The Truth About Patrick Mahomes' Relationship With Brittany Matthews

Very few athletes make it to the NFL, and even fewer do it with the same partner by their side throughout the whole ride. But that's the story of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and his longtime girlfriend Brittany Matthews. Before the glamorous life of Super Bowl rings and foreign cars, the two were up-and-coming student athletes in Whitefield, Texas. Scrolling back to their earliest Instagram posts, the couple look like any other "it" couple from your high school (you know the one), but fast forward almost nine years, and Mahomes and Matthews are NFL royalty with a combined total of nearly 6 million Instagram followers. That's not counting the fans that follow their dogs, but more on that later. 

But of course, being in the public eye also comes with skeptics, trolls, and haters, and this power couple could tell you that firsthand. Matthews has been the center of a few controversies along the way, while some fans credit her for always supporting her man. Love them or hate them, Mahomes and Matthews are in Kansas City to stay for at least the next 12 years, thanks to Mahomes' history-making NFL contract. Let's dive into the details of this couple's relationship. 

The couple were high school sweethearts

Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews started out as friends at Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas. When he was a sophomore and she was a junior, Mahomes gave her a card and rose on Valentine's Day, taking their relationship to the next level. Their seemingly normal beginnings are apparent if you scroll back to 2013 on Mahomes' Instagram account. There's typical high school posts of the two before fame, on casual dinner dates and collages wishing Matthews a happy 18th, then 21st birthday.

"Love her and hope her 18th is the best!" Mahomes wrote on Instagram in 2013. That same year, Matthews shared a picture of a cookie cake Mahomes used to ask her to his senior formal dance. "Cute and simple," she captioned the photo.

The future football star also shared pictures on his account of the couple all dressed up. "Best prom date a guy could ask for!!" Mahomes captioned another photo in 2013.

Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews are both athletes

Patrick Mahomes is known as the NFL's highest paid player, but his fiancée, Brittany Matthews, is an athlete in her own right. After graduating high school in 2013, she played college soccer at University of Texas at Tyler. The school was close to home, so she was still able to cheer on Mahomes during his senior high school sports career. He went on to play football at Texas Tech, and the two had a long-distance relationship while they both worked to further their careers. 

The distance grew more in 2017 once Matthews graduated and went to Iceland to play professional soccer with UMF Afturelding/Fram. This was the same year Mahomes was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs, and life for the couple would change forever. 

Once Matthews' team won the league, she returned to the United States to be with Mahomes in Kansas City. Matthews became a certified personal trainer and launched her own fitness and fashion website called Brittany Lynne Fitness. She also co-owns KC Current, Kansas City's professional women's soccer club.

Brittany Matthews' social media posts have sparked controversy

Being in a relationship with someone like Patrick Mahomes comes with fans — and critics — of everyone around him. Brittany Matthews was very active on Twitter during Super Bowl LV, expressing her anger with referee calls against her fiancé's team. "That was bull," she tweeted, with a poop emoji as punctuation. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl 31-9, and after Kansas City's loss, ESPN posted an uncaptioned picture of Mahomes with a blank look on his face during the game. Matthews didn't like that, either, using emojis to call it "corny."

Matthews faced backlash again in 2022 when she popped and poured champagne over Kansas City fans. Some social media users were quick to shame her for pouring cold liquid on freezing fans, while others said she simply celebrated the Chiefs moving on to the AFC finals. "​​I just wish I could do what I want without getting attacked every week," she tweeted after comments starting rolling in.

A week later, Charlie Hustle Clothing Co. and the mental health organization Red Cars teamed up to sell "Team Brittany" t-shirts. Matthews said she would match the proceeds from the shirts and donate it to a campaign to end bullying.

Both Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews got a ring at Super Bowl LIV

Patrick Mahomes continued his Super Bowl LIV winning celebration by proposing to Brittany Matthews three days later. Nearly nine years into their relationship, the two returned to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City to get his championship ring when he led his future Mrs. into a skybox decorated with flowers, candles, and light-up letters that read, "Will You Marry Me." Two of Matthews' friends and Mahomes' brother were there to capture behind-the-scenes snaps for the couple's social media followers. The following day, they shared the news on Instagram.

"On a day that was meant to celebrate you, you turned it into celebrating us," Matthews wrote, in part. "It's always us, it's always you and me. Mahomes simply captioned his post "#RingSZN." Brilliant Earth's Kathryn Money told Page Six that Matthews' ring appears to be an estimated 8 to 10 carats. Ajay Anand, founder of Rare Carat, agreed, and estimated the sparkler to cost around $500,000.

