"While this decision was a hard one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another", the couple, who had been together for six years, said in a statement tweeted out by Bella.
The announcement comes shortly after two other cryptic images appeared on Cena's own Instagram account.
John Cena and Nikki Bella's romantic lives have been documented on the E!
Their relationship was pushed into the pop-culture mainstream after his proposal previous year, which absolutely tickled wrestling fans worldwide.
While Cena was doing promotional work in March he spoke with Us Weekly and discussed the trails and tribulations that come with being in a relationship and how it takes a lot to mesh two completely different lives.
Fans have responded to the breakup with honest sadness, and more than a few wrestling-adjacent memes.
The couple, who got engaged at WrestleMania 33 in 2017, confirmed their split on Bella's social media Sunday. The duo is also on the Total Divas spinoff Total Bellas, where they share the screen with Nikki's sister, Brie Bella, and her family, Daniel Bryan and their daughter Birdy Joe.
In the trailer, Bella can be heard asking, "So we really want to call this off?" Cena outright hinted on The TODAY Show in February that there were issues that they were trying to work though. "We're gonna move forward and try to work through it". Both of them are working on other projects at the moment. "We haven't yet jumped ship".