Who Is Shay Shariatzadeh, John Cena’s Possible New Girlfriend?

WWE star John Cena may have a new girlfriend following his six-year relationship with fellow WWE star, Nikki Bella, of the reality shows Total Divas and Total Bellas. Cena spent a recent evening having dinner with Shay Shariatzadeh in Vancouver. The two were spotted holding hands walking through the city. Get to know Cena’s possible new girlfriend ahead.

She lives in Canada

Shariatzadeh has spent a number of years living in Vancouver. She attended college at the University of British Columbia where she got her Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, according to E! News. In college, she worked at the women’s clothing stores, La Vie En Rose and Guess for extra cash.

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She’s been working at Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions Company, in Vancouver, since 2015. She’s currently a project manager which means she oversees product launches and works with third parties outside of the company on projects.

“I interviewed multiple Product Managers to figure out how they got into their role, and I followed their path,” Shariatzadeh said in a company profile, according to Hollywood Life. “Today, I take pride working in the video surveillance industry because our products help keep people and their assets safe, and that’s my little contribution to our world.”

She’s an engineer

“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 her current employer. “I decided to study Engineering.”

Her mom is her ‘hero’

Shariatzadeh’s mother is her hero, she said in a company profile. Her mother is a surgeon, according to People.

“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 told 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.”

“While she was at the peak of her career, she gave it all up to move her family to Canada to give us a better future. She is the reason I fight to be the best version of myself, to be kind and to never give up.”

Multiple dates with Cena

Cena and Shariatzadeh have been on a number of dates. They’ve been spotted by Canadian blogger Nina Safai on four separate occasions.

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“John and his new girlfriend have been out in the public multiple times,” Safai told Life & Style.

“I’ve seen them together four times now. It started on March 3, and I’ve been running into them once or twice a week since then. I first saw them at Thierry dessert shop — it seemed like their first or second date.”

Bella on Cena dating: ‘It’s going to kill me’

Bella, who was previously engaged to Cena, said how she’d feel seeing him with someone new on the season finale of Total Bellas.

“No matter what, the next time I see him with someone it’s going to kill me,” Bella told her twin sister, Brie Bella.

“I still have a long way to go. But honestly, I’m ready for a new me. I need it. You know what I feel like I need to do? I need to start living as if I don’t care whether it’s my ex or anyone else watching me and afraid to hurt their feelings.”