before living with him, which included a clause stating that she would need to vacate the property immediately if they were to ever split. Bella expressed confusion and insecurity upon receiving the document and wondered if Cena saw her as a permanent figure in his life. Cena later explained that he financially supports his family and did not want to ever be in a position where their well-being was jeopardized. Bella was surprised by the extent of Cena’s financial support for his family and expressed her desire to support her own family if she had the means.
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John Cena and Nikki Bella’s current dating lives
Nikki Bella recently disclosed that she was devastated after “the incident”, which made it difficult for her to immediately reciprocate her emotions for her fiancé Artem Chigvintsev. However, the WWE star started dating her Dancing with the Stars partner and eventually got engaged in January 2020, and a month later, announced her pregnancy.
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Meanwhile, John Cena met Shay Shariatzadeh, his current girlfriend, while filming Playing with Fire in 2019 in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada. Cena confirmed his relationship with the 29-year-old and they were even photographed walking the red carpet at the premiere of the movie. The couple has been spotted multiple times on dates such as dinner and attending a carnival.
Are John Cena and Nikki Bella still friends with each other?
Nikki Bella and John Cena are still friends and supported Bella and Brie during the birth of their babies. Even though the two haven’t spoken one-on-one for a long time, they congratulated the twins together. Nikki Bella understands that their relationship will always be a part of their lives due to their public relationship on reality TV.
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She just wants Cena to be happy and is delighted to see him succeed in the movie industry. Bella admits that despite envisioning a different future for their relationship, they had to let go in order to pursue what they both wanted. They both love each other, but Nikki Bella realizes that love alone is not enough.