Nikki Bella broke plenty of fans' hearts when she announced on Sunday, April 15 that she and longtime love John Cena had split after six years together. However, a source tells PEOPLE that he started getting cold feet as the wedding date drew near.
'After much contemplation and 6 years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple, ' her post said. News. "We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives". When Nikki changed her stance about wanting kids, everyone knew that wasn't her. "He's an incredibly dedicated, driven, ambitious guy". It appears the decision came due to Nikki Bella deciding to end things, based on sources confirmed in a new report. A source is quoted saying that Nikki didn't need a "pity proposal" and that Cena was "gritting his teeth the whole way". "He ruined it and blew everything up".
Cena seemingly opened up about the end of the relationship on Monday, tweeting, "Hardship, loss, and humility are extremely hard waters to navigate, but perseverance thru them builds a strength to withstand anything life throws your way".
The professional wrestlers' wedding was set for next month in Mexico, where Bella was excited to celebrate her heritage with family and friends.
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John himself made it clear that he didn't seem to see having kids in his future.
But according to PEOPLE, Nikki Bella was "convinced" that Cena had changed his mind on both accounts.
In the past the 40-year-old admitted that he did not want to get married again - he was previously married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009 until 2012 - but he still proposed to Nikki, 34, in April 2017.
"So we really want to call this off?"
The source suggests Nikki Bella wanted to settle down and have kids, but Cena didn't want to do all of that.