Or that after they exchanged vows in front of an Elvis impersonator they never actually lived together."After we got married, we didn't talk much longer, and then we realized, a few years later, when we started dating other people, 'Oh, hey, we should get a divorce,'" she recalled on .With that behind her, Bella thought maybe she could forgo a second shot.In the lead up to the May 5 vows, Nikki Bella and John Cena were still wrestling with the same issues.From the start of their romance, the 13-time WWE Champion had been open about the fact that he never wanted to wed, nor did he want to start a family."They were not on the same page in that respect."The couple's love story began in 2012.Thirteen years into his professional career, Cena had secured his place in the industry as the self-described "goody-two shoes Superman," and longtime face of the brand."I'm seeing him more open to marriage," she revealed to E! "At least we're taking steps forward, and I honestly couldn't imagine my life without him."A year and a half later—as Vegas bettors were laying money down on the possibility of Cena proposing—he dropped to bended knee after the pair's victorious bout at April 2017's Wrestle Mania33. News, "I think the best thing about me being able to ask her hand in marriage was she doesn't need to question my commitment to our relationship.
"I'll admit," she confessed to Cena on an October 2014 episode, "seeing them go through all this makes me not want to be married." Her sister, wed to fellow wrestler Daniel Bryan, was less convinced.
But she was still floored when the athlete—coming out of a three-year marriage to high school sweetheart Elizabeth Huberdeau—approached with a simple question."The first opening line was, 'Hey, do you want to go to dinner with me? "It just kind of started out like a dinner date and I have to admit we were friends for so many years, but then when you make it romantic, I couldn't even say a word to him."Despite her initial embarrassment—she joked that Brie poked fun at her for blushing, dubbing her Hot Cheeks—their outing was a success.
Labeling it her "best first date" to WWE she recalled, "There was a big, handsome man with an amazing smile and dimples.
And six years in the pair seemed to have worked out a compromise: Cena would make Bella his bride, but he simply wasn't willing to give her a baby.
But as they inched toward their Mexico-based wedding, they each seemed to be having second thoughts."I would never force you not to be a mom," Cena told his tearful fiancée, in a sneak peek of Ultimately, they didn't.