John Cena’s Proposal Story Has a Very Unconventional Twist
John Cena had one heck of a victorious night at Wrestlemania 33. He and his love, Nikki Bella, won their match together, AND the wrestlers got engaged during a moment that shocked and thrilled the already amped-up audience. And now, as fans continue to fawn over the unusually romantic sitch, we’ve found out that Cena’s proposal not only included a surprising detail, it turns out that Cena had already told Bella that he was going to propose… but she didn’t remember!
The story apparently goes back at least a year and a half, as Cena revealed while chatting with Al Roker on the Today show this morning. The 39-year-old wrestler gave us a little background on the sitch, saying, “[Nikki] has been by my side through a lot of surgeries. I know when they put you under anesthesia, you have, like, 20 minutes when you’re out of it but you can talk and you don’t remember what’s going on.” True enough. And it turns out that the couple has been known to use the unguarded moments as a kind of “truth serum.” In the past, Cena has told Bella, “They’re going to put me under. Ask me whatever you want. You’re going to get the answer.”
While we don’t know what Bella may have asked Cena, he continued by revealing that eventually, the tables turned when Nikki Bella needed neck surgery last year. Cena admitted, “When they put her under, I made sure to be the last one to wheel her into the OR. At the moment of no return, I stopped the doctors, and I leaned down and asked, ‘Can you hear me?’ She said, ‘Yes.’ I said, ‘Well, I have one question for you,’” he recalled, and when she asked him, “What?” He replied, “You know someday I’m going to marry you?” Eee! So sweet!
The only catch, of course, is that Bella has absolutely no memory of the conversation and whenever she asked him what was said, he would refuse to answer, merely claiming that he’d let her know “when the time was right.” Thankfully for the duo, the time was right last night. In fact, considering she said yes, we’d say the timing was downright perfect.
What do you think about John Cena’s surgery truth-telling story? Let us know @BritandCo!
(h/t E!; photos via Frazer Harrison + Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)