Christian Yelich’s Girlfriend Career & Net Worth

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Emily Balkind is a California born who describes herself as an entrepreneur, and as of 2024, she is working as a real estate agent. Balkind is best known as the girlfriend of MLB player Christian Yelich.

Christian Yelich, also known as Yeli, is an American baseball player. Unfortunately, when it comes to digging into the topic of Christian Yelich’s girlfriend, there is not much out there on the internet.  

Even though Christian had never made his relationship public, he couldn’t get rid of his detective fans in this matter. The fans of this charming baseball star somehow found out about this mysterious girlfriend of Christian Yelich’s.

Yelich played for Miami Marlins and now plays for the Milwaukee Brewers of Major League Baseball (MLB).

In the beginning, the Miami Marlins drafted Yelich in the first round of the 2010 MLB Draft. Later, he was traded to Milwaukee Brewers on January 25, 2018.

Christians Yelic's ,girlfriend Emily Balkind
Christian Yelich’s Girlfriend, Emily Balkind (Source: Instagram)

Christian Yelich’s girlfriend, Emily Balkind, is no less than any model. She has a diva aura and personality. 

Besides her charming appearance, Emily Balkind is very talented and intelligent. Without a doubt, the MLB has found a “beauty with the brain” for himself.

Moreover, this article will discover some interesting facts about Christian Yelich’s girlfriend, Emily Balkind. 

But before that, let’s have a look at quick facts about Emily.

Quick Facts

Full name Emily Balkind 
Birthdate 08/30/1991
Birthplace California, United States 
Residence N/A
Nationality American 
Ethnicity White
Religion Christianity 
Birthday October 30
Zodiac Sign  Scorpio
Age 32 Years Old
Father’s name N/A
Mother’s name N/A
Sibling Name N/A
High School  Local School in California
College San Diego State University (SDSU), California
  • Major in Political Science and Government(2014)
  • UCLA Extension (Music Supervision for Film and Television)
Marital status  Dating
Boyfriend Christian Yelich
Ex-Boyfriend Unknown 
Children None 
Weight 59 kg/130 lb.
Height 5’6″/1.67 m/167 cm
Eye Color Dark Brown 
Hair Color Blonde 
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Music Coordinator
  • Clearance Supervisor Assistant
  • The SOCIETY Group
  • Jill Meyers Music Consultant
Hobbies Traveling, Exercising, Fashion
Favorite Destinations Barcelona, Wisconsin, New Orleans, Belize
Salary Approx. $63,000 per year
Net worth N/A
Social Media Instagram
Christian Yelich Merch Jersey, Rookie Card
Last Update February 2024

Early Life & Education

Emily Balkind was born and brought up in California, United States. As per our research, she was born on October 30, 1991, and is currently 32 years old.

She celebrates her birthday on October 30 every year, and her horoscope is Scorpio.

Emily Balkind During Her Childhood
Emily Balkind During Her Childhood (Source: Instagram)

Emily is quite a private person, so there is no information about her parents and siblings. However, some sources claim that she comes from a well-established family.

Christian Yelich’s girlfriend has always been a smart kid and also had an interest in music.


Emily attended the local school in California for her early schooling. In 2010, she joined San Diego University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Science and Government in 2014.

Furthermore, in 2017, Emily Balkind received an extension from UCLA in Music Supervision for Films and Television Programs.

As she had this huge interest in music from her early days, Balkind learned the technical and legal components of music placement, management of the musical budget for a project, and other aspects related to music supervision there.

Height, Weight & Age

This gorgeous lady might be approximately 5 feet 6 inches (1.67 meters) tall, judging from her pictures.

To talk about her weight she weighs around 59 kg (130 pounds) and has a perfectly toned body with abs.

Emily is currently enjoying her life with her baseball star boyfriend, Christian Yelich.


Emily Balkind, being a Scorpio, is quite an ambitious and passionate woman. She has not limited herself to only one career.

The fashion diva has tried and still is trying different professions and expanding her spectrum.

As An Entrepreneur and Real Estate Agent

As per her Instagram, Emily is an entrepreneur and also a real estate agent. She is currently linked with Douglas Elliman Real Estate. However, her business venture is not known.

As A Public Relations Specialist

Emily also worked as a public relations specialist with The SOCIETY Group. It is a public relations firm located in West Hollywood, California.

