Meet pretty Christina Markakis, she is the wife of MLB player Nick Markakis, who plays for the Baltimore Orioles.
Christina Markakis was born and raised in Plantation, FL. Born December 28, 1984 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Christina Dutko, the daughter of Michael and Bettie Dutko; she received a degree in education from Florida Atlantic University which came in handy when she and hubby created the Right Side Foundation, which is designed to help underprivileged children in Maryland.
She has been married to Nick for the past six-years. They tied the knot following the 2008 season. Christina understands all about athletic competition, she was a cross country and track star at Florida Atlantic University. The two were introduced at a Super Bowl Party hosted by Baltimore outfielder Jeff Fiorentino in 2006. Christina also went to high school in Florida with the wife of Nick’s good friend and teammate, Brian Roberts.
She is also a former elementary school teacher and a proud mama! Christina and her hubby have three kiddos together, all boys which makes her the undisputed queen of the house. She gave birth to first boy, Taylor Jason Markakis in March, 2009, Tucker Edward, followed in May, 2010, and last but not least we have Toby, who born September, 2013.
Parenthood became a big deal for the couple. It was their love for children and the feeling of becoming first time parents what helped them decide the foundation will aimed to help children. “Nick and I have always loved children. As new parents, we see great promise in our son and want to do our part to ensure that other children in Maryland have opportunities to grow and enjoy life,” she explains.
She and her hubby must have felt very fortunate to receive The team’s “wedding present” of a six-year, $66.1 million contract extension. The move avoided salary arbitration and upped Nick’s 2009 pay to $3.35 million.
At the beginning of her husband’s career, he was described as base-stealing threat; now he ranks among the top 10 in franchise history in games, at-bats, runs, hits, double, RBIs and walks. In his own understated way, he’s made a name for himself on lists that include Hall of Fame stars Cal Ripken, Brooks Robinson and Frank Robinson.
So lovely Christina has nothing to worry about, she’s able to give back to her community and through the couple’s foundation.