"While this decision was a hard one, we continue to have a deal of love and respect for one another", the former couple announced their split in a joint statement on Sunday, April 15. "We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives".
Wrestelmania's John Cena has hit headlines for pulling out of his wedding to fiance Nikki Bella just three weeks before their set wedding date.
The 40-year-old never captions his Instagram posts, so fans are left to interpret his statements how they will. It appears the decision came due to Nikki Bella deciding to end things, based on sources confirmed in a new report.
On Sunday before the breakup news was announced, the WWE star shared a Walt Whitman quote with his social media followers that read, "Keep your face always toward the sunshine-and shadows will fall behind you".
The couple even had a different stance on marriage and having kids and it was Bella who "pulled the plug on their wedding", PEOPLE reported citing sources.
Cena and Bella's relationship have been documented for the popular E! reality shows Total Divas and Total Bellas. "And if he can change his mind about never wanting to get married, why wouldn't he change his mind about not wanting kids?"
The source continued, "They have had an on and off relationship for years". 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.' And I would never say that to her.
Cena was apparently going into the union with 'gritted teeth'. "Beautifully wild thinker, and was certainly onto something with ideas like these". Because the toy maker had created action figures of Cena proposing on bended knee to Bella, and there's probably no chance the dolls will be released now. "It wasn't like I tried to manipulate your sister into thinking a certain thing was going to happen and then all the sudden say 'Ha ha'".