Cena, who just celebrated his 41st birthday Monday, elaborated only slightly, explaining that “there’s no other way to say [it]. I love Nicole with all my heart, and that’s that.”
"After much contemplation and 6 years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple. 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."
While the Bumblebee star was doing press interviews at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas Wednesday as part of CinemaCon, his most memorable time on-screen may still be on the small screen yet.
According to Brie Bella, Nikki’s twin sister, the wrestling supercouple captured a lot of the difficult conversations they had leading up to the split as part of the sisters’ E! reality series, Total Bellas.
"I have to give a lot of credit to John and Nicole," Brie told People. "They really opened up their lives and they really wanted to close the curtain and be like, this is it, we’re done. My sister is really great with her fans in a way where she lets them connect with her. She lets them go, ‘My life isn’t perfect and it isn’t easy,’ and lets them see the playbook of her life."