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Seiya Suzuki Wife Airi Hatakeyama Gave Birth To A Son

By / 23 February 2023 02:53 AM

Airi and Sieya pose for a picture as the former Olympian posts the photo after announcing the birth of their son in October 2022.
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Seiya Suzuki wife Airi Hatakeyama is a TV personality and the face of the Swiss company Zenith. Sieya married Airi in 2019.

A woman with a rich history in sports, Airi Hatekeyama, represented Japan in the Olympics twice. But in 2016, during the height of her career, Airi retired from being a rhythmic gymnast. 

Nonetheless, she continued to remain in the public spotlight and has now modeled for several brands, notably Aisec and Zenith. The baseball couple loves to keep their relationship away from the limelight but did announce the birth of their first child on Instagram. 

The Japanese baseball player signed with Chicago Cubs last season and had a fairly successful MLB debut. He is ready to go again in the upcoming season with his teammate, Nico Hoener, and his new teammate Edwin Rios.

Airi Hatakeyama Is A Multitalented Woman

Seiya Suzuki wife Airi Hatakeyama is a Japanese sports reporter. She found success in media after retiring from sports.

A famous TV personality in Japan, Airi, first came into the spotlight for her athletic prowess. A two-time Olympic representative for Japan in rhythmic gymnastics, Airi retired from the sport at 22.

Airi Hatakeyama pictured at the Sunday Sports 2020 studio on June 7, 2020 as she was one of the regular sports reporter for NHK.
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But that doesn't mean she disappeared from the face of the world. Airi returned to the spotlight after joining the Japanese news channel NHK in 2018. From 2018 to 2020, Airi regularly reported for NHK "Sunday Sports 2020" and has since starred in several campaigns as a model.

In 2017, Airi became part of the company, Sportsbacks, which is a consultant for athletes and people involved in sports. After joining Sportsbacks, Airi started focusing on building her on-screen personality. 

One of her first major deals was with the Japanese sportswear company Asics. The former Olympian would be seen promoting the brand on her social media handle and, in 2017, was the cover feature of Greengora magazine.

Airi pictured with some of the young gymnasts in 2021 as she visits her former school.
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After becoming part of Sunday Sports at the end of 2017, Airi continued to share posts of her with the crewmates at NHK. In 2018, Airi also published her first photobook, titled "CONFESSION."

A pet lover, Airi's cute dogs, Sheri and Noah, are a regular feature on her Instagram handle. One of the other big brands Airi endorses is the Swiss watch company, Zenith, with whom she has worked since 2020.

In 2021, the gymnast was part of the video where she dressed as a safety public relations officer to make the public aware of traffic accidents. Airi visits the rhythmic gymnasium classes in her free time and mentors the young and upcoming players.  

Seiya And Airi Welcomed Their First Child In September 2022

Seiya Suzuki and Airi Hatakeyama welcomed their first child in September 2022.

The Japanese baseball player hasn't shared a photo of himself with his partner on his Instagram handle, and if it weren't for Airi, we probably wouldn't have even known he got married to the Olympian. 

Seiya and Airi pictured after their wedding on December 3, 2019.
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On December 10, 2019, Airi shared a photo of her and Seiya wearing the jersey of Hiroshima Toyo Carp as she wore a tiara and held a bouquet of white flowers. On another slide, Airi and Seiya stood outside the wedding venue, with Airi looking gorgeous in her strapless wedding dress as Seiya complimented her with a blue tuxedo.

In 2022, after Seiya signed with Chicago Cubs, he left for the States with Airi. An article from The Athletic did mention that the Japanese player and his partner struggled to adjust in the US for a while, but it all worked out fine later on.

In September, Airi returned to Japan to give birth to their child and shared the image of his cute little feet on her Instagram handle on November 4, 2022. 

Seiya and Airi hold a baby jersey of Chicago Cub with Suzuki written on its back as the model posts the photo after the birth of their child.
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The post was then followed by a tribute post-Airi made for her newborn baby. She included a picture of her and Seiya holding a baby jersey with Suzuki written on the back and a photo of her cradling her growing baby bump.  

As the couple gets used to living in the US, we might get the chance to see Airi become a frequent visitor at the Wrigley Field.

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