The Detriot Tigers player Nick Maton doesn’t have a wife but a supportive girlfriend, Bailie Smith, a registered nurse.
With Maton’s career on a steady rise, his romance with Bailie Smith is a heartwarming subplot to his journey.
While the couple has not tied the knot yet, many speculate they could be the next MLB husband-and-wife duo to watch out for.
A native of Chatham, Illinois, Nick got into baseball following his older brother, Phil Maton, the Houston Astros pitcher.
He became the 7th-round pick of the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2017 MLB draft. But it wasn’t until April 19, 2021, that he would make his major league debut.
After 2 MLB seasons, the utility player joined the 4-time World Series winning team, Detriot Tigers, in 2023 on a one-year $726k contract.
That move came as part of the Phillies-Tigers trade that sent him away along with Matt Vierling and Donny Sands in exchange for Gregory Soto and Kody Clemens.
After his not-so-good 2023 MLB season, the Tigers optioned him to the Triple-A affiliate, Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens.
Nick Maton Wife
Did He Marry Girlfriend Bailie Smith?
So far, the Tigers’ player is not married to his girlfriend, Bailie Smith, nor do they have any engagement story to tell in the current scenario.
But the duo’s chemistry has led fans to envision a wedding on the horizon.
Nick and his significant other, Bailie, are college sweethearts who met at Lincoln Land Community College in 2017.
Maton was a sophomore transfer from Eastern Illinois to Lincon Land, while Smith was a student there.
As reported, the young couple have been dating officially since June 2019.
On June 16, 2021, Bailie Smith took to Instagram to announce her 2nd relationship anniversary with her MLB player boyfriend. It came two months after Maton made his MLB debut with the Phillies in April.
They shared the first picture on July 29, 2019, as Bailey joined her boyfriend Nick in the ballpark and wrote, “I’m his #1 fan girl.”
Over the years, the duo has been sharing multiple adorable photos of each other. She often attends her beau’s games to cheer him up and joins his family in gatherings.
In December 2021, Smith joined Nick in the wedding of the latter’s second-eldest brother, Marc Maton, to his wife, Megan Parks.
Nick Maton Girlfriend, Bailie Smith: Family And Career
Born November 18, 1998, Bailie Smith is from New Berlin, Illinois. As of 2023, she is 25 years old.
Comparatively, Smith is one year and nine months younger than her boyfriend, Nick, born on February 18, 1997.
Bailie is the eldest of two children of her parents, Josh Smith and Kelli Smith. Her father owns Smith Concrete Inc., while her mother is a medical education program coordinator at SIU Medicine.
She has a younger brother named Blaine Smith.
She attended the New Berlin High School, where she played for the varsity volleyball team Pretzels. Bailie won the IHSA Regional Championship twice (in 2014 and 2016).
Smith Is A Registered Nurse Now
After high school, Bailie Smith went to Lincoln Land Community College. Later, in 2018, she transferred to Methodist College of Nursing and graduated with a nursing degree in 2022.
According to her Facebook profile, she works as an emergency department registered nurse at Springfield Memorial Hospital (June 2022- now).
From 2019 to 2022, Smith was a patient care technician at Springfield Memorial Hospital.