9 Facts About Patrick Mahomes' Wife, Brittany Matthews

To a lot of people, Brittany Mahomes is well known for being the wife of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes as well as the mother of the pair's two children, Sterling Skye and Patrick Lavon Mahomes III. But Brittany is also a force all on her own. She is a former collegiate and professional soccer player, and that passion has led to her becoming one of the co-owners of the Kansas City Current, the professional women's soccer team in the city she and Patrick now call home (via WIBW).

Brittany and Patrick have known each other since high school, when they began dating. The two weathered a number of years, including finishing out high school and college, before welcoming their daughter Sterling in September 2020 (via Instagram). They got married in Hawaii on March 12, 2022, a destination that they chose because it was the first place they had ever vacationed together. As Brittany later explained during an Instagram question and answer segment, "The weather and views are just perfection there! I wanted somewhere where people couldn't just pull up to lol" (via People).

While her husband certainly gets a lot of attention, there's a lot that makes Brittany fascinating, too. Here are 9 facts about Patrick Mahomes' wife, Brittany Mahomes.

Brittany and Patrick Mahomes met in high school

Brittany and Patrick Mahomes have known each other for quite some time — in fact, the two met in high school when they both attended Whitehouse High School in Texas. Brittany is two years older than Patrick and was a junior when he entered the school during his freshman year. 

Patrick looked back on the early months of the pair's relationship in a 2020 interview with Today. He told the outlet that since they were teenagers who had only been together for a relatively short while, their first Christmas together was pretty uneventful. He said, "I think at that point we had been dating for a couple months. Just a normal teenage kid showing up at the family dinner type stuff and being nervous and everything."

Brittany was also a strong presence on Patrick's Instagram account at the time, and in 2013 he shared a photo of the pair getting ready to head out for their prom that May. Patrick captioned a collage of three photos, "Best prom date a guy could ask for!! #prom2013 #bestfriend #greatnight."

Brittany Mahomes was a professional athlete

Patrick Mahomes isn't the only member of the family who has worked as a professional athlete — Brittany Mahomes played soccer in high school and college and even enjoyed her own career as a professional soccer player all the way in Iceland. The University of Texas in Tyler reported the news after Brittany inked her contract with UMF Afturelding/Fram.

Brittany admitted to the school's news station that she didn't actually plan to play soccer in college, but other girls on the team convinced her to give it a shot. It turned out to be the right choice, and she went on to credit her teammates with helping her fall back in love with the game. Ultimately, she also attributes her love for the sport to her head coach Stefani Webb.

Brittany said, "We were constantly learning and doing new things on this team to better ourselves and our team. We grew every day in practice and constantly had to be on our toes and ready to learn. But we worked on the mental aspect of our game and grew in that tremendously though out each season as well" (via UT Tyler Athletics).

Brittany Mahomes is a fitness professional

Between her own career as an athlete and her husband's, it's not a surprise that Brittany Mahomes is invested in fitness. In fact, she's so invested that she's even started her own fitness company, aptly named Brittany Lynne Fitness. After earning her college degree in Kinesiology, Matthews started the company to offer guided workouts that can be done remotely at a gym or in the comfort of the user's own home.

As she writes on her website, Mahomes has a deep relationship with the gym, even describing it as her "safe" place. She elaborates, "It's the place where I can let go of everything around me and just focus on myself and making myself better" (via Brittany Lynne Fitness). As such, she hopes everyone who uses her workouts will be inspired and feel good about themselves and about embarking on their own health and fitness journey.

Brittany Mahomes is co-owner of a professional soccer team

Brittany Mahomes no longer plays professional soccer, but she is still very invested in the sport. In fact, Brittany is a co-owner of the Kansas City Current, the women's professional soccer team in the city where she and her husband Patrick Mahomes live. Brittany went in on the team with her friends Angie and Chris Long, and the trio has made it their mission to privately fund the needs of the team for years.

After first announcing plans to build a $70 million stadium for the team, the trio announced the opening of its new $18 million training club in June 2022. News station WIBW reported that many believe this is the first training facility built to this magnitude for a professional women's soccer team. The timing is important, especially as Kansas City has been chosen as one of the host cities for the 2026 FIFA World Cup (via KC 2026).

