John Cena hinted at trouble with Nikki Bella in the months leading up to their split.
Before calling off their six-year relationship just weeks before their destination wedding, Cena was open about hitting a rough patch.
“I think in relationships, you have highs and lows, and that was an extreme low,” Cena said on TODAY in February after watching a teaser from her E! series that showed a tearful conversation between the stars. “You have two choices. You either jump ship and start a new relationship or move forward and try to work through it. We’re gonna move forward and try to work through it.”
But despite any disagreements, Cena said the couple was “genuinely trying” to work through it.
“Like I said, I believe we both have some work to do, and we’re genuinely trying our best to work through it, so I’m very happy to say that it’s in a situation that we’re working through,” he said. “We haven’t yet jumped ship.”
Just last week, Cena said one of the reasons he proposed to Bella at Wrestlemania in front of 75,000 people was in part to clear up “misconceptions” about their relationship.
“Nicole and I have been through ups and downs. Relationships are hard, especially when your relationship is in the public, ” he said on Popcorn with Peter Travers. “Nicole had to deal with a lot of misconceptions about our relationship.”
“For all that she had to put up with, ‘Oh he’s not with you.’ ‘He doesn’t want to marry you.’ All the while we both know how we felt about each other,” he continued. “I wanted to do that for me, to be able to do it about the people I care about, but also for her, to let the world know how I feel about her.”
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