Strange New Details About John Cena's Plea For Nikki Bella To Take Him Back — And Why It Might Work

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Strange New Details About John Cena's Plea For Nikki Bella To Take Him Back — And Why It Might Work

He's even willing to have kids with her.

John Cena, 41, seems to be willing to do anything to get his ex-fiancé, Nikki Bella, back.

He even admitted on a May 14 appearance on the Today show that he changed his mind and would want children with Bella.  

“I don’t want anybody else,” John Cena, 41, said on Today show Monday. “I love Nicole and I’m really trying to support her in her trying to find whatever it is she wants that made this fall apart in the first place. I want to be with her. I want to make her my wife. I want to be the father of her children.”

The two were set to wed in Mexico on May 5 but the wedding was called off two weeks prior.

Now, Cena is set on winning Bella’s heart back.

Throughout their entire relationship, Cena made it clear he did not want kids. It looks like he has changed his mind in an attempt to convince Bella to change her mind.

“For anyone speculating on like what I’m doing with my life now: I still love [Nikki Bella],” he continued. “I still would love to marry Nicole. I still would love to have a family with Nicole.”

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A source told Hollywood Life that losing Bella was Cena’s “worst nightmare.”                             

“John still has hopes he and Nikki can get back together again,” a source close to John explained. “He feels totally ungrounded without her in his life and is totally heartbroken. John is now at the stage where he’s willing to do anything to get back with Nikki, and he’s made it clear that would even include having children. Nikki is John’s everything, and losing her has been his worst nightmare. All he wants is to be back with his girl again.”

Cena certainly isn’t ready to jump back into the dating scene. His sole focus is reconciling with the love of his life.

“There was an unfortunate set of circumstances where our relationship ended. There’s been a lot of speculation recently about me being seen in public, and everyone’s thinking like, ‘Oh John Cena’s enjoying the single life.’ No, I was supposed to be married and have a honeymoon over these two weeks.”

Cena is understandably heartbroken over the breakup. He and Nikki had been together for six years and he has professed his love for her many times since their relationship’s abrupt end.

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“It’s up and it’s down. I’ve always been honest with you guys, I also don’t want to ruin the viewers’ morning by giving them a bowl of sadness soup,” he explained to the show’s co-hosts, Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb. “It’s been up and it’s been down. It’s been incredibly reflective, which is amazing, but it’s very difficult. I had my heart broken out of nowhere — well, for me it was out of nowhere. And anyone who has experienced that knows that it comes with a series of bad feelings. But I’ve looked at myself every day and I’ve tried to evaluate myself and the woman that I love.”

The Wrestlemania champ said he has had a change of heart and is willing to do things differently if he and Bella ever get back together.

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“If you look at me five years ago: stubborn, selfish, self-focused, life had always been about me,” he explained. “And then slowly over time this woman waltzes in and just steals my heart, and whether I wanna realize it or not, she becomes my number one. So I’m willing to go back on all of these things that I say, and a lot of them I would hang onto just out of stubbornness. ‘I won’t have kids,’ and it took a very strong look in the mirror for me to be like, ‘Why? This person is my number one and it’s something that’s very valuable to her. Of course we can do this, and I think it would be wonderful.’”

Lucky for Cena, a source is convinced he and Bella will mend their relationship and make it work.

“John has constantly been in touch with Nikki,” the source told PEOPLE. “They will almost definitely get back together. They’re definitely on a path to reconciliation. John is the love of her life, and she’s definitely the love of his life, and that doesn’t just vanish overnight. At the end of the day, they still want to be together.”

The insider goes on to say that the two simply lost sight of how much they love each other. Time apart has reminded Cena and Bella why they were together in the first place.

“He knows he isn’t going to find anyone else like her. She doesn’t need to change a thing about who she is or what she’s been doing,” the source added. “He needs to figure out a way to get past some of his fears and control-freak issues, many of which he comes by honestly because of his past. But the thought of being without her forever is scary enough for him to make those changes now. He loves her completely. They’re gonna find their way back to each other.”

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Sarah Gangraw is a travel-addicted cat lady who lives on black coffee and cheese. She went to college in Australia, graduated from the University of Central Florida, and writes about all things news and crime. You can follow her on Instagram and Twitter — she's occasionally funny.