NIKKI and Brie Bella were honored Tuesday night when the WWE inducted them into the 2020 Hall of Fame class and the two former champions gave an endearing speech.
Fans were shocked when the longest reigning Divas champion name- dropped her ex-fiance and fellow WWE star John Cena in the speech.
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When did Nikki Bella and John Cena date?
Nikki Bella and John Cena dated for six years, were engaged for one, before they called it quits in May 2018.
The two wrestlers met while both were wrestling full time in WWE, and were friends for a long time before going on their first date in 2012.
In an interview with TribLive Radio, Nikki shares that it was Cena who made the first move towards a romantic relationship when he asked out for dinner.
Their relationship was made public and was a central storyline in Bella's two reality shows: Total Divas and Total Bellas.
In a 2013 episode, Cena brought Nikki to meet his parents, and later that year the two moved in together.
A famous storyline on Total Divas sees the 16-time world champion present Nikki with a 75-page cohabitation contract to sign before moving into his mansion.
Another famous storyline for the couple was Cena's initial resistance to get married and start a family.
The wrestler-turned-movie star changed his mind about marriage and proposed to Nikki in 2017 after they won a mixed tag match at Wrestlemania 33 in front of 75,000 people.
Things began to get rocky for the power couple when Nikki revealed she didn't spend much time with Cena after the engagement.
In May 2018 the former world champions released a joint statement to US Weekly saying: "While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for each other.
"We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives."
There was hope the former couple would get back together, as they talked about each other in interviews.
A month after announcing their split, Cena shared on The Today Show that he was "would still love to marry Nikki Bella" and hoped to "work it out" with Nikki.
Days later Nikki also appeared on The Today Show and said that she has "hope" that her and Cena can get back together.
After a brief reconciliation the two broke up for good and are now in other relationships.
Who is Nikki Bella's fiance Artem?
Nikki appeared on the 25th season of Dancing with the Stars, and the professional dancer she was paired with ended up becoming her fiance.
Artem Chigvintsev, 38, is a Russian-American professional dancer.
He's performed on Broadway, So You Think You Can Dance, and was a pro on Dancing with Stars on and off since 2014.
Chigvintsev and Nikki began dating seven months after her split from Cena.
In March 2019 the two made their relationship Instagram official after revealing it on Total Bellas season finale.
The dancer proposed to Nikki on her birthday in November 2019 and they welcomed their first child, a son named Matteo.
Nikki gave birth to her son 22 hours before her twin sister Brie Bella had her second child with WWE wrestler Daniel Bryan.
Who is John Cena's wife Shay Shariatzadeh?
The Doctor of Thuganomics did not stay single long, and began dating ShayShariatzadeh in 2019.
The two met on set of Cena's film Playing with Fire filmed in Shariatzadeh's hometown of Canada.
Cena has been notoriously private about his relationship with Shariatzadeh, who works as an engineer.
They secretly got married in 2020 and made their carpet debut in late 2019.
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