Nikki Bella and John Cena end their engagement weeks to their wedding

Nikki Bella and John Cena have ended their one year engagement to the shock of their fans and well wishers.

The couple of six years announced their split in a joint statement Sunday, saying: ‘While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.’

Nikki Bella and John Cena’s destination wedding was scheduled for May 5.¬†Cena, 40, took to social media to share pictures of a broken heart and a Walt Whitman quote, reading: ‘We were together. I forget the rest.’

He added: ‘Anybody feeling down, check out Walt Whitman has always been a helpful voice in times of crisis. Beautifully wild thinker, and was certainly onto something with ideas like these.’

The split comes a year after the two celebrated their engagement at Wrestlemania 33. This is devastating for Nikki Bella who saw a future with John Cena.

When the going was good, Cena appeared  happy and devoted to his 34-year-old future wife, although he had alluded to conflict over his decision never to have children.

Nikki Bella and John Cena end their engagement

In his recent film Blockers he played the role of a father trying to stop his teenage daughter from losing her virginity on prom night.

And the Trainwreck star said this had led to difficult conversations with Nikki Bella, who wanted to become a mother.

However, the action man – who has appeared to soften his stance on whether he wants kids in the future explained he will try to offer advice to his children, even though he knows it might not got the way he wants it to.

John, who is an ambassador for the Make-A-Wish Foundation – previously insisted he has no desire to have kids of his own with fiancee Nikki Bella, but the couple have had a number of ‘lengthy and difficult’ conversations about the subject after it came to the forefront while promoting his new movie, in which he plays the parent of a teenage girl.

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