Who Is Matt Cena? Facts About John Cena’s Brother

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: February 18, 2024 | Updated on: February 18, 2024
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Matt Cena is well known as the younger brother of WWE legend John Cena. Like his superstar brother, Matt is also a former bodybuilder. He is now the vehicle service director of Ira Toyota Manchester at Group 1 vehicle. 

Since both of the siblings were bodybuilders, they appeared together in several fitness magazines. Let’s get into detail and know some hidden facts about Matt’s professional and personal background.

Key Takeaways

  • Matt was raised in West Newbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
  • He is the vehicle service director of Ira Toyota Manchester at Group 1 Vehicle.
  • Cena married Coverly Cena and they are parents of two daughters. 
  • He spent his childhood with his four siblings.
  • His parents divorced after 40 years of marriage.

Grew Up in West Newbury

Matt was born on October 28, 1980, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, U.S., and is 43 years as of 2023. He belongs to the American nationality and follows the Christian religion. Talking about his ethnicity, the celebrity brother has mixed ethnicity as his father is Italian, while his mother is of English and French-Canadian origin.

He studied at Pentucket Regional High School from 1994-1998.


He has four brothers Stephen Cena, John Cena, Dan Cena, and Sean Cena. Stephen is the oldest sibling who was born on September 29, 1974. He is a puppet artist. Similarly, the second oldest is John, a professional wrestler and an actor. 

Furthermore, his brother Dan is the third oldest who was born on October 3, 1978 and is a police sergeant. And the youngest among Cena’s brothers is Sean, born in 1983.

Who Are His Parents?

Matt was born to Carol Cena and John Cena Sr. His dad used to work as a ring announcer for Chaotic Wrestling. On the other hand, Cena’s mother Carol who grew up in New Hampshire graduated from Hanover High School.  

At present, Carol resides in West Newbury, MA.

What Does Do?

Matt is the automotive service director at Ira Toyota Manchester at Group 1 Automotive in Manchester since June 2019. He has a knowledgeable background in the automobile and has skills in negotiation, operation management, the hotel industry, sales, and marketing.

Matter of fact, Cena first landed his job in the automobile industry in 2011 as a roadshow account manager at Tristar Worldwide Chauffeur Services.

His Past Work History

Before working as an automotive service director, Cena worked in various companies. Here is the list of his past working experience:

Company Name Position  Duration
Harrison Global Transportation

Assistant Operation Manager,

Fleet & Chauffeur Services

Operation Manager

August 2012 – November 2012

November 2012 – April 2014


Mercedes – Benz of Boston Service Advisor April 2014 – June 2015
Village Automotive Group Service Consultant June 2015 – January 2016
Ira Motor Group Service Manager March 2017 – June 2018
Mercedes-Benz of Manchester Service Advisor June 2018 – October 2018
Jaffarian Volvo Toyota Service Manager October 2018 – May 2019
Ira Motor Group Automotive Service Advisor May 2019 – June 2019

In addition to all that, Matt also worked at Solar 1st Light Energy from January 2016 to June 2017.

Married His Wife In 2009

Matt tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Coverly Cena in 2009 in a private wedding venue in front of their close friends and family. The couple hasn’t shared much information about their relationship on how and when they met. But, they are leading a happy relationship since their nuptial. 

In 2019, they celebrated their time together with their family at Mansion on the Bay. a

Cena and Coverly Don’t Follow Each Other On Social Media 

Though Matt and his wife Coverly have been leading a graceful marital relationship over the years, they are yet each other’s friends on social media handles like Facebook and Instagram.

Matt has shared his wife’s pictures on his social media account but Coverly hasn’t posted any photos of her husband.

He Is The Father Of Two Children

The vehicle service director and his wife Coverly became parents for the first time when they welcomed their daughter Shelby Cena in 2010. They then gave birth to their youngest daughter Noelle Cena in 2014.

The kids are grown up as their daughter Shelby is 13 years old and Noelle is 9 years old in 2023. Also, both of their kids are fans of their uncle John Cena. On March 26, 2014, Matt uploaded a picture of her daughter and better half on his Twitter account where they were seen supporting Cena’s WWE event.

Matt’s Wife Coverly Cena Is a Homemaker

Coverly now works as a homemaker in Newburyport, Massachusetts. She has been working there since August 2022. Before, she worked as a manager at Black Tie Limousine Inc from June 2018 to November 2022.

She began her professional career as an office manager at TCI Worldwide Services, LLC in March 2006.

Related; Where Is John Cena’s First Wife Elizabeth Huberdeau Now?

Net Worth

Matt has an estimated net worth of $5 million. And his salary as an automotive service director is between $85k. 

Besides, his brother John, the husband of Shay Shariatzadeh has a net worth of $80 million.


Where is Matt Cena now?

Matt is currently residing in Newton, New Hampshire with his family.