Inside MLB Star Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter's Love Story

The couple got engaged in 2023 and share two daughters together.
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Sarah Hanlon
sarah hanlon entertainment and celebrity editor the knot
Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Apr 24, 2024

Cody Bellinger may have won the World Series, but his family is his proudest achievement. The Chicago Cubs outfielder is married to Bahamian model Chase Carter, and together they share two children. The pair took their relationship public in October 2020, just days before Bellinger and his former team, the Los Angeles Dodgers, secured the World Series trophy over the Tampa Bay Rays.

Since then, Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter have relocated their family to Illinois, where the former National League MVP currently plays. After getting engaged in 2023, the couple seemingly teased a secret elopement in December 2023, leaving fans on the lookout for more wedding details.

Here, we break down everything to know about Cody Bellinger and his wife Chase Carter's love story, including their complete relationship timeline and how they manage life as an MLB family.

  • Cody Bellinger's wife is model Chase Carter. They announced their relationship in October 2020.
  • Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter share two daughters together: Caiden, born in November 2021, and Cy, born in April 2023.
  • After getting engaged in June 2023, Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter appeared to confirm that they secretly got married in December 2023.

In this article:

How Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter Met

Chase Carter and Cody Bellinger
Photo: Kevin Winter | Getty Images

Cody Bellinger and his wife Chase Carter have never confirmed how and when they met. The couple took their romance public in the fall of 2020. At the time, Bellinger was based in Los Angeles while he played for the Dodgers. Carter, for her part, has lived and worked all over the world. Born in the Bahamas, she was discovered by a modeling agency in the Sydney airport when she was 13 years old. She went on to appear in campaigns for Victoria's Secret Pink, Maybelline New York, Urban Outfitters and Good American. In 2018, she was named a Sports Illustrated rookie in their annual Swimsuit Issue.

Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter's Relationship Timeline

Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter have embarked on a beautiful love story over the past four years. Here's a peek into their complete relationship timeline, including the details of their engagement and the births of their daughters.

October 2020: Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter Confirm They're Dating

We can trace Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter's relationship back to October 2020. The couple made their romance IG-official right before the start of the World Series between the Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays. Carter posted a slideshow of photos showing her kissing her boyfriend between a fence inside the stadium, writing simply, "My ❤️."

Bellinger's team would go on to win the championship in six games. Then, one month after the game, Bellinger underwent shoulder surgery—and his girlfriend appeared in an Instagram photo he shared post-op. "Gangs all here," he captioned the snap. "Shoulder is feeling great the surgery went great. Thank you to everyone who has reached out!! Looking forward to being ready for spring training this upcoming season! 🙌🙌"

November 2021: Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter's First Child Is Born

Cody Bellinger and his girlfriend became proud parents for the first time on November 27, 2021. Carter confirmed the happy news on Instagram, writing, "Caiden Carter Bellinger🕊🧡 Welcome to this world my baby, I love you more than I could ever explain."

April 2023: Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter's Second Daughter Is Born

Less than two years later, Caiden became a big sister with the birth of the couple's second daughter, Cy, on April 28, 2023. "Lots of babies lots of love🫶🏼," the mom captioned a photo of Bellinger cuddling both of his daughters at home.

June 2023: Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter Get Engaged

Three years of dating and two children later, Cody Bellinger and his girlfriend Chase Carter got engaged in June 2023. The model shared three photos from the summertime proposal, which took place at a waterfront park in Chicago. In one of the snaps, the bride-to-be could be seen kissing Bellinger's cheek while showing off her dazzling rock. Chase Carter's engagement ring is a radiant-cut diamond on a sparkling pavé platinum band.

December 2023: Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter Tease Secret Wedding

Before the end of 2023, Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter appeared to tease a secret wedding. In a photo the model shared on December 2, they can be seen with their arms wrapped around each other, with both wearing rings on their left hands. The comments were flooded with congratulations and well-wishes from followers and friends, including Bellinger's former teammate Corey Seager's wife, Madisyn. The model also changed her last name from "Carter" to "Bellinger" on her Instagram profile, indicating that they did elope or exchange vows privately.

All About Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter's Children

Despite racking up an impressive collection of accolades early in his career, including an MVP title, a World Series win, and two Silver Slugger awards, Cody Bellinger maintains that his family is his greatest achievement. A proud girl dad to Caiden and Cy, the athlete's daughters often accompany their mom to support him at his games.

"I think being a good dad trumps all. Everyone says being a dad is the most important thing," he told People ahead of the birth of his first daughter. "I won't know until I have the baby in my hand, you know what I mean? My girlfriend feels it; she's growing in her stomach so she has that connection with it. I'm just there for the support, making sure she feels alright. Once she's in my hand, then that'll be completely different."

Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter Wedding Predictions

Although it appears that Cody Bellinger and Chase Carter may have already exchanged vows, we wouldn't be surprised if the couple hosts a larger wedding celebration with their loved ones. Given Carter's ties to the Bahamas, we predict the couple may invite their closest family and friends (and MLB teammates) to a destination wedding in the Caribbean.

Beyond having their daughters serve as flower girls, there's a good chance the couple's dog Junior—who Bellinger once lovingly referred to as "my first born son"—will have a role in the ceremony too. Considering the 2024 MLB season just kicked off, fans will have to wait and see if Chase Carter and Cody Bellinger host a second wedding in the fall once his playing schedule wraps up.

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