E! News confirmed the WWE star wed girlfriend Shay Shariatzadeh during a private ceremony in Tampa, Fla on Oct 12.
Back in March 2019, John Cena got pop culture fans buzzing when he stepped out holding hands with a mystery woman in Vancouver. At the time, E! News exclusively reported that the woman in question was Shay.
Since then, John and Shay have said little publicly about their love story, instead stepping out on red carpets on occasion to prove their romance is the real deal. And in February 2020, the pair even sparked engagement rumors when Shay was spotted wearing a diamond ring on her finger.
While details about their nuptials continue to unfold, the next question fans are likely asking is who is Shay Shariatzadeh and what does she do? We've got you covered below.
She's Got Brains: Shay has a bachelor's degree from the University of British Columbia in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. "I have always enjoyed math and physics. My brother studied engineering in school, and I remember one day he came home with a project and it was an autonomous car—and that was it!" she told Avigilon. "I decided to study Engineering."
Family Over Everything: When it comes to Shay Shariatzadeh's relationship with her mom, it's unbreakable. "The strongest and most hard working woman I know is my mother. The biggest lesson she taught me was to be independent and fight for the things I want in life," Shay shared with Avigilon. "She is the reason I fight to be the best version of myself, to be kind and to never give up—because, despite all the hardship, she always smiled. She is my hero."
Boss Lady: Since May 2015, Shay Shariatzadeh has been working at Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions Company, in Vancouver. There she served as product manager, and her role included a wide variety of duties like overseeing product launches and working with external third parties.
Team Player: According to the world wide web, Shay has a green and white belt from Lean Six Sigma. She also has done mentor work with The University of British Columbia as well as wellness and panelist volunteer work.
Growing Up Shay: Long before becoming an engineer, Shay had a taste of the retail world. For close to two years, she was a sales associate at Guess where she provided customer service to shoppers looking for the next perfect outfit.
Who is Shay Shariatzadeh?
Shay Shariatzadeh, 31, is a Canadian engineer who studied at the University of British Columbia and earned an Electrical and Electronics Engineering degree.
She told Avigilon: "I have always enjoyed math and physics. My brother studied engineering in school, and I remember one day he came home with a project and it was an autonomous car—and that was it! I decided to study Engineering."
Shay Shariatzadeh is currently a Product Manager at Sonatype and previously worked for Motorola Solutions in the same role.
Prior to those jobs, in 2014/2015, Shay was an Applications Engineer for Alpha Technologies.