John Cena only told 1 person about proposal

At WrestleMania 33 on Sunday night, John Cena proposed to his real-life girlfriend, Nikki Bella, in front of tens of thousands of people and millions more at home. Although the couple hasn't set an official date, Nikki admitted that she's been scrolling through her phone calendar to see which dates would work for them to tie the knot.

The 39-year-old wrestler chose a large round-cut stone on a channel-set band, presenting the engagement ring in a black box. He also hosted an episode of "Saturday Night Live" last fall. A dream come true!

The powerfully built wrestler began: 'This is what you wanted over a year ago. I'm so very proud of you'. Wish I could be there with all of you!

'I promised I would tell you when the time is right. He recalled on TODAY, "When they put her under, I made sure to be the last one to wheel her into the OR ..." "She said, 'Yes.' I said, 'Well, I have one question for you.' She said, 'What?' I said, 'So, you know someday I'm going to marry you?' And she said, 'Yes'". You said, "What is it?"' "That's my mum!' I just ran out of the ring and hugged her". And you said, "Yes". I just have things I need to get done. "Honestly, I could not ask for it to be any other way".

"This was a big match for Nicole and I", he said. She even kept quiet about her first marriage when she began dating John Cena, although once Nikki Bella did tell him, John was absolutely gentlemanly and told Nikki that anything she did before the couple were dating didn't bother him in the least. So how did Nikki Bella feel about this public engagement? (See the ring here!) Bella said on Monday that although she never expected Cena to pop the question in such a place, she's glad he did. Welcome to the family @JohnCena'. "So, I always ask her". The past year he's actually talked about that he's open to marriage, so of course like my hopes go way through the roof.

Cena, who was previously married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009 to 2012, added, "I found the absolute right person". It's like, it's been my birthday, it's been an anniversary, holidays'.

  • Salvatore Jensen