Nikki Bella Has A Message For John Cena On What Would Have Been Their Sixth Anniversary Together

For Nikki Bella, ex-fiancé John Cena will always have a special place in her heart.

Though she exclusively confirmed their breakup to PEOPLE in July, the Total Bellas star thanked Cena, for their years together on Thursday, what would’ve been the pair’s sixth anniversary as a couple.

“You’ve changed me forever. I’ll never forget you,” Bella’s post on Instagram read, along with the caption, “8/9 | 6.”

8/9 | 6

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Earlier in the day, Cena shared a cryptic message on Twitter, writing, “The promises you make mean nothing compared to those you keep.”

On July 30, Bella announced that she and Cena had parted ways for the second time after a few whirlwind months that led them to cancel their May 5 wedding.

“After I called off the engagement, we tried to work on our relationship to get back to where it was, and in order to move forward with our wedding. After much time and soul-searching alone and together, we have decided to officially part ways,” she said in a statement to PEOPLE.

“I had a beautiful and loving six-year relationship with a wonderful man. I have the utmost respect for John, but I know this is what’s best for me,” the Total Divas star added.

The pair originally ended their engagement in mid-April, just weeks before they would walk down the aisle in Napa, California, on May 5.

However, four weeks after announcing their first breakup, a source told PEOPLE in early June that Bella and Cena had officially gotten back together after she shared with PEOPLE that she was in “communication” with Cena to try and reconcile.

Then, Total Bellas viewers saw Bella break off her engagement to Cena for the second time.

“It just sucks. I wish it could be different and I think that’s why I’ve had almost six years of working on us and fighting and just taking in a lot. I just feel like I’ve hit the point that I’m just so exhausted and done,” she told sister Brie during the season three finale, which aired on July 29.