Nikki Bella called off her engagement to John Cena: she didn't want 'a pity wedding or husband'

More details are surfacing as to what went down between WWE stars John Cena and Nikki Bella who called off their engagement just before their wedding date.

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It appears Nikki Bella was the one who pulled the plug on her wedding to John Cena. 


After six years together, the 34-year-old decided to go her separate ways, according to insiders close to the athlete. Though she had her reasons, one prominent deterrent was Cena's inability to commit. 

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"He was making it abundantly clear that he was going into this gritting his teeth the whole way," a source told People of the 40-year-old.


"Nikki is an amazing, talented, strong, one-of-a-kind woman. Anyone would be lucky to have her in their life yet John acted more and more like he was doing her a favor by somehow conceding to go ahead and marry her," the insider added.

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The source continued, "[Nikki] doesnt need a pity proposal, a pity wedding, a pity husband. Shes a phenomenal, tremendous woman."


The longtime couple broke the news of their demise on Sunday, a year after Cena proposed inside the WrestleMania 33 ring. 


The destination wedding was scheduled for May 5.