Is John Cena Married? All On Wife Shay Shariatzadeh

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Is John Cena Married? All On Wife Shay Shariatzadeh
The Wrestler And His Iranian Spouse. Photo : Twitter

John Cena, actor and former professional wrestler, is married.

Cena and Shay Shariatzadeh tied the knot on October 12, 2020, according to a marriage document that PEOPLE was able to obtain. A Tampa, Florida, lawyer’s office hosted the event. In July 2022, the couple threw a second wedding reception in Vancouver, Canada.

Since March 2019, Cena and Shariatzadeh have been romantically associated. It was in Canada when they initially got together, while Cena was filming “Playing with Fire.” When Shariatzadeh went out to dinner in Vancouver with friends, Cena caught sight of her for the first time. On “The Howard Stern Show,” in February 2024, Cena described their encounter. The pair initially spoke when a buddy of Shariatzadeh came up to Cena’s party and asked for a picture. After requesting Shariatzadeh’s phone number, Cena texted her to start a conversation.

Iran is the birthplace of Shay Shariatzadeh, who presently resides in Vancouver, Canada. Between 2008 until 2013, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia, where she majored in electrical and electronics engineering. Since December 2019, Shariatzadeh has been employed as a product manager at Sonatype, an enterprise software provider. Her prior expertise includes working with infrared cameras and video intercom systems at Motorola Solutions.

When Shariatzadeh was younger, she developed an interest in engineering. Her interest in driverless automobiles was piqued by a project her brother brought home from engineering school. She talked about her love of physics and math in an interview conducted in March 2019 with Avigilon, a division of Motorola Solutions. Shariatzadeh has also had sales associate positions at Guess and La Vie En Rose.

Shariatzadeh has also been greatly influenced by her mother, a surgeon. In an Avigilon story for International Women’s Day, Shariatzadeh said her mother is the strongest and most devoted woman she has ever met. In order to provide the family greater possibilities, her mother relocated them to Canada; this sacrifice had a significant influence on Shariatzadeh’s morals and work ethic.

Shariatzadeh conforms to the couple’s desire for seclusion by keeping a low profile and not being active on social media. Cena, who is seen as amorous, favored a private wedding that is not in the spotlight, a source told PEOPLE. In April 2024, Cena said that he had taken steps to protect Shariatzadeh’s privacy and safety in an interview with the “Armchair Expert” podcast. He stressed how important it was for her to be safe and how he would do all in his power to keep her safe.

After his breakup with ex-fiance Nikki Bella in April 2018, Cena has only been publicly associated to Shariatzadeh. Bella and Cena called off their engagement only a few weeks before of their scheduled wedding after six years of dating. Prior to being spotted in Vancouver with Shariatzadeh, Cena had no other relationships that were known to the public. Since then, Bella has moved on and started dating “Dancing with the Stars” pro Artem Chigvintsev