Unmasking John Cena’s Mystery Bride – Who is Shay Shariatzadeh?


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Beyond the Ring: Who is Shay Shariatzadeh?

John Cena finally married Shay Shariatzadeh but who is she?

WWE legend John Cena finally married his long-time girlfriend Shay Shariatzadeh in a private ceremony.

The WWE star hasn’t been seen on TV too many times and last fought The Fiend. He had been dating Shariatzadeh since 2019 and reports suggest a small ceremony took place for the couple in Tampa, Florida.

Previous relationships and marriage

Cena had been engaged to fellow WWE star Nikki Bella from 2017 after WrestleMania 33. However, that relationship ended in April 2018 despite their marriage being set for May in the same year.

Cena was also engaged to Elizabeth Huberdeau in 2009 and married her in July of the same year. But that relationship also ended after three years in 2012.

Who is Shay Shariatzadeh?

Shariatzadeh worked in a Vancouver company as a Product Manager and spoke about her mother being surgeon.

She also claimed that her mother’s hard work ensured they were able to move to Canada but she had to give up her career at the peak (h/t Avigilon)

In the same interview, she spoke about her brother also studying engineering in school and after one project, she was also hooked to get the degree. Reports also claimed that the pair had long dinner dates before they finally got engaged earlier in the year.

Cena, for his part, has become a huge movie star while being away from WWE. The multiple-time WWE champion has also learned Mandarin during WWE’s China expansion and also knows how to play the piano.

Cena also has multiple sponsorship deals with top companies, is a best-selling author and his stature is only growing further.

While he doesn’t wrestle as much as he used to, Cena remains one of the greatest WWE stars to have ever graced the company.

This is a new chapter in his incredible story, and we wish the newly married couple all the best.

John Cena and Shay Shariatzadeh‘s Love Story

John Cena quickly moved on from Nikki Bella, as by March 2019 he had already started dating Shay Shariatzadeh and made their red carpet debut at Cena’s film Playing With Fire premiere that October – where people speculated they may soon get engaged!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they decided to get married in Tampa in October 2020 without throwing an extravagant celebration; they instead tied the knot in an attorney’s office instead.

Shariatzadeh hails from Iran and studied electrical engineering at the University of British Columbia before starting work as product manager for Sonatype – an enterprise software company – as a product manager. She’s also been researching thermal cameras and video intercom systems.

Wedding Ceremony

On October 12th 2020 at an attorney’s office they got married in an intimate ceremony due to pandemic fears preventing a grand celebration from taking place.

Shay Shariatzadeh’s Personal Life

Shay Shariatzadeh hails from Canada and earned her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering at the University of British Columbia. Initially employed as product manager at Sonatype, but ultimately decided to leave in order to spend more time with John.

She prefers keeping a low profile online. On LinkedIn, she only lists professional details. Working from home for Sonatype Software Product Management as well as sales and research positions has kept her away from public view.

Dating Stories

Cena and Shay had been in a relationship for about one year prior to getting engaged and married on March 21, 2019. They met while Cena was filming Playing With Fire in Vancouver in 2019. Since 2019, they had been living together and recently announced that they weren’t quite ready for children yet but will make that decision when the time is right.

Cena first met Shariatzadeh at a Vancouver restaurant and was instantly won over by her beauty and charisma. Since then he has made it known he is fully committed to her, going so far as saying on The Drew Barrymore Show that he’s “great with kids.

After their engagement was made public, news outlets and tabloids reported on speculations of impending marriage. Finally, in October of 2020 they finalized their wedding in private without hosting an extravagant reception; yet fans can still spot them sharing PDA as they walk around together in public places.


One thing is for certain – Shay Shariatzadeh and John Cena are an adorable couple! After dating for one year, they reportedly tied the knot in October 2020 only months after John Cena split from Nikki Bella – she later married Dancing with the Stars professional dancer Artem Chigvintsev and welcomed Matteo into their lives together.

Shariatzadeh may not share much about her personal life on social media, but she can often be found alongside Cena at red carpet events – she even attended Fast X’s Rome premiere with him and looked stunning wearing a stunning crimson cape dress and metallic heels!


As far as their future relationship, sources report that Cena and Bella both seem open to having children together despite previous disagreements over this matter prior to their breakup. He recently tweeted, “When you allow love in and give it everything it needs, there is no greater more rewarding relationship…so who knows?”