John Cena addresses his separation from ex-fiancé Nikki Bella.
More than a week after the ex-fiancee couple announced their breakup, the WWE star spoke about it on Wednesday, admitting that it "sucks" when it's Entertainment Tonight
" There's no other way to say [it]"Cena said while attending Paramount's presentation during CinemaCon 2018 in the Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
"I love Nicole wholeheartedly, and that's it," Cena added, celebrating her 41st birthday on Monday.
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"While this decision was a difficult one, we still have much love and respect for each other," said the couple, who had been together for six years, in a tweeted tale by Nikki. "We ask you to respect our privacy during this time in our lives."
An insider previously told people that Nikki was the one pulling the plug of their wedding.
"John acted more and more the way he did her a favor by somehow admitting to keep going and marry her," the insider said. "[Nikki] does not need a pity proposal, a pity wedding, a sorry husband." She is a phenomenal, formidable woman. "
On Saturday, Nikki was seen without her massive 4.5-carat diamond engagement ring. She had her first public appearance the day before at the Nirvana Food and Wine Festival, Arizona, where she co-hosted a rosé tasting party with her twin sister Brie Bella in partnership with her Belle Radici wine line
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"She's good, they fearlessly call her Nikki for a reason," Brie, who would it be Matron of Honor, people told at the time. My sister has more power than any other woman I know, especially Wonder Woman, she is taller than that. "
Brie also said that fans will see something in her sister and in Cena's relationship in the upcoming season of E! Total Bellas went wrong.
"I really had to take a step back and let it happen, and that was really hard for me, because it's my twin, and I want to protect it first of all," said Mother of One. "This was the hardest season to film for me because all I want to do is protect her and keep everyone away, but that's what we do."
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She added, "John and Nicole allow the fans to see some very personal conversations, to be honest. [Husband] Bryan and I both said, "I do not think we allow them to see these conversations," but they do, I give them a lot of credit, they can see where they are today and see that dissolves. "