On Monday, John appeared on Today, where he spoke candidly about what life has been like since they called off their wedding. "It's up and it's down. It's been incredibly reflective, which is amazing, but it's very difficult. I had my heart broken out of nowhere—for me, it was out of nowhere. Anyone who has experienced that knows it comes with a series of bad feelings. I still love Nicole. I would love to marry Nicole. I still would love to have a family with Nicole," the Blockers actor said. "It was an unfortunate set of circumstances where our relationship ended."
"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," John promised co-hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hota Kotb. "I just want us to work."