What Is the Connection Between John Cena and Nikki Bella?

What Is the Connection Between John Cena and Nikki Bella?

John Cena and Nikki Bella are both professional wrestlers signed to World Wrestling Entertainment, and are romantically involved. They were platonic friends for several years and became a couple in 2012.

Nikki Bella is one half of the Bella Twins. She and her sister Brie are a wrestling tag team signed to WWE, but Nikki Bella also competes solo. She is the reigning champion of WWE Divas, the female wrestling division of the WWE, and stars on the reality show "Total Divas."

Bella met John Cena in wrestling circles, where he encouraged her personally. Bella credits Cena with showing her how to "take it to the next level," she explains in a 2015 interview with International Business Times. Bella says Cena helped her to "show strength I've always had inside of me and never showcased."

Bella and Cena have openly shared the ups and downs of their relationship on the E! Entertainment Television reality show "Total Divas." The show follows the personal lives and careers of several women who are WWE Divas. Cena makes frequent appearances on the show.

As of March 2015, Bella and Cena are back together after a brief time apart. The details and circumstances regarding their division and reunion are the subject of several episodes in seasons two and three of "Total Divas."