John Cena and Nikki Bella do a lot of "faking it." They're both WWE wrestlers, so they know how to faux-fight and follow storylines in the ring. They also both star on a reality show together, Total Bellas, and we all know how "real" reality shows are. After the couple of six years called it quits just weeks before their wedding was supposed to happen, fans are now wondering if they're faking their split, too.
"Honestly, This fake John Cena and Nikki Bella thing is getting ridiculous at this point," said a fan on Twitter. "Who the f–k writes this? This makes both Nikki and John look f–king horrible. Great job writers. Great f–king job." "This whole Nikki Bella and John Cena is the definition of fake news," said another. A third shared this theory: "This John Cena/Nikki Bella 'thing' is so fake as s–t. I guess E! told them either get ratings this season or go back to USA Network on Mondays."
But why do fans think the longtime couple would be creating drama for their off-camera lives too? Well, it's not so unbelieable when you look at the timeline. Nikki and John dated for six years. They met wrestling, and first appeared on Total Divas when it premiered in 2013, one year after beginning dating. It didn't take long for fans to understand the main struggle in their relationship: Nikki wanted marriage and children, John didn't. Nikki would beg for a ring, John would move her into his house. Finally, in 2017, they blew our minds by getting engaged. What?! But John didn't want a wife… ever! We knew that Nikki was willing to give up her dream of having children to be with John, and he felt bad taking that away from her, which he should.
Fans were desperate to watch their fave wrestling couple walk down the aisle, but on April 15, they announced that they'd ended their relationship. On the show, Nikki said she was "lonely" and that even though they shared a home, they travelled so much that in six months they only spend 30 nights together. Oh yeah, and that whole non-negotiable kid thing. But fans accepted it, they loved each other but they were just too different, right?
Well, the final straw for fans was when John went on TV and said that he did still love Nikki, that he did want to marry her, and that he did want to have kids with her! That's quite a fast 180 after six straight years of insisting he doesn't want a family. Some fans thought it was too much of a turnaround, hence why they're questioning whether it's all made up for ratings or attention or some other nefarious purpose. Luckily, some supporters still have faith: "I can’t believe the John Cena/Nikki Bella drama is work because she was too obsessed to even fake break up with him and he wouldn’t hurt his brand by negative reactions if it wasn’t real," said a tweeter. We'll just have to wait and see, but we wouldn't be surprised if these two get married one day.