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John Cena isn't contemplating fatherhood "right now".
During an appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show on Monday, host Drew remarked that she thought the wrestler-turned-actor would make the "world's greatest father".
In response, John explained that he and wife Shay Shariatzadeh are content without kids.
"First of all, thank you for the comment. I really enjoy my life. I have been riding a lightning bolt for quite some time now. I have been given opportunities to do and see things that man, I didn't even dream of and I had some pretty lofty dreams," the 44-year-old stated. "It's hard work. It's hard work to balance the time, I need to run myself correctly. It's hard work to be the best partner and husband I can be to my loving wife. It's hard to keep connections with those in my life that I love. And it's also hard to put in an honest day's work."
John went on to note that his gruelling filming schedule means he isn't home a lot, and that he receives a lot of joy out of his work with the team at the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
"This is just my perspective, totally not qualified, but I think just because you might be good at something, for me, is not a strong enough reason to do that. You have to have passion for it. You have to have a fuel for it. It's like saying to someone, 'Man, you know you are pretty good with your hands. You would be a great carpenter,'" he continued. "The reason I like Make-A-Wish so much is that those are those families' wishes."
To conclude, John indicated he wasn't entirely ruling out expanding his family.
"That's where I am right now. It's difficult water to tread, because everybody's like, 'Well, when?' I just know, not now."