Who Is John Cena’s Wife Shay Shariatzadeh and When Did They Get Married?

Shay Shariatzadeh is a 35-year-old wife of John Cena, an American actor, wrestler and former rapper. Shay and John Cena got married on October 12, 2020, and have been together since then.

Although it was her marriage to John Cena that brought her into the limelight, Shay was already doing very well for herself before they met. But while her husband is comfortable putting himself out there, she prefers to keep a low profile so much so that she does not have a public Instagram presence.

That notwithstanding, we have dug up an impressive amount of information about this beautiful lady that’ll definitely interest you.

Shay Shariatzadeh’s Profile Summary

  • Full name: Shay Shariatzadeh
  • Gender: Female
  • Year of birth: 1989
  • Shay Shariatzadeh’s Age: 35 years old
  • Place of birth: Iran
  • Ethnicity: Iranian-Canadian
  • Hometown: Vancouver Canada
  • Nationality: Canadian
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Education: The University of British Columbia
  • Marital Status: Married since October 2020
  • Shay Shariatzadeh’s Husband: John Cena
  • Shay Shariatzadeh’sSiblings: An elder brother
  • Shay Shariatzadeh’s Height in Inches: 5 feet 9 inches
  • Shay Shariatzadeh’s Height in Centimetres: 175 cm
  • Shay Shariatzadeh’s Weight: 62kgs
  • Body measurements in inches: 35-28-36 inches
  • Occupation: Electrical and Electronics engineer
  • Shay Shariatzadeh’s Net worth: $750,000
  • Famous for: Being John Cena’s wife
  • Shay Shariatzadeh’s Instagram: @Shaayshariatzadeh

How Old is Shay Shariatzadeh?

Shariatzadeh is 35 years old in 2024. She was born in 1989 in Iran into a family of an Iranian father and a Canadian mother but she grew up in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Unfortunately, her exact day and month of birth are not recorded. Shariatzadeh is 12 years younger than her husband, John Cena who is currently 47 years old.

Shay Shariatzadeh’s Education

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, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering in 2013.

A Sneak Peek into Shay’s Family

Shay’s 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 witnessed his project (an autonomous car) for his engineering class. Hence, she decided she wanted to study engineering as well.

Personal Life Events Timeline

Year/Date Event
Date Unknown Shay Shariatzadeh was born in Iran.
Date Unknown Moved to Canada and pursued a career in engineering.
Early 2019 Was first rumored to be dating WWE superstar John Cena after being spotted together in Vancouver.
October 12, 2020 Married John Cena in a private ceremony in Tampa, Florida.

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.

What Does Shay Shariatzadeh Do for a Living? 

She makes a living from her career as an engineer. Currently, she works in Canada as a product manager at Sonatype – an enterprise software company where she has been employed since December 2019. Aside from her career as an engineer, Shay supports her husband in the pursuit of his career as a wrestler.

How and When Did Shariatzadeh and John Cena Meet?

Shay and John Cena met for the first time at a restaurant in Vancouver, Canada in 2019. John Cena was filming his movie ‘Playing With Fire’ where Shay Shariatzadeh worked and he noticed Shay for the first time when she was out for dinner with friends at a nearby restaurant. 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 of 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 ceased to update their fans about their love life.

  • In January 2020, Cena sparked an engagement rumour 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 his 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 have an amazing relationship down the line. They do not have kids yet, but Cena recently revealed his desire to have kids with Shariatzadeh.

Does Shariatzadeh have Children?

Shariatzadeh does not have any children of her own. Her marriage of 3 years with John Cena has yet to produce a child. Meanwhile, in May 2022, John Cena opened up about why he never saw himself as a dad and has no interest in having children.  he said though he loves connecting with kids, it doesn’t mean he and his wife Shay Shariatzadeh are ready for children of their own. However, after tying the knot for a second time, the couple began to contemplate the next step in their marriage, which involves kids. Hopefully, they will in the coming years.

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, in 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.

What is Shay Shariatzadeh’s Net Worth

Shay Shariatzadeh’s net Worth is estimated to be $750,000. She grew her net worth from her successful career as an Engineer, particularly as a software product manager


Who is Shay Shariatzadeh?

Shay Shariatzadeh is the wife of professional American wrestler, John Cena.

What is Shay Shariatzadeh’s Nationality and Ethnicity

Shay Shariatzadeh’s nationality is Canadian and her ethnicity is Iranian-Canadian

What Religion Does Shay Shariatzadeh Follow?

Shay Shariatzadeh’s religion is Islam. She is Iranian and has a Muslim family background.

How tall is Shay Shariatzadeh?

Shay Shariatzadeh stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, or 175 cm or 1.75 m as of 2024.

 When did Shay Shariatzadehand John Cena get Married?

Shay Shariatzadeh and John Cena got married on October 12, 2020, in a closed private wedding ceremony in Tampa, Florida.


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