Two weeks after leading the Kansas City Chiefs against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Super Bowl LV, quarterback Patrick Mohames welcomed his first child with Brittany Matthews. The couple, who got engaged last year, announced the arrival of their daughter over Instagram on Saturday, revealing they’d named her Sterling Skye.
“Sterling Skye Mahomes 2/20/21 6lbs 11oz,” Matthews captioned a sweet photo of her resting her hand over Mahomes as their newborn daughter holds on to one of Mahomes’ fingers. Mahomes shared the same photo and a similar caption to his own Instagram account.
The last 12 months have been busy for the couple who, although only recently engaged have known each other since high school. Shortly after announcing their engagement in September, Mohames and Matthews revealed they were also expecting their first child together. “Mom & Dad, taking a small detour to the wedding,” Matthews wrote when announcing the news over Instagram. They later announced they were expecting a little girl.
Earlier that month, after eight years of dating, Entertainment Tonight reported Mohames had surprised Matthews with a wall of white roses and an illuminated marquee sign asking, “Will You Marry Me?” on the very same day he received his Super Bowl LIV ring.
The pair have been dating since they were both sophomores in high school, according to Yahoo! Sports. They attended Whitehouse High School in Whitehouse, Texas, and even went to a prom together in 2013, according to a sweet throwback photograph Mohames once shared on his Instagram. And it’s clear to fans that the couple share a strong friendship.
When they celebrated their 7th anniversary in March of 2019, Mohames marked the milestone with a sweet tribute to Matthews. “[Seven] years strong with my best friend," Mohames wrote in an Instagram post marking the date.
Of course, because they had been dating for so long, Mohames and Matthews were no strangers to probing questions about their relationship and future plans. In fact, in an anniversary post shared on her own Instagram in 2019, Matthews delivered a not-so-subtle message to curious fans. "[Seven] years, the greatest 7 years with you! Lots of life changes, lots of growing, lots of surprises, lots of memories," she wrote. "Cheers to a lifetime with you. P.S. — to everyone that's gonna ask when we are getting married, the answer is whenever we want."
While Mahomes has quickly made a name for himself on the football field, he isn't the only athlete in the relationship. According to her professional website, Matthews is "a former college soccer player who went on to play professionally in Iceland." After one season, however, Matthews said she realized she loved working out in the gym more than playing on a soccer field. She's now a Certified Personal Trainer, who sells a variety of online workout programs and fitness gear through her company, Brittany Lynne Fitness.
Matthews' love of fitness also appears to be a blessing for Mahomes. In an interview with Yahoo! Sports, the quarterback credited his girlfriend with helping him keep his nutrition on track, suggesting that the pair often work collaboratively toward their fitness goals.
While Mahomes now has two Super Bowls under his belt — an accomplishment no matter how you look at it — the NLF player told KCSP 610 Sports Radio in December that he considers his engagement and Matthews’ pregnancy to be the best things that happened this past year.
"Those things are special, that you don't get to happen a lot in your life," he told the radio station. "Being able to be a dad and being able to get married here soon, I'm truly thankful for that… I mean, [winning] the Super Bowl [in 2020] was awesome as well, but those things change your life, and it's bigger than football."
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