John Cena proposed to Nikki Bella at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday night. So how long have the two of them been dating? When did the relationship begin?
John Cena and Nikki Bella started dating in November 2012. They obviously met through working together for the WWE, starting off as friends before things eventually developed into a romance.
Nikki Bella revealed in 2014 how the relationship began.
Bella explained that things started with a dinner date, and even though they had been friends for years before hand, she suddenly became incredibly nervous on their first date.
“But then when you make it romantic, I couldn’t even say a word to him,” Bella said. “My face was like, on fire. Brie kept teasing me, calling me ‘Hot Cheeks’, and I was like, ‘Brie, shush!'”
For years, John Cena has been saying in interviews and on Total Divas and Total Bellas that he doesn’t want to get married because he doesn’t want children.
“Would I love to marry you? Absolutely. I love you,” Cena said on an episode of Total Divas. “…What I’m afraid of, and this is the one thing I’m very much afraid of, if we were to get married tomorrow, and then you come to the conclusion that you want children, you know where I stand. In no way would I ask you to sacrifice anything for me.”
John Cena has been married once before, as has Nikki Bella. They both previously married their high-school sweetheart and then got divorced a few years later.