If you’ve watched even one episode of Total Divas or Total Bellas, it’s likely that you’ve encountered a scene where John Cena loudly insists that he doesn’t want to have kids and will never want to have kids, possibly while Nikki Bella cries. This is not to say that Cena is some sort of jerk, but it’s sort of a longstanding storyline and character trait of his.
But of course, Cena also long swore he would never want to get married again, either, and that all changed when he proposed to Nikki at WrestleMania 33. Now he might be having second thoughts about that other thing, and it may have something to do with an R-rated comedy in which Cena butt-chugs.
During an interview with Good Morning Britain, which is like Good Morning America, but you gotta know what a crumpet is to understand it, Cena revealed that he cried the last time he left Nikki at home (which I presume was before going overseas to do this interview), and that hey, maybe he’s thinking differently about having kids after playing a dad in Blockers.
(Big ups to Wrestling Inc. for the transcript here.)
“[I’ve started thinking about being a dad] especially [after acting in] something like [Blockers], because the story is about these parents doing what they think is right to try to protect their children. But the story is also about being confident as a parent, being confident in your children that you have done well, and they also are doing well. And the bond between parent and child can be a wonderful thing, even through some pretty tough situations. So, it absolutely has made me consider being a parent more.
“I would be one of those [parents] who probably thinks that they’ve got it right, and I’d read every book, have every angle figured out, and then all of a sudden one day, ‘I’m doing it all wrong and I don’t have any idea!”
So yeah, hey, holy crap: maybe John Cena and Nikki Bella are going to have a kid together at some point. Start your office pools now. This is going to be a baby for the ages.