John Cena Holds Hands with Woman After Ex Nikki Bella Confirms She's Dating Artem Chigvintsev
Nikki Bella admitted on Sunday's Total Bellas of ex John Cena: "No matter what, the next time I see him with someone it’s going to kill me"
Days after Bella confirmed that she is dating her former Dancing with the Stars pro partner Artem Chigvintsev, Cena, 41, was spotted with a mystery woman in Canada.
The WWE wrestler was grinning ear-to-ear as he was photographed holding hands with a smiling, dark-haired woman, who was holding onto his arm. Reps for Cena did not return PEOPLE’s requests for comment.
According to TMZ, the actor and his date enjoyed a four-hour dinner before they walked the streets of Vancouver hand-in-hand.
His romantic outing comes nearly a year after Cena and Bella, who had been together for six years, ended their engagement just weeks before their wedding date.
“While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another,” the couple said in a statement tweeted out by Bella in April 2018. “We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives.”
On Sunday’s season finale of Total Bellas, Bella, 35, returned to Napa, California, where she and Cena had planned to tie the knot.
While there with her twin sister Brie Bella, she said that she hoped “to move forward” from Cena, but seeing him with someone new would be difficult.
“No matter what, the next time I see him with someone it’s going to kill me,” she said. “I still have a long way to go. But honestly, I’m ready for a new me. I need it. You know what I feel like I need to do? I need to start living as if I don’t care whether it’s my ex or anyone else watching me and afraid to hurt their feelings.”
In the time since their split, Bella has tried to move on from her relationship with Cena, including opening herself up to love again.
Following the new year, PEOPLE confirmed in January that that Bella and Chigvintsev were casually dating.
Shortly after Sunday’s episode — which showed Bella and Chigvintsev riding off into the sunset on his motorcycle — she shared an Instagram photo of herself kissing Chigvintsev on the cheek.
“Well after that season finale 😳 First thing I’ll be talk about this Wednesday… Oh and all those paparazzi photos,” Bella captioned the shot.
She also opened up about the status of their relationship on the premiere episode of her and her sister’s podcast, The Bellas, on Wednesday.
“Yes, we are dating,” Bella said of her former DWTS partner, 36. “Yes, I spend the night at his house. Yes, we have date lunches at Joan’s on Third and we like to get food for his house — or should I say, produce from the farmer’s market.”
Although it’s safe to say Bella isn’t exactly single, the WWE superstar was quick to clarify that she and Chigvintsev aren’t settling down together anytime soon.
“Artem and I are dating. We are not engaged, we are not married, we’re not boyfriend and girlfriend, we don’t say ‘I love you,’ ” Bella said before revealing that her beau is a “great kisser.”