How Is Ichiro Suzuki's Marital Relationship With His Wife Yumiko Fukushima, Do They Have Children?

Wed May,2018
How Is Ichiro Suzuki's Marital Relationship With His Wife Yumiko Fukushima, Do They Have Children? Baseball

Ichiro Suzuki, who migrated to America in 2001, was signed by Seattle Marines to play professional baseball. He is considered one of the best of the era. He is even named Michael Jordan of baseball in his home country Japan. His activities are tracked as much as any big Hollywood celebrity. 

He began his career at Orix Blue Wave of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) of Japan. In his 26 professional seasons, he has spent them split between Orix Blue Wave, Seattle Marines, and later New York Yankees and Miami Marlins. He currently plays for the Seattle Marines of Major League Baseball (MLA). He was consecutively in an All-Star team from 1994 to 2000 in NPB and from 2001 to 2010 in MLB. 

Married To Yumiko Fukushima

Successful in his professional life, Ichiro Suzuki has a similar fate with family life as well. He has been with his wife Yumiko Fukushima for more than 18 years now. Beautiful Yumiko Fukushima, who has previously been a TV news reporter and a journalist for TBS TV in Japan, shifted to America to be with her husband Suzuki.

When Did They Get Married? Do They Have Kids?

Though how the cute couple first met and started dating has never been addressed, it is a widespread belief that Ichiro met Yumiko while giving an interview.

The shy and very private couple got married on December 3, 1999, in a small church in Santa Monica, California. They chose California to get married because getting married in Japan would have become more of a hassle than an eventful ceremony for the very popular Suzuki.

CAPTION: Baseball player Ichiro Suzuki with wife Yumiko Fukushima SOURCE: Celebspouse

They both have been migrating around America to places where Suzuki plays his games. They have lived in Seattle, Washington, and Connecticut. Currently, they live in Miami where Suzuki plays for Seattle Marines

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Ichiro Was Unfaithful To His Partner Yumiko Before Their Marriage

The baseball player has been in a controversial affair once, back in 2000. The couple was engaged and soon to be married but it was reported that the baseball player had an affair with a married woman in a Tokyo hotel.

CAPTION: Baseball Player Ichiro Suzuki SOURCE: The Japan Times

Ichiro later was heard saying that he did not know that the woman was married. Following the incident, the settlement was made to not reveal the whole ordeal. Money was paid for unspecified reasons.

Ichiro further said that the controversy was spoken about and clarified to his new wife Yumiko and that they do not have any misunderstandings in their relationship.

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Yumiko who married the former NFL star in March 2000 was unaware of the fact when it came to the media in late 2000. Even though her husband had an affair before their marriage, she still forgave her partner and decided to be with her.

Does He Have Any Children With His Wife?

The couple, who have been married for 18 years, do not have any kids so far.  There are also no rumors of a baby on board.

Instead, Yumiko has a pet dog named Ikkyu to whom both the husband and wife showers with plenty of love. They are also a constant support for each other.

CAPTION: Ichiro Suzuki with pet dog Ikkyu SOURCE: Pinterest

Yumiko also donates money consciously through various charities and donations. During the 2011 Tsunami and earthquake in Japan, the couple donated $1.25 million to the Japanese Red Cross.

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