The pair love their dogs

Patrick Mahomes told Woof Republic that he was scared of dogs "until I was in high school. Then I went straight to a pit bull." That indeed he did in 2016 when he gave Brittany Matthews a furry friend named Steel for Valentine's Day. The two have been obsessed with the pupper ever since.

"I hate how they [pit bulls] get stereotyped as aggressive. Any dog can be aggressive, it's basically the way they're raised. This is the sweetest pup ever," Mahomes told Woof Republic.

The couple also adopted a cane corso named Silver in 2019. Matthews even created an Instagram account for the dogs that has over 213,000 followers. The pups are often photographed sporting Kansas City Chiefs gear in support of their dad. But they're not just Instagram models. The dogs are also part of life events, like the couple's baby gender reveal party. We're sure the dogs will play a special part in the couple's 2022 wedding, too!

They had to sleep in separate rooms due to COVID concerns

Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews spent some time apart while Matthews was pregnant as a precautionary measure against the spread of COVID-19. After the Kansas City Chiefs beat the New England Patriots on October 2, 2020, Mahomes high-fived New England Patriots defensive end Stephon Gilmore, who later tested positive for the virus.

"Obviously, knowing that I went up to him after the game and just gave him a high five like I've done my whole career and not thinking about it was a little bit of a mental lapse," Mahomes said at a press conference after learning about Gilmore's positive test.

The quarterback and dad-to-be said he returned to his home the following weekend but avoided Matthews as much as possible by sleeping in a different bedroom. "Like I said, obviously with Brittany being pregnant, I try to do whatever I can to social distance and stay away, even be available to the team, but even more ...  just kind of stay and keep my family safe," he said. The precautions seemly worked as neither Mahomes nor Matthews tested positive for COVID-19.

Their wedding is happening in 2022

Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews are engaged, have a house, two dogs, and a daughter together. Now all that's left is an epic wedding in 2022. In an Instagram post, Matthews said that the couple have a date and a venue for the nuptials, but have kept that information private for now. The lack of details has not stopped eagle-eyed fans from putting together their own theories. In July 2021, Patrick's brother and social media star Jackson Mahomes shared a picture of the Rolex he reportedly received from his famous bro as a groomsman gift on his Instagram story.

"The time has come to help me with the task. Be my groomsman for the wedding weekend with help from this flask! Drink up and let me remind, in March set your Rolex to island time," a note placed with the gift said. The Daily Mail also screenshotted Matthews' friend Sydni Paige's Instagram story where she shows off the personalized robe and Cartier Love bracelet the soon-to-be-bride reportedly gave her wedding party.

Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews' daughter is almost a year old

In September 2020, Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews announced that they were expecting their first child together. "Mom & Dad, taking a small detour to the wedding," Matthews captioned the Instagram post of the two holding a sonogram. Matthews continued to stay on brand with Brittany Lynne Fitness during the pregnancy by regularly posting workout videos with her baby bump. She and Mahomes also shared their pictures from an extravagant pregnancy photoshoot in which Matthews posed in a few ruffly gowns. The images were criticized by some social media users who claimed the former soccer star's body didn't look the best in the gowns. "well ladies, not trying to look 'skinny' in my maternity pics, I'm very pregnant and not here to try and make myself not look pregnant," she said on her Instagram story, via Daily Mail.

Regardless of public perception, the couple were overjoyed when Sterling Skye Mahomes was born on February 20, 2021. The duo broke the news on, you guessed it, Instagram with a picture of Matthews wearing a necklace of her daughter's name and holding the newborn's hand. Sterling quickly became a Kansas City Chiefs fan and appears regularly on both her parents' social media feeds.

They're set thanks to Patrick Mahomes' NFL contract

In July 2020, Patrick Mahomes became the highest paid NFL player when he signed a 10-year contract extension with the Kansas City Chiefs worth $503 million. That gave the quarterback more than enough wiggle room to spend some serious cash on, frankly, whatever he wanted. Mahomes was 25 years old at the time and bought fiancée Brittany Matthews a Lamborghini for a reported $230,000. "Nothing like waking up at 8am to a new car on Monday," Matthews wrote in an Instagram story.

Instead of any reckless purchases, Mahomes invested in his family's future by buying a plot of land in Kansas City. "I figured my contract has a couple of years on there so I will be here for a little bit," he said in an interview with Dan Patrick. Mahomes said he plans to build a house on that land with amenities such as a half-football field, basketball court, and golf putting greens. The money will also come in handy as the couple plan their wedding set for 2022.