John Cena and Nikki Bella Break Up

John Cena and Nikki Bella have split up. Nikki Bella posted this on her social media accounts today:

After much contemplation and 6 years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple. “While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.”

Cena posted this in the past couple of days:

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Cena and Bella were dating since 2012 and of course got engaged at WrestleMania 33 last year. They were spotted together at WrestleMania weekend last Sunday.

The third season of Total Bellas, which has the Bella Twins, Cena and Daniel Bryan as cast members, will premiere on E! on May 20.

Last month, Cena talked to Us Weekly about relationships being difficult:

“Relationships are hard. Don’t ever think that love is easy. Love is beautiful, but we’ve had to come to the realization after being together for five years that love is not easy,” Cena said. “We work every day on us. We have our problems just like everybody else. Some of our problems are very public, some of them aren’t. But we work every day on us. Anytime I get upset, I always just realize that I can’t live without her and I love her and that’s why I cave in on a lot of stuff.

“It takes being able to mesh two lives. I would never ever want Nicole to be in a position where she says, ‘I’m holding you back from doing this because I feel it’s wrong for us.’ And I would never say that to her. That’s why she’s super busy and sometimes we don’t see each other for months at a time, but when we do see each other, it’s our time together. I think, for now at least, that is certainly what’s making this work.”