July 23, 2024

Shay Shariatzadeh (born September 21, 1989) is a Canadian product management and software engineering professional. She is also known as a well-known personality and celebrity spouse. Shay gained significant public attention after she married the renowned American professional wrestler, actor, and rapper John Cena.

Early Life

Shay Shariatzadeh was born in the city of Hazaveh in the province of Hamadan, Iran, and is presently [calculate_years datestring=”09/21/1989″] years of age. Her parents were originally from Tehran, but they moved to Hazaveh for work purposes. When Shay was only a few years old, her mother decided to leave Iran and move to Canada with her children. The family settled in Vancouver, British Columbia, and they’ve been there ever since.

Growing up, Shay was always a high achiever. She was a straight-A student in school and excelled in math and science. She was always encourage by her parents to pursue her interests and they supported her every step of the way. Shay‘s father was a successful businessman who owned several companies, and her mother was a highly respected surgeon specializing in women’s health. Despite their busy careers, Her parents always make out time for their children and instilled in them the values of hard work, dedication, and perseverance.

When She was 18, she landed her first job as a sales associate at La Vie En Rose, a popular lingerie retailer. It was a part-time job, but Shay worked hard and quickly rose. She was a natural salesperson, and her ability to connect with customers was unparalleled. After a few years at La Vie En Rose, Shay decided to pursue a career in engineering, and she enrolled at the University of British Columbia and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

After completing her undergraduate degree, Shay continued her studies at UBC and pursued a Master of Business Administration. During this time, she landed her job at Alpha Technology Ltd, where she worked as a software test engineer since 2011. Shay is known for her exceptional attention to detail and ability to solve complex problems. She’s respected by her colleagues and is considered a valuable member of the Alpha Technologies team.


Shay Shariatzadeh‘s career began at 18 when she started working as a sales representative at the lingerie brand “La Vie En Rose.” She worked there for some time before joining Guess in 2009 as a sales associate for two years. However, she later decided to switch her career path to software development and testing.

After completing her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2013, Shay began working at the University as a mentor to new students. Her role included assisting them in building a strong community and understanding the industry better.

Shay has also worked in various other firms like Motorola and Alpha Technologies, where she held software development and testing positions. In 2019, Shay joined Sonatype as a product manager, a firm that deals with software development and computer technology. Her experience in software testing and engineering enabled her to excel in this position and contribute to the company’s success.

Personal Life

Shay Shariatzadeh and John Cena first met in a restaurant called Earls Kitchen + Bar in Vancouver, Canada, in 2019. John was filming for his movie “Playing with Fire” at the time in the city. According to sources, they hit it off immediately, and John asked her out on a date.

Their relationship became public in March 2019 after John split from his longtime girlfriend, Nikky Bella. In April 2019, John shared a photo on Instagram with Shay, confirming their relationship.

The couple made their red carpet debut at the premiere of Robert Downey Jr.’s movie “Dolittle” in January 2020. In October 2020, John and Shay married for the first time in a private ceremony in Tampa, Florida. The wedding was an intimate affair, attended only by close family and friends.

In July 2022, John and Shay tied the knot for the second time in a more elaborate and grand ceremony at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Vancouver. The wedding was attended by their families, friends, and some celebrity guests, including John‘s WWE colleagues and director James Gunn.

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Net Worth

Shay Shariatzadeh has an estimated net worth of $3 million(USD) – $5 million(USD)

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