Former 'Jeopardy!' contestant Amy Schneider is engaged to 'very best person in the entire world'

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Love is in the air for Amy Schneider and "fiancée" Genevieve.

Schneider, who won hearts after becoming the second all-time winner on "Jeopardy!", revealed the happy news Thursday on Twitter by sharing a photo of her and Genevieve's hands side-by-side, both with an engagement ring.

"I have an announcement: Genevieve is no longer my girlfriend... she's my fiancée!!! I couldn't be happier or more proud to spend my life with the very best person in the entire world," Schneider gushed.

Her Instagram post revealed more details about the proposal.

"She said yes! Well, actually I said yes, but then I wanted to propose too, so she said yes as well lol," Schneider shared.

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Schneider reiterated she "couldn't be happier or more proud" to marry Genevieve.

"I'm so glad to be sharing my life with her," she wrote. "It's great to be able to introduce her to people as 'Genevieve, my fiancée.' "

The former "Jeopardy!" contestant's posts on social media were met with congratulatory comments from celebs and fans.

"Congratulations!," Katie Couric wrote.

Musician I am JopauL also commented a "congrats."

Former "Jeopardy!" champ and guest host Buzzy Cohen said "mazel tov."

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Who is 'Jeopardy!' champion Amy Schneider?

Earlier this month, Schneider announced she was changing career plans after becoming the quiz show's second all-time winner.

Schneider, an engineering manager from Oakland, California said she quit her job to focus on her newfound public figure status.

"Some of you may have heard, but I quit my day job yesterday!" she wrote on Twitter. "It's a bit nerve-wracking to pivot from software engineer to... public figure, I guess? But regardless of the outcome I'm so excited to spend the next couple years at least tackling this new challenge!"

Schneider's 40-game winning streak came to an end after Rhone Talsma, a Chicago librarian, defeated her in an episode that aired late January. During her streak, Schneider became the quiz show's second all-time winner, trailing only Ken Jennings, winner of the game show's 2020 Greatest of All Time tournament and current host of the syndicated quiz show. Jennings holds the record of most consecutive games with 74, which he set in 2004.

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Contributing: Charles Trepany

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'Jeopardy!' champ Amy Schneider is engaged, 'she said yes!'