John Cena and Nikki Bella: Every Big Hint the Celebrity Couple Was Getting Back Together

John Cena and Nikki Bella have apparently patched things up. Just a few weeks after the two called off their wedding, the two are reportedly back on.

Here’s why we saw their reconciliation coming, including Cena’s heartfelt plea (page 5and Bella’s surprising statement (page 7).

1. They announced their split in April 2018

John Cena and Nikki Bella arrive for the premiere of "Blockers" in Los Angeles.

John Cena and Nikki Bella broke off their engagement. | Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images

Cena and Bella called off their wedding in April 2018, just a few weeks before they were to be married. One issue that had plagued their relationship for years had been the fact that Cena did not want to have kids while Bella did. So when they broke up, some speculated that this was the reason.


Then, Season 3 of Total Bellas seemed to confirm this, while also revealing that the two actually called off their wedding in January 2018. On the show, we see that Nikki’s sister Brie having a baby made her realize that she couldn’t live without being a mom.

Next: There was some early evidence that this might not last.

2. A source said in April that they could get back together

John Cena and Nikki Bella embracing in the ring after their proposal.

Insiders predicted that they’d patch things up. | WWE

We started hearing about the possibility of Cena and Bella patching things up pretty soon after their breakup. A source told US Weekly that Bella just “needs some time to figure everything out.” The same source also told the magazine that Cena and Bella “could get back together in a year.”

When asked about how she felt about this, Nikki’s sister Brie suggested it could happen. “Their souls will come back and I think sometimes people can separate and come back or sometimes you separate and realize that life should be different,” she said.

Next: Cena talks about the breakup for the first time.

3. Cena said he was blindsided by the breakup

John Cena on the 'Today' show.

Cena seems to miss being in a relationship. | NBC

On May 14th, Cena appeared on Today and went into detail about the breakup for the first time. He said that he had his heart broken “out of nowhere, or for me it was out of nowhere,” confirming that it was Bella herself who broke up with him.

He also said that he isn’t enjoying being single at all. “I am in my house alone surrounded by these emotionally strong memories,” he said.

Next: Cena makes this surprising admission.

4. Cena said he wants to get back together with Bella

Nikki Bella on the beach.

Nikki Bella might also be willing to work things out. | Nikki Bella via Instagram

Not only did Cena reveal in this interview that he’s heartbroken over the breakup, but he also said that he isn’t moving on and still wants to get Bella back. “I don’t want anybody else,” he said. “…I don’t have any other hopes other than maybe one day that we can work it out.”

Cena also revealed that he still talks with Bella.

Next: Cena also said this while talking about winning Bella back. 

5. Cena says he wants to get married and have kids

Cena sitting on a couch during an interview.

Cena is ready to settle down. | Bryan Bedder/Getty Images

Cena made something as clear as he possibly could in this Today interview: he wants to get married and have kids with Bella. “I still would love to marry Nicole,” he said. “I still would love to have a family with Nicole.”

Cena also talked about the fact that he changed his opinion about marriage and kids; he explained that meeting the woman that he loves made him “go back on a lot of these things that I [said].”

“Of course we can do this,” Cena added, referring to having kids. “And I think that it would be wonderful.”

Bella reacted to this in an interview by simply saying, “Wow. Well, I’m speechless. That’s crazy.”

Cena had actually said in an interview conducted before the break-up was announced that he wants to have kids and that he changed his mind about this.

Next: Could all of this be fake?

6. Some have speculated that this is just a stunt

John Cena holding Nikki Bella's hand.

Was the breakup real? | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

There has been some speculation that the breakup was all just a stunt to promote Total Bellas. That reality show, after all, returned to E! about a month after the break-up. And according to that show, the two kept their break-up secret for months, possibly so they could strategically announce it right before Season 3 began.

That is reportedly not true, though. A source told People that the breakup is 100% real, and it was an example of Cena needing to have his bluff called.

“He said so many times that if Nikki really wanted kids, she should leave him,” the source said. “So you know what? She left him.”

Next: Bella makes some surprising statements

7. Bella herself said they might get back together

John Cena and Nikki Bella posing on a red carpet together.

A reunion might be coming soon. | Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images

Bella herself said that it’s possible she and Cena will get back together earlier this month Bella told Entertainment Tonight, “John is such an amazing man. He really is the love of my life. I truly hope one day that we can work it out and get back together. I think there is hope.”

She went on to say that she hopes both of them live the rest of their lives happy. “Hopefully that’s together, maybe it’s not,” she said. “But right now, I’m just focusing on me and healing me.”

She sounded even more certain while talking to People, saying, “I definitely do [think we will get married]. I think he’s Mr. Right. He’s Prince Charming. He’s an amazing man. I hope that our paths do come back together and I think they will.”

Next: They may have been back together longer than you think. 

8. They’re back together already

Nikki Bella, John Cena and Brie Bella attend the NBCUniversal 2016 Upfront Presentation on May 16, 2016 in New York, New York.

Nikki Bella, John Cena and Brie Bella attend the NBCUniversal 2016 Upfront Presentation on May 16, 2016 in New York, New York. | Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images

It had previously been speculated that Cena and Bella might get back together in a year. But actually, it happened much sooner than that. After all, on May 21st, People reported that the two are basically back together already.

“This was never really about ending their relationship— it was about calling off a wedding because something didn’t feel right,” the source said. “…They both got a wake-up call once they canceled the wedding, and they both realized they could fix what was broken.”

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