WWE superstars John Cena and Nikki Bella recently shocked fans with the news that they had called off their engagement, ending their six-year relationship. Now, Cena is speaking out about the split, saying in no uncertain terms that it has been a difficult breakup.

鈥淚t sucks,鈥 the Blockers star told Entertainment Tonight. 鈥淭here鈥檚 no other way to say [it]. I love Nicole with all my heart, and that鈥檚 that.鈥

He shared a similar sentiment with E! News, saying, 鈥淣icole knows I love her and I miss her, but that is what it is. And I鈥檓 still here, still going 鈥 and I choose to go. 鈥 When you love somebody, it stings. That鈥檚 why musicians write about it. That鈥檚 why poets write about it. If anything, just try to take away what went wrong, and enjoy the good times you had with the person that you love.鈥

The couple announced their split in a statement on Instagram, just a little over a year after Cena proposed to聽Bella live on TV at Wrestlemania. 鈥淲hile this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another,鈥 the statement, posted to Bella鈥檚 account, said.

In the days that followed, Cena took to his own social media accounts to share his heartbreak, calling it the 鈥渨orst day ever鈥 and tweeting about the power of resilience. 鈥淗ardship, loss, and humility are extremely difficult waters to navigate,鈥 he wrote, 鈥渂ut perseverance thru them builds a strength to withstand anything life throws your way.鈥

Nikki hasn鈥檛 further commented on the breakup, but her sister Bella publicly聽supported both parties in the aftermath, even saying Cena would 鈥渁lways be family.鈥 Recently, she told People that both her sister and Cena are at incredibly busy points in the careers, and while the breakup came as a surprise to her, she also understands the difficulties of their situation.

鈥淚 just think how busy everyone鈥檚 schedule is, and unfortunately with John and Nicole, they are two people in their careers who are really dominating what they鈥檙e doing, and in doing that, it means you鈥檙e always on the road,鈥 she said. 鈥淚 didn鈥檛 see it coming, but it鈥檚 also understandable that it鈥檚 hard when you never see someone.鈥

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