King of the ring! NFL star Patrick Mahomes got engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Brittany Matthews, on Tuesday, September 1 — the same day he received his Super Bowl LIV ring. “Ring SZN @brittanylynne,” Mahomes captioned a photo of his new fiancée showing off her fabulous new engagement ring on his Instagram Stories.
The elated bride-to-be later shared behind-the-scenes pictures of the NFL star’s proposal, which happened in a VIP box at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. “This happened today,” she wrote, revealing the room was filled with gorgeous white and red roses with an illuminated sign that read, “Will You Marry Me?”
Sticking with quarantine guidelines, the couple later returned home to enjoy a candlelit dinner in their backyard. “My heart is so full! I love this man so incredibly much and today was so so special!” Matthews captioned a photo of the setup on her Instagram Stories. “Couldn’t imagine this day being anymore perfect!”
Of course, friends showered the couple with love on social media. One friend wrote, “Congrats to this amazing couple — true partners in a committed, loving bond — on their engagement.” Another pal added, “My girl is engaged and I’m so happy I could cry.”
Mahomes, 24, and Matthews, 25, started dating in high school when he was a sophomore and she was a junior at Whitehouse High School in Texas. The couple even attended prom together in 2013. In addition to living together in Kansas City, the happy couple share two dogs together: a pit bull and cane corso named Steel and Silver.
The fitness instructor has been a longtime fan of the Chiefs and was by Mahomes’ side as his team faced off against the San Francisco 49ers in this year’s NFL championship. After their historic win — the Chiefs defeated the Niners 31-20 for their first Super Bowl win in 50 years — Matthews praised her man and his team on Instagram.
“I am so beyond proud of this dude and this team, all year it was about battling, amazing comebacks and overcoming an injury, and for that YOU DESERVE THIS,” she gushed.
The proposal comes one day after Matthews’ celebrated her 25th birthday. "Happy 25th birthday to the best one! ❤️ ❤️❤️ #MyBabe," the athlete wrote.
Congrats, you two!