MLB Superstar Shohei Ohtani Announces Major Life News

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MLB superstar Shohei Ohtani took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce that he is now a married man.

“To all my friends and fans throughout, I have an announcement to make: Not only have I began a new chapter in my career with the L.A. Dodgers but I also have began a new life with someone from my Native country of Japan who is very special to me and I wanted everyone to know I am now married,” he wrote.

Ohtani concluded his social media post by writing, “I am excited for what is to come and thank you for your support,” and it was immediately clear that he was not the only one who was thrilled about this major news.

Almost immediately after the Dodgers’ designated hitter boasted his incredible life update to his 7.4 million followers, he received well over 2.5 million likes, as fans publicly congratulated him.

“I am excited for what is come,” he wrote … before adding, “Thank you for your support.”

Shohei Ohtani #17 of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates a strikeout during the seventh inning against the Miami Marlins at loanDepot park on July 06, 2022 in Miami, Florida. Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Ohtani did not reveal the name of the person he is now married to, nor did he include any images of his significant other. Opting to remain public with the news, but private with the details, he chose to include a picture of his adorable dog, Decoy, at the very bottom part of his Instagram announcement.

The message was written in Japanese and translated into English in the caption. No further details were provided regarding the wedding itself.

Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels celebrates with teammates after hitting a home run during the fourth inning of game two of a doubleheader at Comerica Park on July 27, 2023 in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Duane Burleson/Getty Images

Ohtani homered in his first spring training game with the Dodgers just a few days prior to his relationship update. (RELATED: Ellie Goulding Makes Major Life Announcement)

Fans are eagerly awaiting further news and images from the MLB star, and in the meantime, have flooded his comment section with words of love and adoration as they congratulate him on the next phase of his life.