According to many rumors, Otani Shohei’s wife is retired female basketball player Tanaka Mamiko.

Shohei Ohtani Wife Mamiko Tanaka Is a Japanese Basketball Player

Tanaka is 27 years old (born December 11, 1996) 180 cm tall and retired last year. After Otani announced his marriage on February 29, a media outlet reported that his wife is a “former women’s basketball player.”

On March 1, Otani held a press conference before the spring training of the American professional baseball team the Dodgers held at Camelback Ranch in Glendale, Arizona, United States and shared some information about his wife. Otani said, “My wife is an ordinary Japanese person. I met her three or four years ago and we got engaged last year.”He added, “When I was in Japan, I only met her for a short time. We only dated indoors because if we met outside it would attract a lot of attention” and “During the season she rarely comes to America.”

Former Japanese Female Basketball Player "Mamiko Tanaka" Marries Shohei  Ohtani: Who is the Mysterious Beauty? - World Today News

On the same day, News Post Seven quoted an American baseball reporter and reported, “Otani’s wife is a former basketball player, graduated from a prestigious private university and is a tall, beautiful player.” 180cm,” adding that “she had experience as a model,” “retired last year and even deleted her Instagram account.”

In an exclusive interview with Bunshun magazine, Otani also revealed, “She’s younger than me. Maybe 2 years. This year I’m 30 and she… must be 28. Sorry if I’m wrong (haha) ).”

Japanese netizens are buzzing with speculation that his wife is former Japanese women’s basketball player Tanaka Mamiko due to many matching information. Tanaka graduated from Waseda University and played as a center for the Fujitsu Red Wave women’s professional basketball team in 2019. She retired after the 2022-2023 season and soon after deleted her Instagram account.