Last month, the WWE Universe was left feeling rather rumbled by the news that John Cena and Nikki Bella were calling off their engagement.
The news packed a serious punch for the couple’s dedicated fans, none of whom had been able to foresee the split.
Some questioned whether their shock separation was part of their WWE programming storyline – or, maybe even a stunt for Total Bellas, the reality show that Nikki stars in alongside her twin sister, Brie. At least, this is what fans had hoped, for it was inconceivable to them that the industry icons were calling it quits.
Then, before fans could speculate any further, details of their break-up began to hit the press making it clear that this was for real.
The problem? John’s stubborn attitude towards having children. Since the dawn of their relationship in 2012, the 16-time world champion had remained consistent on his anti-fatherhood stance.
They had regular arguments about becoming parents on the reality show Total Divas. Here is one of those disputes…
Talking to Rolling Stone in 2016, the 41-year-old pro-wrestler and actor was very upfront about his decision to not have children. “I don’t want kids,” he explained. “I’ve been upfront about this. I just have things I need to get done. It’s not negotiable. We’ve been to therapy over it. I don’t think it will ever be over with.”