John Cena’s relationship with Nikki Bella has turned into a saga getting a lot of mainstream play in the final weeks leading to this Sunday’s premiere of “Total Bellas” on E!
After announcing on social media earlier this month that they had broken up, primarily over Cena not budging on not wanting to have children, Cena said he is heartbroken and will now give in. “It’s been incredibly reflective, which is amazing, but it’s very difficult,” he said on NBC’s Today Show. “I had my heart broken out of nowhere. For me, it was nowhere. Anyone who has experienced that knows it comes with a series of bad feelings. I’ve looked at myself every day and tried to evaluate myself and the woman that I love. For anyone out there speculating about what I’m doing with my life right now, I still love Nicole and I still would love to marry Nicole and I would love to have a family with Nicole.”
He said he from 6-9 p.m. he leaves his house and talks to strangers to give him some connection with people because he’s feeling alone, and he’s trying to live. He hopes one day he can work things out with Nicole. “This is so difficult because over the five years or six years of our relationship, if you look at me five years ago – stubborn, selfish, self-focused – life had always been about me, then slowly over time this woman waltzes in and steals my heart and she becomes my number one.”
He said he held on to some things out of stubbornness. He said he’s often a horrible communicator and says the wrong things, but he wants to make her happy.
Nikki Bella has also made some rounds and expressed optimism. “I love John so much,” she told Page Six on Thursday following the couple’s broken engagement. “He is such an amazing man, I’m just right now going through a period of time where I need to focus on me and work on me… A healthy me is a healthy us, so I do have hope for our future, and I do think that we’ll have that royal happy ending, but only time can tell.”
“At first I thought the royal wedding was stealing my shine away for a while, I’m like, ‘Of course they have to get married right by when I was getting married,’” she joked.
The timing of this coinciding with the weeks leading up to “Total Bellas” on an NBCUniversal network and speaking about this on another NBCUniversal network might seem just a little too convenient. Sean “X-Pac” Waltman isn’t sure what to think, and he has a pretty nose for sniffing out shoot vs. work.
On “The Tomorrow Show with Kevin Undergaro, guest hosted by Sam Roberts, he weighed in on whether it is a shoot or a work. “Sometimes we don’t even know,” he said. “We don’t know where the f—ing line is… Cause here’s the thing that Vince used to tell us: You are on 24/7. So how the f— do you turn that off?”
He said he knows one thing for sure: “I’m rooting for their happiness, and if it means them not being together then I’m for that too, not just because everyone on the outside looking in wants it to be this thing for them,” he said. “I just want them to be happy.”