John Cena and Nikki Bella are reportedly back together after more than a month of separation that coincidentally took place around the premiere of Season 3 of Total Bellas. The two have been spotted together and seem to be back on track after calling off their wedding in what became quite the media circus around the circumstances of why they split up.
There were numerous reports about what happened, but it wasn’t until Cena tipped back some wine with Hoda and Kathie Lee on Today
that we heard his side of the story. In that emotional and, at times, painful interview, Cena said he wanted to get back with Nikki, still wanted to marry her, and that he wanted to be the father of her children.
That last part was stunning to many given Cena’s lack of enthusiasm about potential fatherhood in the future was the biggest sticking point in their relationship. Now, it seems Cena’s done a complete about face with regards to being a dad, confirming that change to TMZ recently, when approached on the streets and asked about it.
“I would love to be a dad,” Cena says. “By the way that’s an about face for me and I realize very much that I have been steadfast in saying I don’t want children. But I’m a little bit older now, a bit wiser, at age 18, 25, 35 we say things. I would love it, only because I dedicated my life to my work and now I’m realizing there is life and life exists and it is beautiful and I think part of that is being a parent.”
It’s a good, thoughtful answer from Cena who seems to genuinely have had a change of heart with all of this. It’s also good that he’s seeing the bigger picture as the WWE grind is an all-consuming venture, especially for its top stars, and finding a work-life balance is extremely difficult. If he feels he’s in a better position to do that now, then that’s a great thing.