Look, we never said that reporting on a very public breakup involving a couple with a dedicated fanbase would be easy. We’re not sure how Access Hollywood does it. That’s still a thing, right?
Anyway, just a couple days after John Cena and Nikki Bella publicly announced that they have broken up after being together for six years, different insiders and sources close to the situation keep gabbing to the press. The first such salvo came when a source told People.com that Cena is the person responsible for ending things (not surprising), and that Bella is “devastated” as a result of the split. (Also not surprising.)
But things might not be as cut and dry as all that. Things rarely are! Thanks, life!
A new source now tells Us Weekly that Nikki is doing just fine, thanks, and she wants to focus on her career right now, anyway. And since you asked, it is actually JOHN CENA who is the devastated one. Nikki is actually laughing right now.
“She’s in a place where she’s just exhausted by some of the things going on in the relationship. John is the love of her life [and] she adores him. They still speak. It’s just very hard. But right now, she has to focus on herself,” an insider told Us.
The source noted that “John is a mess” about the breakup, and while Bella isn’t happy, “she is not devastated.”
Oh, and those initial reports suggesting Cena is the one who started the breakup? Well ANOTHER source (or maybe another source; maybe the same source) is telling Yahoo! that Nikki is the one who ended things, because Cena never wanted to marry her in the first place.
“He was making it abundantly clear that he was going into this gritting his teeth the whole way,” the source says about Cena, 40. “Nikki is an amazing, talented, strong, one-of-a-kind woman. Anyone would be lucky to have her in their life — yet John acted more and more like he was doing her a favor by somehow conceding to go ahead and marry her,” the source shares.
“[Nikki] doesn’t need a pity proposal, a pity wedding, a pity husband. She’s a phenomenal, tremendous woman,” the source says.
Could this just be some damage control or Nikki’s friends trying to give her some support in the media? Sure. Could this whole thing just be a storyline to hype the upcoming season of Total Bellas (premiering May 20 on E!)? Yeah, it definitely could. But this is the only story in pro wrestling we actually care about right now, so we’ll keep giving you updates as long as close personal friends keep popping over to entertainment sites to “well actually” each other.
Buckle up, everyone.
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