Feels like we’ve Cen-a wedding with these two before?
On Friday, John Cena wed his — um, wife? — of 21 months, engineer Shay Shariatzadeh, in an intimate ceremony in Vancouver, according to People.
Well, that is to say, the pair tied the knot late last week as a matter of pomp and circumstance, but they actually legally became husband-and-wife back in October 2020, when the couple obtained a marriage certificate out of Tampa, Fla. from attorney Dilip Patel.
John Cena wed engineer Shay Shariatzadeh in a ceremony in Vancouver nearly two years after the two became legally bound by an attorney in Tampa, Fla. AFP via Getty Images
The formal nuptials unfolded in the city Shariatzadeh, 33, called home through her young adulthood, having attended college in Vancouver at University of British Columbia, where she majored in electrical engineering. She became a Canadian citizen sometime after her family moved to the country from her native Iran.
Cena and brainy-beauty Shariatzadeh made their red-carpet debut in October 2019 at the premiere of his film “Playing with Fire.”WireImage
The wrestler-turned-actor discussed the possibility of the pair having children together during a visit to “The Drew Barrymore Show” in January, admitting that while he’s “great” with kids, he’s still hesitant.
“I think just because you might be good at something, for me, it is not a strong enough reason to do that. You have to have passion for it. You have to have fuel for it. It’s like saying to someone, ‘Man, you know, you’re pretty good with your hands, you’d be a great carpenter,’ but if I want to be an actor, I’ll be an actor,” Cena reasoned.
The couple’s formal nuptials took place in Vancouver, where Canadian citizen Shariatzadeh calls home.FilmMagic
Cena, 45, reportedly met the brainy beauty on the Vancouver-based set of his firefighter-themed comedy “Playing With Fire,” which filmed in early 2019.
The lovebirds went on to make their public debut as a couple at the premiere of the film the following October.
The romance took off roughly a year after the “Peacemaker” star split with now-ex-fiancée Nikki Bella, whom he dated for six years before the two ended things in summer 2018.