John Cena and Nikki Bella stunned WWE fans over the weekend by calling off their engagement and separating as a couple. Cena and Bella had been dating since 2012, and Cena proposed last year in the ring after the couple won a match at WrestleMania 33.
Cena hasn’t appeared on WWE programming since the announcement, but has made a few social media posts which could be viewed as a response news.
Hardship, loss, and humility are extremely difficult waters to navigate, but perseverance thru them builds a strength to withstand anything life throws your way.
— John Cena (@JohnCena) April 16, 2018
Brie Bella, Nikki Bella’s sister, responded to a People.com report on Instagram. In the story, a source claimed that “Brie wants to kill him.” Brie Bella refuted the report, and said that Cena will “always be family.”
“I’d never say this and I’ll always love John Cena like a brother. He’ll always be family. My heart is hurting for he and my sister.”
As per this report, Brie Bella is both sad and relieved that her twin sister Nikki Bella called off her engagement to John Cena.
A source close to the 34-year-old sisters tells PEOPLE that Brie was concerned that Nikki was “sacrificing” too much in the relationship
The source tells PEOPLE that Nikki’s family is optimistic that she will find someone who will be able to give her “everything she’s dreamed of.”
“There’s some relief that at least Nikki can go forward and find someone who will really give her everything she’s dreamed of,” the source says. “Because that guy isn’t John. Never was.”
Cena and Nikki’s relationship — as well as their discussions about marriage and kids — have been documented on the hit E! reality shows Total Divas and Total Bellas.
“I do want to be a mom,” Bella told Cena in 2013 on Total Divas. “I feel like I’d be missing out.”
“I’m going to choose my words carefully,” Cena replied. “I can’t give you that.”