Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes will be cheered on by wife Brittany as he plays in his second Super Bowl in as many years – but she has enjoyed a sporting career of her own
Meet Patrick Mahomes’ wife, a former football star and friend of Taylor Swift. As Mahomes takes part in his second Super Bowl in two years, he can count on the unwavering support of his partner.
The Kansas City Chiefs quarterback is hoping to win the Vince Lombardi Trophy for the third time in his impressive career at Allegiant Stadium on February 11. His wife, Brittany, who has been a constant cheerleader throughout the 2023 season, will once again cheer on from the side.
The couple, who are high school sweethearts, have been together since 2012. Recalling how they first got together, Brittany told Elle: “He brought this little Valentine’s gift for me at lunch one day. It was like a heart-like card and said, ‘Happy Valentine’s Day,’ and like a rose or something.
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“He just brought it to me as a funny joke, but I thought it was the cutest thing in the world. Everyone in the cafeteria started chanting like, ‘Kiss her, kiss her’ to him and I was like, ‘I’m doing this,’ and then from then on, I think that’s where I just kind of started getting a crush on him. Then boom, we just fell in love.”
The star quarterback for the Chiefs and his wife have been together since he was first drafted by the team in 2017. They got engaged at the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium in 2020 and tied the knot two years later in a cosy ceremony in March 2022.
The couple now have two children – their daughter Sterling Skye who is two, and their one-year-old son, Patrick Bronze. Despite being in the limelight, it’s clear that family comes first for the Chiefs QB and his wife.
They own an impressive collection of properties worth around $8million (£6.33m), including a flat in Kansas City. Their main home is a grand self-built house in Cass County, Missouri, complete with a pool, a mini golf course and a 50-yard football field.
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Brittany also has a sporting background. She used to be a footballer player and turned out for the TexasTyler Patriots women’s soccer team during her college years. During her time at the University of Texas at Tyler, she played 74 times and scored 31 goals as a forward for the team between 2013 and 2016.
Her impressive performance led to a professional contract that required her to move to Europe to further her career. She took a leap of faith and moved to Iceland, where she joined UMF Afturelding of the country’s third-tier 2. deild kvenna.
She scored twice in five appearances but did not get a new contract for the following year. She then returned to America to become a certified fitness trainer in Kansas City. Brittany told the Tyler Morning Telegraph that she hadn’t planned on a soccer career after high school. She said: “I didn’t even see myself playing college soccer when I graduated high school.”
“However, I ended up coming to UT Tyler to play soccer because it was close to home and I knew a few girls that played here that loved it and told me I need to join the family. So I did, and these last four years have made me fall in love with soccer all over again and want to go on and play professional soccer.”
“Every coach I have had at UT Tyler made a huge impact on my love for this game and my decision to play professional soccer, she acknowledged. ” she added. “An opportunity opened up for me in Iceland and I could never pass up such an amazing experience to go do what I love.”
After hanging up her boots, she stayed involved with football as the co-owner of the National Women’s Soccer League team Kansas City NWSL. The club was later renamed the Kansas City Current, and she even persuaded husband Patrick to invest, while also funding the construction of the team’s training facility.
Her fame has skyrocketed recently after she became pals with pop sensation Taylor Swift at Chiefs games in the VIP box at Arrowhead. The singer has been a regular in the crowd, cheering on her boyfriend Travis Kelce since September, and it seems the two women have become fast friends.
Since their initial meeting at the after party following the Chiefs’ match against the Chicago Bears, they’ve been seen hanging out together in Missouri and New York City. We’ll have to wait and see if they’ll be catching up again at the Super Bowl in Las Vegas.