John Cena and Nikki Bella surprised fans when they announced their breakup only weeks before the big day. They were supposed to get married on May 5, but it never happened. However, both posted on their social media on the special date, confusing their fans.
On April 16, the two announced their separation weeks before their wedding date. In a joint statement released on Nikki’s Instagram, the former couple said, “After much contemplation and 6 years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced their decision to separate as a couple. While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.”
John subtly addressed the breakup by posting a quote from Walt Whitman on his Instagram. It said, “We were together. I forget the rest.”
He also posted a picture which said “Worst Day Ever!” on April 16.
The two have since been silent on the split, despite fans pouring in with the opinions and consolations on their social media. However, both posted on May 5, their intended wedding date, with cryptic messages that made fans line up to write consolation message and made others believe they might be getting back together.
John also took to Twitter to express his thoughts and fans had a lot to say about his tweet.
you are right baby
Never give up
John i love you so much
— Alexa Morgan (@Alexa05453916) May 5, 2018
Yes… So That’s Why I’m Not Giving up On You and Nikki👫 #NeverGiveUp
— • (@cenasmania) May 5, 2018
John!! A soul mate come along once. Don’t let Nikki go so easy. All the money in the world is worth putting her second to protect yourself. If I could go back in time I would have a house full of children and Love. Hope you don’t live with regret!!!!!!!!!!!
— sheila towell (@sjtowell1000) May 6, 2018
Words to live by, My Great #Cenation Leader @JohnCena Continue to give yourself that same encouragement 🙏❤🙌 I love❤😘 you and Nikki Bella @BellaTwins and you both are in my prayers 🙏❤🙌 daily, I hope you both get back what you had, Which was so beautiful and special! 😍🌹❤
— Nefratti King (@king_nefratti) May 5, 2018
Your road will always stay low, because you never saw in your heart how much love Nikki had for you, on the inside John, not the outside.
— T Rod (@Dallas22ted) May 5, 2018
Go and get married, that is the best road u need to be moving now. U need kids to take over u. All ur hard work is nothing,if nobody to bear ur name.
— dan barto (@danbarto77) May 5, 2018
Nikki posted a picture on Instagram which said, “Chin Up Princess or The Crown Slips.”
A number of fans commented underneath her post.
One wrote, “You deserve a better prince!! Keep your chin up….he’s out there!! And just like you he will want kids.”
Another wrote expressively, “YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE GOING TO DO JUST FINE…MOVE ON…LEARN FROM YOUR EXPERIENCE.”
Another fan added, “Be Strong!!! Your strength only grows with every breathe you take. And your strength is one thing that will never be deflated. So chin up princes, this too shall pass!!”
Some fans even speculated if the couple were getting back together, saying they had seen Nikki and John eating together in a restaurant in San Diego.
Yet others wrote doubtful messages in the comments, speculating about the possibility of the entire thing being a publicity stunt.
One follower wrote, “I’ve read that this could be a possible stunt for the new upcoming season of total bellas, to get more ratings for the show because last season the ratings was bad… I mean I would lose respect for them if this is just a publicly stunt. I’m already done watching total bellas anymore.”
John also recently admitted to E! that he missed Nikki. He said, “Nicole knows I love her and I miss her, but that is what it is. And I’m still here, still going — and I choose to go. When you love somebody, it stings. That’s why musicians write about it. That’s why poets write about it.”