Patrick Mahomes’ Wife Brittany Wasn’t Prepared For His Football Stardom

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If you’re a diehard fan of the Kansas City Chiefs, you may want to know who Patrick Mahomes’ wife Brittany Matthews is. But before we break down who he’s married to, let’s explain why Mahomes and Matthews are the couple to watch, even if you’re not a football fan.

For those who don’t follow the NFL, Mahomes is the star quarterback of the Kansas City Chiefs. He played in his first Super Bowl in 2020 during the Super Bowl LIV where he led the Kansas City Chiefs to victory over the San Francisco 49ers. (The game was also the first time the Chiefs competed in the Super Bowl since 1970.) After their win, Mahomes was the Super Bowl MVP and became the youngest quarterback and third-youngest player to earn the award in NFL history.

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At the 2023 Met Gala, the couple arrived hand in hand to make their official debut at the star-studded event. Celebrating Karl Lagerfeld, the evening’s honoree and the designer who inspired the Costume Institute’s 2023 exhibition theme, Mahomes rolled up in a sleek black suit with a white shirt and gold chain necklace paired with sunglasses. Meanwhile, Matthews looked fabulous in a white off-the-shoulder dress with silver chest-line detailing and a high slit.

On the sidelines was his long-term girlfriend and now-wife Brittany Matthews. Mahomes proposed to Matthews on her 25th birthday on September 1, 2020. Mahomes proposed to Matthews at a suite inside Arrowhead Stadium, where she posted Instagram stories and videos of her cheering him on in the stands before he got down on one knee. As for how Mahomes popped the question, Matthews shared an Instagram Story afterwards of a flower arrangement that spelled out the words, “Will you marry me?” She also posted a photo of her ring, which a massive square-shaped diamond on a band decorated with smaller diamonds.  “Ring SZN,” she captioned the post.

Not too long later, Matthews announced that she was pregnant with her and Mahomes’ first child. She revealed the big news in an Instagram post of her and her NFL beau holding a sonogram of their baby, as they looked down at it and smiled. “Mom & Dad, taking a small detour to the wedding❤️,” she captioned the post.

So what else is there to know about Patrick Mahomes’  wife Brittany Matthews and his number-one fan? Well, move aside, other NFL couples as Mahomes and Matthews are the new NFL couple to watch. Find out what to know about Patrick Mahomes’ wife Brittany Matthews ahead.

How did Patrick Mahomes and his wife Brittany Matthews meet?

The first question. How did Patrick Mahomes and his wife Brittany Matthews meet? Well, the two are actually high school sweethearts. According to Yahoo Sports, Mahomes and Matthews met at Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas, and started dating in the 10th grade. “He just became one of my best friends, like all of his other friends were,” recalled in a past Instagram. “I never liked him, we were just best friends.”

She went on to reveal that she developed a “crush” on Mahomes a year later after an “embarrassing” moment in which he gave her a Valentine’s Day card and a rose. “He just brought it to me as a funny joke, but like I thought it was the cutest thing in the world,” she recalled. “Everyone in the cafeteria started chanting like, ‘Kiss her! Kiss her! Kiss her!’” After the moment, she knew that Mahomes was The One. “Then, boom, we just fell in love,” she said.

In the Netflix docu-series Quarterback, the high school sweethearts reminisced on the early stages of their relationship, where Mahomes explained how he courted Brittany. “We kinda met in seventh, eighth grade,” Mahomes said. “She was the grade above me, I was kind of the best friend, in the friend zone forever. “I used to walk her to class and was trying to flirt. When I was a sophomore in high school, she was a junior. I actually got her a rose … I kinda … I had a crush on her. But, I was getting a rose as a joke for Valentine’s Day.”

The two even went on to attend prom together, as seen in an Instagram post Mahomes shared in 2013. “Best prom date a guy could ask for!! #prom2013 #bestfriend #greatnight,” he captioned the post, which showed Matthews in a gold skirt and white top and Mahomes in a black tuxedo with a gold vest. Matthews was a year ahead of Mahomes in high school. She graduated in 2013 and went on to play college soccer at the University of Texas in Tyler, Texas, while Mahomes, who graduated in 2014, attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, about 440 miles away from his high school sweetheart.

