When you think of a football family, there are probably a few that come to mind, and if you didn’t say the Mahomes, you’re lying to yourself. Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Mahomes are one of the sweetest love stories from a football family we’ve ever encountered. Not only are they each other’s biggest fans and supporters, but they’ve been that for each other for 11 years now.
The high school sweethearts have been through everything together and trust us when we say everything. They went through the awkward high school years together, long distance, major football events, kids, diapers — you name it.
In a time where A-listers seem to be swapping out partners left and right (no shame with a fling if everyone’s happy and consenting), it’s so wholesome and rare to see a couple so young and already have so many years together under their belt.
The happy parents of two have an incredible love story that not a lot of people know about. Despite being one of the biggest football couples right now, they keep their romantic details more on the private side — most of the time. Luckily, they’ve given fans details here and there throughout the years, and we got them all here!
Check out everything we know about Patrick and Brittany Mahomes’ adorable relationship below!
A version of this article was originally published on March 2023.
They Met in Middle School
The pair originally first met when they were in middle school in Whitehouse, Texas when he was in seventh grade, and she in eighth. They bonded more in high school while Patrick was playing football and baseball, and when Brittany was a cheerleader and soccer player. They started dating his sophomore year and her junior year of high school, and it was a match made in heaven!
Patrick Made the First Move
Per UsMagazine, Patrick did the cutest thing when trying to get Brittany’s attention! Apparently, the pair were friends for a year before he gave her a Valentine’s Day card and a rose in their school’s cafeteria.
This ‘Awkward’ Moment Changed It All
For the upcoming docu-series Quarterbacks, Brittany revealed what happened after Patrick gave her the rose. “He thought it was a joke. I thought it was the cutest thing in the world. And then everyone at our lunch table started chanting, ‘Kiss him, kiss him,’ and made it really awkward cause we were ‘just friends’ so that’s kind of what started it and then I thought it was cute,” she said. “… When they were chanting, I thought it was kind of awkward and it was funny. I was like, ‘Okay this guy is actually kind of cute. Maybe I do like him.’ So then we just started talking and then started dating.’”
They Went to Prom Together
Along with being every high-school dream romance, the two went to prom together in 2013! In a nearly decade-old post from Patrick’s Instagram, he posted a series of photos from the big night with the caption, “Best prom date a guy could ask for!! #prom2013 #bestfriend #greatnight.”
They Went Long Distance in College
So when they were in their college years, Brittany went to the University of Texas at Tyler, while Patrick studied at Texas Tech. Despite the nearly seven hours between them, they stayed stronger than ever!
Brittany previously talked to Today about when they went long-distance for college. “He ended up going to Texas Tech, and that’s when it really hit me, ‘Oh sh-t, he might go play professional football,” she said. “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.”
They Remained Long-Distance After the First Year of College
After they graduated college, Patrick was drafted by the Chiefs in 2017, and in that same year, Brittany went to play soccer with the UMF Afturelding/Fram team in Iceland.
They Got Engaged in 2020
After eight years together, Patrick popped the question to Brittany on Sept 2 in front of a floral wall with a neon light that read “Will You Marry Me?”
He Confessed How He Felt About Proposing to Her
Soon after, Patrick told KCSP 610 Radio that he was more nervous about proposing to Brittany than he was about playing in the Super Bowl, saying, “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.”
They Got Married in 2022
After ten years of dating, the two said “I do” to one another on March 12, 2022, in a private ceremony held in Maui, Hawaii. Brittany recently shared behind-the-scenes photos from their dreamy wedding in celebration of one year of married bliss and they’re just as dreamy as you’d expect.
Why They Chose to Marry in Hawaii
In a previous Instagram Q&A, Brittany revealed why they chose Hawaii, saying they picked the spot because it was their first place to go on vacation together. She added, “we have just loved it ever since!”
They’re Dog Parents
In 2016, Patrick gifted Brittany a puppy for Valentine’s Day, a pit bull named Steel that they still co-parent to this day! They also have a cane corso named Silver, and the two have an adorable Instagram account called @steel_silver_mahomes!
Brittany Moved Back to the US to Be With Patrick
Brittany’s soccer career was really taking off in Iceland, especially after her team won the championship in her first season. However, Brittany decided she would rather be closer to home and flew back to the U.S. so that she could be with Patrick. She later set up her own business called Brittany Lynne Fitness and is a co-owner of the Kansas City Current.
They’re Not Afraid of PDA
Whether it’s on the field or in an adorable Instagram video story, Brittany and Patrick still act like teenagers in love. We really love to see it!
They Have Two Children Together
The lovebirds share two children together. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Sterling Skye on Feb 2021, and later a son named Patrick “Bronze” Lavon III on Nov 2022.
Patrick & Brittany Officially Became Sports Team Co-Owners
On Jan 11, 2023, news broke that Patrick joined his wife Brittany as a co-owner of the women’s soccer team, the Kansas City Current.
They Live in Missouri
As of 2023, the lovebirds, their two children, and their two pups all live in a home in Westport, Kansas City, Missouri.
Brittany is Patrick’s #1 Fan
Whether it’s dressing up in his team’s colors or showing her love from the sidelines, Brittany never misses an opportunity to show the world how much she loves her hubby!
They’ve Celebrated Multiple Super Bowl Wins Together
The two have celebrated multiple Super Bowl wins together: one in 2020 and again in 2023. Brittany was also there consoling him after his team lost in 2021.