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Saturday, September 21, 2019

John Cena opens up about Nikki Bella breakup, wants to have children now

John Cena proposes

It has been several weeks since WWE superstar John Cena and his girlfriend Nikki Bella called off their wedding and ended their relationship, and Cena says the single life has not been easy for him.

Cena spoke with Kathy Lee and Hoda on “TODAY” about the breakup Monday, and he said he has been dealing with a lot of depression.

“I had my heart broken out of nowhere,” Cena said. “Anyone who has experienced that knows that it comes with a series of bad feelings. … I still love Nicole. I still would love to marry Nicole. I still would love to have a family with Nicole.”

The 41-year-old spoke for several minutes about wanting his relationship with Bella to work out, and he also admitted he was “stubborn” when he openly stated before that he did not want children. Now, Cena says he realizes he wants a family with Bella.

“If you look at me five years ago — stubborn, selfish, self-focused. Life had always been about me,” Cena admitted. “Slowly, over time, this woman waltzes in and steals my heart. Whether I want to realize it or not, she becomes my No. 1. I’m willing to go back on all of these things that I said. A lot of them I hung onto just because of stubbornness, (like saying) I won’t have kids. I took a very strong look in the mirror to be like, ‘Why? This person is my No. 1, and it’s something that’s very valuable to her.’

“I love her. I want to be with her. I want to make her my wife. I want to be the father of her children. I just want us to work.”

Cena and Nikki were together for more than five years, and their proposal was even tied into the biggest WWE event of the year. It remains to be seen if they will get back together, but Kathy Lee and Hoda sure seemed to think the 16-time WWE champion was being genuine.

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