It feels like John Cena and Nikki Bella’s cancelled wedding and broken engagement happened this year, right? Time has no meaning anymore. But their whole drama was in the middle of 2018 – they cancelled their wedding just days before they were supposed to exchange vows, and the on-and-off drama continued for months afterwards. Nikki accused John of not really wanting to marry her, and to be fair, John never really lied about it? He always said that he wasn’t really interested in marriage or children (he had a starter marriage from 2009-12), but maybe he was specifically uninterested in marrying Nikki. Anyway, they finally ended things for good, and Nikki has moved on and had a baby with her new man. John moved on too – he began dating a non-celebrity, a Canadian beauty named Shay Shariatzadeh, last year. They made their red carpet debut together almost one year ago exactly. And now… they’re married.
John Cena is a MARRIED MAN — tying the knot with his girlfriend Shay Shariatzadeh in Tampa, Florida … official records show. The couple began dating back in early 2019, following Cena’s high profile split with ex-fiancee Nikki Bella in 2018. Cena and Shariatzadeh got very serious very quickly — and were spotted making out all over town for the past year!
Apparently, the two got engaged on the down-low — and filed for a marriage certificate in Florida in early October. And, according to official documents obtained by TMZ Sports, they swapped “I Dos” on Oct. 12 in a ceremony in Tampa. News of the marriage was first reported by PWInsider.
BTW … Shay was born in Iran but is a Canadian citizen. She works as a product manager for a tech company in Vancouver. Cena is a pretty famous wrestler, actor, rapper and male g-string enthusiast (seriously!). We reached out to Cena’s camp for comment — but you know, he’s probably off doing newlywed things.
I always hate it when there’s a story like this and people bring up the celebrity’s ex, but damn, I do feel sorry for Nikki Bella today. She tried to get Cena down the aisle for years and then Shay waltzes in and suddenly Cena is all gung-ho about a marital commitment? Hm. I feel like Nikki did all of the hard work and Shay got the reward. But anyway… I like it when celebrity dudes date and marry normal, non-celebrity women. And man, does John Cena have a physical type or what? Congrats to the newlyweds!
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