Is This The End Of John Cena And Nikki Bella?

Even if you’re someone like me, who’s aware of the wrestling community, but not an avid consumer, it’s hard avoid hearing about its previously fairytale couple, John Cena and Nikki Bella. Their very public relationship and participation in other movies and tv shows have put them on the map as a definite couple we all love to watch love each other - especially after that adorable proposal at Wrestlemania 33 last year!

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On April 15th, just a few weeks before they were to tie the knot, news surfaced that the two had broken off their engagement, to the sadness and confusion of fans everywhere. And so that was the end of it - or so we thought.

In an emotional sit-down on the TODAY Show on Monday, you can watch as John pours his heart out for Nikki, talks about how much love and respect he still has for her, wishing she’d stay in his life, and going back on presumably some of his views that led to the break up in the first place, saying “I don’t want anybody else; I love Nicole, and I’m really trying to support her to find whatever it is that she wants that made this fall apart in the first place...I don’t have any other hopes other than one day that we can work it out.”

She wasn’t even aware of this emotional TODAY Show interview when it was addressed on Access Hollywood to her just hours later, and she was, understandably, speechless and caught off guard in a way she wasn’t prepared for.

Since this has all surfaced, it’s reported that John and Nikki broke up over cold feet and differences in opinion when it came to lifestyle and future kids. Bella stated in her ExtraTV interview that, “I think the day I say my vows, I wanna say them once and I want to fully mean them, and so that’s what made me hesitant - am I ready to say these vows?”

No matter which way you slice it, if you’re as public as a Kardashian or just an ordinary couple without so much as an Instagram follower, there are some parts of relationships that need to be worked out between one another and nobody else. It’s distressing to think of how having such public scrutiny and the pressure to ‘figure things out’ could complicate something like what’s going on between John and Nikki. It also creates an environment where airing out one’s feelings and opinions as John did can turn into less of a grand gesture and more of a power move to get what you want.

There’s no way of telling what his intentions were but, for what it’s worth, he sounds like a very genuine, if a little misguided, man in pain, reaching for the one he loves the only way he knows how. However this turns out, I hope they find the time in their own private lives to work this out and follow their hearts when it comes to this obviously big decision.