The pair first got married 21 months ago in an intimate ceremony at the downtown office of attorney Dilip Patel in Tampa, Florida. According to documents obtained by People, The attorney served as the officiant of the wedding.
Now the newlyweds are doing it all over again– this time, in a big and lavish way– at the Canadian city’s Rosewood Hotel Georgia.
Read on for more details about the couple and their gorgeous second wedding.
The Couple Tied The Knot For The Second Time On Friday
According to pictures obtained by TMZ, Cena looked dapper in a regal navy blue suit and camel leather Oxford shoes as he led Shariatzadeh to the Vancouver Club.
Shariatzadeh also dazzled in a sleeveless white dress with an open back and floral appliqué details, adding a pair of stunning Jimmy Choo shoes into the mix. Shariatzadeh completed her look by keeping her hair up in an updo for the soirée.
The wedding location is especially poignant for the pair as Cena met Shariatzadeh at the location of his 2019 comedy movie, “Playing With Fire,” which was shot in Vancouver.
“It’s a wonderful day for a movie premiere, and I got a beautiful date,” Cena shared with ET’s Nischelle Turner while on the movie’s red carpet. “What’s truly special about this one is that, no matter what projects I’m involved in in the future, this one will always have a special meaning because I got to film a special project and meet someone special,” Cena added.
He also proclaimed that it would be a beautiful night with his lady by his side.
It Was ‘Love At First Sight’
Following their first nuptials, an insider told People that “it was love at first sight” for Cena.
“He is a romantic,” shared the source, adding that Shariatzadeh, an engineer born in Iran and bred in Canada, is “smart, has her own life and career and thinks for herself.”
The source also shared that these attributes were what dazzled Cena and challenged him.
This is the WWE star’s second marriage, as he was formerly married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009- 2012. He then proceeded into a six-year relationship with fellow wrestler Nikki Bella before the pair broke off their engagement weeks before the wedding in 2018.
John Cena And Nikki Bella Broke Up
In an appearance on Maria Maria Menounos’s YouTube show “Better Together,” Bella opened up about her decision to end things with Cena. She shared that they ultimately split due to their differing opinions on expanding their family unit.
Although Cena later agreed to have a family with her, she wasn’t willing to force him into something he didn’t want to do and will later regret.
“Overall, we did have such an incredible relationship. It was just two people that wanted two different lives but were trying so hard to make it one. Even in the end, when he was willing to give me kids, I could tell it’s not what he wanted.”
She continued, per The Sun, “And that’s, like, you know, what pushed me in the end, I was like, ‘Am I going to force someone to be a father? What if he looks at you down the road and just regrets everything, and then you have this child, and you’ve built this life. And I remember thinking, ‘it’s not what I want.'”
Bella ultimately got engaged to the “Dancing With The Stars” pro, Artem Chigvintsev, in 2019 and gave birth to their child, Matteo Artemovich Chigvintsev, a year after.
John Cena And Shay Shariatzadeh Are In No Rush To Have Kids
Although they’ve been together since 2019 and have been married since 2020, the duo aren’t in any hurry to start a family.
During a 2022 appearance on “The Drew Barrymore” show, Cena explained he had become so busy that he wasn’t in the headspace to embrace fatherhood the way it needed to be embraced.
“It’s hard work to balance the time I need to run myself correctly,” he said. “It’s hard work to be the best partner and husband I can be to my loving wife. It’s hard to keep connections with those I love in my life. And it’s also hard to put in an honest day’s work.”
Although he’s not opposed to having kids at some point, he shared the time wasn’t just now.