Marcus Mariotta’s girlfriend Kiyomi Cook first came to our attention in late 2014. This was on the heels of Marcus Mariota’s girlfriend and high school sweetheart Nicole Watase. Those two split unexpectedly, and all of a sudden folks were surprised at the Heisman ceremony. Kiyomi Cook was reportedly in attendance in New York, leaving Nicole on the sidelines. it took some time to sort it out, but we got an email explaining there was a split, and Kiyomi was the new lady on the scene. Well folks, we’re three plus years later, and it would appear those rumors were substantiated. Kiyomi still appears to be the girlfriend in the picture.
Kiyomi Cook also happens to be an athlete herself. Marcus Mariota’s girlfriend is from the town of Gresham, Oregon and plays center mid. For folks that don’t know, that’s apparently soccer. But, to be clear, we’re not judging. We didn’t know either. Kiyomi started college in 2011, and graduated in 2015 according to her LinkedIn page. In a freshman interview when she arrived, she said she was “really bad at public speaking”. She also noted that she didn’t know why she chose to attend Oregon. Outside being a Duck fan her whole life, there was nothing else driving the decision. According to Kiyomi, her hidden talent is that she can make a really weird face. And, for your viewing pleasure, she both did it, and we included it here for you. Kiyomi also mentions that Red Robin is her favorite place. Ah, another reaffirmation that instilling appreciation of fine cuisine is deader than dead in American culture.
Marcus Mariota’s girlfriend says she admires her dad more than anyone but she doesn’t know why other than “we don’t really have a father/daughter relationship; it’s more like just homies”. She also does a less than memorable “Back at One” by Brian McKnight performance. But, at least she seems well aware that she possesses no singing talent. Her greatest skills clearly reside on the soccer field. Or pitch? I forget. I have to admit, though, that after she sang the chorus of that song, I was reminded of how clever the lyrics are. Anyway, that’s neither her nor there.
Marcus Mariota’s girlfriend in 2018
So, what’s Kiyomi Cook up to in 2018? Well, clearly things held on well, as she remains in Nashville. She currently coaches soccer at the University School of Nashville. Again, putting those soccer talents to use. When she’s not coaching soccer, she’s putting her time to good use in the community. In 2016, both Mariota and Cook volunteered for Habitat for Humanity. Mariota and Cook have been together for at least three years now, traveling from college to Tennessee together. Is a ring on the horizon? While we’re certainly not soothsayers, we’d lobby a prediction at an Instagram ring pic by this time next year. Maybe then, we’ll be talking about Marcus Mariota’s wife. Stay tuned!