Before entering the Major League Baseball, Mike Trout and Jessica Cox were high school sweethearts.
Cox caught the eye of the future Los Angeles Angels centre fielder in high school, and he knew right away that she was “the one.” They started dating after he chose to sit next to her in class. Cox has stood by his side the entire time he has played professional baseball. Cox was by his side when he got selected.
Three years after getting married in 2017, Trout and Cox had their first child.
Trout posted a message to his wife on Instagram in 2020 that read, “With you, life is better every single day.” “Without you by my side, I don’t know where I would be. Our love for you and your motherly courage and fortitude deepens. Love to you,
She met Trout in Spanish class
Trout and Cox originally connected in Spanish class in high school. Trout decided to act out after spotting an open seat behind his future wife, according to Wedding Style magazine, in the hopes of being relegated to the back of the class. Trout was eventually assigned to the vacant desk by the teacher, where he rapidly became friends with Cox thanks to their shared enthusiasm for the great outdoors and athletics.
Later, in 2009, the couple went together to their senior prom. Trout posted pictures from their date on Instagram afterwards.
“She’s been there before baseball and along the whole journey,” Trout said of his connection with Cox to the MLB’s 30 Clubs in 30 Days in 2018. “You say we’re marrying young, but I’ve been with her for 11 years,”
She is a teacher
Cox attended Lebanon Valley College in Annville, Pennsylvania after graduating with Trout from Millville Senior High School in Millville, New Jersey. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education after graduating. She was a part of the National Honour Society and played hockey for the LVC Dutchmen in college.
According to New Jersey 101.5, Cox started working as a middle school teacher in Cape May County, New Jersey, after graduating from college.
She wed Trout in 2017
The couple held a winter wedding on Dec. 9, 2017, in Allentown, New Jersey. Their ceremony took place in a barn, which Cox later told Wedding Style magazine was “the best part” of the day. She added, “It felt so natural, like we were doing what we were meant to do. Walking down the aisle with my father and then being given away to my husband was incredibly emotional.”
Following their wedding, the couple honeymooned in Hawaii and Bora Bora.
She is a philanthropist
Cox frequently lends a hand and supports a number of organisations. She has supported the Angels Baseball Foundation, which raises money for regional causes, along with other Angels players’ partners. She and other players’ wives reportedly volunteered at the Fill the Boot occasion in 2012, which helped the local chapters of the Muscular Dystrophy Association raise close to $9,000. The organisation held its yearly Gold Ball Mystery Bag fundraiser in 2016, benefiting the Special Olympics of Southern California.
Among other humanitarian endeavours, she and Trout visited patients at the Children’s Hospital of Orange County and went on a mission trip to Belize.
Her brother played minor league baseball
Aaron Cox, Jessica’s brother, used to pitch in the minor leagues for the Los Angeles Angels.
Aaron, 24, passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2018. Trout wore a jersey with “A. Cox” printed on the back during a game against the Houston Astros soon after his late brother-in-law Aaron Cox passed away.
“You made such an impact on my life since the day I first met you,” Trout said in an emotional Instagram tribute to Aaron. You were a remarkable person on the inside and out who modelled for us all how to live each day to the utmost. Every day, I became a better person as a result of seeing and hearing about how you affected other people.
She is a mother
The couple said they were expecting their first child on March 2, 2020. After Cox had taken two pregnancy tests on “Thanksgiving Eve,” the couple learned she was expecting.
On July 30, 2020, Trout and Cox welcomed their son, Beckham Aaron Trout. He weighed 7 lbs., 10 oz. when he was delivered at 5:10 p.m. Aaron, Beckham’s late uncle, gave him the middle name.
Trout shared the good news on Instagram with the caption, “Our greatest gift from above • we are so in love! “. “Get to know our adorable boy, Beckham Aaron Trout.”
She’s also a dog mom
Together, Trout and Cox have adopted two dogs: a little Australian shepherd named Josie and a miniature spitz named Juno.
The puppies frequently appear with Beckham on Cox’s page and have their own Instagram account.