'My sister is really great with her fans in a way where she lets them connect with her.
The former couple constantly bickered over Bella's desire to get married and have kids - while Cena repeatedly made it clear he did not want those things.
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"The split's tough", Cena told the AP. "I just can't tell you because Nicole is the boss and she's got all the details". But that's life. We all go through highs, we all go through lows. I know I was in love. I love Nicole with all my heart, and that's that'. "So I'll always have that".
Us Weekly was the first to report the split.
'While this decision was a hard one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another, ' the former couple said in a joint statement. "Anyone would be lucky to have her in their life - yet John acted more and more like he was doing her a favor by somehow conceding to go ahead and marry her", the source shares.
Cena also posted a pretty cryptic message to his official Twitter account that appeared to be in reference to the sad news, writing on the 280-character site last week, "Sometimes we must bare the burden of shame and judgement to protect and give to the ones we love".