In an interview with CBS Mornings in 2023, Brittany admitted she was “not prepared” for how quickly her husband’s career would grow. “I was not prepared for this,” Brittany told Nate Burleson, laughing. “And at such a young age. We were in love and I loved him with all of my heart. But, you know, I didn’t expect it to skyrocket this soon, and us kind of just being thrown into the fire like this.”

In a 2023 Instagram Q&A session, Brittany was asked by a fan if she’s bothered “when people continue to talk [badly] about you,” she replied, “It used to, yes. But not anymore. I could give two s—s about people’s opinion of me that don’t even know me.”

In January 2017, Mahomes announced that he decided to forgo his final year in college to enter the 2017 NFL Draft, which led to his position as quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Matthews, meanwhile, graduated from University of Texas in 2017 with a degree in kinesiology.

In an interview with TODAY in 2020, Matthews revealed that she didn’t even know how good of an athlete her beau was until he told her. “When we started dating, I had no idea he was even good at sports,” she said. “The quarterback had graduated, and I was talking to [Patrick] like, ‘So, who’s going to be our quarterback?’ And he was like, ‘Well I think I’m going to try out.’ I was like, ‘Wait, you play quarterback?’”

She continued, “He ended up going to Texas Tech, and that’s when it really hit me, ‘Oh sht, he might go play professional football. It was surreal to see him living his dream and seeing him grow as an athlete and as a man in general was just amazing.”

As for what their relationship was like in high school, Mahomes revealed that the two had the usual high school sweetheart romance. “I think at that point we had been dating for a couple months,” he said. “Just a normal teenage kid showing up at the family dinner type stuff and being nervous and everything.”

What is Patrick Mahomes’ wife Brittany Matthews’ job?

So what is Patrick Mahomes’ wife Brittany Matthews’ job? And is she an athlete like her soon-to-be husband? While Matthews isn’t an NFL quarterback, she does have athletic blood in her system like her beau. After she graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in kinesiology, Brittany, who played college soccer, went on to play professional soccer with  UMF Afturelding/Fram in Iceland. She started with the team in May 2017 and her team won its first league in 2017. However, by October 2017, she was back in Kansas City cheering on the Chiefs.

“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,” Matthews told the Tyler Morning Telegraph in 2017 of why she decided to play soccer professionally in Iceland. “An opportunity opened up for me in Iceland and I could never pass up such an amazing experience to go do what I love.”

As for her current job, Matthews is a personal trainer, according to her Instagram bio, and is a part owner of the Kansas City National Women’s Soccer League. Matthews also has her own website and fitness brand, Brittany Lynne Fitness. The website offers various training programs, such as pregnancy workout guide for $70, a 55-page weight training guide for $60, a butt workout guide for $30 and a high intensity interval training guide for $40.

The site also sells workout apparel with slogans like “Be Fierce and “Be Strong,” as well as Matthews’ logo of a capital letter B with a dumbbell attached. Along with her business, Matthews also seems to be a health and fitness influencer. She’s promoted brands like Natural Made Vitamins and BioSteel Sports. At the time of Mahomes’ second Super Bowl in February 2021, Matthews had around 800,000 followers, but that number is only expected to grow.

How many kids do Patrick Mahomes and his wife Brittany Matthews have?

How many kids does Patrick Mahomes have? Mahomes has two children with his wife, Brittany Matthews: a daughter named Sterling Skye Mahomes and a son named Patrick “Bronze” Lavon Mahomes III.

Sterling is Mahomes and Matthews’ first and eldest child and only daughter. She was born on February 20, 2021. “Sterling Skye Mahomes 👸🏼 2/20/21 6lbs 11oz,” Matthews captioned an Instagram post at the time of her wearing as “Sterling” necklace as Sterling held Mahomes’ finger.  “Sterling Skye Mahomes 2/20/21 ❤️,” Mahomes captioned the same post.

Mahomes celebrated Sterling’s first birthday in 2022 with an Instagram slideshow of him and his daughter. One photo showed Sterling in a T-shirt that read: “My daddy plays football better than your daddy.” In an interview with the “Rich Eisen Show” in 2021, Mahomes talked about how he wants to be as present in his daughter’s life as possible no matter how busy his schedule is.

