Meet Sanna Marin’s Daughter Emma Amalia Marin: Who’s Her Father?

October 29, 2023   | October 29, 2023  | 

    Emma Amalia Marin is the daughter of the 46th Prime Minister of Finland Sanna Marin with her ex-husband Markus Räikkönen. While her mom gained international recognition as one of the youngest Prime Ministers in the world, her dad is a former TPV footballer.

    As the daughter of such a prominent figure, Emma’s life has been the public interest since the day she was born. Keeping that in mind, here we have summed up some details regarding the star kid and her family background.

    Key Takeaways

    • Her father Markus Räikkönen is a businessman and a former soccer player.
    •  As per the information we get, Emma resides in Kesäranta.

    Emma Amalia Marin Was Born Out Of Wedlock

    Emma was born on January 28, 2018, in Finland. She is the only daughter of her parents Sanna Marin and Markus Räikkönen. At the time of her birth, her parents had not married.

    Emma is now 5 years old
    Infant Emma. Source: Instagram

    However, her arrival added joyous to her parent’s lives. Post her birth, her mother shared a picture on her Instagram with the  caption,

    “The miracle of our lives was born on Sunday. Momma and little girl are doing fine.”

    The star kid is currently 6 years old.

    Emma’s Mom, Sanna Was In Full Preparation To Welcome Her Before Her Birth

    Before Emma’s birth, her mom Sanna posted a post on her Instagram with a long caption where she wrote everything about her pregnancy, her baby’s weight, and the health facilities in Finland. Further, she also opened up about her preparation to welcome her newborn. Her caption read,

    “Everything is ready at home too. The baby clothes have been washed, the nursing table has been put in order and the bed has been made ages ago. The only thing still getting tired is our little one. Still hard to believe it’s almost here.”

    10 days later, the former Finland Prime Minister announced the arrival of her first and only child.

    Her Parents Separated After 19 Years Of Being Together

    Emma’s parents, Sanna and Markus first met in the year 2004 when they were just 18 years old. Shortly after, they started dating each other. The pair led their relationship for more than one and a half decades before getting married in August 2020. Sharing their wedding pictures on social media, Marin wrote,

    “Yesterday we said to each other I will. I am happy and grateful that I get to share my life with the man I love. ‘We have seen and experienced a lot together, shared joys and sorrows, and supported each other at the bottom and in the storm.  ‘We have lived together in our youth, and grown up.”

    Emma's parents are no longer together
    Baby Emma with her parents. Source: Instagram

    But just three years after their marriage, they announced their separation via Instagram with a caption,” Together we’ve filed for divorce. We’re grateful for the 19 years together and for our beloved daughter.” Though they are no longer together as husband and wife, they are friends.

    Who Is Emma Amalia Marin’s Father?

    As earlier mentioned, Emma’s beloved dad is Markus Räikkönen, a Helsinki native. He is a former footballer who has had an association with  Tampereen palli-Veikot, a Finnish football club. He was really a sharp player and played the position of center-forward before calling a quit in 2008.

    Leaving his athletic career behind, Markus became an entrepreneur. He is currently an investor at a pre-seed and seed-stage firm, Yes VC based in Europe and the United States. According to his Instagram intro, he is also a supporter of Nordic Tech Ecosystem, a Venture Builder. Furthermore, Marin’s patriarch is the director of communications at the Marketing Academy.

    A little About Emma Amalia’s Upbringing 

    Emma’s parents are already divorced. In such case, people often wonders who is raising her.

    Well, being a minor, no doubt that Emma is currently growing up mostly with her mom. But having said that, it doesn’t mean she is devoid of her dad’s love. They certainly co-parent their only child.

    In fact, even when they were together, they used to share equal time for their daughter Emma. Once in an interview, the former Finnish PM had said,

    “I split the parental leave in half with my husband: I spent six months with our daughter Emma when she was born, and my husband took six months as well, when she was little.”

    According to Sanna, doing so can create a unique kind of parent-child relationship and we believe that she follows her beliefs even now after she split with her daughter’s father.

    Emma’s Privacy Has Been Highly Protected by her Parents

    In 2022, Emma’s mom took to Twitter with her straightforward wish not to break the privacy of her baby daughter. The Tweet came soon after Finland’s president Sauli Niinistö’s picture with his wife and son emerged in the media. In the Tweet, she wrote,

    “My husband and I do not give permission for our child to be photographed or published. We hope this is respected. A child has the right to privacy even if the parents are in public work.”

    Emma's life has been kept private
    Emma is in the frame. Source: Instagram

    As of today, Emma’s grown-up face hasn’t been revealed in the media. However, her mom has shared some of her photographs taken from a backside.

    Where is Emma Amalia Marin Now?

    As far as the media is informed, Emma resides in Kesäranta together with her mom. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, She was relocated by her parents there. Since Emma’s life has been so private, not much about her current updates is known, however, we believe that she must have started her schooling as of now.

    The star kid lives a luxurious lifestyle, thanks to her parent’s successful career.

    Quick Facts
    Full Name Emma Amalia Marin
    Popular Name Emma
    Birth Place Finland
    Birthday January 28, 2018
    Age 6 years
    Zodiac Aquarius
    Nationality Finnish
    Ethnicity Caucasian
    Father Sanna Marin
    Mother Markus Räikkönen