Who Is Brooks Koepka's Girlfriend, Actress Jena Sims?

As if this week wasn't exciting enough for Brooks Koepka, the professional golfer proposed to longtime girlfriend Jena Sims a month before the PGA 2021 Masters. Sims revealed the news on her Instagram, captioning a picture of Koepka proposing to her on a beautiful beach with "Forever is no joke." She also confirmed in her Insta story that he popped the question on March 3 (via People). But who exactly is Jena Sims, and where have you seen her before?

The star divides her time between acting, doing charity work, and supporting her soon-to-be husband on the golf course. The couple initially met at the 2015 Masters (via Golf Digest) but didn't start dating until 2017 (via Golf Monthly). As Golf points out, since they've been together, Koepka's won four major titles. "He's very aware of his success and the timing of our relationship," Sims joked in 2019. "I can't take the credit for that. All I can do is make him happy. I'm quirky and weird, I like to make him laugh. I encourage him to be himself."

The actor got her start in television (via IMDb), with her first role being in the second season of Nickelodeon's True Jackson, VP as a cheerleader. Jena Sims has since gone on to appear in several episodes of well-known shows like Entourage, Dexter, One Tree Hill, and The Vampire Diaries.

Jena Sims is also the founder of a charity

But you'll probably recognize Brooks Koepka's girlfriend Jena Sims most from her extensive work in movies like Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader and Tales of Frankenstein, as well as the fifth Sharknado movie and a spin-off for the franchise, Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness. She's also worked alongside Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, and Michael Douglas in Last Vegas, as well as Jeremy Renner in Kill the Messenger.

Sims is also the founder of the nonprofit Pageant of Hope organization, which focuses on raising awareness and support for children and teenagers "who face serious challenges the opportunity to shine and be celebrated for who they are." The charity treats the kids and teens by holding a pageant to give them "tremendous confidence, self-esteem, and appreciation of their own inner beauty." Due to the ongoing pandemic, the charity has had to improvise this year by sending participants a "Pageant in a Box," so they can still experience their pampering session and pageant at home.