John Felix Anthony Cena, best known as John Cena, is an American professional wrestler, actor, and rapper famous for being a WWE superstar. John Cena is undoubtedly one of the most popular professional wrestlers who won his first WWE Championship in 2005 after defeating JBL. In March 2014, he took home the United States WWE Championship and has since expanded his career into movies and television.
What’s more, given the height of fame and popularity the WWE superstar has attained, it is close to impossible for him to get a new woman or be in a relationship without public knowledge. Headlines began to make, and tabloids went crazy since 2019 after John Cena was spotted with a new and unknown woman. Not long enough, the identity of the woman was confirmed. In this post, we will reveal everything you need to know about John Cena’s new wife, Shay Shariatzadeh, and her relationship timeline with the WWE player.
Shay Shariatzadeh was Born in Canada in 1989
Shay was born in 1989, but her exact day and month of birth are not recorded. Going by her year of birth, she is currently 33 years old. She was born in Iran into a family of an Iranian father and a Canadian mother. Her mother is a famous surgeon in Canada, and Shay narrated how she served as her biggest inspiration in life. According to Shay, her mother abandoned her career at the peak of it for the family’s sake by moving to Canada with them to give them a brighter future.
Shay expressed that she is extremely proud of her mother, remembering the sacrifices she made for her. Shay also has an elder brother who is an engineer and narrated how her brother inspired her to pursue engineering after she witnesses his project (an autonomous car) for his engineering class. Hence, she decided she wanted to study engineering as well.
Shay Shariatzadeh acquired her high school education in Vancouver, Canada. While she was in high school, she worked as a sales associate for La Vie En Rose and Guess. In 2008, she proceeded to the University of British Columbia, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2013.
She Had a Successful Career Going on Before Meeting the WWE Champion
Besides finding fame first as Cena’s girlfriend and now wife, Shay Shariatzadeh leads a successful life on her own. Following her graduation from the university, she got a job at Alpha Technologies Limited, where she worked as a Software Test Engineer and later switched to the position of an Electrical Engineer. In March 2014, she was promoted to Applications Engineer, which she held till May 2015.
Then from May 2015 to November 2019, she worked as a Product Manager at Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions Company. At Avigilion, Shay has the job of supervising product launches and working with third parties. She left the company in 2019 and currently works at Sonatype as a Product Manager, a software development company.
She Became Famous After Meeting John Cena in 2019
Even though Shay Shariatzadeh has previously had a successful career on her own, she only became famous and started making news headlines after she was spotted with the WWE superstar. Before then, she lived an ordinary but fulfilled life as a successful engineer and product manager.
Shariatzadeh and Cena met sometime between February and March 2019 at a restaurant in Vancouver, Canada. This was the time John Cena was filming the movie Playing with Fire. According to the wrestler, it was love at first sight as he couldn’t remove his eyes from her. The couple was spotted together for the first time in March 2019 in Vancouver. In May the same year, they were seen having dinner at Juniper and Ivy in San Diego. In October 2019, Shay and Cena made their red carpet debut at Playing With Fire’s movie premiere. Subsequently, they began appearing together more often.
Their relationship continued to blossom as they never seized to update their fans about their love life. Even though they didn’t make it official as yet, here are some of the things that spurred people to speculate on their engagement and hinted at the possibility of them being into something deeper.
- In January 2020, Cena sparked an engagement rumor on his Twitter post, saying that we all have been hurt, but if one is brave enough to continue trying, then one day there will come someone that will love you for who you are.
- In February, on Valentine’s day, he posted a photo of a man with the face covered, holding a heart that reads “Say Yes.”
- The following day, he posted a picture of a bride and groom
- Subsequently, he went on to tweet quotes about marriage
Shay Shariatzadeh and John Cena Tied the Knot in October 2020
All the speculations on their engagement were finally proved to be true. In May 2020, Shay was spotted wearing an engagement ring when she was seen with John at a park in San Diego. They finally made it official at the premiere of “Dolittle,” where they kissed each other on the red carpet. Following the premiere, the two were seen together more often than before.
In October, John Cena and Shay took the public by surprise following the report that they had already gotten married. The couple got married on October 12, 2020, in a closed private wedding ceremony in Tampa, Florida. The wedding has only their family members and a few close friends in attendance. According to the wrestler turned actor, they decided not to make their wedding public due to personal reasons. It was only after they got married that reports about their marriage went viral via local media.
Going by what they serve their fans on the media, John Cena and his wife Shay is having an amazing relationship down the line. They do not have kids yet, but Cena recently revealed his desire to have kids with Shariatzadeh.
Loved up Photos of the Two Lovebirds
Check out the gallery of photos below to see cute moments John Cena and his new wife Shay Shariatzadeh share and how they effortlessly serve their fans with couple-goal photos. The photos indeed make it clear that they are head over heels for each other.
Shay is Not John Cena’s First Wife
John Cena married his first wife, Elizabeth Huberdeau, on July 11, 2009. Their union, however, lasted only about three years, with Cena filing for a dissolution of the marriage on May 1, 2012. On July 18, the divorce was finalized. The actor/wrestler soon found love again and began dating Nikki Bella, his fellow wrestler, from November 2012. They became engaged on April 2, 2017, when John Cena proposed to her at the Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida, after their victory over The Miz and Maryse in an intergender tag team match at WWE’s WrestleMania 33.
However, they went their separate ways in 2018, a year after their engagement. Reports have it that their 6-year-long relationship ended because of Cena’s lack of interest in having kids or starting a family with Nikki. A year later, Cena found love again with his current wife Shay.