Nikki Bella was the one to throw in the towel when it came to her relationship with John Cena, an insider close to the couple claimed to Us Weekly.
“The things he’s been saying on television and in the press recently hurt Nikki,” the insider said about why Bella ultimately ended her six-year relationship with Cena.
“John is a mess” because of the split, the source continued, and noted that while Bella isn’t happy, “she is not devastated.”
“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,” the insider continues.
The couple announced their breakup in a joint statement, which Bella shared on Twitter and Instagram.
“After much contemplation and 6 years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple,” the statement reads.
“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.”
Their personalities are also very different, which the insider feels is what ultimately pulled them apart. The insider says Cena is shy, introverted, and ‘very guarded.’
“Right now, Nikki has to find Nikki. She’s in a great place with her career, has an amazing family who will be with her through this entire journey, and she needs some time to figure It all out,” the insider said.
Following the announcement, Cena took to Instagram to post a Simpsons meme that read, “Worst day ever!” He also shared a telling quote from poet Walt Whitman on Saturday, “We were together. I forget the rest.”
Bella and Cena’s wedding was set to take place on May 5.