Meet John Cena’s Brother Sean Cena; Did He Had A Brain Cancer?

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: February 16, 2024 | Updated on: February 16, 2024
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Sean Cena is the brother of wrestling legend and actor John Cena. The youngest among five Cena siblings, Sean relatively lives away from the limelight. But ever since his famous brother revealed that Sean is a survivor of cancer, people have been quite curious to know what his inside life looks like.

Besides, what does Sean do? Is Cena married? In this article, we will explore all the lesser-known facts about Sean.

Key Takeaways

  • Sean Cena is the youngest brother of WWE legend John Cena. They have three more siblings.
  • Sean is a harsh critic of music. As per his brother, he never gets satisfied by any song.
  • He was diagnosed with an inoperable tumor in his brain in 2011 which he survived.
  • Sean currently resides in West Newbury, Massachusetts with his family.

Is Massachusetts Native; His Childhood Details

Sean was born in May 1983 in West Newbury, Massachusetts. As of 2023, he is 40 years of age. He is the youngest son of Carol Frances Lupien and John Joseph Cena (aka John Cena Sr.). His parents are no longer together.

Similarly, he had a decent upbringing in his hometown alongside his siblings. As for ethnicity, he is of mixed descent as his father is Italian and his mom has an ancestry of French-Canadian and English.

What Does Do? Where Is He Now?

As per sources, he is a personal trainer and fitness coach. Apart from all this, he once appeared in his brother John’s documentary film John Cena: Word Life.

Speaking of his whereabouts, he currently resides in his hometown in West Newbury, Massachusetts.

Sean’s Family Is Full Of Big Names

Sean’s father John Sr. was a former ring announcer for Chaotic Wrestling, the American independent wrestling promotion. Likewise, his maternal grandfather Tony Lupien was an American first baseman who played in Major League Baseball.

Besides, his maternal great-grandfather Ulysses J. Lupien was a businessman and also a government official. He too served as Massachusetts director of civil service. Further, Cena is the cousin of Natalie Enright Jerger who is a renowned computer scientist.

He Grew Up With Four Siblings

Talking about his siblings, Sean has four older brothers named Stephen ‘Steve’ Cena, Dan Cena, John Cena, and Matthew Cena. Stephen, his eldest brother, is a puppet artist and theatre actor by profession, whereas Dan is a police officer.

Further, while Sean’s other brother Matthew, aka Matt, is reported to be the administrator of Harrison Worldwide Transportation, his second oldest brother John is an accomplished wrestler.

Sean is the youngest among Cena siblings
Sean’s father with his two brothers. Source: eagle tribune

Sean’s Brother, John Cena Is Wrestler-Cum-Actor; His Short Bio

Born on April 23, 1977, Sean’s brother John is now a famous name in the Wrestling world. In fact, he is considered one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

After spending several years as a wrestler, John ventured into acting. He debuted as an actor in the 2006 movie The Marine, produced by WWE studios.

Sean Had A Wrestling Bug In His Early Days

According to Sean’s dad, he caught the wrestling bug while he was still young. In fact, not only Sean but all his brothers were much interested in the sport. Talking to Eagle-Tribune, the former ringmaster John Sr. said,

Each one had their special moves and their special holds, “I can remember coming home from work hearing people hit the bulkhead and I would even hear them hit the floor. If you can believe it, sometimes they would even be body slamming each other on the cement floor.”

He further added,

“I’ve got five sons and they are all champions. “

Later, John went on to have a career in wrestling and also earned fame and money. Though Sean didn’t pursue wrestling, it can be said that he is no less than his older brother in strength and capacity.

John Said His Brother Sean Is A Ruthless Man

During his appearance on the Jimmy Fallon show, the wrestler John talked about his little brother and considered him as his litmus paper. While talking about his album You Can’t See Me, the wrestler said,

He  (Sean) kinda liked the same music and he would never go to the studio with us and we’d come home with our tracks and play it for him and he was ruthless man. He would never be satisfied with any song.

John also stated that when Sean used to listen to the track, he started doing weird kinds of dance, like bobbing his head with his hand over it. Not only this but he even dared his popular sibling John to do the specific dance move on television which he prompted later and the funniest thing was the move turned into a meme.

Is The Survivor Of Brain Cancer

In November 2011, Sean was diagnosed with brain cancer. The doctor had identified an inoperable tumor in his brain which Cena battled with all determination and strength. The tumor was detected earlier which is why he could survive it. Talking to Boston Herald, his brother John said,

“Sean’s doing extremely well, “It was an inoperable brain tumor, but one of the main reasons he’s done well is the early detection.”

The 12 Round actor further stated,

he went through though, and the treatment he had to rely upon. I saw him going through being a boy to becoming a man. What he went through keeps us so motivated.

While saying all this, John also said that his brother Sean is the most reserved individual in the family. After surviving cancer, his family even named him ‘Silent Champion.’

Is Married Or Dating A Girlfriend?

If his age is to be counted, Sean is more likely to be a married man. Some sources even have claimed a lady named Danielle as his wife but the confirmation is yet to come.

On the other hand, his famous brother John is married twice, first to Elizabeth Huberdeau and secondly to Shay Shariatzadeh.

What Is His Net Worth?

Sean is reported to have a net worth of around $500k at present. Meanwhile, his brother John Cena is a multi-millionaire with a fortune of $80 million. No doubt, he amassed a massive amount from his career as a wrestler, actor, and rapper.