John Cena has a new girlfriend, doesn’t think being a loving partner is ‘gender specific’

Guests pose at the Playing With Fire US Premiere

Did you know that John Cena has a pretty new Canadian girlfriend? It’s true. They made their coupled-up debut at the LA premiere of Cena’s new film, Playing With Fire. Her name is Shay Shariatzadeh and she’s not in the entertainment business. She’s a college-educated engineer who works for Avigilon in Vancouver. They met in Canada, where I guess Cena was filming a movie. She’s very beautiful, but man, does John Cena have a type or what? He loves women with long dark hair, dark eyes and olive skin. I think (??) Shay is Cena’s first serious girlfriend post-split from Nikki Bella. And to hear John tell it, he’s lucky to have met Shay because he has no “game” with women:

John Cena insisted he’s not as suave as people think — or at least he’s not trying to be. “No,” Cena said, flat out, when asked if he has game. “If I have a connection with someone, I believe we’re defined by our actions, and how you treat them is a reflection on how you will treat them in the future.”

Cena, who made his red carpet debut with Shay Shariatzadeh at the Playing With Fire premiere just hours later, said he doesn’t think his relationship philosophy is gender-specific.

“I think when anyone has a connection with someone, and someone says like, ‘Hey, there’s something here, and by the way, I appreciate who you are, I appreciate who you want to be, I appreciate how you live your life,’ I don’t think that’s gender-specific,” he explained. “I think that’s something we all want to hear.”

[From ET]

I’ve seen some weird headlines about Cena’s quotes, but really… isn’t he just saying that men and women want the same thing, which is to be seen and appreciated? I mean… that’s not gender-specific. But the headlines are like “Cena’s love is not gender specific” and that’s not what he said. Anyway… he sounds like a nice guy. It will tear up Nikki if John ends up marrying Shay and starting a family with her though. Sigh…

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  1. Aims says:

    Being appreciated is a universal thing. Yes he does have a type.

  2. Erinn says:

    She’s VERY pretty, and they look pretty into each other, which is good for them, I guess haha.

    It must be hard for him to buy clothes, though. He probably has to tailor the crap out of everything.

  3. Oh No says:

    I don’t even care for the Bella twins, but I would definitely feel Nikki’s hurt if he does settle down with this one.

    It’s like spending all of your pocket money on an arcade game, giving up on winning and then someone comes up behind you, inserts 1 coin and beats the last level…that you got them to (happened when I was 11 and I’ll never let it go)

    That ish stings

  4. AmunetMaat says:

    I won’t feel bad for Bella because he was acquiescing and giving her everything she wanted, yet she still decided to break up because he needed to find herself and her voice again. Except as soon as they broke up she spent the summer with her ex-DWTS dance partner. She is now gushing on social media about their amazing sex and how he is the best lover she’s ever had and how much she wants babies and a fam. Bella is doing just fine.

  5. Marisse says:

    John Cena tbh looked sexier when he was bald but that’s just imo. With hair he looks…odd? Still handsome tho, obviously 😂

    • Rachel says:

      Agreed! It feels so door-to-door salesman to me. Or like that uncle who starts dyeing his hair and it just.. looks kind of unfortunate

  6. Kittycat says:

    She looks a lot like Taylor Swift with her eyes, mouth and nose shape. I like seeing celebrities with non-celebrities!