John Cena and Nikki Bella are no longer getting ready to say “I do” — and the writing may have been on the wall for a while.
Bella tweeted Sunday the professional wrestlers had ended their high profile relationship and asked for privacy.
The couple had been together for six years when Cena popped the question following a mixed tag team match at WrestleMania last year. His proposal took place in the center of the ring and captured the hearts of wrestling fans across the planet — but perhaps their split was inevitable.
Cena made Bella sign a 75-page agreement when the pair decided to live together in 2013, roughly a year after they started dating. According to US media, the document stipulated Bella would only ever be a “guest” in Cena’s home.
“Although I do not wish to be formal, I do not want there to be any misunderstanding regarding your presence at the home as my guest,” the document allegedly read. “In the event that I ask you to vacate the home, you agree to immediately vacate the home and remove any and all items you have brought into the home as soon as possible.”
In 2016 the WWE icon said he did it for a “sense of security” and again opened up on it earlier this year.
“I was very abrasive and stern and she had to sign this huge, crazy agreement just to come in the front door,” Cena said on the Today show.
Cena also said Bella signed the agreement “totally without question and it made me feel super bad, which it should have, but it also made me realise, like, this is one young woman I should not let get out of my life because she says, ‘I’m with you because I love you, here’s proof I would still like to be here’”
Bella spoke about her confusion at having to sign the document in an episode of her reality TV show Total Bellas.
“Is that all I’m ever going to be in (his) heart, is a guest? Am I ever going to have that permanent spot in the rest of (his) life?” she said.
“I just don’t understand it. I just don’t know what to feel. I’m so confused. It kind of makes me second-guess where John and I stand in our relationship. I love John but maybe he knows that he doesn’t want to be with me forever?”
Bella announced the longtime couple were splitting up in a post on Instagram Monday.