“Right before your surgery, there would be a time when you would be a little loopy and I could ask you anything I wanted. If you gave me an honest answer, you wouldn’t remember what you said. After a year and half, you asked me all the time. I promised I would tell you when the time is right. The time is right.
“You were kinda glassy, in and out. At the last moment, I said, ‘Can you hear me?’ You said, ‘Yes.’ I said, ‘I only have one question.’ You said, ‘What is it?’
“Do you know one day I’m going to marry you? And you said, ‘Yes.’
The couple had been dating since 2012, but Cena's reluctance to get married has been a subtext of "Total Divas" on E! since the show's inception and the spinoff "Total Bellas." Total Bellas cameras have been following Nikki this week in Orlando.