John Cena’s divorce from Elizabeth Huberdeau has left a stain on his squeaky clean image. The divorce was finalized in July 2012 and John began a relationship with Nikki Bella. Their relationship is pretty public on Total Divas, and now the two are engaged to be married.
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Blindsiding his first wife with a divorce
John Cena married his high school sweetheart in 2009. At the time John was already a WWE star, so unsurprisingly there was a prenup. By all accounts, the couple seemed happy and nothing indicated that a divorce might be on the way, so when John all of a sudden filed for one in May 2012, his then-wife Elizabeth, short Liz, was completely blindsided. Or so she said.
But apparently nobody else had seen it coming either and most news outlets and gossip magazines were quite surprised. John cited irreconcilable differences, but what those were, remained a bit of a mystery as he never clarified his reasons.
There were speculations that the remodeling his wife undertook on their home had not only become hugely expensive but completely out of hand. Interestingly remodeling is a fairly common reason for divorce; sometimes it’s also an attempt to fix something that’s broken.
Whilst blindsided at first, Liz was quick to recover and soon hauled cheating accusations at her estranged husband. Some other wrestlers have supported those claims, alleging that Cena had cheated numerous times on his wife and that he had boasted about it as well.
John himself didn’t comment on it, instead, he forged ahead to settle the divorce as quickly as possible. Liz eventually withdrew her accusations and by July 18th, 2012, the divorce was signed, sealed and delivered.
It’s likely that the prenup was honored, even though Liz wanted to contend it. The details of the settlement are confidential and one wonders if John didn’t pay his wife out. It isn’t very often that a divorce gets settled within two months of filing. Moreover, after her very loud accusations, in the beginning, it is a bit strange that Liz suddenly withdraws all of it and shuts up.
The divorce has been called amicable in the end and if money was involved that would certainly not come as a surprise.
John Cena has very much a squeaky-clean image. He is hugely popular, most women seem to find him attractive, he is a 15-time WWE world champion and very engaged in the Make a Wish Foundation. His ex-wife’s allegations didn’t fit very well with that image.
Additionally, it has been suggested that WWE’s celebration of its 1,000th episode of RAW coming up later that year may have been an incentive to wrap things quickly. They wanted to start the season drama-free instead of having the focus on a nasty divorce.
Moving on with Nikki Bella
Elizabeth has disappeared into obscurity after her divorce and John started dating current girlfriend WWE Diva Nikki Bella four months after his divorce. Nikki Bella is one-half of the Bella Twins with her sister Brie, and together they are a professional wrestling tag team.
John and Nikki seem made for each other and have been going strong. In 2016, rumors of an impending proposal have emerged with fans eagerly lapping up every bit of information. We have also been able to get a more intimate peek into Nikki and John’s relationship on the hit reality TV series Total Divas.
Reality TV relationship
Indeed, theirs appears to have become somewhat of a reality TV relationship. It is mostly Nikki, who is featured on Total Divas – after all, the show is about the women. But since John is a stable part of her life, he’s seen as well.
Of course, as a reality TV show, it is hardly drama free and you’ll find plenty of it during a televised hour. Some of it looks a lot worse than it is, however. For instance, John was suspected to be seeing another woman after behaving suspiciously. The cutting and editing of the scenes did suggest that he was hiding something. But in the end, it turned out to be a surprise for Nikki.
All the drama was resolved and it’s clear that John and Nikki continue to be a happy couple.
As it stands, John proposed publicly to her at a wrestling event and Nikki said ‘yes’.
Getting married again
Initially, it has been claimed that John didn’t want to get married again. He’s had enough with his first marriage and one divorce is more than most people need. But it was also quite obvious that Nikki was the one for him.
So, at a WrestleMania event, he got down on one knee and stunned not only the audience but Nikki as well when he proposed to her.
She accepted, of course, and the two have been planning for the wedding ever since. Nikki says it’s mostly her sister Brie, who is the wedding planner in the family. Nikki, on the other hand, doesn’t want to turn into a bridezilla.
The wedding is supposed to take place in 2018 and things are well on their way.
And for anyone wondering whether the two will be starting a family: apparently not. Nikki was asked aboutit in an interview and confirmed that the two are not planning on having children. John doesn’t want kids and so there won’t be any. Nobody really asked Nikki if she wants any, but that is apparently not up for debate. If she’s happy to go along with his wishes, so be it. As long as the two of them are happy together and everyone gets what they need, nobody should judge his wishes to not have children with her.