WWE stars John Cena and Nikki Bella have announced they’re breaking up.
“While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another,” Nikki Bella said in a statement posted on Twitter.
“We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.”
The professional wrestlers got engaged in April 2017 and were due to get married on 5 May.
We love you all ❤️ N pic.twitter.com/ooACLFXeMv
— Nikki & Brie (@BellaTwins) April 16, 2018
John Cena and Nikki Bella are two of WWE’s most celebrated superstars.
Both are former champions and have also given fans a glimpse of their lives outside the ring with their own reality TV show, Total Bellas.
He proposed at the end of a live ”Couples Match’ at last year’s Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando, Florida.
— WWE (@WWE) April 3, 2017
The split has come as a shock to many wrestling fans, especially as the pair had been pictured out together just days ago.
John Cena has also carved out a successful career as an actor and stars in Blockers alongside Leslie Mann and Ike Barinholtz.
Since news of their split, John Cena has posted on Instagram with the caption, “Worst Day Ever”.
He also told fans, “We all have good and bad days. No-one is perfect, but if you happen to do something to make someone feel bad, TAKE ACCOUNTABILITY for your actions, APOLOGIZE, and ASK FORGIVENESS”.
Naturally, wrestling fans haven’t taken the news well.
My Twitter timeline with this John Cena and Nikki Bella breakup news… pic.twitter.com/L7xZfbkRRW
— Scott Fishman (@smFISHMAN) April 16, 2018
John Cena and Nikki Bella recently broke up. There's no such thing as love. pic.twitter.com/VVv9M80g33
— TNF #SE7EN (@TNF_ANT) April 16, 2018
What if this is all a work to get Nikki Bella vs John Cena at Wrestlemania 35? pic.twitter.com/shAdKc7vNM
— RJ Loading… (@Great2bking_) April 16, 2018