May 5 would have been John Cena and Nikki Bella‘s wedding ceremony day.
However, Bella, 34, known as off the engagement three weeks earlier than the WWE pair would stroll down the aisle throughout their vacation spot ceremony. Sources beforehand advised PEOPLE that her determination to interrupt up was because of their differing stances on marriage and having youngsters.
The nuptials would’ve occurred over a 12 months after Cena, 40, proposed to Bella on dwell TV throughout WrestleMania 33 in April 2017. And there was even a TV particular deliberate about their wedding ceremony set to air in July, however the idea was scrapped after they cut up after six years collectively.
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While Cena and Bella won’t be going forward with their “I dos,” listed below are all the marriage particulars they’d shared with their followers and viewers of Total Bella and Total Divas.
The similar month she accepted Cena’s proposal, Bella was already in full wedding ceremony mode as she spoke candidly about what she envisioned for her massive day.
“I’m kind of happy I’m getting married in my 30s, because in my 20s I would’ve had something obnoxious, princess-like Kate Middleton. I want lace I think. I want something very classy, like classic and sexy. Something classic, form-fitting. I do want a veil,” Bella advised PEOPLE in April 2017, jokingly including, “Who am I without cleavage?”
Also in April 2017, Bella took a visit to New York Bridal Fashion Week to have a look at wedding ceremony clothes from Romona Keveza and Marchesa. In August 2017, Bella revealed hints about her robe, telling PEOPLE Now, “I can say that it’s a Marchesa.”
During an episode of Total Divas that aired in January 2018, Brie Bella stunned her twin sister with a bridal purchasing journey, throughout which Nikki tried on a number of costume choices.
Meanwhile, Cena didn’t go for a customized look.
“I also have a few decent-looking tuxes in the wardrobe already, so depending on the colors and the schemes of the wedding and the theme, I might already have something,” he advised PEOPLE in July 2017. “I have a few tailors that I work with, just because I’m not exactly somebody who can buy a suit off the rack.”
Following the engagement, Bella and Cena expressed their pleasure for his or her wedding ceremony.
“I think everyone’s going to think I’m a bridezilla. I really do. I think I’m just so happy to be engaged and that John decided he wanted to get married. I just want to take this in and make it fun and happy,” Bella advised PEOPLE in April 2017. “The minute it’s not fun, it’s like why are we doing this? This is why he didn’t want to do it, right? So I want to make it easy and romantic and intimate. Make it for us, no one else but us.”
In July 2017, Bella introduced that Brie could be matron of honor.
Meanwhile, Cena advised PEOPLE he doesn’t want all of the pomp and circumstance.
“I’ve stressed to Nicole that I would really like to get it done because I guess it took me so long to ask, now that I’ve made the commitment I really just want to get married,” he mentioned in July 2017.
“I want it yesterday, but we have a date,” Cena mentioned in April, shortly earlier than their breakup. “I’m excited, but I also have great perspective that I want the day to be important for Nicole.”
He added, “All that information rests on her shoulders. I’m involved in every single step of the process, but I am like the last checkpoint. So, let’s say, décor will be chosen. And then I’ll be given three options but be nudged to like number two. I will politely agree to number two, but I am very much actively a part of the process.”
In October 2017, Bella, who was competing on Dancing with the Stars on the time, revealed that the marriage date was pushed again. “We changed the date and location,” she mentioned, including that the adjustment was spurred by “schedules” in addition to their many tasks and commitments.
Bachelorette Party — But No Bachelor Party
In March, Nikki celebrated with a nine-day bachelorette occasion in Paris with Brie and their closest buddies.
Meanwhile, Cena mentioned he had no real interest in a stag night time.
“No, I mean, why? Help me out. What is a bachelor party? I’m gonna skip it,” he advised E! News in March.
The Big Day
While John and Nikki won’t be tying the knot, Brie lately advised PEOPLE that she will likely be there for her sister on their wedding ceremony date.
Brie mentioned that she was contemplating planning a women journey for her twin to maintain their minds distracted. “I’m throwing some stuff out there to her. We might do something, we are deciding. There’s a part of her that just wants to be home,” she mentioned in late April.
“I just told her, you lead the way and I’ll follow. … If it’s at home and eating pizza and devouring ice cream, I’m down for that or if want to escape to Napa and down a lot of wine, I’m down for that as well,” Brie added.
The mom of 1 additionally added that Total Bellas viewers will see every thing that led as much as the previous couple’s separation.
“I have to give a lot of credit to John and Nicole. They really opened up their lives and they really wanted to close the curtain and be like this is it, we’re done,” she mentioned. “My sister is really great with her fans in a way where she lets them connect with her. She lets them like go, ‘My life isn’t perfect and isn’t easy’ and lets them see the playbook of her life.”