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John Cena still wants to marry Nikki Bella

"I want to make her my wife. I want to be the father of her children. I just want us to work."

It doesn't get more romantic than this...

Fans (Kimmie Caruba included) were heartbroken over the news last month that after 6 years together, WWE's John Cena & Nikki Bella had called off their wedding. Supposed to go off on May 5th, fans were left to wonder what had happened to a couple that was so strong (literally and figuratively). Some rumors brought up old concerns John had about having kids and marriage (after a previous, awful divorce), but it looks like those reports were far from true. In fact, we got quite the bombshell when John revealed that he had gotten his "heart broken out of nowhere."

So while joining Kathie Lee & Hoda on Today Monday, John made things very clear: he still loves Nikki Bella. 

“I love her. I want to be with her. I want to make her my wife. I want to be the father of her children. I just want us to work.”

The fears mentioned above are gone & in fact, after much "reflection" -- which John expressed great appreciation for having -- those are the things he wants the most... with Nikki. If you're like us, you are SCREAMING at your phone, computer, just out in public in general for them to get back together!

And although John was arguably more open and honest about his feelings than any other celebrity (and on national TV!) for now, John is letting Nikki do what she needs to find happiness. Love doesn't get more pure than that.

Hours after John's appearance on Today, Nikki Bella was on the red carpet for an NBC engagement & reporters were quick to ask her what she had thought... but she hadn't seen it yet! The reporter evidently gave her the main points (ie still wants to marry her, have kids) to which she said, "I'm speechless."

After the initial shock wore off though, Nikki returned the sentiment saying, "He really is the love of my life. \I truly hope one day that we can work it out and get back together. I think there is hope."

We REALLY hope so too! Find more here.