"I had my heart broken out of nowhere - or for me, it was out of nowhere", the WWE Superstar and actor told Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. "While this decision was a hard one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another", they said in a statement.
"For anyone out there speculating on what I am doing with my life now, I still love Nicole, I still would love to marry Nicole, I still would love to have a family with Nicole".
'There was an unfortunate set of circumstances where our relationship ended.
John Cena and Nikki Bella attend the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards 2017.
He continued: "I've always been honest with you guys, I also don't want to ruin viewers' mornings by giving them a bowl of sadness soup ..." The Blockers star says that he doesn't want anyone else but Bella, and that he's now "trying to support her" as she tries to find what it is she wants, which is the reason their relationship fell apart to begin with.
In April, John Cena and Nikki Bella announced they had broken up after six years of a relationship and a year long engagement. "I think the greatest takeaway from all this, I know for a fact that I was in love, and I've never been in love before".
As for Bella being open on her reality show, Total Bellas, over the years about wanting to have children, and Cena being adamant that he didn't, Cena said he had definitely changed his mind. I just want us to work. "I'm just trying to live life without her on a very emotional set of time". I do know I've been MIA, and I've type of been hiding out. "You have made a lot of sacrifices". "He's freaking lucky he's marrying you, and it bothers me that you're gonna sacrifice all of it just 'cause you're grateful that John proposed to you".
Complete Divas returns this fall, and season three of Complete Bellas premieres Could 20 at 9 p.m. ET, each on E!