“I made it home just in time before her bedtime, so she was in her bedtime routine. I got to kind of just go in and give her a little kiss goodnight, so it was definitely cool to get to go home and see her,” he said. He also told the show at the time about how he was trying to get sterling’s first word to be “dada” instead of “mama.”  “She is saying, ‘Ah-Ah,’ which to me is like really close to dada. But Brittany says it’s really close to mama. So we’re kind of battling that one out, too. I’m saying dada in every third word of my sentences,” Mahomes said.

Mahomes told Today in 2021 about why they didn’t post a photo of Sterling’s face on Instagram for the first three months after her birth. “Obviously at first we wanted to keep stuff private and not have her out there,” he said. “As we started doing different things and she started getting a little bit older, being out and about, it almost became like a burden to try to hide her at all times when we do stuff, and this coming season we want her to be at the games and not have to worry about hiding her the entire time.” He continued, “We figured it was about time. We still want to keep some stuff private, but we figured we can show everybody her face at least once or twice or not have to keep hiding her.”

He also told Today about how he understands what it’s like to grow up in the public eye after having a father who’s a former Major League Baseball player. (Mahomes’ dad, Pat Homes, as an MLB player for the Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Texas Rangers, Chicago Cubs, and Pittsburgh Pirates.) “I think I have a little bit of an understanding because my dad played professional sports, but it’s going to be a little different in the social media age and everything like that,” Mahomes said. “We just want to give her the most normal life that she possibly can so she can grow and have friends and learn and get better and better every single day.”

He continued, “There will be points where she’ll be in the public eye, and we have a great understanding of that. Luckily we’re in Kansas City where there’s a lot of great people that she’ll be in a great place as she grows up.”

Mahomes also told Today about the most important lesson he learned about being a parent at the time. “We learned the two most important words in being parents is ‘sleep schedule,’” he said. “We have the sleep schedule down. She’s actually a really good sleeper. She already sleeps through the night. She wakes up about at 6 a.m, just about when I wake up usually.”

He continued, “It’s been amazing. Brittany’s been a champ, she’s been the best mom ever, so I’m just excited every single day for the new challenges and seeing [Sterling] grow.” Still, Mahomes told Today that there was still a lot left for him to learn about being a parent.  “There’s moments when she’s crying and Brittany’s at the store or in the shower or something like that, and I have no idea what to do after I try all the tricks,” he said. “Luckily enough there hasn’t been too many of those moments.”

Bronze is Mahomes and Matthews’ second and youngest child and only son. Mahomes and Matthews nicknamed him “Bronze” after their daugther, Sterling, and dog, Steel. Bronze was born on November 28, 2022. “Patrick “Bronze” Lavon Mahomes III 🤴🏽11/28/22 7lbs 8oz 🤍 Mahomes and Matthews captioned an Instagram post at the time of Bronze wearing Mahomes merch next to a necklace of his name.

At a press conference in December 2022, Mahomes revealed that his brother, Jackson Mahomes, was the one who came up with Bronze’s name. “It’s awesome to bring in a son — and to add to my family. [The delivery] was great and everything went smooth,” Mahomes said, adding that Matthews “a champ.”

He continued, “When me and Brittany, when we had Sterling, we didn’t know if it was a girl or boy at first. So we started thinking of girl and boy names. We wanted them to have that connection and them to be brother and sister forever. I’ve always wanted to do Patrick Lavon Mahomes III.

I’ve thought about that since I was literally like five or six years old. I always thought it was going to be “Trey” as the third — you hear of a lot of people doing that. My brother Jackson, whenever we were trying to find something that was a little unique and different, he said, “What about Bronze? It fits perfectly with Sterling.’ We went with that, and I think it works out well.”

In an interview on “The Drive” radio show in 2022, Mahomes revealed that Sterling and Bronze had already become best friends a month after his birth. “She wants to hold him, and take care of him, and everything like that,” Mahomes said. “She wants to play all day, and we have to tell her to be gentle. And we have to tell her to don’t throw him like a toy baby. That’s a real baby you got there.”

Though Sterling and Bronze were already close, Mahomes told the radio show that his daughter was “still figuring it out” and getting used to sharing her parents. “I think the only thing that she hasn’t figured out yet is why mom has someone else that’s not her she’s holding all the time, so she’s figuring that part out, but other than that she loves her little brother,” Mahomes said.

