Who is Emily Mariko's boyfriend, Matt? TikToker announces engagement

Amber Peake October 10, 2021
Who is Emily Mariko's boyfriend, Matt? TikToker announces engagement


Emily Mariko, aka TikTok’s salmon rice girl, is engaged! The social media star announced the news on TikTok yesterday (Saturday, 9 October) with fans now curious to know more about Emily Mariko, her boyfriend Matt and their relationship.

Who is Emily Mariko?

Emily Mariko is a 29-year-old lifestyle creator and social media influencer from Los Angeles, California.

Mariko is known to many for her popular salmon rice video, which was a viral hit on TikTok last month with more than 27 million views and over 4 million likes.

Amid the video’s success, Mariko has amassed more than 4.6 million followers on the platform. Elsewhere she also posts vlog-style content to her YouTube and shares fashion and styling content on her Instagram.

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TikToker announces engagement

Emily Mariko took to TikTok yesterday (Saturday, 9 October) as she announced she and her boyfriend Matt were engaged.

While sporting a matching cream loungewear set, Mariko shared a candid video to her 4.6 million followers on TikTok, which saw her boyfriend Matt get down on one knee.

Rumours singer Lizzo was one of the first to congratulate social media star on her engagement, with the video already having gained more than five million views on the platform.

While some fans have congratulated her, others have joked about whether Mariko’s viral salmon rice recipe will feature at her wedding:

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Who is Emily Mariko’s boyfriend, Matt?

Emily Mariko’s boyfriend and now fiancé’s full name is Matt Rickard. The couple have been together for over six years, with Mariko often featuring him across her Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.

Matt is seen to prefer to live away from the spotlight as his Instagram is currently listed as private. However, we did find him on Linkedin. As per his profile, Matt is a software engineer, having worked for investment management company The Blackstone Group and, more recently, Google.

He also has an MBA from Stanford University having achieved his bachelor’s at Columbia, the same college as Mariko, who studied neuroscience and behaviour.

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Amber is an entertainment journalist with a love for anything showbiz, celeb or reality TV. After graduating with a degree in Journalism at Brunel University she became a Showbiz Reporter at Express.co.uk. Having written for both HITC and The Focus, Amber is now a staff writer for The Focus covering the latest celeb and entertainment trends.