As an internationally known, and beloved, professional wrestler, not to mention a celebrated comedic actor for several films —especially in recent years — John Cena is certainly a famous guy. Fans have been following the superstar for two decades now, and his star power has only grown in that time.
That's pretty impressive. But it is no surprise that John Cena is as famous as he is. Or, at least, it shouldn't be a surprise. The A-list actor is charming, charismatic, funny and dedicated to his craft. Whenever you can see him, of course, and that's not likely to change anytime soon.
But while John Cena's career accomplishments are well-known, his personal life isn't talked about quite as well. There are some details about his life that you may-or-may not know about at all or in-depth, like the relationship between John Cena and Nikki Bella. If you want to call yourself a fan of John Cena, it would definitely be beneficial to have these details under your hat. With that, here's what you should know about the man's personal life.
What Is John Cena's Net Worth?
It's not known for certain, but John Cena's net worth is believed to be around $55 million. That would make him one of the richest wrestlers in the world, behind Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and only a few others, if anyone else. In addition to his commitments to the WWE, Cena has continued to boost himself as an actor and voice actor, along with other side projects, which have given him more work and exposure, and boosted his celebrity profile. With that in mind, it shouldn't come to any surprise that he has a cool $50-plus million to his name. Honestly, though, it might be even more.
Is John Cena Married?
At this time, John Cena is not married. But he has been married in the past. During the promotional rounds for his 2009 action film, 12 Rounds, John Cena announced publicly that he was engaged to his girlfriend, Elizabeth Huberdeau. They were married on July 11th, 2009. Elizabeth Huberdeau and John Cena's marriage lasted a couple years, but it wasn't meant to last. In May of 2012, John Cena filed for divorce. Said divorce was then finalized that July. It was shortly after that marriage that he started dating his long-time partner, fellow wrestler Nikki Bella. We'll talk about that more later on.
Was John Cena In the Marines?
No, but John Cena claims that he considered it early in life. As he told Task & Purpose during the promotional rounds for his 2017 film, The Wall, where he played an Army Ranger sniper, there was once a point in time where he was prepared to join the Marines. But then, he found himself in the world of wrestling. And the rest, as it's often said, is history. Here's how John Cena explained it:
While John Cena hasn't been an active member of the army or military in the past, he has played a Marine in the movies, specifically, 2006's action-thriller, The Marine, in which he starred in his first feature role. That might be the reason why some people think he was a member of the Marines. In any case, there is an alternate timeline out there where John Cena joined the Marines, but we're not living in that timeline.
How Old Is John Cena?
John Cena is currently 42 years old. The actor/wrestler isn't necessarily a spring chicken, but considering how he came into fame in his late teens or early 20s, it shouldn't be much of a surprise that he has become so famous in such a short span of time. And there's also the fact that he continues to keep himself in such good shape. On Twitter, Cena talked about his muscle-bound figure, letting his followers know they're "the sum of their actions."
Does John Cena Have Siblings?
Yes. In fact, John Cena has quite a few siblings. Four brothers, to be specific. He has one older brother, Stephen Cena, and three younger brothers, Dan, Matt and Sean Cena. He's part of a big family, it's clear to see, and it seems to be a pretty athletic household for the Cenas as well.
Where Does John Cena Live And/Or Reside?
John Cena primarily lives in Tampa, Florida. Although the actor has moved around a couple times, particularly for his recent slew of acting roles. For instance, in 2018, Cena temporarily moved to China and settled in Yinchuan. It was there where John Cena created a YouTube original series for the WWE's channel entitled John Cena in China. That's not a particularly original name, obviously, but it does the job. He reportedly lived there for roughly five months while filming an upcoming movie with Jackie Chan called Project X-Traction. It finished filming in November 2018 and it is expected to come out later this year.
Are John Cena And Nikki Bella Still Together?
That's the million dollar question, isn't it? There has been a lot of turmoil between John Cena and Nikki Bella since they ended their engagement in April 2018, very shortly before they were set to get married on May 5th, 2018. They got engaged in the ring at Wrestlemania 33 the year prior, and it was going to be a very romantic weekend before things took an unfortunate dour note and the couple separated, seemingly for good.
Throughout the reality television series Total Bellas, the fallout of their relationship is chronicled. While John Cena has been open about his desire to get back with Nikki Bella, it sounds like they are still separated at this time. Will that change? Who can say? For now, however, the most likely answer is John Cena and Nikki Bella are done.
Who Is John Cena Dating?
Earlier this year, it was reported by John Cena was dating a new woman. Once his relationship with Nikki Bella was basically confirmed to be done, it was revealed that Cena was reportedly seeing Shay Shariatzadeh, a 29-year-old engineer. Their relationship is still in the early stages, and we don't know a whole lot about their coupling. But if it starts to get serious, John Cena fans should expect to see the new lover at Wrestlemania this summer.
How Tall is John Cena?
John Cena is a big guy, but he's not quite as tall as you might think. He stands at around 6'0'', which is certainly not short. But it's not quite as tall as, say, Dwayne Johnson, who stands at 6'5'', or The Undertaker, who stands at 6'10''. Nevertheless, despite not being quite as tall as some of his fellow wrestlers, John Cena has certainly held his own inside the ring throughout these past few decades, and it doesn't sound like that's subject to change.
Who Are John Cena's Parents?
John Cena is the son of John Cena Sr. and Carol Cena. He was born on April 23, 1977 in West Newbury, MA. It was a bit fortuitous that John Cena would wind up in wrestling since his father was a wrestling announcer back in the day, under the name "Mr. Fabulous." Maybe that's where he gets his star power? We can't say for certain. But maybe some things are destined to be.
These are only a handful of details worth gleaning from John Cena's personal life. The man has worked his way up the ladder and he has found a lot of success, not only in the world of wrestling but in film, television and many other arenas of entertainment. And it sounds like he's just warming up. In addition to all the other projects he's working on at the moment, he is also becoming the host of Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader? revival, which will be on Nickelodeon starting on June 10.
There are many things for John Cena to be thankful for, and it sounds like his career is going to continue to balloon, just like his biceps. In the meantime, however, we hope this information gave you a better understanding of the man, the myth, the legend known as John Cena. Be sure to check back with us right here at CinemaBlend for more news, updates and developments in film, television, pop culture and a whole lot more.
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