JOHN Cena and Nikki Bella are no longer getting ready to say “I do.” Bella tweeted Sunday that the professional wrestlers have ended their relationship and asked for privacy.
The couple had been together for six years when Cena popped the question following a mixed tag team match at WrestleMania last year.
His proposal took place in the centre of the ring and captured the hearts of wrestling fans across the planet.
Bella announced the longtime couple were splitting up in a post on Instagram Monday.
“After much contemplation and 6 years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple. While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.”
Only seven days ago, Nikki posted on her Instagram account a remake of the moment with the caption stating she was “the luckiest girl in the world”.
They often took their relationship public, canoodling on red carpets and talking about each other in interviews. The wedding was reportedly scheduled for May 5.
Cena then took to his own personal Instagram page hours after the statement of the shock split was released and expressed his feelings surrounding the decision to split after the year-long engagement.
Cena has made a successful transition from wrestling to acting but also made a surprise appearance at WrestleMania where he took on wrestling legend The Undertaker.
He has appeared in movies like “Daddy’s Home” and “Daddy’s Home 2” along with the new R-rated comedy “Blockers.” He received rave reviews for his role in the 2015 comedy “Trainwrecked.”
Bella stars in a reality TV show on E! called “Total Bellas” with her twin sister, Brie.
The multiple WWE champion spoke about the difficulties of the relationship and the hard work it takes.
“It takes being able to mesh two lives. I would never ever want Nicole to be in a position where she says, ‘I’m holding you back from doing this because I feel it’s wrong for us,’” Cena said to Us Weekly.
“And I would never say that to her. That’s why she’s super busy and sometimes we don’t see each other for months at a time, but when we do see each other, it’s our time together. I think, for now at least, that is certainly what’s making this work.”
— with AP