Wrestling’s first couple has called it quits.
John Cena and Nikki Bella have broken up, weeks before their destination wedding. Cena proposed to Bella at WrestleMania 33 in Orlando, FL last year.
In a statement to US Weekly, the pair said they still had a great deal of love and respect for one another.
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.
A source close to Bella however revealed that she was “heartbroken” over the split.
“She never gave him an ultimatum. He talked a really good game about having changed, about having his priorities straight, about knowing what’s important, and that it was her. But as the day got closer, it was like he just went back to who he’s always been — which is someone who puts himself first, always,” the insider told PEOPLE. “He’s an incredibly dedicated, driven, ambitious guy. And for the longest time he said he didn’t think he had room in his life for a spouse or kids. It seems like in the end that was still the truth.”
The source continues, “But in that case, he never should’ve proposed, let alone in front of millions of people. Now she’s heartbroken.”