Just six weeks after ending their engagement, John Cena and Nikki Bella have reportedly reunited. "Nikki called off the wedding earlier this month so she could have more time to make a decision with what she wanted in life," an unnamed source told Us Weekly this week. "Calling off the wedding was the right decision at the moment and their relationship only grew from it. It didn't mean that any love was lost, or that they lost any feelings for one another, but they both have realized that they love each other and want to be with one another."
In mid-April, the pair announced via a statement from their rep that they had called off their engagement. "After much contemplation and six years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple," the statement read. In a follow-up joint statement from Cena and Bella, the pair wrote, "While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives."
Following the news of the split, reports surfaced that a main cause of the breakup was Cena's reluctance to have children. But earlier this month, Cena appeared on the Today show and reversed his stance on starting a family, saying, "I still love Nicole, I would love to marry Nicole, I still would love to have a family with Nicole. It was an unfortunate set of circumstances where our relationship ended." He continued, "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." Though all Bella said in an interview hours later was that she was "speechless" over Cena's words, the pair were spotted walking together in San Diego less than a week later.
Cena, 41, proposed to Bella, 41, at WrestleMania 33 in April 2017. By April 2018, Bella had already picked out a Marchesa gown for the big day, and she and Cena had set a date for the ceremony and celebrated their engagement in January with friends and family. Just one week before calling off the wedding, Cena was still gushing over his bride-to-be and their wedding plans: "I want the wedding to happen yesterday, but we have a date. I'm excited, but I also have great perspective that I want the day to be important for Nicole," he told People in early April. "I'm involved in every single step of the process, but I am like the last checkpoint. So, let's say, dГ©cor will be chosen. And then I'll be given three options but be nudged to like No. 2. I will politely agree to No. 2, but I am very much actively a part of the process." Hopefully, the duo didn't throw out all these plans in the last six weeks.