Facts About Steve Cena, John Cena’s Oldest Brother

August 11, 2023   | March 22, 2024  | 

    Steve Cena (aka Stephen Cena) is an American puppet artist, voice actor, and stage artist. But, Steve is better known as the oldest brother of professional wrestler John Cena. 

    Besides his successful professional life, Cena has also made a lot of buzz when it comes to his sexuality. So, let’s find out if one of Cena’s brothers is gay.

    Key Takeaways

    • Steve is the youngest among his four brothers John Cena, Matt Cena, Dan Cena, and Sean Cena.
    • His father John is an actor with a few acting credits to his name.
    • Steve is a puppet artist.
    • He is openly gay and is now in a relationship with Darlando.

    Who Are Steve Cena’s Parents?

    Steve was born on September 29, 1974, to his mother Carol Cena (Carol Lupien-Cena) and his father John Joseph Cena (John Cena Sr.) in West Newbury, Massachusetts, U.S. He is 49 years old as of 2023.

    He holds American nationality and belongs to a mixed ethnicity as his dad is of Italian ancestry and his mother is of French-Canadian and English descent.

    Steve Cena voice actor.
    Steve is the brother of John Cena

    Talking about his parents, Cena Sr., a ring announcer was born in Massachusetts, USA and Carol was born in Hanover, New Hampshire. Carol and Cena Sr. are divorced now.

    His Education Details

    For high school, Steven attended Pentucket Regional high school and graduated in 1992. After that, he graduated from Vermont Technical College with an associate degree in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering.

    For his Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, he moved to Rochester and attended the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).

    Who Is Steve Cena?

    He is a puppet artist who has a collection of a variety of puppets and has performed his puppetry on different platforms. In addition, Steve also tried his hands in acting and was even a stage actor.

    While attending the Rochester Institute of Technology, Cena became a member of the drama club. There, he performed several shows with them, but in 2002, he quit the theater.

    Steve Cena voice actor
    Steve attended a friend’s wedding event in 2013.

    Apart from all this, Steve also worked for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, where he lent his voice to a character.

    He Is The Oldest Of Five Brothers

    Steve is the oldest among all of his four brothers and they all are quite close to each other.

    John Cena

    He is the younger brother of Steve who was born on April 23, 1977. John is a well-known professional wrestler. He is 13 time WWE championship and three-time World Heavyweight Champion.

    Talking about his personal life, he is currently married to Shay Shariatzadeh. He was previously married to Elizabeth Huberdeau from 2009-2012.

    Dan Cena

    Dan was born on October 3, 1978 and he is the West Newbury police sergeant. Before, he used to work as an auxiliary police officer. He is married to Janet Cena.

    Matt Cena

    Matt is Automotive Service Director at Ira Toyota Manchester at Group 1 in Manchester, New Hampshire. He was born on October 28, 1980, in West Newbury, Massachusetts, U.S.

    He has two daughters with his wife Coverly Cena.

    Sean Cena

    Sean is the youngest of Cena’s brothers. He was born in 1983 and is reported to be a fitness trainer.

    Sadly, Cena went through a stage 3 brain tumor in 2012.

    Is Steve Cena Gay?

    Yes, Steve is gay. He confirmed his sexual orientation openly on the E! reality TV program “Total Divas” in 2013. His brother John confirmed the claims during an interview with TMZ Sports. He stated,

    My oldest brother is openly gay and coming from a family of five boys is extremely tough to admit that and he is openly accepted by the family.

    Cena Faced Several Difficulties While Coming Out

    As of now, Steve is openly gay but his coming out journey was the difficult one. He faced several challenges at the time, even most educational institutions at the time didn’t accept homosexuality. Further, Steve struggled to make friends as everyone used to tease him.

    He believed that after graduating from high school and college, everyone would support homosexuality, but they didn’t. During his time at college, the LGBT students were attempting to organize events to support the community but the posters were destroyed.

    Who Is Steve Cena Dating?

    Steve is now reported to be dating his partner Darlando Eanon. In 2013, he introduced his partner Darlando to everyone in the reality show ‘Total Divas.’

    Steve with Darlando and John.
    L-R, Steve, Darlando, and John pictured together.

    Three years after their confirmation, the duo went out for dinner to celebrate John Cena’s birthday. Although Steve and Darlando both are open about their relationship, they haven’t shared each other pictures on their social media account.

    Steve Is On Instagram

    Steve is active on Instagram with the username @thatstevecena. As of writing, he has 979 followers and 1,040 posts on his account.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Stephen Cena
    Popular Name Steve Cena
    Birth Place West Newbury, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Birthday September 29, 1974
    Age 49 years
    Zodiac Libra
    Nationality American
    Ethnicity Mixed
    Father John Cena Sr. (Joseph John Cena)
    Mother Carol Cena
    Siblings John Cena, Matt Cena, Dan Cena and Sean Cena
    School Pentucket Regional high school
    College Vermont Technical College, Rochester Institute of Technology
    Profession Puppet artist, voice actor and stage artist)
    Net Worth $500k
    Height 5feet 8inches
    Weight *83kg
    Eye Color Dark Brown
    Hair Color Black
    Sexuality Gay
    Partner Darlando Eanon
    Partner Darlando Eanon