It’s been 11 days since John Cena and Nikki Bella publicly announced their split on April 15, and we’re still reeling from the news. On Saturday, Nikki and twin sister Brie Bella attended the Nirvana Food and Wine Festival in Arizona, where Brie spoke exclusively to Us Weekly about the breakup… while Nikki stuck to Instagram to express her feelings. Now, Cena has spoken up about how he feels, and no surprise here: He’s heartbroken.
While promoting Bumblebee: The Movie at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Cena spoke with several reporters about the split. Cena told Extra‘s Mark Wright he will always love Bella and said, “The one take away — and it sucks — but the one take away I can have for me is that… because I feel so heartbroken, I know I was in love and I will never be able to take that away.”
Cena said he wants people to know, “When you feel down, just hang in there and fight through it… every low comes with a high.”
In another interview with TMZ reporters, Cena made similar comments. He said, “I love Nicole with all my heart and the split’s tough.” He added, “It’s a tough time but that’s life… We all go through highs and we all go through lows.”
Since the breakup, Cena hasn’t spent much time in the public eye, but he has posted a handful of times on Twitter — to share inspirational messages as well as a weightlifting video in honor of his 41st birthday on last Monday. The official Bella twins Twitter retweeted the video, which perhaps points to Brie’s insistence to Us Weekly that Cena will “always be family.”
Hardship, loss, and humility are extremely difficult waters to navigate, but perseverance thru them builds a strength to withstand anything life throws your way.
— John Cena (@JohnCena) April 16, 2018
CinemaCon was Cena’s first public appearance since the announcement of the split, and his social media presence has been scattered. Meanwhile, Nikki hasn’t spoken to reporters, but she’s steered her focus on Instagram away from the breakup and toward bluer skies, like accomplishing her personal goals.