Is Shohei Ohtani’s Wife Kamalani Dung?

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Who is the wife of Shohei Ohtani? This question has been the subject of much speculation among baseball fans ever since the Japanese athlete made his MLB debut with the Los Angeles Angels in 2018.

In recent years, rumors have linked him to Kamalani Dung, a professional softball player from Hawaii.

Rumors swirled around his alleged girlfriend, Kamalani Dung, who caught the media’s attention after being spotted with Ohtani.

So, who exactly is Kamalani Dung, and how did the rumor about her relationship with Ohtani start?

Shohei Ohtani With His Rumored Girlfriend, Kamalani Dung
Shohei Ohtani With His Rumored Girlfriend, Kamalani Dung (Source: Instagram)

In this article, we will cover Kamalani Dung’s background, her professional career, and net worth, clarify the rumors, and reveal who she is currently dating.

So, let’s find out more about Kamalani Dung, the woman who has been linked to Shohei Ohtani in the past.

Quick Facts

Full Name Xeana Kamalani Dung
Known As Kamalani Dung
Birth Date March 4, 1997
Age 27 Years Old
Nationality American
Father’s Name Lance Dung
Mother’s Name Honey Rodriguez
Profession Professional Softball Pitcher
Marital Status Relationship
Boyfriend’s Name Dillon Pakele
Net Worth $300K-$500K
Social Media Instagram
Last Update March 2024

Who is Kamalani Dung?

Kamalani Dung was born in Hawaii on March 4, 1997, to Lance Dung and Honey Rodriguez. She grew up in Waianae alongside her parents and younger brother, Lance Jr.

At the age of 10, Kamalani started playing competitive softball in Hawaii, teaching herself to pitch unconventionally through YouTube videos.

Her favorite athletes are Marcus Mariota and Ronda Rousey because of their hard work, dedication, and champion mindset.

Kamalani Dung
Kamalani Dung (Source: Instagram)

Kamalani played softball for four years at Kamehameha Kapalama High School, captaining her team to three Division 1 Conference Championships.

After playing softball for her freshman and sophomore years at Fresno State, she transferred to the University of California for her junior and senior years.

Kamalani now plays professional softball in the Athletes Unlimited League and is also a Puerto Rican national softball team member.

How Did The Rumor Sparkle?

In 2018, Kamalani Dung shared a photo with Shohei Ohtani on her Instagram profile, sparking rumors about a possible relationship between the two.

The rumors resurfaced in 2021 when Kamalani, a self-proclaimed fan of Ohtani, liked a tweet by the Angels celebrating Ohtani’s ESPY win for “Best MLB Player!”

Shohei Ohtani & Kamalani Dung
Shohei Ohtani & Kamalani Dung (Source: Instagram)

After her like caused a stir, Kama sarcastically tweeted, questioning who leaked the information to the magazines that she was Ohtani’s girlfriend.

However, as per sources, she later clarified that there was no romantic relationship between her and Ohtani, and she was simply a big fan of the athlete.

Dating Hawaiian Musician Dillon Pakele

Kamalani Dung’s social media activity which included liking a tweet and sharing a picture with Shohei Ohtani at Angel Stadium, led to rumors about Ohtani’s romantic life and made Dung the center of attention.

However, it should be clarified that Dung is currently in a relationship with Hawaiian musician Dillon Pakele.

Kamalani Dung With Her Boyfriend Dillon Pakele
Kamalani Dung With Her Boyfriend Dillon Pakele (Source: Instagram)

In 2022, she took to Instagram to celebrate Pakele’s birthday, referring to him as her “lover and best friend.”

On Valentine’s Day of 2023, she shared photos with Dillion, referring to him as her Valentine on her Instagram.

Net Worth & Earnings

Kamalani Dung’s estimated net worth as of 2024 is between $300k-$500k, which she has earned primarily as a professional softball athlete and through other ventures.

In addition to her athletic career, she has worked in various roles, including as a real estate broker assistant, product marketing manager, and senior account executive for different companies.

She is also the co-founder of Media Hawaii and works as an on-air personality in Honolulu for ESPN.

Meanwhile, Shohei Ohtani’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million, mainly from his earnings as a baseball pitcher and brand endorsements.

The 2023 World Baseball Classic MVP’s net worth is expected to increase even more as he signed a one-year $30 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels for the 2023 season on October 1, 2022.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Do Shohei Ohtani and Kamalani Dung have a husband and wife relationship?

No, it was only rumored that Shohei Ohtani was in a relationship with Kamalani Dung. They were never married or even dated. Kamalani is currently dating Dillon Pakele, a Hawaiian musician.

Has Shohei Ohtani ever married?

Sources report that Shohei Ohtani is yet to get married. Moreover, he does not have any publicly disclosed girlfriend till date.

Suyash Shrestha
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