Nikki Bella Shares Heartfelt Message on What Would Have Been Her 6th Anniversary With John Cena


The relationship between “Total Bellas” Nikki Bella and wrestling star John Cena has been a roller coaster throughout the years. From engagements to arguments and kisses and breakups, these two just can’t seem to decide if they are meant to be with each other. That roller coaster experienced yet another turn on Thursday (Aug. 9) when Bella shared a message on her Instagram on what would have been her six-year dating anniversary with Cena as a couple.

“You’ve changed me forever,” the words on the Instagram pic read, along with the date. “I’ll never forget you.”

8/9 | 6

A post shared by Nikki Bella (@thenikkibella) on

It’s hard to believe that the story of these two is actually through, but the couple did, in fact, break off their engagement earlier this year. They had previously planned on getting married in May.

“After I called off the engagement, we tried to work on our relationship to get back to where it was, and in order to move forward with our wedding,” Bella said in an interview. “After much time and soul-searching alone and together, we have decided to officially part ways.”

So what do you think – does that love have a little more life left in it? For the record, Cena seemed to make no noticeable mention of their anniversary as a couple on his socials.

Tricia Despres
Tricia Despres is a Chicago-based freelance writer covering music and entertainment for nearly twenty years. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Chicago Sun-Times, Advertising Age and various regional publications. A country music fan at her core, Despres has interviewed country greats such as Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood through the years and thrives on telling the story behind the story. When she is not alongside her laptop, she is alongside her family - husband Paul and daughters Taylor and Amanda.