John Cena has taken an important step in his relationship with Shay Shariatzadeh. The couple, who evoked romantic rumors in March, made their debut on the red carpet! On Saturday, the 42-year-old actor stepped out with his girlfriend for the premiere of his new movie, Playing With Fire. The two posed for photos at the AMC Lincoln Square Theater in New York City.
It marked the first official appearance of the red carpet together since they started dating earlier this year. And they weren’t afraid to show their love, walking arm in arm and smiling from ear to ear.
For the special occasion, Cena kept things classic with a navy blue suit that he combined with a white shirt and a red tie. Shay also shone on the red carpet with a shiny silver and black sequined ombré dress. They accessorized with close heels and a black clutch.
At the premiere, WWE wrestler Entertainment Tonight said he met his lady while filming this movie, which is why the project means so much to him.
“It’s a beautiful day for a film premiere and I have a nice date,” he told the publication. “What is really special about this is that, regardless of the projects I am involved with in the future, it will always have a special meaning because I have to film a special project and meet someone special.”
Although John had not given away too many details about his girlfriend, they met in March. The two were seen on a romantic date in Vancouver when they started to start romantic rumors.
However, the 42-year-old star has been keeping a close eye on his lips and it seems that he intends to keep it that way.
Earlier this year he told Andy Cohen on Watch What Happens Live that he wanted to keep his private affairs … well, private. “My personal affair will remain my personal affair,” he told the host. “I appreciate that. Thank you.”
He added later: “By trial and error we find out what we value and what we believe in and I really appreciate that I have moments that are mine.”