Yu Darvish Shares Two Sons With Former Partner Saeko
Yu Darvish and former partner Saeko share two children from their short five-year marriage. His oldest son is Shoei Darvishsefat.
The couple divorced in 2012, the same time the pitcher moved from Japan to the US to begin his baseball career in the MLB. An actress, and a famous TV personality in Japan, Saeko's relationship with Yu came into the public limelight when the media reported they were expecting a child.
Yu and Saeko married on November 11, 2007, and welcomed their first baby boy on March 24, 2008. Shoei Darvishsefat, the first son of the MLB veteran, has already shown he is ready to continue his father's legacy.
A video clip of Shoei pitching in the bullpen caught the attention of many in 2022. Seeing him pitch was his dad from the outside of the box. Per the Perfect Game website, Shoei is 5ft 11 inches and is the member class of 2026.
On his Instagram, Yu hardly shares any information about his kids or married life. But his former partner, Saeko, gives glimpses of her life with her two sons on her Instagram. On her son's 10th birthday in 2018, Saeko shared a sweet post for her child.
She shared the photo of them during their trip to London and captioned the post saying Shoei's presence helped her through many tough times during the past ten years and wants him to become a person who can positively impact society.
Last year, Saeko, with her followers, shared that her older son was interested in video games and loves collecting old game consoles. In the photo shared by Saeko, Shoei and his younger brother can be seen buying video games and pokemon cards.
The former couple's second son was born on February 27, 2010. Unlike Shoei, it isn't certain whether his brother wants to become a baseball player. But he might have an interest in music.
In July 2022, Saeko shared a video of her younger kid playing the keyboard while practicing playing the happy birthday tune for his cousin. Previously, Saeko lived a long period with her sons in the UK and would only return to Japan during holidays. But Shoei might have shifted to the US to grow his budding baseball career.