Enjoy the course with love! Brooks KoepkaAnd Jena SimsThey will wed one year after the golfer fell on one knee.
The twosome first crossed paths at the 2015 Masters, but things weren’t romantic between the pair right away. The couple began to date and their relationship was publicized by an announcer. Joe Buck misidentified Sims as Koepka’s ex-girlfriend Becky EdwardsWhen the pro won in 2017 the U.S. Open
“My phone LIT up,” Sims recalled of the viral moment to Golf DigestIn 2019. “It was half like, ‘Congratulations to Brooks!’ And the other half were, ‘Did you hear what happened?’ And I was like, of course I did. It was instant. I was like, It’s OK, life continues. We’re just fine. It was an honest mistake.”
The couple flew to Las Vegas to celebrate their win.
“For five days, we kinda escaped it. We were living in Vegas, celebrating in our own little world. So we didn’t really have to experience what the media blew it up to be,” she continued. “We were by the pool and the casino just hanging out, no worries about that at all. Brooks met Joe Buck. They’re totally cool.”
Sims continued to be by Koepka’s side when he won the U.S. Open again in 2018 and when he won the PGA Championship in 2018 and 2019.
“It’s so fun. I’m pretty lucky that my actual job isn’t a 9 to 5, so it really gives me flexibility to go out and watch Brooks,” the actress gushed to Golf Digest. “I love being able to support Brooks and watch him because he’s so talented. It’s so much fun to watch him. He’ll say to me all the time: ‘It must be so boring walking around in the crowd watching me play.’ And I’m like, no way. It is something that I really enjoy. Golf was something I grew up with. My dad is a great golfer. I enjoy being with him and watching him play. Everyone’s so nice.”
Koepka proposed after the duo had been married for more than five year.
“Forever is no joke 💕,” she gushed via Instagram in April 2021 alongside snaps from the Jupiter, Florida, proposal.
The Pageant of Hope founder added via Instagram Stories that she was “surprised” when the athlete popped the question.
“I knew it was coming, just not on that day at that exact moment,” she explained.
Scroll down to see a timeline of their relationship.