Here are the top 5 facts you need to know about the WWE superstar John Cena.
John Cena is a professional wrestler, widely recognized for wrestling in World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. He is currently the host of 'Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?' on Nickelodeon, but he's also signed to the WWE on a part-time deal. Besides his career as a professional wrestler, he has also starred in several movies as an actor.
John Cena is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time. He is a widely popular celebrity too, with millions of fans from all around the world. But not all of John Cena's fans are completely familiar with details about his life. Therefore, we compiled the top facts most people don't know about the 43-year-old wrestler in the sections below.
John Cena was born on April 23, 1977, in West Newbury, Massachusetts to his parents Carol (née Lupien) and John Felix Anthony Cena Sr. He grew up with his older brother Stephen, and three younger brothers named Dan, Matt and Sean. John Cena's maternal grandfather was baseball player Tony Lupien.
John Cena was born in West Newbury, Massachusetts.
Source: Bleacher Report
John Cena studied at Central Catholic High School in Lawrence, Massachusetts, and then went to Cushing Academy, a private prep boarding school in Ashburnham, Massachusetts. After graduation, John attended Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he played for the college's football team in NCAA Division III. He graduated from Springfield College in 1998 with a degree in exercise physiology and body movement.
John Cena starred in his first movie 'The Marine,' which was produced and financed by WWE Studios, a division of WWE. His second movie, '12 Rounds,' was also produced by WWE Studios and was released on March 27, 2009.
John Cena's acted in various movies.
John Cena's third movie, also produced by WWE Studios, was 'Legendary,' and it was released on September 10, 2010. Additionally, he also played in other movies like 'Fred: The Movie,' 'Trainwreck,' 'Sisters,' and 'Daddy's Home.'
Besides acting and wrestling, John Cena is also a rapper. He sang his fifth WWE theme song, 'Basic Thuganomics,' and it featured on the WWE soundtrack album WWE Originals. He also recorded 'Untouchables,' the song for the company's next soundtrack album WWE ThemeAddict: The Music, Vol. 6.
John Cena is also a rapper, besides his career as a wrestler and actor.
Source: E! Online
John Cena released his debut album, 'You Can't See Me' in 2005, which he recorded with his cousin Tha Trademarc. The album features his most popular entrance theme, 'The Time is Now.' In 2014, John Cena featured two songs with rapper Wiz Khalifa for his two singles 'All Day' and 'Breaks.'
John Cena has granted over 500 wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. For his philanthropic works, he earned the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award in 2009.
John Cena is also active in philanthropic works.
John Cena appeared in 'We Are America,' a public service announcement sponsored by the Ad Council as part of its 'Love Has No Labels' campaign in 2016. In June 2020, he made a $1 million donation to Black Lives Matter as part of the #MatchAMillion initiative made popular by k-pop band, BTS.
John Cena was married to Elizabeth Huberdeau in the past. He had announced his engagement to Elizabeth while he was promoting his 2009 film '12 Rounds,' and the couple got married on July 11, 2009. The marriage lasted three years, and on May 1, 2012, John Cena filed for divorce. The divorce was finalized on July 18, and the relationship ended.
John Cena was married to Elizabeth Huberdeau in the past.
John Cena began dating fellow wrestler Nikki Bella towards the end of 2012. The two got engaged on April 2, 2017, when John proposed to her at WrestleMania 33. They were set to marry on May 5, 2018, but they broke up in April 2018.
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