Hollywood’s Broken Engagements: John Cena and Nikki Bella, More

Hollywood’s Broken Engagements: John Cena and Nikki Bella, More

If it’s meant to be, it’ll be. Hollywood has produced many goal-worthy romances through the years, including Chrissy Teigen and John Legend as well as John Krasinski and Emily Blunt, but not all celebrity couples have been as lucky to make their way to the altar.

John Cena and Nikki Bella became WWE’s “It Couple” after going public with their romance in 2012. The twosome got engaged in 2017, but they exclusively confirmed their split to Us Weekly in April 2018. While they reconciled shortly after, Cena and Bella broke up for good that July.

The one thing I really regret about showcasing the breakup [on my show Total Bellas] is that no one got to hear [John’s] voice, and it just seemed so one-sided,” she told Health magazine in its January/February 2020 issue. “I felt like that wasn’t fair to him because he was on this journey with us from the beginning. What people don’t realize is that John never took one paycheck from Total Bellas. It was beautiful — he was fully there to support me.”

It all worked out in the end for the former flames. In October 2020, the Blockers actor quietly wed girlfriend Shay Shariatzadeh. Meanwhile, Bella got engaged to Dancing With the Stars pro Artem Chigvintsev in November 2019, and they welcomed their son, Buddy, in July 2020.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson, for their part, began dating in May 2018 after ending their long-term relationships with Mac Miller and Cazzie David, respectively. They got engaged that June, only to call it quits four months later.

In Vogue’s August 2019 cover story, the “Positions” singer called her relationship with the Saturday Night Live star “an amazing distraction,” adding: “It was frivolous and fun and insane and highly unrealistic, and I loved him, and I didn’t know him.”

Davidson has since been linked to Kate Beckinsale, Margaret Qualley and Kaia Gerber. As for Grande, she was briefly linked to Social House singer Mikey Foster before finding love with Los Angeles real estate agent Dalton Gomez in mid-2020.

Unlike Cena and Bella as well as Grande and Davidson, Kristin Cavallari and Jay Cutler did make it down the aisle despite initially calling off their three-month engagement in 2011. After tying the knot in 2013 and becoming parents to three children, they revealed their separation in April 2020.

Though their divorce battle got off to a rough start, the Very Cavallari alums have worked to establish a good coparenting relationship. “There’s good days and bad days, but I’m feeling really good right now,” the Uncommon James founder told Us in October 2020. “I’m feeling really happy and really free and that’s a nice feeling.”

Scroll down to see which celebrity couples have called off their engagements.