Already have an account?
Get back to the

John Cena: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (‘I Was Homeless for Four Months in 1999’)

john cena
John Cena Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for JCPenney

Professional wrestler John Cena hits Us with some of his factoids. Read on to learn 25 things about the author of children’s book Elbow Grease (out now).

1. I don’t watch much TV.

2. Best advice I’ve ever been given: show up early, outwork everyone else.

3. I’m very inspired to learn about people. I love good, honest conversation and have had many deep moments with people I’ve just met.

4. I truly do believe in hustle (hard work), loyalty and respect.

John Cena and Nikki Bella: A Timeline of Their Relationship

Read article

5. I drink strong coffee and enjoy its flavor and experience as long as I have the time. A cup may last 90 minutes.

6. I’ve been casually studying Mandarin for a few years.

7. All of my Twitter posts come from me.

8. All of my Instagram posts also come from me. Each one has purpose.

9. I’m a slow reader, but I recently read The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry [by Gabrielle Zevin] in a matter of hours. I couldn’t put it down!

10. I was homeless for four months in 1999. My home was a 1991 Lincoln Continental.

11. I’ve taken two vacations in my life, for a total of five days. I’m currently working on adding both: vacations and days.

12. I love shopping for antiques.

13. I enjoy an occasional art project.

14. I’m most comfortable in a suit.

John Cena battled AJ Styles at WWE SummerSlam 2016 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Everything John Cena and Nikki Bella Have Said About Their Broken Engagement

Read article

15. I ask “why” more than a 4-year-old trying to figure out the world. There’s strength and knowledge in asking “why.”

16. I believe in love. Its power is amazing, and I hope everyone experiences it at least once in their life.

17. I’ve failed in life far more than I’ve succeeded.

18. I took up online piano lessons two years ago and am currently getting my butt kicked by the 12/8 blues shuffle.

19. Speaking of blues, I like listening to B.B. King, John Lee Hooker, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and Ray Charles, among others.

Celeb Scribes

Read article

20. When I’m down in the dumps and it seems like nothing can change my mood, I turn to Walt Whitman’s poem “O Me! O Life!”

21. I’ve learned over time to be grateful for everything, good and bad.

22. Red wine is my favorite drink with dinner — and vodka if it’s gonna be one of those nights.

23. Once a year I find time to meet friends from college. It’s always unpredictable fun.

24. I wouldn’t change, nor do I regret, one thing about my life.

25. I’m flawed and imperfect, and I’m proud to say that’s what makes me who I am.

For access to all our exclusive celebrity videos and interviews – Subscribe on YouTube!