15 Things You Didn’t Know About John Cena and Nikki Bella’s Relationship

15.  They’ve Both Been Married Before

John Cena and Nikki Bella didn’t start dating until Bella was in her late 20’s and Cena was in his early 30’s, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to learn that they were hardly each other’s first loves. What fans may not realize, though, is that both of them have actually been married before, with Cena’s first marriage ending not long before the relationship with Bella began. As John described it to Rolling Stone, the circumstances of his first marriage were actually so bad that prior to his relationship with Bella he was unsure if he would even attempt a serious relationship again. Bella’s first marriage was less public than Cena’s, as it occurred prior to her rising to fame. She later revealed on Total Divas that she had once been married to her high school sweetheart while they were in their early 20’s, only to have the marriage annulled after 3 years. Nikki heavily regretted the marriage almost from the start, which was probably fitting considering it took place in Las Vegas and was officiated by Elvis. Cena’s marriage was more of the traditional variety, although it would coincidentally only last 3 years once his job started getting in the way of the quiet family life his ex-wife desired. 14.  They Started Dating In 2012
15.  They’ve Both Been Married Before