Basically, her job was to present their client/employer’s positive image in public using various communication platforms by glorifying their achievements and works.

As A Music Coordinator

Emily worked as a music coordinator for Jill Mayers Music Consultants for 11 months, located in Santa Monica, California, from January 2020 to November 2020.

She is their notable alumni. In addition, she was a controller for the music and soundtrack selection for some particular projects.  

Besides these, Christian Yelich’s girlfriend has also worked as a clearance supervisor, production assistant, production coordinator, and executive assistant.

Relationship With Emily Balkind 

Despite popular opinion, Yelich and Balkind never made their love life public. However, their relationship came to light when some fans of Christian noticed the similarity in a picture of the boat posted by both Emily and Christian.

In April 2020, Emily posted a picture from a boat that looked similar to Christian’s.

Picture of boat posted by Emily which is similar to Yelic's boat
Picture of Boat Posted By Christian Yelich’s Girlfriend, Emily, Which Is Similar To Yelich’s Boat (Source: Instagram)

Also, he had posted pictures of his dog in this same boat in the same location previously.

Who Is Christian Yelich?

Christian is an American professional baseball player born Christian Stephen Yelich in Thousand Oaks, California.  

Yelich’s great-grandfather, Fred Gehrke, was a famous football player. He played for Los Angeles Rams and San Fransisco 49ers.

The MLB player was born to Stephen and Alecia Yelich. Besides, he has two younger brothers, Collin Yelich and Cameron Yelich.

Professional MLB Career

Yelich started his professional career in 2010 after he was drafted by Miami Marlins as the 23rd overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. They signed a $1.7 million contract.

Christian became the Marlins’ Minor League Player of the Year in both 2011 and 2012.

In 2014, Yelich won the Golden Glove Award, becoming the youngest outfielder to win that title. He also won the Silver Slugger award in 2016 and 2018.

In 2018, he was traded to Milwaukee Brewers and was named to the MLB All-Star game the same year.

In the history of MLB players, Yelich became the sixth player to hit a home run in the team’s first four games in 2019. That same year, Christian won his second title in National League batting.

In March of 2020, Christian Yelich extended his contract with the Milwaukee Brewers for a further 7-year worth $188.5 million.

Yelich hit his third career cycle on May 11, 2022, becoming the sixth player in MLB history to achieve this feat.

Past Relationships

Christian wants to be known among the public through his achievements in his professional career and does not want to be in the public eye because of his girlfriends and love life.

There is not much about his previous girlfriends, but it is rumored that he was in a few relationships before.

But for now, he is happy with his talented and gorgeous girlfriend, Emily Balkind.

Net Worth & Salary

Emily has done quite a few jobs, so she must have garnered a fortune from those jobs.

Christian Yelich’s girlfriend seems to love traveling and loves to wear fashionable clothes and jewelry. Her living standard can seem quite envious to ordinary people.

As per, the average annual income for a real estate agent is around $95k. So, we can assume that she might be earning well above the average salary.

What Is The Net worth of Christian Yelich?

Christian has a net worth of around $13 million as of February 2024, and his annual salary amounts to $22 million.

So far in his professional baseball career, he has earned a total of $64.83 million.

There are not many details when it comes to his assets, except the luxurious boat he owns.

On March 3, 2020, he signed a 7-year/$188.5 million contract extension with Milwaukee Brewers, one of the richest contracts in franchise history.

Social Media Presence

On Instagram, Christian Yelich’s girlfriend is under the handle @emilybalkind. Balkind posts describe her as a person who loves traveling, spending time with friends, and loves attending music shows.

Instagram: 2,592 followers

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Is Christian Yelich Married?

No, Christian Yelich is not married, although he has been dating Emily for quite some time now. Some rumor says they are no longer together, but nothing is clear regarding this matter.

Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah
Sanjib Sah is an engineer and content writer passionate about sports and athletics. With a background in engineering and a love for all things active, Sanjib brings a unique perspective to the world of sports writing. Whether he is covering the latest trends in sports technology or sharing tips on improving your game, Sanjib's words are always rooted in a deep appreciation for players' hard work and dedication everywhere. In his free time, you can find him hitting the courts or hitting the trails, always looking for new ways to challenge himself and improve his skills.

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