Elizabeth Huberdeau, John Cena’s First Wife: Facts On Married Life & Family

Elizabeth Huberdeau, The Ex-Wife Of John Cena

Elizabeth Huberdeau (formerly “Cena”) is the ex-wife of WWE champ and actor John Cena.

The former couple, who were high school sweethearts, married in 2009, in hopes of raising their own family.  However, after three years of marriage, everything went south & they divorced in 2012. Like many celebrity couples, their split made quite a limelight then.

Nevertheless, both Elizabeth and John Cena have moved on with their lives now. So, what is Huberdeau doing now?

In this article, we will unravel some interesting facts about Cena’s first wife, Elizabeth.

1) Elizabeth Huberdeau’s Father Was A Police Officer

Huberdeau was born on September 28, 1979, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, to Gene R Huberdeau (late) and Elizabeth A Huberdeau.

Her father was a retired police officer for the City of Haverhill, who served for 34 years before his retirement in 2009. During the peacetime, he also served in the United States Army, stationed in the Philippines.

Elizabeth Huberdeau with her parents and brother Adam
Elizabeth Huberdeau with her parents and brother Adam | Source: Facebook

Sadly, he died at 76 on October 14, 2015, in his home in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

At the time of her father’s death, her parents, Gene and Elizabeth, had been married for 34 years— meaning they exchanged vows in 1981, two years after her birth.

Elizabeth is the eldest of two children of her parents. She has a younger brother, Adam Huberdeau, who works at Groveland Fire Department and Feeney Brothers Utility Services.

2) Huberdeu Is A Real Estate Agent: Graduated Of Springfield College

Elizabeth Huberdeau completed her schooling at Central Catholic High School in 1996; there she met her future husband (now ex) John Cena. Then, she enrolled at Springfield College (where her former beau also studied) and graduated in 2000 with a BA in Communication.

When she and Cena married, she was a real estate agent & developer, and businesswoman. As reported, Liz initially started as a model in her 20s but later switched to real estate business.

3) Elizabeth Was With Her Ex-Husband, John Cena, Through Rags To Riches

John Cena and Huberdeau met at high school and remained together for many years, while both struggled in their career.

She remained through Cena’s thick and thin; from his days when he worked folding towels and cleaning toilets at Gold’s Gym in California, to the days of WWE and Holywood prominence.

Huberdeau with her ex-husband, John Cena- they were high school sweethearts
Huberdeau with her ex-husband, John Cena- they were high school sweethearts | Source: Twitter

They got engaged in September 2007. A couple of years later, John announced during the promotion of his 2009 film 12 Rounds that he was going to “get married that year.”

The duo married on July 11, 2009, in an intimate wedding ceremony in Boston, Massachusetts.

4) Divorce Drama Of John Cena & Elizabeth Huberdeau

Only after three years of marriage, Cena and Huberdeau divorced on July 18, 2012. According to TMZ, Elizabeth who went by “Liz Cena” was blindsided after her then-beau filed for divorce on May 1, 2012.

As reported, she thought that the 13-time WWE champ was cheating on her, so he initiated the split. If that were to happen, Huberdeau could challenge their prenup agreement, but nothing on extra-marital affairs came up.

But still, Elizabeth who didn’t want the divorce, filed a petition in May of that year, to dismiss John’s petition and force him to re-file (if he dared).

She cited that there were errors in the filing; for instance, Cena mentioned her with her maiden name “Huberdeau” instead of her legal surname “Cena.”

Two months later, the duo divorced on a settlement but kept the terms confidential.

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5) Cena Split With Elizabeth Huberdeau To Focus On WWE

Initially, the WWE wrestler stated that an intolerable fight between them during their house remodeling, turned their relationship sour, ultimately leading to the divorce.

After six years of their divorce, Cene became more clear about the reason for his split with Huberdead and cited his dedication to his wrestling career as the major factor. In a March 2018 interview with Expresshe said,

“I have made WWE my absolute life. I don’t have a family. I tried marriage once, and I realized my WWE marriage was the one that was going to survive.”

6) Elizabeth Found Love With Her New Partner After Divorce

Only a year after her separation from the WWE superstar Cena, Liz found love with her new partner, Eli Ayoub,  whom many refer to as her boyfriend.

The duo first appeared together on Huberdeau’s Facebook profile in September 2013. Over the years, she frequently shared pictures with Eli, which included pictures of their vacations, Valentine’s Day, and family gatherings.

On the Valentine’s Day of 2017, she shared a picture with a text “I Love Us”.

Elizabeth Huberdeau with her partner, Eli Ayoub
Elizabeth Huberdeau with her partner, Eli Ayoub | Source: Facebook

Elizabeth’s beau, Eli, graduated from the University of Massachusetts Lowell in 2010 with a degree in Business Administration: Concentration in Management Information Systems.

According to his LinkedIn profile, he works as a quality assurance representative at The CSS Companies (2011- now).

7) Huberdeau’s Ex-Husband Cena Is Married To An Engineer

The two-time Royal Rumble winner Cena lives with his second wife, Shay Shariatzadeh.

His girlfriend-turned-wife, Shay, born in Iran and Vancouver, Iran-raised, is an engineer who worked as a product manager at Sonatype, and as a program manager at Microsoft.

John Cena and his second wife, Shay Shariatzadeh
John Cena and his second wife, Shay Shariatzadeh | Source: People

The duo reportedly began dating in March 2019 after meeting in Shay’s hometown of Vancouver, where Cena filming his 2019 film Playing with Fire. They married on October 12, 2020, in a private ceremony in Tampa, Florida.

Previously, Cena was in a relationship with fellow wrestler Nikki Bella. They began dating in late 2012 and got engaged on April 2, 2017, when he proposed to her at WrestleMania 33.

However, the duo broke up on April 15, 2018, with only a few weeks remaining before their scheduled wedding on May 5.

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What Is The Age and Height Of Elizabeth Huberdeau?

Born on September 281979, Huberdeau is 44 years old as of 2024. The brown-eyed and brown-haired former celebrity wife has a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m).

What does Elizabeth Huberdeau do for a living?

Huberdeau worked as a model during her 20s, before she found her passion in real estate. Currently, she works as a real estate agent.

Does Elizabeth And Her Ex-husband John Cena Have Kids?

No, Liz doesn’t have any kids with her ex-husband, John Cena. They were married for three years until 2012.

How much is Huberdeau’s net worth?

According to online sources, Elizabeth has a net worth of $1 million. Aside from her real estate venture, she got a great deal of money from her divorce settlement with WWE star John Cena.

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