Brittany's husband Patrick Mahomes joined his wife and the Longs as a co-owner of the team in January 2023. Brittany released a statement that shared her happiness about the move. As shared by KMBC, she said, "We are so thrilled to make this a family affair and have Patrick join as an owner. He has been a huge supporter behind-the-scenes. His passion for the Current is undeniable, and I am glad that he will be with us as we continue on our journey to become the best in the NWSL."

Brittany and Patrick Mahomes have two children together

Brittney and Patrick Mahomes announced that they were engaged in September 2020. A few weeks later on September 29, 2020, the couple shared that they were expecting their first child together as well. Patrick shared the news on Instagram, where he posted a photo of the pair holding a photo of a sonogram and captioned it simply with a red heart.

Sterling Skye Mahomes was born on February 20, 2021. Brittany and Patrick chose to keep photos of Sterling private for the first few months of her life, with Brittany explaining online, "We will share photos of her when we [feel] the time is right. I know the internet will instantly take the photos of her and share everywhere so just preparing myself for my newborn baby girl to be shared to the world" (via People). Eventually, the two shared the first public photos of Sterling in June 2021.

Brittany and Patrick welcomed their second child together on November 29, 2022, when their son Patrick Lavon Mahomes III was born. The two shared that they have nicknamed their son Bronze, which complements both their daughter's name and even the names of their dogs, Steel and Silver (via Sports Illustrated).

Brittany Mahomes has encountered a lot of negativity online

Despite having been at the forefront of Patrick Mahomes's entire football career, Brittany Mahomes hasn't always been popular, especially with people online. In January 2022 Brittany enraged some after she sprayed champagne on fans following a Kansas City win over Buffalo, and not everyone thought the act was funny.

As reported by Yahoo!, Brittany is shown in the video gleefully opening the bottle of champagne before dousing fans below the balcony she's standing on with the contents of the bottle. While some thought the video was funny — and one person pointed out that Brittany said she asked the fans if she could spray them before doing so — others were quick to condemn her. As one person wrote to Brittany on Twitter, "As a part owner of a major sports team, you should probably behave as such, not a good look."

It seems that the attention didn't do a lot of good for Brittany, who took to Twitter herself the next day to lament the treatment she received from the internet. She wrote, "I just wish I could do what I want without getting attacked every week."

Brittany Mahomes is close with her brother-in-law

Brittany Mahomes isn't the only member of the family who attracts a lot of attention from the internet. While speaking to Balance Athletica (now known as Vitality), Brittany revealed that all the negative attention sometimes brings her down. Luckily, she and her brother-in-law have become close allies since Patrick Mahomes's brother Jackson Mahomes also deals with a lot of trolling from the internet.

Brittany told the outlet, "I will say that Patrick has been a huge help in this aspect and his brother Jackson deals with it on a whole other level too. So just him and I being able to get close and bond for this thing like, you know, me and him talk about it everyday, like who cares what that person says. Like ignore it" (via YouTube).

Patrick has had to defend his wife and brother from time to time as well. In February 2022, he addressed rumors that he had asked the pair to no longer attend his football games because they were seen as a "distraction." It turns out that nothing could be further from the truth. Seemingly in response, Patrick wrote on Twitter on February 18, 2022, " Y'all just be making stuff up these days." 

Brittany Mahomes lost her stepfather at a Chiefs game

While Brittany Mahomes certainly enjoys a lot of privilege as the wife of Patrick Mahomes and as a business and soccer team owner in her own right, this doesn't mean that everything in her life has been smooth sailing. 

In November 2018, Brittany's stepfather Paul was about the enter the stadium before a Chiefs game when he passed out. Brittany later explained that she found out he had collapsed and "sprinted" to the entrance of the stadium before going with her family to a local hospital. Sadly, her stepfather died in the hospital before the game was finished (via Twitter).

The Chiefs made the decision not to tell Patrick Mahomes about the loss until after the game. He later told reporters, "Coach [Andy] Reid actually told me in the tunnel after the game and it was shocking. He was a great man and he was a great stepdad for Brittany" (via Yahoo!).