Jake Arrieta’s wife Brittany Arrieta knew this was coming. After middling seasons in Baltimore, Jake Arrieta has transformed himself into the ace of his Cubs squad. Which says a lot, considering Jon Lester is also on the team. Jake also beat out Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw for NL Cy Young.
In an article with the Baltimore Sun, Jake Arrieta’s wife Brittany Arrieta explained Jake by saying “You can’t explain him. He is his own breed of person.” The hyper competitive Jake has few people in the world who know him as well as Brittany, when you consider that they met in elementary school and began dating as juniors in high school. After attending TCU together, the two embarked on the grueling minor league road together, and came out all the better.
On a side note. My wife is my best friend on earth. She’s the best. And I’m not just writing that because she reads here occasionally. But can you fathom having every single landmark of your entire youth and formidable teen years shared with one person? My god, that’s incredible. Do you think that makes them even closer as husband and wife? I can’t imagine being any closer, but if there’s a way, that might do it. Anyways, I digress.
Jake Arrieta’s wife Brittany Arrieta was an elite gymnast in Texas, and uses that to relate to Jake in the best way possible. As a sign of appreciation for everything she’s been through in his career, Jake responds by having taken Brittany to every Twilight midnight opening in the movie franchise. Jake also has a ‘B’ tattooed on his ring finger for his high school sweetheart and mother of their son, Cooper.
Cooper Arrieta made the viral rounds after a picture caught the youngster pouring champagne into his fathers mouth following his 11k shutout in the 2015 NL Wild Card game. Cool family across the board.