Like other pairs, the pair too had a lot of ups and downs in their six-year-relationshp, one of which was when Nikki revealed that she was already married prior to her met with John. The secret was also one of the biggest plots of Total Divas season 2, which aired in 2014.
During an emotional sit-down captured on camera, Nikki spilled the beans of her wedding for the first time to her family, Kathy Colace, brother JJ Garcia and twin sister Brie Bella, that she was ashamed of her decision.
I got married when I was 20. And got divorced at 23, to my high school sweetheart. Basically we got married by Elvis. We drove to Vegas, did it.
Even when I started walking down the aisle, I knew this was a huge mistake and how can I get out of it and I couldn’. I tried to forget about it but now it’s starting to come up, and I figured you guys have to hear from me before you hear from anyone else. It’s crazy ’cause John doesn’t even know and here we talk about marriage and we never bring it up.
Video: Nikki Bella reveals about her marriage to her family
Now, the news of their split is all over the headlines, in the midst John is seen addressing his split with Nikki all over social media.
Check out some Twitter posts too,
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) 16 April 2018
Sometimes we must bare the burden of shame and judgement to protect and give to the ones we love. #RiseAboveHate
— John Cena (@JohnCena) 17 April 2018