Bella, whose real name is Nicole Garcia-Colace, announced the longtime couple were splitting up in a post on Instagram Sunday night.
“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.”
The pair, who met as wrestlers for WWE, have had their relationship chronicled for years on the E! reality series “Total Divas” and spinoff “Total Bellas.” They gave no reason for the separation.
Throughout the series, Cena long held he would never get married only to relent last year when he proposed to Nikki Bella following the pair’s match at Wrestlemania 33 in Orlando, Florida. He was previously married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009 to 2012.
Cena spoke to ABC’s Peter Travers on his show “Popcorn” just a couple weeks ago, while promoting his new movie “Blockers,” about his wedding and engagement to Nikki.
“I asked my lovely bride-to-be to marry me in the wrestling ring at Wrestlemania almost one…
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