TMZ officially confirmed the wedding news on Wednesday after obtaining official records. They claim the couple tried the knot in Tampa, Florida, on the quiet on October 12. John Cena 43, and Shay 31, began dating in early 2019 following the former wrestler’s split from Nikki Bella.
The pair reportedly had a low profile engagement and filed for a marriage certificate in Florida earlier this month.
The pair’s whirlwind romance first began last year, when they were spotted holding hands in Vancouver Canada, where Shay Shariatzadeh, 30 worked as a project manager for tech company Avigilon. A month later, in April 2019, Cena 43, and Shariatzadeh shared a kiss at the San Diego Airport.
According to official documents obtained by TMZ Sports, the newlyweds tied the knot on October 12 during a ceremony in Tampa. John and Shay met on the set of Playing with Fire in British Columbia. They made their relationship red carpet official as they held hands in front of cameras at the Playing with Fire premiere in October 2009. This is the actor’s second marriage, as he was previously married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009 to 2012.
John Cena dated Nikki Bella for about 6 years before they eventually called it off their engagement in May 2018 due to their opinions on waiting for kids. While John doesn’t want to have children the 36-year old Total Bellas star was determined to have kids of her own. The pair briefly reconciled for 2 months before officially calling its quits in October 2018. Nikki spoke about her decision to end her relationship with John while appearing on Maria Menounos’s YouTube show Better Together in May.
Earlier this year, John Cena and Shariatzadeh shared some PDA at their second red carpet appearance together at the premiere of Dolittle. The duo was photographed sharing a kiss on the lips during the outing, and Cena referred to Shariatzadeh as a family while talking with reporters on the carpet.