Now that’s a good looking couple! John Cena and Shay Shariatzadeh’s relationship timeline proves their romance was meant to be. As soon as the WWE star first laid eyes on his wife, he couldn’t look away — and they’ve shared even cuter moments since.
In the first year after they met, John and Shay stepped out for their public debut and made it clear their relationship was going the distance. The Canadian native brings out the actor’s “softer side,” a source previously told Life & Style, noting that John loves to “spoil” Shay with “romantic gifts,” including flowers, jewelry and sports cars.
That said, Shay “isn’t after his money,” the insider assured. “She’s not that kind of girl and loves him for who he is.” And the feeling is clearly mutual! “In John’s eyes, Shay is the whole package. … She’s beautiful, intelligent, kind, independent and family-orientated and there’s rarely any drama between them.”
In his previous relationship with Nikki Bella, the Blockers actor got used to sharing every detail of his life with fans as they chronicled their relationship for reality TV. The two went through ups and downs, all featured on Total Bellas, the Bella twins’ series. But now that he’s able to take a small step out of the spotlight, he’s enjoying the privacy his relationship is afforded. “[It] is much easier,” the source explained.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the couple even decided to take the next step and quarantine together. While staying safe at home, they focused their energy on exercising as a pair. John “works out every day to keep in shape,” and he’s even put together a “couples’ workout itinerary” so they can share sweat sessions. “He and Shay have a blast exercising together — either outdoors or in his amazing home gym,” the insider said.
In February 2022, the pair sparked engagement rumors after Shay stepped out wearing a ring on that finger. Moreover, on Valentine’s Day that year, John shared a cryptic post via Instagram. In one meme, he shared an image of a purple candy heart that read, “Say Yes,” with the image caption, “Stone Cold Sweethearts.” A second post seemed to depict a bride and groom dancing, suggesting that a wedding was in the works for her and Shay.
Come October 12, 2020, the couple tied the knot. They got married in a secret wedding ceremony in Tampa, Life & Style confirmed at the time.
Scroll through the gallery below to see John Cena and Shay Shariatzadeh’s relationship timeline.