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Everything to Know About Aaron Judge’s Wife Samantha Bracksieck

Published 04/08/2023, 12:20 PM EDT

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With 61 home runs in his bank, the entire country waited for Aaron Judge to smash his 62nd home run of the season and break Roger Maris’ American League record from 1961. Anticipation, anxiety, and excitement surrounded the bleachers and every Yankee fan.

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But standing in the middle of this sea of Pinstripes at the Texas Rangers’ Globe Life Field, keeping a close eye as the potential MVP contender chased down the home run record was Judge’s wife, Samantha Bracksieck.

But who is Samantha Bracksieck? When did her love story with the New York Yankees captain begin? Scroll down to find out every detail about the 2022 AL MVP’s wife and their marriage.


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Who is Aaron Judge’s wife, Samantha Bracksieck?

Married to Aaron Judge, Samantha Bracksieck is 28 years old and 5’2″ tall. The couple first locked eyes during their high school days at Linden High School in California and have been together since.

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After graduating from Linden High School in California, a young Samantha, who was in an on-and-off relationship with football, basketball, and baseball player Aaron Judge, moved to Fresno State, where she studied kinesiology.


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Aaron Judge and Samantha: Sweethearts from highschool

The 30-year-old 6’7″ present Yankees captain, born in Sacramento, California, met his wife, Samantha Bracksieck, in high school when the pair attended Linden High School.

While the couple started dating in high school itself, their relationship was on and off throughout their high school days. However, the couple reunited at Fresno State University, where Judge laid his entire focus on his sporting career, while Samantha studied kinesiology. Then commenced an adorable and long-lasting relationship between Aaron Judge and Samantha Bracksieck.

When did Judge and Bracksieck become official?

Pretty much going the Derek Jeter route, Aaron Judge kept his personal life completely to himself. Even after entering the Yankees setup and announcing himself in 2017 itself, Judge did a good job at keeping his relationship and personal life under the radar.

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After being together since almost 2014, Aaron and Samantha tied the knot in a private and intimate ceremony in Maui, Hawaii, alongside a few Yankee teammates including Gary Sanchez, Luis Cessa, and Gleyber Torres.

How long have Aaron Judge and Samantha Bracksieck been together?

Aaron Judge and Samantha Bracksieck started dating in high school, but their relationship first became official in 2014, through Judge’s Thanksgiving post featuring his future wife. Palpably, the couple has already been together for over a decade, while being married for over a year now.

Judge and Bracksieck’s shared charitable interests

In 2018, the outfielder, who had already started doing numbers in New York, launched a charitable foundation called All Rise. The purpose of this foundation was to help provide opportunities in the field of education and sports for the less privileged in the country and help the youth become more responsible citizens.

Notably, Samantha plays an extremely instrumental role in the functioning of Judge’s All Rise Foundation. Moreover, the couple has also visited various schools and hospitals as a part of a campaign run by All Rise around the area where the pair was brought up to further their charitable drive.

What did Judge say about his wife after signing the Yankees deal?

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Entering 2022 as a free agent was an immensely big deal for Judge, who had just been offered a whopping $217 million contract by the Yankees. Rejecting that, Judge entered 2022 with a massive bet on himself, but the 62 homers proved that the outfielder will not succumb under pressure. Concurrently, he entered free agency after the 2022 season and a bidding war between the Yankees and Giants ensued. However, Samantha and Aaron mutually believed that they “were Yankees,” and no number could change their mind.

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Finally, Aaron Judge made up his mind and traveled to New York after signing a whopping $360 million contract for nine years. On being appointed captain, Judge credited his wife for his decision to stay in the Big Apple, and said, “Thank you to everybody, my wife, Samantha. [My wife and I] came to the decision that was in our hearts, which is we belong in New York, we belong in this city.”


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Mohsin Baldiwala

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Mohsin Baldiwala is a seasoned MLB writer at EssentiallySports, currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Mass Communication. Like many New Yorkers, Mohsin's introduction to baseball was through the storied New York Yankees' tales. However, after covering the sport for almost a year and getting closer to the game, Mohsin has shifted his MLB allegiance from the Pinstripes to Cleveland Guardians, influenced by skipper Tito.

Edited By: Abhishek Kumar