Does John Cena Still Have Feelings for Nikki Bella?

by Jeremy Spirogis
John Cena and Nikki Bella on the red carpet in March 2018

Many folks thought John Cena and Nikki Bella can be collectively ceaselessly. While they’d their fair proportion of issues, they had been deeply invested of their relationship and all the time appeared to bounce again stronger. But in 2018, the wresting stars known as it quits and went their separate methods.

Bella rapidly moved on with and acquired engaged to skilled dancer Artem Chigvintsev. She introduced the information in December 2019, leaving followers questioning how Cena feels about all of this. Does he nonetheless have emotions for her or has he moved previous their relationship?

John Cena and Nikki Bella on the red carpet in March 2018
John Cena and Nikki Bella on the crimson carpet in March 2018 | Photo by Gary Miller/FilmMagic

A fast recap of John Cena and Nikki Bella’s relationship

Cena and Bella started relationship in 2012. A 12 months later, they moved in collectively. But as their romance blossomed, the couple began having disagreements over their future. While Bella needed to quiet down and begin a household, Cena reportedly didn’t. Bella informed Us Weekly that she sought remedy over this and “prayed he would change his mind.”

Nikki Bella and John Cena on the crimson carpet in 2017 | Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic

Cena appeared to have a change of coronary heart and proposed to Bella in 2017 at Wrestlemania. In April 2018, although, the pair introduced that it had known as off the marriage. A month later, they reconciled however broke up for good in July 2018.

“After I called off the engagement, we tried to work on our relationship to get back to where it was in order to move forward with our wedding,” Bella stated in a press release shared with Us Weekly. “After much time and soul-searching alone, and together, we have decided to officially part ways. I had a beautiful and loving six-year relationship with a wonderful man. I have the utmost respect for John, but I know this is what’s best for me.”

Nikki Bella’s romance with Artem Chigvintsev

Bella and Chigvintsev met after they had been partnered on Dancing with the Stars in 2017 and started relationship a while after she cut up from Cena. The two went public with their romance in March 2019 with this candy photograph:

In December 2019, Bella introduced that her beau had proposed to her in France a month earlier and that she’d stated sure.

“Excited for 2020 and the next decade with you @theartemc ❤️ I said yes in France in November,” she captioned a sequence of romantic photographs. “We have been trying to keep it a secret but really wanted to share our excitement for the New Year!”

Chigvintsev posted one of many similar photographs, captioning it, “You are the best thing that ever [happened] to me. So excited for what to come I love you more then anything and thank you for saying Yes.”

How John Cena feels about all of this

A supply informed HollywoodLife on Jan. three that Cena is “very happy” for his ex. And whereas the engagement “does remind him of what they had” and his proposal at Wrestlemania, he has moved on.

“[Nikki and Artem’s] engagement just makes it all very official and real and that the past is now the past,” the supply continued. “[Cena] knew it was going to happen at some point so instead of taking it in any weird way he is only hoping for the best for her and he only wants to send good vibes her way and hopes she gets everything she deserves with her life with Artem. He knows she deserves all the good fortune and love she is receiving so he is happy.” 

Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella at an event in 2019Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella at an event in 2019
Artem Chigvintsev and Nikki Bella at an occasion in 2019 | Photo by Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images

A second supply echoed these feedback saying, “John knows how happy she is with Artem and how much she wants to settle down so he was expecting this sooner or later. He will always cherish his memories with Nikki but he’s moved on too.”

Cena is in a relationship with actress Shay Shariatzadeh, and sources say that issues are going extraordinarily properly for them.

“John’s very happy with his girlfriend Shay so that makes it easier to accept Nikki moving on,” the second supply added.

Maybe wedding ceremony bells might be ringing for these two sooner or later, too. We’ll see.

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