John Cena and Nikki Bella broke up last month, after a six-year relationship that recently peaked with an engagement-and plummeted when the couple announced their wedding plans were canceled.

Cena visited Kathie Lee and Hoda on The Today Show this morning and opened up about his feelings, which could essentially be summed up as follows: “I want to be with her. I want to make her my wife.”

When Cena got down on one knee and proposed to Bella with a ring, in the ring, during WrestleMania 33 last year, wrestling fans and general onlookers alike were pretty excited.

Cena is clearly thoroughly emotionally affected by the recent events, with his strong character and humanity allowing him to get these things out on TV. While we definitely feel for him here, it’s also important to note that he made sure to address public scrutiny regarding his post-breakup behavior.

Cena tells it straight up, vocalizing that he’s only out and about in order to maintain his sanity in order to process this trauma healthily.

“I had my heart broken out of nowhere-or for me it was out of nowhere. Anyone who’s experienced that knows that it comes with a series of bad feelings.” Fortunately, Cena added that he’s been reflective, active, and as stable as anyone in these situations can be.

Hopefully, the two will be able to work things out in the future-but if they can’t, Cena seems like the kind of man who’ll be able to process, accept, and live to fight another day.

When Nikki Bella was told what Cena said earlier this morning, she was basically completely shocked.

Extra caught up with Bella at a red carpet event today and read back part of Cena’s statements, to which she replied, “Wow. Well, I’m speechless. Yeah, that’s crazy. Yeah.”.