Nikki Bella and John Cena dated for five years before getting engaged in 2017, only to call off the relationship weeks before their 2018 wedding date. Nikki Bella’s heartfelt acceptance speech at last week’s 2021 WWE Hall of Fame ceremony included a sweet shoutout to her ex, John Cena.
On March 31, Nikki and twin sister Brie Bella were inducted into the organization’s hall of fame during the ceremony, which was held in Florida and broadcast Tuesday on NBCUniversal’s streaming service Peacock. The Total Bellas stars, both 37, accepted their award on the stage while wearing complimentary red dresses.
Nikki and Cena began dating in 2012 and got engaged in April 2017 during WrestleMania 33. They ended their engagement just weeks before their wedding date in 2018 and said in a statement at the time that it was a “difficult” decision and that they would “continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another.”
A year later, Nikki began dating Artem Chigvintsev after they met on Dancing with the Stars. The two have since gotten engaged and welcomed their first child together, son Matteo, on July 31 of last year.
Since her split from Cena, Nikki has been open about where things went wrong with the former couple. In May 2020, she said on Maria Menounos’ show Better Together that she ultimately called it quits with Cena over their differing stances on family and children. Overall, we did have such an incredible relationship, it was just two people that wanted two different lives,” she said. “We were trying so hard to make it one.
In other news – Zodwa Wabantu fails to service after being given R30 000 in cash by the client
The controversial dancer was booked to perform at the reopening of Downtown View Butchery in Mokopane, Limpopo, this past Saturday, 3 April.
But she pulled a no-show. She instead went to Bloemfontein to perform at another event. Learn more