Anthony Rizzo Kids: MLB Star And Wife Emily Is A Proud Dog Parent

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Anthony Rizzo and his wife, Emily Vakos, do not have any kids. But the couple does have a furry baby to accompany them. 

In 2019, the couple adopted a pet dog and named it Kevin. Since then, Kevin has found virality on the internet and success on his own. Not too shocking for a celebrity pet. 

Anthony Rizzo Pictured Rocking The Yankees In A Pictured Shared In 2022
Anthony Rizzo Pictured Rocking The Yankees In A Pictured Shared In 2022 (Source: Twitter)

The three-time All-Star Anthony Rizzo joined the Yankees in 2021 but hasn’t been able to quite capture his form for them like his early MLB days. His performance in Aaron Judge’s absence has created quite a noise among MLB fans.

It isn’t certain when Judge will return to the Yankees lineup, so the veteran first baseman has to prove to his doubters he has still got it in him to lead the line. 

Anthony Rizzo Kids

Anthony Rizzo has no biological kids with his wife, Emily Rizzo. But the two are proud parents to a little guy called Kevin.

Kevin is the dachshund the Yankees player shares with his wife, Emily. In 2021, Kevin went viral over Twitter after his dad shared a picture of him wearing a gold chain. 

Some Anthony Rizzo fans on Twitter even compared Kevin to actor The Rock’s infamous picture from his early 20s wearing the turtle neck, with the chain being the common theme surrounding them.

Anthony Rizzo's Pet Dog, Kevin Went Viral Over Twitter With The Picture Of Him Wearing A Gold Chain
Anthony Rizzo’s Pet Dog, Kevin, Went Viral Over Twitter With The Picture Of Him Wearing A Gold Chain (Source: Twitter)

Anthony introduced Kevin to his Instagram followers in 2019. He shared a photo of little Kevin piled up with stuffed toys from the movie Toy Story.

Rizzo captioned the post, “Move over Woody, there is a new sheriff in town, and his name Is KEVIN!”

He then shared another photo of Kevin in 2020, wearing a life jacket and looking ready to head to the waters with his parents.

Kevin has also been previously featured with his dad in an advertisement for the American hydration company BodyArmor.

The first baseman shared a series of pictures of Kevin carrying the BodyArmor bottle toward him, making it a fun marketing. 

Kevin Had A Big Hand In Aaron Judge Staying With The Yankees

The 2022 AL MVP, Aaron Judge, was the hottest free agent, with many MLB teams fighting for his signature. But in the end, he decided to stay with the Yankees. 

And one of the biggest reasons for it was Anthony Rizzo’s dog, Kevin. In an interview with The Tonight Show in 2023, Judge revealed that Rizzo called him every day to convince him to stay with the Yankees. 

Anthony Rizzo And Aaron Judge Pet Dogs, Kevin And Penny Are Best Friends
Anthony Rizzo And Aaron Judge’s Pet Dogs, Kevin, And Penny, Are Best Friends (Source: Twitter)

Judge also shared that Rizzo used their dogs as one of the reasons for Aaron to stay with the Yankees.

Judges’ pet, Penny, and Rizzos’ pet, Kevin, are best friends, with the host, Jimmy Fallon, even pulling out a photo of the two pets playing together at the Yankees stadium. 

So, the Yankees organization is surely grateful to Kevin for helping them keep Judge with them, even though it meant coughing out a $360 million contract. 

Anthony Rizzo Wife: Emily Vakos

Anthony Rizzo’s wife, Emily Vakos, is a multifaceted woman working as a realtor and a nutritionist. 

Emily graduated from Arizona State University with a Nutrition and Food Management degree in 2016. She previously had a blogging website called The Food-1-1 which she created during college. 

She previously worked with Chicago Cubs as a nutritional intern, also the place where it’s been reported that she met her future partner Anthony Rizzo. 

Anthony Rizzo And His Wife Emily Vakos Pictured After Their Wedding In 2018
Anthony Rizzo And His Wife Emily Vakos Pictured After Their Wedding In 2018 (Source: Instagram)

Emily has previously worked as a real estate broker for @Properties but might have left her job there since her realtor page cannot be found.

The MLB star, Rizzo, went down on one knee during their trip to Lake Michigan on June 1, 2017. In a movie-esque manner, Rizzo had prepared for a firework show to impress his partner.

It had only been one year since the couple had become Instagram officials before their engagement.

The couple tied the knot on December 29, 2018, in Miami, Florida, with close family and friends in attendance. 

Sriyukta Pradhananga
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