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Jharel Cotton Wife Emma Cotton Met Him When He Was Starting Out His Baseball Career

By / 6 February 2023 08:48 AM

Jharel and Emma have been together since they first met in 2013
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Jharel Cotton wife Emma Cotton is an alumna of Central Michigan University. Jharel and Emma have been married for five years.

Jharel first met Emma in 2013 while playing for the Dodgers High A team.

Born on January 19, 1992, as Jharel Leandre Cotton, he is a professional baseball player who currently plays for the Orix Buffaloes of the Nippon Professional Baseball in Japan.

The U.S. Virgin Islands native played baseball while at Miami Dade College. Jharel had opted for the MLB draft in 2010 but he was not selected by any team. When offered to be signed as an undrafted free agent by the dodgers, he declined. Hence, continuing to play for the Miami-based college.

Cotton was drafted in the MLB draft the following year by the New York Mets but again, he didn't want to sign with the team and transferred to East Carolina University. Finally, after playing for the East Carolina Pirates for a year, he was drafted into the league by the Dodgers in the 20th round of the 2012 MLB draft.

After playing for some years with the minor league affiliates of the Dodgers, he was traded to the Oakland Athletics in August 2016. He made his proper major league debut with the athletics in September 2016.

He moved to the Japanese major league in 2023 after spending some time with three other MLB teams in various capacities. His last stay with an MLB team was with the Giants.

With an ERA of 4.50, he has 197 total strikeouts registered to his name and his spouse has been with him to experience his career first hand throughout.

Jharel Cotton Partner Emma Cotton Has A Decade Experience In Marketing

Jharel Cotton wife Emma Cotton works as a marketing strategist for JCW Marketing and Sales.

Born as Emma Supanich, she is a Michigan native who attended Central Michigan University in 2009 and was there until the year 2013. Emma passed out with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree with a major focus on marketing and communications.

After completing her education, she started her professional career as a sales representative intern at University Directories for four months. Emma then joined Crossmark as an event specialist in January 2013.

Jharel Cotton with his spouse Emma Cotton and daughter.
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Supanich was at Crossmark for seven months, before being hired as a senior account manager by the KMG consulting in July 2013. During her 15 months with the company, she helped them expand the market by using her expertise in marketing and communications and bringing a direct marketing approach to the clients.

Emma's next job was with the Keyence Corporation and during her two years and eight months with them, she started out as a technical sales engineer before being promoted to senior sales engineer.

Farmington, Michigan-based Supanich is currently with JCW Marketing & Sales for whom she started working in May 2021 as per her LinkedIn account.

Inside The Relationship Of Jharel Cotton And Emma Cotton

Jharel Cotton and his spouse Emma Cotton share an adorable beautiful daughter named Zola Cotton.

Jharel was with the Los Angeles Dodgers minor league affiliate when he met Emma Cotton for the first time in 2013. The team was the Great Lakes Loons based in Midland, Michigan.

Emma at the time was on the verge of completing college and nearing graduation. During an event, which both attended, they had a dance together. Jharel asked Emma out for a movie date and she accepted the invitation, marking the start of their relationship.

When Jharel had been promoted to the Double-A affiliate of the Dodgers, Chattanooga Lookouts in Tennessee, Supanich visited her man.

Jharel has to live in different places and locations based on what team he is on at the moment whereas, Emma is primarily based in Michigan thanks to her professional obligations.

Supanich often visits her husband whenever she gets an opportunity. On September 7, 2015, she uploaded a post on Instagram with a picture alongside Jharel, expressing how happy she was spending a week with him due to the normal long-distance relationship otherwise.

The Couple Engaged In 2016

The professional baseball pitcher Jharel proposed to the girl of his dreams Emma on October 8th, 2016 at Tunnel Park Beach.

Jharel and Emma got engaged on October 2016
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Bent on one knee, he asked for her hand with a diamond ring and the two got engaged. Emma had posted a picture of the special occasion captioning that they were engaged and she is blessed forever. She also added a #ChangeUpToCotton, nodding to the fact that she was about to become Mrs. Cotton soon.

Jharel And Emma Tied The Knot On November 2017

The very next year of their engagement, the stunning couple took their relationship to greater heights as they tied the knot on November 11th, 2017.

The wedding was held at Christ Memorial Reformed Church in Holland, Michigan. Jharel was looking dashing and handsome in a blue suit while Emma was glowing, wearing a white bridal gown with a headpiece on.

Jharel's elder brother Jamaine Cotton was his best man whereas Emma's best friend Paige Doyle was the matron of honor.

They Share A Beautiful Daughter

On July 22, 2019, Emma shared a post on Instagram updating that the couple was expecting a baby girl. They even did the baby's gender reveal.

Finally, the two became parents to a beautiful baby girl named Zola Patsy Cotton on December 16th, 2019. To commemorate the occasion, Mrs. Cotton posted a picture of their newborn baby on her Instagram mentioning they couldn't be more in love with their lovely little kid.

Jharel and Emma are often seen enjoying their time together along with their daughter of three
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Zola's parents have created her own social media profile as she is active on Instagram on two separate accounts with one being private. The public account under the handle "the.traveling.toddler," there are 26 total posts and 201 followers. Zola recently celebrated her 3rd birthday on December 2022.

The family of three has a close-knit bond and is often seen enjoying their time together on vacations and retreats. Emma also regularly wishes her husband on occasions such as his birthdays or father's day.

Jharel Cotton partner Emma pregnant with their first child.
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Missus Cotton also visits the ballpark when convenient with their daughter to see Jhael play and show their support to him.

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