AceShowbiz - The identity of John Cena's new woman is no longer a mystery, days after the couple was spotted on a romantic walk in Vancouver, Canada. The 41-year-old hunk's girlfriend is Shay Shariatzadeh, according to E! News which first identified the brunette beauty.
Shay is currently a product manager at Avigilon, a Motorola Solutions tech company, in Vancouver, where she has been working since 2015. In her role, she oversees product launches and strategy, conducts market research, evaluates global market requirements, and works with external third parties to develop partnerships and licensing opportunities, her LinkedIn page says.
She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She first decided to pursue her career in engineering when she became interested in her brother's project. "I have always enjoyed math and physics," she told her company's website. "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! I decided to study Engineering."
Shay is also a Mentor for her alma mater, which duties include developing and maintaining "connections to UBC and contribute to efforts to build a stronger industry and community," and contributing "to the future of engineering and technology by assisting the next generation of leaders."
A former sales associate at Guess and La Vie En Rose, Shay has deep respect for her mother. "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," she said in the International Women's Day feature.
She added of her mother, "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-because, despite all the hardship, she always smiled. She is my hero."
John and Shay looked so in love when they were spotted together in Vancouver on Thursday, March 28. The two were all smiles while walking arm-in-arm. They reportedly enjoyed dinner, which lasted for four hours, before they went for a stroll. It's currently unknown how long they have been seeing each other.
John called off his engagement to longtime girlfriend Nikki Bella in April 2018, less than a month before they were scheduled to marry. The "Total Bellas" star recently said on her reality show that "no matter what, the next time I see him with someone it's going to kill me."