Brooks Koepka is a four-time Major winner and one of golf's most recognizable names. At one point, he was the unquestioned No. 1 golfer in the world, a position he first captured in October 2018 and regained after his victory in the 2019 PGA Championship.
However, his decision to join the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf last summer along with other notable stars has caused quite the stir in the pro golf world. Koepka was suspended by the PGA Tour after joining LIV, a decision he reportedly has "buyer's remorse" for, but he's playing in this year's Master's Tournament, as LIV players are allowed at Augusta.
There's been one person by his side through every win and decision in his career: Jena Sims.
Brooks Koepka's Wife Jena Sims Koekpa is an Actress
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Brooks Koepka has been with actress Jena Sims for the last seven years. He proposed to her in early March 2021, with both Brooks and Jena rocking some Nike shoes on the beach. He didn't post photos from the proposal on his account (@bkoepka) but he commented on her post saying "Love you Jean."
The two tied the knot in June 2022 in Turks and Caicos.
Sims, 34, has been featured in movies such as "Last Vegas," "Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader," "Three-Headed Shark Attack" and "Sharknado 5: Global Swarming." And yes, there are actually six "Sharknado" movies if you can believe it. She's also had roles in popular TV shows, including "One Tree Hill," "Dexter" and" Entourage."
If you've never seen Jena as a 50-foot cheerleader, I strongly suggest watching it:
Koepka and Sims met for the first time at the 2015 Masters at Augusta National Golf Club, where Koepka placed 33rd. They began dating in 2017. Their relationship initially went public when the pair celebrated Koepka's victory at the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills with a kiss. However, commentator Joe Buck mistook her for Koepka's ex-girlfriend, identifying her as Becky Edwards.
Since then, Sims has accompanied Koepa to events like the ESPYs. She's been by his side at tournaments like the Masters Tournament, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.
Augusta is clearly a special place for the couple. They met there. And at last year's Master's par 3 event, she served as his caddie.
Sims initially aimed for a career in modeling. She won the 2007 Miss Georgia Teen USA pageant and competed at the 2007 Miss Teen USA Pageant, where she failed to place.
Her love for pageantry held true. Sims now runs a non-profit organization called Pageant of Hope, which hosts beauty pageants for children and teens who "face serious challenges."
The 34-year-old grew up in Georgia but moved to Hollywood in order to pursue her career as an actress. She currently resides with Koepka in Jupiter, Florida, when she's not with him on the golf course. Sims frequently posts pics of her and Brooks on social media, particularly Instagram where she has an impressive following of more than 250,000.
Sims made headlines at the 2019 PGA Championship in New York after Koepka appeared to ignore her during the final round of play. Sims appeared to lean in to kiss Koepka, but the golfer was hyper-focused and completely ignored his girl.
Let's be real, though. The only person getting any attention from Brooks during his run to victory was his caddie. Sims managed to cool rumors of her relationship with Koepka being "rocky" with a clever Instagram post.
Koepka's Rise to Stardom Coincided With Meeting Jena
Brooks Koepka turned pro in the summer of 2012 after spending four years as a star golfer for Florida State, where he was a three-time All American.
The 32-year-old has 17 professional wins under his belt, eight of which came from the PGA Tour. Koepka has impressed at major championships and is already a four-time major champion, including the 2017 and 2018 U.S. Open and the 2018 and 2019 PGA Championship. His two major victories in 2018 made him the first golfer to win the double in the U.S. Open and PGA Championship since Tiger Woods achieved it in 2000.
Koepka has been involved in some beef with fellow PGA Tour golfer Bryson DeChambeau after he commented on DeChambeau's pace of play. DeChambeau responded by insulting Koepka's abs, or lack thereof, from his photos in the ESPN Body Issue photoshoot. The four-time major champ clapped back once and for all with an amazing photo of his four major trophies. At the time, DeChambeau had yet to win a major championship. He has since found victory at the U.S. Open in September 2020.
Koepka also had an incident flare up with Dustin Johnson. The two are believed to be close friends who trained together for a couple of years. However, after a Team USA defeat in the 2018 Ryder Cup, things reportedly got heated. Koepka denied any strain in their relationship, suggesting the story was being blown out of proportion by the media, though golf fans certainly were intrigued by the drama.
It should be no surprise, though, that Koepka's career didn't fully take off until the same year he met Jena. As he dominates the field at The Master's this year, she'll be cheering him on yet again.
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