NFL quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his wife, Brittany Matthews Mahomes, may be a Kansas City power couple these days, but their romance began as teenagers in an East Texas town.
Now, Mahomes is headed to the 2024 Super Bowl with hopes of making the Chiefs the first back-to-back champions since the New England Patriots in 2004 and 2005.
Brittany Matthews Mahomes, 28, is an athlete in her own right. She played soccer at the University of Texas at Tyler and went on to play professionally in Iceland.
After earning a four-year bachelor's degree in kinesiology from University of Texas at Tyler, Brittany Mahomes became a certified personal trainer and launched her own company. Though she does not play professional soccer anymore, she co-owns the Kansas City Current, a professional women’s soccer team, alongside founders Angie Long and Chris Long. In January 2023, Patrick Mahomes joined his wife as co-owner of the National Women's Soccer League team.
Patrick and Brittany Mahomes share two children together, daughter Sterling Skye Mahomes and son Patrick “Bronze” Lavon Mahomes III.
Read on for more of their relationship story — and a few throwback photos from the old days.
They met in high school and have been dating since they were young
The couple started dating as high schoolers at Whitehouse High School in Texas, the Kansas City Star reported.
In a 2020 interview with TODAY, he reflected on the couple’s first Christmas together during their high school days.
“I think at that point we had been dating for a couple months,” Patrick Mahomes said at the time. “Just a normal teenage kid showing up at the family dinner type stuff and being nervous and everything.”
In both 2013 and 2014, the couple attended prom together, according to sweet snaps posted to Patrick Mahomes' Instagram page.
The pair continued dating through college, though they did not attend the same school. Patrick Mahomes attended Texas Tech University and Brittany Mahomes went to the University of Texas at Tyler.
The standout quarterback was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in 2017 and the couple began planting roots in Kansas City, Mo. with their dogs, Steel and Silver, who have their own Instagram account.
Patrick Mahomes proposed in August 2020 after 8 years of dating
In February 2020, Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a fourth quarter comeback win over the San Francisco 49ers as the second-youngest quarterback to ever win a Super Bowl.
“You don’t think it’s going to be nerve-wracking, especially when you’ve been with someone for so long, but before you get on that knee, your heart’s racing, I promise you that,” Patrick Mahomes told 610 Sports Radio in Kansas City.
Brittany Mahomes shared her experience in a tweet, alluding to the fact that the proposal came after the Chiefs received their Super Bowl 54 rings.
"On a day that was meant to celebrate you, you turned it into celebrating us It’s always us, it’s always you & me, the words you looked into my eyes and said to me, will NEVER leave my mind! You made this day perfect, you took my entire breathe (sic) away," she said.
They announced they were expecting their first baby weeks later
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback and his then-fiancée announced they were expecting their first child Sept. 29, 2020, just weeks after he proposed.
“Mom & Dad, taking a small detour to the wedding,” Brittany wrote on Instagram at the time.
Sterling Skye Mahomes was born Feb. 20, 2021.
Their wedding took place in Hawaii in 2022
Brittany Mahomes wore a white gown featuring a cut-out bodice and long, flowing train while Patrick opted for a light grey suit.
They welcomed a 2nd child, a son, in 2022
In May 2022, the couple announced via Instagram their family was growing and that Sterling would be a big sister. In June, the couple shared they would be adding a baby boy to their family in an Instagram video.
Patrick “Bronze” Lavon Mahomes III was born Nov. 28, 2022.
In December 2022, the newly minted mom of two shared an update to Twitter.
"Today is my first day of chaos since having 2 kids," she wrote. "Both screaming, both not wanting to nap."
They kissed on the field after Patrick Mahomes’ second Super Bowl victory
Brittany and Patrick Mahomes went into the 2020 Super Bowl as longtime partners. But for his second appearance in the NFL championship game, the couple returned as husband and wife.
The Chiefs defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2023 Super Bowl 38-35, and Brittany Mahomes went on the field after the game to celebrate with her husband. The two shared a kiss surrounded by confetti.
Brittany Mahomes and Taylor Swift celebrate Chiefs' game days together
Brittany Mahomes was again present at Chiefs' games during the 2023-2024 season, but this time, she had a new friend by her side.
The two started grabbing dinner together, celebrating touchdowns with a handshake and posting sweet game day snaps to Instagram.
They've also been known to wear matching jewelry and complementary jackets to cheer on Kelce and Patrick Mahomes, who are also close friends.
The Mahomes family stars in a Skims ad
With the Chiefs in the pop culture spotlight, members of the Mahomes family starred in several brand campaigns, from television ads to Sports Illustrated.
The Mahomes family notably appeared in a holiday-themed ad for Skims, Kim Kardashian's loungewear and shapewear brand.
In the pictures, Brittany and Patrick Mahomes cozy up in matching black and red pajamas and are joined by their two children.
Then in February, Brittany Mahomes was named a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit rookie, marking her debut in the magazine.
In the pics, she posed in a red one-piece bathing suit with a cut-out in the center.
Brittany Mahomes thanks Patrick Mahomes for being the ‘most amazing supportive husband’ amid SI Swimsuit debut
Brittany Mahomes made a splash on the cover of an issue of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit, which dropped Feb. 8, and the NFL quarterback is taking on the role of supportive spouse.
On her Instagram story, Brittany Mahomes shared a shot of her posing against a tree in a red swimsuit with a plunging cutout down the center. Over the post, she thanked several people who made the experience possible.
After expressing gratitude for those who tanned and trained her, the mother of two thanked her husband, writing, “@patrickmahomes for being the most amazing supportive husband,” with a smiley teary-eyed emoji.
After sharing the news in a post on Instagram, her mother-in-law, Randi Mahomes, celebrated her success, writing “Holy moly that rocks!!! Go girl.”