Marcus Mariota’s Married Wife and Children: Meet The NFL Player’s Partner Kiyomi Cook and Kids

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Quarterback Marcus Mariota has been married since 2021 to his high school sweetheart Kiyomi Cook and they have a child. Let’s meet his family; wife and daughter.

There is no denying Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Marcus Mariota’s skills on the football field, but for some fans, the NFL star’s life off the field is a bit of a mystery.

As it turns out, the Netflix Quarterback subject‘s wife has an impressive sports background of her own.

Below, we take a look at everything you need to know about Marcus’s adorable family.

Marcus Mariota on the red carpet

Who is Marcus Mariota married to?

Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota is a professional NFL player.

Marcus (real name: Marcus Ardel Taulauniu Mariota) was born on October 30, 1993, in Honolulu, Hawaii, United States to Christian parents Toa Mariota, and Alana Deppe-Mariota. He is of Samoan descent on his father’s side and German descent on his mother’s side. Mariota has a younger brother Matt who also plays football.

He grew up admiring the quarterback play of fellow Samoan Jeremiah Masoli, who was also a standout quarterback at the Saint Louis School and the University of Oregon.

Mariota attended the Saint Louis School in Honolulu, where he was a two-sport star in football and track. As a senior, he helped lead St. Louis to an 11–1 record and the state title while being named PrepStar Magazine All-West Region and Interscholastic League of Honolulu Offensive Player of the YearMariota was named to the NUC All-World Game alongside eventual 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel.

Beginning with his second season as starting quarterback for the Titans, who had only won five games in the previous two seasons, Mariota led the team to three consecutive winning seasons, the most since the team was known as the Houston Oilers. He was benched and replaced by Ryan Tannehill as starting quarterback halfway through the 2019 season, who the team had traded for earlier that offseason. Mariota signed with the Las Vegas Raiders the following season and backed up Derek Carr before signing with the Falcons in 2022.

In 2023, Mariota signed a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles of the National Football League this offseason after finishing last season with Atlanta on injured reserve with a knee injury.

But, who is Marcus Mariota married to? About his personal life, the NFL player has been married since 2021 to a fellow athlete-inclined woman named Kiyomi Cook. She is his high school lover and they’ve been together for years.

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Who is Kiyomi Cook, Marcus Mariota’s wife?

She is a former soccer coach and the partner of quarterback, Marcus Mariota.

Per DucksWire, Marcus and Kiyomi tied the knot in July 2021 in Oahu, Hawaii. This follows the pair announcing their engagement in June 2020, via their Instagram page for their two dogs, Jaqua and Swoosh.

People also shared that the pair initially started dating in 2015 after meeting a year before at their alma mater, the University of Oregon.

Like Marcus, Kiyomi is also passionate about sports. According to her LinkedIn profile, Kiyomi was on the University of Oregon’s women’s soccer team throughout her college career.

Additionally, Kiyomi moved on to intern for Student Sports from May 2016 to June 2016. Spectator Sports is described as “a multi-media experiential marketing organization dedicated to the student-athlete” that stands by its mission of “serving students who compete in sports.”

Kiyomi later moved on to coaching soccer at the University School of Nashville from September 2015 to December 2019 and the Father Ryan High School from June 2016 to December 2020, both located in Nashville.

As of now, Kiyomi has seemingly left her coaching days behind her. People shared that Kiyomi currently serves as the social media director for Marcus’s foundation Motiv8, with the sole mission to “empower today’s youth through academics and the power of sport.”

Marcus Mariota and his wife with their daughter.
Marcus Mariota and his wife with their daughter.
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Kiyomi Cook Mariota and Marcus Mariota share one child.

First comes love, then comes marriage, and then a baby! In a Dec. 19, 2022, Instagram post on the Motive8 foundation’s page, the couple announced that they’ve expanded their family with a daughter named Makaia Kei Mariota.

In a beautiful carousel post, the pair shared a family photo with Kiyomi cradling the infant and Marcus embracing Kiyomi, a shot of the gorgeous baby in Marcus’s football helmet, and a solo photo of the baby girl resting in an adorable white ensemble.

“December 7th, 2022. Marcus and Kiyomi welcomed their daughter Makaia Kei Mariota into the world ? officially a #girldad,” read the caption.

Between their gorgeous daughter and their adorable pups, this couple certainly has their hands full. But it’s clear that Kiyomi is standing by her man and watching him live out his dreams. As she says in Netflix’s Quarterback documentary, which was released in July 2023: “I know what I signed up for.”