John Cena and Nikki Bella's break up has social media vibrating at an all-time high. Cena perpetuated the buzz by making his first official comments on Twitter Monday morning. And his 11.3 million followers weren't shy about jumping in the conversation.
Ranging from supportive to sarcastic, the comment section under Cena's tweet had a full display of humanity.
You will overcome this break up quickly. You should be thinking about all of the new girls you can date now. #DoSomething by going up to every woman you like and just like Goldberg ask them WHO’S NEXT?— Jason Clay (@jasonclay) April 16, 2018
It sounds rough but I think every fan has experienced some sort of break up. They know how much it hurts so we're all hoping for the best for both of you moving forwards— Tom Colohue (@Colohue) April 16, 2018
Some fans agreed to let the dissembled power couple have their privacy:
If they split it for a reason should just honour that and leave them be— Pete Davies (@crazypete315) April 16, 2018
Facts. I loved them together but if they need some time to be apart then it's understandable, Nikki & John are human just like all of us. In my opinion, I just hope later on in life they find a way to get back together.— Candace Rutherford (@AndersKitten) April 16, 2018
Other saw this as an opportunity to poke fun at the failed relationship and remind us that Dolph Ziggler, Nikki's ex-boyfriend, is now back in the game.
Dolph ziggler cashing in pic.twitter.com/nSe95HckR0— ♦️ J O K E R ♦️ (@IAmAJoker_) April 16, 2018
Enough! Ziggler isn’t doing anything but living his life.— Ashlyn aka H-Lori✨ (@RealHannahLori) April 16, 2018
Nikki announced the couple's separation Sunday in a statement on Instagram.
"After much contemplation and 6 years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple," the statement reads. "'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.'"
The couple has been dating for six
But since then, between Bella's stint on Dancing With the Stars and Cena's skyrocketing fame as a movie star, there have been signs of cracking in the couple's bond.
During an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon in March, Cena revealed that he was on "standby" as far as a date goes.
“I was able to let Nicole plan the bachelorette party and she just finished that,” he said. “And now I’m just kind of on standby to know when it is and where it is, and I’ll be there.”
And in a recent appearance on the TODAY Show with Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb, he opened up about the current state of his relationship with Bella, which was hinted at in a trailer for the new season of Bella's E! reality series, Total Bellas.
In the trailer, Bella can be heard asking, "So we really want to call this off?" with fans assuming they were discussing their wedding.
On TODAY, Cena said, "I think in relationships, you have highs and lows, and that was an extreme low.''
He continued, "You have two choices. You either jump ship and start a new relationship or move forward and try to work through it. We're gonna move forward and try to work through it."
When Gifford asked if the wedding was still on at the time, Cena said it was.
"Like I said, I believe we both have some work to do, and we're genuinely trying our best to work through it, so I'm very happy to say that it's in a situation that we're working through,'' he said. "We haven't yet jumped ship."
Nonetheless, fans were shocked at the
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"Nikki I love you so much," a third said. "Stay strong."