Shay Shariatzadeh

Shay Shariatzadeh was born on September 21, 1990, in Iran. She moved to Canada when she was young and is now an Iranian-born Canadian citizen. She attended college in Vancouver and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She met former wrestler John Cena in 2019 while he was working on a film, and the couple got married in 2020.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Shay Shariatzadeh

Birth date:

September 21, 1990



Zodiac Sign:



5' 6"

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Net Worth:

$3 million

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Shay Shariatzadeh comes from a highly educated family. Her mother is a surgeon, and her brother is an engineer. She attended the University of British Columbia in Vancouver from 2008 to 2013, receiving a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Shariatzadeh was a product manager at Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions Company in Vancouver. Later, in 2020, she moved on to work for Sonatype, an enterprise software company.

Shariatzadeh met former wrestler John Cena in 2019 while he was working on a film titled “Playing With Fire.” They were spotted holding hands in 2019, indicating that they started dating almost immediately after meeting each other. She even attended the film’s premiere with Cena, where they made their red carpet debut. They later got married in 2020. Their ceremony was private, and Cena’s fans were shocked he had married again. Shariatzadeh and Cena held a private ceremony in Tampa, Florida, on October 12, 2020. They have been in a happy marriage ever since and have even appeared on several shows, including “The Ellen Show.”

Despite Cena’s fame as a former WWE wrestler turned actor, the couple has kept their relationship out of the spotlight. They appear together during red-carpet events and the occasional interview. Shariatzadeh is private, not having grown up or been in the limelight for most of her life. In 2019, she did an interview with Avigilon for International Women’s Day. In the interview, Shariatzadeh talked about her incredible admiration for her mother.

Career timeline

She Starts University

Shariatzadeh attends the University of British Columbia and starts her engineering degree.

She Graduates

Shariatzadeh graduates from university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

She Meets Cena

Shariatzadeh meets Cena while he works on a film in Vancouver.

She Gets Married to John Cena

Shariatzadeh marries Cena during a private ceremony in Tampa, Florida.

Why We Love Shay Shariatzadeh

  1. Her passion

    Shariatzadeh is a very passionate engineer who loves every bit of her job. She has stated that her brother’s studies in engineering inspired her to pursue the career and that she has always enjoyed doing math and physics.

  2. Her role model

    Shariatzadeh’s role model is her mother. She regards her as an extremely hard-working woman and looks up to her. Her mother is a surgeon and she worked hard to move her family to Canada so that Shariatzadeh and her siblings could have a better life.

  3. Her privacy

    Sometimes knowing everything there is to know about a celebrity’s spouse can be a bit much. The fact that Shariatzadeh doesn’t share a lot of her life with Cena online keeps fans interested and she also protects her family this way.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. Her Instagram

    Shariatzadeh didn’t even have an Instagram account until she started dating Cena.

  2. She stays prepared

    She prepared for her role as a product manager by interviewing other product managers to find out how they got their jobs.

  3. Her industry

    Shariatzadeh works in the video surveillance industry.

  4. Her age

    Shariatzadeh is 14 years younger than her husband, Cena.

  5. She is a red carpet pro

    By her second red carpet appearance with Cena, Shariatzadeh showed up in a very glamorous outfit.

Shay Shariatzadeh FAQs

Is Shay Shariatzadeh still married?

Yes, she and Cena are still happily married.

Will Shay Shariatzadeh have kids with Cena?

The couple is considering having kids in the future.

How many wives did John Cena have?

Including Shariatzadeh, he has had two wives.

Shay Shariatzadeh’s birthday dates

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