Following John’s highly publicized split from then-fiancée, Nikki Bella, in April 2018, the WWE wrestler, 43, stayed single for about a year before meeting Shay at a restaurant in Vancouver in February 2019. The Massachusetts native was smitten from the very beginning.
“There was one woman I was looking at and I couldn’t take my eyes off her … that’s when it started,” John’s Playing With Fire costar Keegan-Michael Key recalled to Entertainment Tonight of his conversation with the Blockers alum.
“They were sitting beside us at Tower23 enjoying the sunset on Saturday evening,” a witness told Life & Style at the time.“They looked happy and peaceful and would occasionally touch each other’s legs. It was quite a romantic dinner!” Nowadays, John and Shay, who works as a project manager, continue to keep the romance alive.
“John’s softer side comes out when he’s with Shay,” a source exclusively revealed to Life & Style. “He spoils her with romantic gifts,” including flowers, jewelry and a sports car.
“Shay isn’t after his money,” the insider assured. “She’s not that kind of girl and loves him for who he is.” As for John, he finds the University of British Columbia graduate “beautiful, intelligent, kind, independent and family-orientated.”
According to the source, there is “rarely any drama between” John and Shay. “His relationship with her is much easier than the relationship he had with Nikki.”
It’s clear John and Shay have all the potential to go the distance — and perhaps they’ve already decided to! Scroll through the gallery below to see all the major clues that they’re engaged.
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