Reconciliation in the offing? John Cena still wants to have family with ex Nikki Bella
Actor and professional wrestler John Cena isn’t embracing the single life just yet.
The “Blockers” actor confessed on “The Today Show” last May 14 that his love for World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) wrestler Nikki Bella hasn’t waned.
The couple dated for six years in a relationship publicized on Bella’s reality shows “Total Divas” and “Total Bellas.” Cena popped the question in April 2017 in WrestleMania.
Their unexpected breakup was announced on April 15, just weeks before their wedding day.
Cena emphasized on the talk show that he still had feelings for his ex: “I still love Nicole, I still would love to marry Nicole, I still would love 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 everyone’s been like, ‘Oh John Cena’s enjoying the single life.’ No, I was supposed to be married and have a honeymoon over these two weeks,” he said.
“I am in my house alone surrounded by these emotionally strong memories. And every day from 6 to 9 I get out of the house and talk to strangers as social interaction.”
In previous years, Cena had been adamant that marriage and children weren’t for him, while Bella stressed that she wanted a family. This difference in views could have been behind their breakup, according to some rumors.
He also expressed that he still wanted to make their relationship work. “I don’t want anybody else. I love Nicole and I’m really trying to support her in her trying to find whatever it is she wants that made this fall apart in the first place.”
Bella told Extra that she was “speechless” after learning of Cena’s heartfelt words. She also shared to Entertainment Tonight that “there is hope” of them reconciling but that she wants to focus on herself for the time being.
A “Total Bellas” promo clip released yesterday revealed Bella stating that she felt lonely because of spending time apart from Cena. “To be honest, since we’ve gotten engaged, John and I have probably shared our bed together maybe 30 days total out of six months? Or 40 days?” Niña V. Guno /ra
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