It’s been almost a month to the day since we reported that Nikki Bella called off her wedding to John Cena. Well, it seems that time does not heal ALL wounds, because earlier Cena went on the Today show to beg for his fiancé back.
Sitting with gal pals Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, Cena spilled his heart out saying that the almost 6 years of his relationship was the only time he ever felt true love. The pro wrestler couple should currently be on their two-week honeymoon right now, but instead Cena has been alone in their house that is filled with painful memories. Towards the end of the discussion, Cena looks into the camera and announces that he still wants to marry, have children, and spend his life with Bella. This is quite the turnaround since the main reason for the breakup, allegedly, was that Cena was dragging his feet at the ideas of marriage and starting a family.
While the public display of emotion…including a crack of the voice and the holding back of back tears…is heartbreakingly cute, I don’t know how much it’s going to help. While the cynic in me found the monologue a bit cheesy and hard to watch, Bella might have loved it. She was courted on tv, proposed to on tv, so being begged to get back together on tv just makes sense. The only factor that makes me wonder if the declaration reached Bella the way Cena hoped is the chat she had with Extra just hours after Cena’s morning outcry. In the clip, she swears she didn’t know about Cena’s appearance and is shown for the first time. Her reaction? Less than impressed. She doesn’t give the tearful “awwwwwwww” I am sure Cena was hoping for.
The fate of this wrestling couple is tbd, but I guess we will all have to wait and see if they will decide to go one more round…or if Bella has thrown in the towel for good.
Total Bellas season premiere airs on May 20th at 9pm EST on E!.