Moving On! Nikki Bella and John Cena Have Come a Long Way Since Calling It Quits

Exes John Cena and Nikki Bella‘s lives turned upside down after they split up in April 2018 — just weeks before they were supposed to get married.

The couple, who were together for a total of six years, reconciled after calling off their engagement but ended things for good in July of that year. Since then, both Nikki and John have moved on. The Total Bellas star is now engaged to Dancing With the Stars alum Artem Chigvintsev, and they welcomed their first child, son Matteo, on July 31.

The new mama is all about her bundle of joy and fiancé these days. “I can’t even begin to describe to all of you how happy I am!” Nikki gushed via Instagram in January 2020 while announcing her pregnancy. “I’M GOING TO BE A MOM!! It’s something I have wanted to be my whole life.” She also gushed over Artem and said she believes he is going to make a great dad.

On the other hand, John secretly married Shay Shariatzadeh in October during a ceremony in Tampa, Florida, Life & Style confirmed. “Shay isn’t after his money … She’s not that kind of girl and loves him for who he is,” a source exclusively told Life & Style after the duo took their romance public in 2019, adding she brings out his “softer side.”

Like Nikki and Artem, Shay and John’s relationship seems to be going strong. John “spoils her with sweet gifts,” including flowers, jewelry and sports cars, a second insider previously told Life & Style. “In John’s eyes, Shay is the whole package … She’s beautiful, intelligent, kind, independent and family-orientated and there’s rarely any drama between them.”

Despite not being together, Nikki still wishes John the best in his new relationship. “He’s one of the people who’s made me an amazing person,” Nikki shared on her “The Bellas Podcast” in April 2019. “But because of how sad and how much I hurt him, when I saw the big smile on his face, I felt happy for him. I am very happy for him. As long as John is happy, I’m happy. But let me tell you, she breaks his heart? Wow. I will rack attack her in a heartbeat. I’m still protective of that man.”

Thankfully, everyone seems happy! Keep scrolling to see Nikki Bella and John Cena’s relationship timeline.