The WWE stars split in April just weeks before what would have been their wedding day, reportedly due to Cena’s refusal to ever become a parent.
“In a hypothetical universe, say we … have kids, and you find out that wasn’t the real problem, and years from now, you look at me with resentment,” Cena, 41, said in Sunday’s episode of “Total Bellas” while discussing the split with Bella, 34, over dinner. “I don’t know if you’re upset that you’re not gonna be a mom or you’ve fallen out of love with me, because it kind of feels like both.”
“I want to marry you, and relationship and marriage especially is about sacrifice, and I will make that sacrifice for you,” Cena said. “I will give you a child.”
Bella insisted that she was, in fact, still smitten with the strong-jawed wrestler-turned-actor, but remained dubious of his sudden desire for fatherhood — because, as it turns out, the “Blockers” star had had a vasectomy.
“I know,” he said firmly. “I physically can’t have kids. So I’m also telling you that I’m willing to have surgery and then still go through with being a dad.”
Bella, visibly moved, immediately hugged Cena and told him he was the best, but she still had some reservations, asking if he was going to change his mind.
“I’m not going to change my mind. I would never, ever say something like this … Tell me you love me and you’ll marry me,” he said.
In a confessional, Bella gushed, “I think I’m going to leave here as a fiancée … I am still the soon-to-be Mrs. Cena.”
Cena has made a series of highly publicized pleas for Bella’s heart since their split, most famously on “Today,” where he announced he wanted a family with the “Total Divas” beauty.
Bella’s twin, Brie, previously revealed that a reunion was likely for the toned twosome.
“They love each other really hard,” she said. “They love each other a lot and they want to make it work.”
This story originally appeared in the New York Post.