What happened to John Cena’s First Wife: Elizabeth Huberdeau?

John Cena with his first wife Elizabeth

Anyone familiar with pop culture is probably aware of the existence of John Cena. John Felix Anthony Cena is one of the most recognizable faces of the present generation. He found massive success working as a professional wrestler for the WWE franchise and was known as one of the greatest pro wrestlers of all time. John Cena also gradually started getting acting gigs in different Hollywood movies further diversifying his portfolio. With his larger-than-life characteristics, John has managed to build quite a following over the course of his career. 

While his professional life has been a series of interesting events, his personal life is equally interesting too. Before being heavily involved with fellow pro wrestler Nikki Bella, John was married to Elizabeth Huberdeau. So, who exactly is she and what happened between them? Let’s find out.


Elizabeth is from Massachusetts

Elizabeth with her family

Elizabeth Huberdeau was born on September 28. 1979 in West Newbury, Massachusetts, USA to parents Gene R. Huberdeau and Elizabeth A. Huberdeau nee. Jones. She also has a brother, Adam Huberdeau. 

As for her education, she finished most of her early studies in the state of Massachusetts. As per the sources, she attended Springfield College. 

She met John Cena in High School

Elizabeth Huberdeau first wife of John Cena

Multiple sources claim that Elizabeth and John met each other while they were attending high school together. There they developed a deep friendship and that friendship blossomed into a romantic relationship. We do not know exactly how long they dated, but it is said that when John started getting traction for his work, they were already involved. 

Elizabeth and John Cena got Married in 2009

Elizabeth during her wedding

In 2009, during the promotion of his movie ‘12 Rounds’, John Cena revealed that he had gotten married to his longtime girlfriend Elizabeth. On July 11 of the same year, Elizabeth and John exchanged vows in an intimate ceremony held in Boston, Massachusetts among close friends and family.

Elizabeth and John Separated in 2012

Elizabeth got engaged with John cena

Although it looked like John and his wife Elizabeth whom he called Liz Cena affectionately, were blissfully happy with their married life, the news regarding their separation left everyone around them in shock. After spending three years of marriage together, in May 2012, John filed for divorce and it was finalized on the 18th of July.  

Rumour of John’s Extra Marital Affair Was Blamed For their Failed Marriage

Sometime after their divorce, Elizabeth was said to have become blindsided with the divorce mentioning that she never got informed about the filing of divorce. There were many speculations regarding the reasons why the couple had called it quits. One of those rumours that got a lot of heat, was that John Cena had allegedly cheated on his wife.

During the divorce proceedings, Liz’s lawyer tried to prove that Cena was involved in an extramarital affair that led to problems within the couple. This had also become the grounds for challenging the prenuptial agreement signed by the couple before their marriage. There were also allegations from former WWE star Kenny Dyxtra that John Cena was having an affair with his then-fiance Mickie James who was a fellow pro wrestler. However, none of them spoke on those matters. 

There were other sources that claimed that the couple were already having problems in their relationship which had grown over a slight difference of opinion during the remodeling of their home. Others claim that because John never wanted children, the couple could not work through their issues.

Both Elizabeth and John have Moved On in Life

Eliza's former husband John with his wife Shay Shariatzadeh

Even though the end of their love story was tragic, both Elizabeth and John ended up having their own version of a happy ending. Right after the divorce, John started dating fellow WWE wrestler Nikki Bella. He proposed to Nikki on April 2, 2017, however, ended up going separate ways the following year. As of now, John Cena is married to Shay Shariatzadeh since October 12, 2020.

Elizabeth with her rumoured boyfriend Eli

Elizabeth was also rumoured to be dating a man named Eli Ayoub. However, it is not known that she ended up settling on one another.

Elizabeth is a Real State Agent

Early in her career, Elizabeth used to work as a model however she could not get famous from modelling. After her divorce, she started her own real estate business from the divorce settlement of approximately 52 million dollars. Her business is said to mostly deal with construction, refurbishing of business and trading. 

She is a Private Person

Elizabeth Huberdeau has always been quite a private person even before being in a relationship with John. During her relationship with him, she was pushed towards the limelight but as their marriage ended, she also disappeared from the limelight. At present, she is enjoying her life in a much more private way.

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