John Cena was a guest on the Today show this morning, where he further discussed his relationship with Nikki Bella and their recent break up. They discussed a number of topics, including how he’s doing, his current feelings and more.

Below are some highlights from the interview:

On how he’s doing since the break up:

“It’s up and down. I’ve always been honest with you guys, I also don’t want to ruin the viewers’ morning by giving them a bowl of sadness soup. It’s been up and it’s been down. It’s been incredibly reflective, which is amazing, but it’s very difficult. I had my heart broken out of nowhere. Well, for me it was out of nowhere,” Cena said. “And for anyone who has experienced that knows it comes with a series of bad feelings. I’ve looked at myself everyday and tried to evaluate myself and the woman I love. And for anyone out here speculating on what I’m doing with my life now – I still love Nicole, I still would love to marry Nicole, I still would love to have a family with Nicole. There was an unfortunate series of circumstances where our relationship ended.”

On what he’s been up to recently:

“There’s been a lot of speculation recently on me being seen in public and everyone’s thinking like, ‘Oh, John Cena is enjoying the single life.’ No. I was supposed to be married and have a honeymoon over these 2 weeks and it’s been the first time in 15 years that I’ve taken a vacation,” Cena revealed. “I am in my house alone surrounded by these emotionally strong memories and everyday from 6-9 I get out of the house and talk to strangers as social interaction. There’s a lot of pictures of me with like, ‘Hey I’m here with this person or I’m here with this person.’ I don’t want anybody else, I love Nicole and I’m really trying to support her in her trying to find whatever it is that she wants, that made this fall apart in the first place. And in doing so, I’m also trying to live but I don’t have any other hopes other than maybe one day that we can work it out.”

On having children with Nikki Bella:

“And this is why. It’s so difficult because this is all kind of part of… she’ll talk to you guys on Wednesday and I don’t want to say anything that she’s going to say because I don’t now the importance of that but over the 5 years of our relationship or the 6 years of our relationship, if you look at me 5 years ago – stubborn, selfish, self-focused, life had always been about me and slowly over time this woman waltzes in and steals my heart,” Cena said. “And whether I want to realize it or not, she becomes my #1. So I’m willing to go back on all these things that I said, and a lot of them I was hanging onto just because of stubbornness. ‘I. Won’t. Have. Kids.’ And it took a very strong look in the mirror for me to be like, ‘Why?’ This person is my #1 and it’s something that’s very valuable to her, and of course we can do this and I think it would be wonderful. Granted, I’m often a horrible communicator when it comes to stuff like that. Like, I say the wrong things and I think guys out there know what I’m talking about. But all of that switched because I love her and all of those decisions… she’s my #1 and I just want to make her happy. … Right now she’s happy and you want to talk about taking one for the team and really sucking it up? She, I guess, needed a little time to find what she’s looking for and at the risk of my own emotional well-being, especially so close to that moment of ‘I Do”, she needs to be happy.”

John Cena On His Split From Nikki Bella: ‘I Had My Heart Broken Out Of Nowhere’ | TODAY

[h/t to WrestlingInc for the transcription]

What do you think of John Cena’s comments? Leave us a comment below, or post a comment on our Facebook page! Also, be sure to sign up for our newsletter and download our App from your favorite App Store!



  • Official Monday Night Raw Preview – May 14, 2018

  • WWE And 5 Announce New Broadcast Agreement In Philippines

  • ‘All In’ Event, Featuring Rey Mysterio, Sells Out In One Hour

  • Could Daniel Bryan Be Intending To Leave WWE This Year?

  • Breaking News: Rey Mysterio Is “All In”, Tickets Go On Sale Today

  • Ouch! James Ellsworth Rips Into Fan For Remarks On His Chin

  • Impact Wrestling Respond To WWE Promoting Them on The WWE Network

  • Tyrus: “It’s not good for my brand to be part of Impact”

  • Video: Titus O’Neil Prevents Curt Hawkins From Sliding

  • Bayley Enjoys The Slow Build Of Her Feud With Sasha Banks