The 1 Reason We Should Have Seen Nikki Bella and John Cena’s Split Coming

WWE superstars John Cena and Nikki Bella surprised many of their fans on April 15th, 2018, with the announcement they were ending their six-year relationship. This news was even more unexpected since it came just weeks before they were set to say their “I dos” in Mexico.

Now that everyone has absorbed the fact that our favorite couple has called it quits, we have begun to see that there were warning signs all along that these two just weren’t meant to be. Here’s more on that and the biggest reason we should have seen this split coming. Plus, here’s what Bella’s famous sister has said about the breakup and if they could ever get back together.

They seemed to compromise on marriage, kid differences

John Cena and Nikki Bella

The two had different views on marriage. | Erika Goldring/Getty Images

During WrestleMania 33 in April 2017, Cena got down on one knee and proposed to Bella. The engagement in itself was shocking because Cena made it clear many times that he didn’t want to get married again or have children, which is the opposite of what his girlfriend wanted.

But just as he had a change of heart on marriage, Bella had a change of heart on wanting kids after seeing everything her sister went through with a baby. Such a huge compromise though couldn’t mask the other issues the two were having.

Next: They discussed calling off their wedding before.

Total Bellas new season clip showed signs of trouble

Nikki Bella cries

Nikki Bella was seen crying in a recent clip of her show. | E!

One of the first signs of trouble fans noticed during their engagement was when a clip of Bella’s reality show Total Bellas aired in January.

In the promo, Cena and Bella were seen questioning their relationship. The two looked very distraught and through tears Bella asked her fiancé, “So we really want to call this off?”

The clip left many scratching their heads since everyone assumed the couple had turned a new leaf. However, it definitely brought up the possibility that they might not walk down the aisle.

Next: They went weeks without seeing each other. 

They weren’t spending time together

The two had very busy schedules. | Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

Cena had been working a lot recently and this was really putting a strain on their relationship since they weren’t spending time together. In fact, the Blockers star admitted that he and Bella had gone weeks without seeing one another.

“We don’t get too much time with each other, and it’s kind of a way for us to steal a date out of our schedule,” Cena told ET at the Ferdinand premiere. “I haven’t seen her in a few weeks. I’ve been going around the world and she’s been busy as well.”

Next: They weren’t on the same page anymore. 

Another Bellas clip revealed shocking truth

She addressed problems in her relationship on her show. | Mike Windle/Getty Images

On April 5, another clip for the new season of Total Bellas featured more of that emotional conversation between the couple and showed that although they may have compromised in the past, they weren’t on the same page anymore.

“I would never force you not to be a mom,” Cena said in the video to which Bella replied, “I thought I could really sacrifice that and I just can’t.” Cena then suggested that he is unsure if they should get married.

The fact that they were back to wanting two different things for their future was the biggest hint that a split was imminent.

Next: Brie Bella had something to say about the breakup.

Brie Bella’s reaction to the split

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Professional Wrestling Tag Team Brie & Nicole Bella speak at the From Divas to Superstars panel at Liberty Theater during 2016 Advertising Week New York on September 29, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York)

The sisters are supporting each other. | Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York

On April 18, Bella’s sister, Brie Bella, gave her thoughts on the breakup and how she feels about Cena post-split.

After a source claimed that Brie was relieved the relationship was over and wanted to “kill” her twin’s ex, the Total Bellas star set the record straight via her Instagram story.

“I’d never say this and I’ll always love @johncena like a brother,” she wrote. “He’ll always be family. My heart is hurting for he and my sister. #Truth.”


Next: Cena has been posting about breakup. 

Cena calls the breakup his ‘worst day ever’

AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 10: John Cena attends the "Blockers" Premiere 2018 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 10, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)

John Cena is taking to social media to express his sadness. |  Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW

Cena hasn’t stayed quiet since the news of their split broke. He took to social media in the days following the announcement and posted some not-so-cryptic messages about how he’s feeling.

On Monday, April 16, he tweeted about “hardship” and “loss” and shared a meme with the words “Worst day ever!” And on Tuesday, April 17, he posted an emotional quote from a Kwame Floyd which read, “It’s not what you go through that defines you; you can’t help that. It’s what you do AFTER you’ve gone though it that really tests who you are.”

Next: There is a chance they’ll get back together. 

They could get back together

John Cena, Nikki Bella

Their relationship may not be over for good yet. | Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images

Even though they have called off their engagement and are not together at the moment, there is a glimmer of hope that the WWE stars may not be over for good.

“They could get back together in a year,” a source told US Weekly revealing that Bella ended things but isn’t closing the door on their relationship for good, adding “[She] needs some time to figure everything out.”

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