The relationship between Nikki Bella and John Cena has gone through some major up and downs in recent months, with the couple splitting up and getting back together before ending it for good this July.
And now, Bella is seemingly keeping hush-hush about their relationship – because she isn’t allowed to publicly speak on it? At least that’s what the pro wrestler and reality star seemed to hint at in a recent interview with Cosmopolitan. She told the magazine that she can’t “legally” say John Cena’s name anymore, though it isn’t certain whether or not she was being serious.
She also admitted that she is afraid that their break up would overshadow their careers, due to the public nature of it:
We’re both at the point that we just don’t want to be talked about at all together anymore. We don’t want our breakup to define us or interfere with our work. And that was happening for a while.
The reality TV star, who has her own show titled Total Bellas, said that she doesn’t want people to remember her as the woman who split up with John Cena, wanting instead to be known for her career. She said:
I don’t want my relationship to define who I am, as a woman. And to take away all the hard work that I’ve ever done in my career. I think for a man, it’s different. I feel like, if anything, the woman gets blamed for what happens, for taking away from what they do.
Nikki Bella and John Cena were planning on getting married this May, but then in April, the two surprised everyone by announcing their separation. The news over their breakup was especially astounding since the two had been dating for years – since they met during their employment in the WWE in 2012.
A month later, they seemed to be back together and working on their differences, as E! News reported, but then, on the season finale of Nikki’s reality show, Total Bellas this July, Nikki tearfully told her sister Brie that she had called off the wedding for good. She added, “I feel like I’ve ruined everyone’s fairy tale. My heart hurts so bad.”
As a matter of fact, a lot of their breakup was broadcasted through Total Bellas, which saw millions of people offering their own opinions on their lives. So, Nikki said that it “scares” her to “have another public relationship.”
However, speaking to People magazine, a source close to her said:
Nikki is not even thinking about dating right now. She’s been so busy working and spending time with her friends and family, it’s not a priority. That being said, if the right guy were to come around, she’s not opposed to it.
The pair’s problems seem to have stemmed from their differing views on having children, with Nikki wanting them, but not John. But he soon changed his mind and even offered to get his vasectomy reversed. But it seemed their relationship wasn’t meant to be.