On the same radio show, Mahomes also revealed that Sterling wasn’t scared when she met Santa Clause at a Kansas City Chiefs’ holiday party but she was was afraid of the Chiefs’ mascot, K.C. Wolf, also known as Wolfie. “It was awesome. We got to do it at the Chiefs’ Christmas party, which is always a great event for us,” he said. “She actually wasn’t too scared of Santa, but she was terrified of Wolfie, the mascot, so we have to make sure we keep her away from him until at least she gets a little older.”

Patrick Mahomes’ Wife Brittany Is In Taylor Swift’s Crew

As we all know by now, pop icon Taylor Swift and Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce are dating, which means Swift has found her way into the family box at football games. She quickly bonded with Patrick Mahomes’ wife Brittany and they’ve been hanging out quite a bit.

According to TMZ, the Midnights singer and Patrick Mahomes‘ wife were spotted taking shots and chatting it up at a recent Kansas City Chiefs post-game party. An insider reportedly overhead the pair saying that “they wanted to stay in touch and have plans to meet up again in the near future.”

However, some social media users were previously convinced that Brittany—who goes to just about every single Kansas City Chiefs game—was less than thrilled about Taylor’s attendance at the team’s last game against the Chicago Bears on September 24, 2023. The game marked the first time that Brittany, who married the Chiefs star quarterback Patrick Mahomes in March 2022, brought their 9-month-old son Bronze to one of his dad’s games. While it’s safe to say that Taylor stole the spotlight with her appearance, it looks like Brittany wasn’t bothered—and it looks like we might even have a new NFL girl squad in the works.

They even did their secret handshake after the Chiefs scored a touchdown against the Los Angeles Chargers in December 2023. Swift initiated the handshake and it started with two high fives, two backhand high fives, grasping their hands together, and then bumping hips.

The internet had quite the reaction with the handshake. “BRITTANY AND TAYLOR’S HANDSHAKE IS SO CUTE #ChiefsKingdom,” one Taylor fan account posted on X. A person replied to the thread with, “Two incredibly annoying people.” To which the fan account fired back, “you sound miserable”.

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Brittany Mahomes controversies

Brittany Mahomes was slammed in early January 2024 for being “unpleasant” while staying at a hotel in Hollywood. TikToker Jessica O’Connor Brittany of not tipping an entire hotel staff after an alleged days-long stay.

“My first interaction with her, she ran up over a $100 tab. She was with her whole posse — Patrick was not there — but I believe their tab was well over $100, maybe $130,” she recalled. “$0 tip.” O’Connor said she “let it slide” because “that happens sometimes,” but “they were there for almost a week I think. And did not tip a single one of our staff,” she further claimed. “Not only did she not tip, she was just genuinely unpleasant.”

While O’Connor conceded famous people don’t owe their fans anything, she said, “As a public figure, you should always go out thinking, ‘OK, the people I interact with are clocking these interactions and they’re going to remember this,’” she said. “And I will always remember that, Brittany,” she concluded, laughing.

This isn’t the first time Brittany has faced online scrutiny. In December 2023, she addressed the rising negativity on her accounts on social media, slamming “rude” individuals and urging them to “go back to where you came from.” She wrote, “Recently there has been ALOT more rude ass people on here, waaaay more then[sic] normal,” she wrote in an Instagram story at the time.

Then, following the Kansas City Chief’s victory over the Ravens on January 28, 2024, she was captured in a TikTok video asking a stadium employee for assistance in finding her way to the exit. “Where do we go from here?” she asked. However, some viewers interpreted her “finger twirl” gesture as rude, sparking criticism of her treatment of the employee.

“It’s the where do we go from here with the finger twirl for me😳,” one commenter remarked, while others accused her of being “rude.” Another commenter claimed, “Mahomes wife needs to get up off her high horse. However, supportive voices also emerged, with one user expressing their understanding of the situation. “I don’t get the hate,” they wrote. “I would ask the same question if I didn’t know🤷🏾‍♀️.” Another chimed in, “Not a Mahomes celebrity fan, but wife did nothing rude in the video. She simple asked a question. Much ado about nothing.”

Brittany responded by sharing a post to Instagram stories, writing: “I take rumors as a compliment. The fact that you’re bringing my name onto tables I don’t sit at shows your obsession. Stay bothered.”

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