Elizabeth Huberdeau; Interesting Facts On John Cena’s First Wife

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: February 18, 2024 | Updated on: February 18, 2024
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Elizabeth Huberdeau (aka Liz Cena) is the ex-wife of WWE wrestler-turned-actor John Cena. Tied the knot in the year in 2009, the ex-couple remained married for three years before calling it quit in 2012. So, what was the reason behind the separation? 

After their separation, her ex-husband Cena is happily married to his wife Shay Shariatzadeh but what about Elizabeth’s current relationship status? Is Huberdeau also married like her ex-hubby now? Let’s find out in detail.

Key Takeaways

  • Elizabeth Huberdeau is a Massachusetts native who previously used to work at Fly Faraway travel agency.
  • She is now reported to be a real estate agent.
  • She was married to WWE legend John Cena for three years from 2009 to 2012.
  • After her separation from John, Huberdeau dated her boyfriend Eli Ayoub.
  • Elizabeth currently resides in Odessa, Florida.

Is The Eldest Child Of Her Parents

Elizabeth was born ‘Elizabeth Jean Huberdeau’ on September 28, 1979, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, United States. She is the older child of her father Gene R Huberdeau and her mother Elizabeth A Huberdeau.

Elizabeth with her family including her mom and dad
Elizabeth with her parents and brother. Source: Facebook

Mostly, Huberdeau grew up with her younger brother Adam Huberdeau. He currently works at Groveland Fire Department and at Feeney Brothers Utility Service as per his Facebook. Elizabeth’s only sibling is also happily married to his wife Devon Huberdeau.

Elizabeth’s Father Gene Died In 2015

As of now, her father Gene is no longer alive. He passed away at the age of 76 on October 14, 2015, at his home peacefully.

Elizabeth’s dad was a retired police officer who served in the United States Army for more than three decades. He was equally a funny man famous among friends and family for his caricature skills and great sense of humor. He was also a cartoonist.

Her School And College

She went to Central Catholic High School. As per her Facebook information, Elizabeth also attended Pentucket Regional Senior. Later, she enrolled in Springfield College where her ex-husband John also studied.

What Does Do For A Living?

Talking about her professional life, Elizabeth worked at the Fly Faraway travel agency in the past. But, her current profession is hardly known as she has been staying out of the limelight since her separation from her ex-spouse John.

However, if sources are to be believed, she is currently a real estate agent.

Is WWE Legend John Cena’s Ex-Wife; How Did They Meet?

Elizabeth and her former husband John Cena tied the knot on July 11, 2009, in an intimate wedding ceremony held in Boston. The couple had their first meeting while studying in high school and shortly after, they started dating each other.

However, when John had to move to Los Angeles to pursue his career in bodybuilding, the two went through a separation. But, several years back, they again get back together and their romance bloomed.

Elizabeth is John Cena's ex-wife
Elizabeth and ex-husband Cena walked down the aisle in 2009

During the promotion of the 2009 film 12 Rounds, the WWE wrestler announced that he was going to get married soon and the same year, John and Elizabeth got hitched. Unfortunately enough, their marriage didn’t last long.

Elizabeth And John’s Marriage Ended After Three Years 

After living as a husband and wife for three years, Elizabeth and John’s marriage dissolved in the year 2012. It was John who filed for a divorce in May 2012 which was completely unexpected for his spouse Liz at the time.

TMZ reported, “Huberdeau was blindsided by John with divorce papers after 3 years of marriage.” Initially, Liz was convinced that John cheated on her that’s why he filed a divorce petition and she even tried to prove it in court. At the time, her attorney Raymond Refool claimed,

Reason Behind Their Separation

Initially, John stated the house remodeling was the reason why he sought divorce from his ex-spouse Elizabeth. He had claimed that remodeling caused an intolerable fight between them.

Later, he changed the reason why he separated from his first wife. While having an exclusive talk on Abby & Matt’s radio show, he told,

“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.”

Huberdeau’s Ex-Husband Cena In Now Happily Married

Her former husband John is now in a blissful marriage with his girlfriend-turned-wife Shay Shariatzadeh. They got married on October 12, 2020, and it’s still going strong.

Before his marriage, he was engaged to fellow wrestler Nikki Bella. They got engaged on April 2, 2017, and were scheduled to marry on May 5, 2018. But, Cena and Bella called off their engagement in April.

Now Dating a New Guy 

A year after her divorce, Elizabeth again found the love of her life. It was in 2013 when she first shared her picture together with her new-partner Eli Ayoub. The two frequently share their picture on socials.

On 2017 Valentine’s Day, she shared a picture together with Eli with the text, “I Love Us”, with a heart emoji over it.

Elizabeth with her boyfriend
Elizabeth with her boyfriend Eli. Source: Facebook

Now, it’s been a while since she has stopped sharing her moments together with Ayoub which arouses doubt if the two have separated. But, since Liz hasn’t deleted her post with her bf, they must be still together.

Her Net Worth

Elizabeth has a net worth of $1 million in 2023. Some portion of her fortune must be contributed by the alimony she received from her divorce settlement. Meanwhile, her ex-husband John Cena, the brother of Sean Cena has an estimated net amount of $80 million in 2023.


Where Is Elizabeth Huberdeau Now?

She currently lives in Odessa, Florida.

What happened to John Cena and Elizabeth Huberdeau?

The two divorced amicably after three years of their nuptial in the year 2012.