Jose Altuve

Jose Altuve biography
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Interesting Biography Facts

Real name

José Carlos Altuve


baseball player

Birth Date

May 6, 1990


31 years

Zodiac Sign



Maracay, Venezuela


high school



Jose Altuve family members

Father's Name

Carlos Altuve Sr.

Mother's Name

Lastenia Linares

Siblings names

Carlos Altuve Jr.

Is Jose Altuve a gay/bisexual?


What is Jose Altuve marital status?


Who is Jose Altuve wife?

Nina Altuve

When did get married?

November 20, 2006

How many children does he have?

1 daughter Melanie and 1 daughter is expecting

Jose Altuve wife

Nina Altuve (wife)

Nina Altuve wife Jose Altuve


Date of birth: February 2, 1992

Houston Astros player has been married to his high school love Nina Altuve since November 20, 2006. Both got married, when they were still teenagers – he was 16 and she was 14. Nevertheless, they managed to build a strong happy family and celebrated the tenth anniversary in 2016. That very year they welcomed the first daughter Melanie.

Jose’s wife’s full name is Giannina Elizabeth Cimetta Sandoval. She was born in Maracay, Venezuela and attended the same high school as Jose Altuve. After graduation from school, she entered the University of Carabobo, where she got a degree in Bio Analysis.

Now the woman spends the major part of her time, supporting her famous husband during the season and postseason games. She also cares about their child. At the same time, Nina cares about herself. She looks very attractive and was even included in the Hottest WAGs (wives and girlfriends) of the players’ list, composed by Busted Coverage sports company.

Jose Altuve kids

Melanie Altuve (daughter)

Melanie Altuve kids Jose Altuve


Date of birth: October 2016

Melanie Andrea Altuve was born in October 2016 just several days before the planned term. Her parents announced Nina’s pregnancy in early 2016. Mrs. Altuve looked like a rather hot mom and she even made several “pregnant” pictures, which she shared through her page on Instagram.

Nina and Jose called their first baby “a little princess”, and Jose told in his interviews, that Melanie helps him to win on the field and inspires him.

In October 2017 the happy father found the time between the World Series games to celebrate his daughter’s first birthday.

Other Daughter

In November 2019 Jose and Nina announced through Instagram that they are expecting the second baby. And yes! It’s a girl again.

Who are Jose Altuve parents?

Lastenia Linares (mother)

Lastenia Linares mother Jose Altuve


The name of the athlete’s mother is Lastenia Linares. She prefers to stay out of the limelight, but Jose always feels her silent support. Sometimes she attends Jose’s matches and remains her son’s most devoted fan.

Carlos Altuve Sr. (father)

Carlos Altuve Sr.


Jose’s father, Carlos Altuve, is the person, who taught his son to love baseball. The future baseball star started to practice this game in the back yard of his house, being coached by his dad. Mr. Altuve Sr. is a big fan of this game, although he has never played professionally. His main occupation, which brought him money, was engineering. But Carlos Sr. is retired as of now.

Jose Altuve siblings

Carlos Altuve Jr. (younger brother)

Carlos Altuve Jr.  brother  Jose Altuve


Jose was blessed with a younger brother Carlos. They both are very close, and of course, Carlos supports his big sibling during the matches.

Carlos Jr. resides in Venezuela as of now. He earns his living as a sports coach. Previously, he trained students at the Mariners’ academy.


There are many athletes, whose career success can be explained by their physical stature. They are tall, strong and very fast, like Aaron Judge (6 ft 7 in), Chris Martin (6 ft 8 in) or Jose Martinez (6 ft 6 in). But there are others, who are not so ideal from the physical point of view, but they show the best results and widen the borders of the human body.

José Altuve’s height is just 5 feet 6 in, but he has already gained a reputation of a baseball star and collected lots of titles, among which the MVP Player (2017), the MLB All-Star (6 times) and many others.

It’s hard to believe now, but at the beginning of his career, the sports scouts didn’t notice him, thinking that he was too short and too weak for becoming a sports star. He was 16 when he was accepted to tryout camp, arranged by Houston Astros, the professional baseball team from the USA. Astros managers came to Maracay, the city in Venezuela, where Jose was born. The teenager played so well, that he was immediately signed. The first deal brought him $15, 000. After that, he moved to the USA.

He got a chance to play in Major League for the first time in 2011, mostly because he agreed to play for the minimum salary. His bright performance is remembered till now – the Venezuelan player hit an in-the-park home run (which is a rare thing in baseball) and immediately became a star.

Till now he plays for Houston Astros. In April 2019 he hit the jubilee homerun, the 100th one. In October that very year, he defeated the famous Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman, who is known as one of the best players in baseball history. Chapman missed Jose’s homerun and that proved one more time that Altuve deserves all his awards and fame.

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