E! News can confirm the Blockers star exchanged vows with the Canada native in Tampa, Fla. on Monday, Oct. 12.
At this time, there are few details on the secret ceremony, which was first reported by PWInsider.
Fans of the WWE star learned of his relationship with Shay in March 2019. The two were spotted on a date night in her hometown of Vancouver, Canada, but kept things low-key.
They later made their romance red carpet official at the Playing With Fire premiere in October 2019. John shared at the time, “What’s truly special about this one is that, no matter what projects I’m involved in the future, this one will always have a special meaning because I got to film a special project and meet someone special.”
He and Shay went on to share a date night at multiple movie premieres, including the Dolittle red carpet, where they shared a cute kiss for all to see.
Then, just a week after the Dolittle event, Shay was spotted wearing a diamond ring on that finger. At the time, an eyewitness told E! News, “She had a huge rock on her left hand! They were definitely holding hands, that’s when I noticed him walk by.”
Neither of the pair confirmed or denied their engagement, but now it seems like the rumors were true!
Prior to dating Shay, John was in a six-year relationship with WWE star Nikki Bella, but the pair broke off their engagement in May 2018. In a previous statement from their reps, they shared, “After much contemplation and six years of being together Nikki Bella and John Cena announced today their decision to separate as a couple… While this decision was a difficult one, we continue to have a great deal of love and respect for one another. We ask that you respect our privacy during this time in our lives. “
They briefly reconciled for two months, only to announce in Oct. 2018 that after “much time and soul-searching alone and together” they had come to the conclusion to officially go their separate ways.
Nikki has since moved on with Dancing With the Stars partner Artem Chigvintsev, who she welcomed her first child, Matteo, with this August.
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