John Cena and Nikki Bella break off engagement

WWE icons John Cena and Nikki Bella have announced they're not getting married, one day before the official wedding date.

The couple had been together since 2012 and on April 2nd, 2017 Cena proposed to Bella at WrestleMania 33, held at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, FL.

Bella first broke the news on her official Instagram account, in a statement that read: "After much contemplation and 6 years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple. 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".

For his part, Cena also took to social media to express his feeling after the breakup, in a Twitter message Cena wrote: "Hardship, loss, and humility are extremely difficult waters to navigate, but perseverance thru them builds a strength to withstand anything life throws your way". And in a separate message on Instgram, Cena wrote in a message: "We were together. I forget the rest. - Walt Whitman".