On the same day that Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs received their diamond-covered Super Bowl LIV Champion rings, it was Mahomes' girlfriend — now fiancée — Brittany Matthews, who got the biggest diamond of the day.
The long-time couple posted on social media after the Super Bowl ring ceremony, with Brittany showing off the rose-covered proposal site where Mahomes appears to have taken another knee in Arrowhead Stadium. Mahomes' post showed off the ring, bringing two statement pieces of jewelry into the Mahomes household.
The Kansas City Star recounted the beginnings of Mahomes and Matthews' relationship, starting when the couple was in high school.
Mahomes, 24, and Matthews started dating at Whitehouse (Texas) High School, when Mahomes was a sophomore and Matthews a junior.When their relationship began, Mahomes was still playing safety on the football team, before his stardom arrived. He would eventually become a standout on the football and basketball teams, and Matthews with the soccer team.
Matthews went on to play at the University of Texas at Tyler and later signed to play professionally in Iceland.
The Chiefs' Super Bowl ring ceremony also happened at Arrowhead on Tuesday night, capping off the team's incredible 2020. Mahomes' offseason has included the Super Bowl win itself, a contract extension worth up to $503 million, and a series of statements and appearances in pursuit of equality and social justice in America.
Now, Mahomes and Matthews have checked off another major milestone in an eventful year.