Joe Burrow and his longtime girlfriend, Olivia Holzmacher.
AP Photo/Emilee Chinn (left), AP Photo/Aaron Doster (right)

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow quickly became a very, very rich and popular man. Over the course of the last few years, the former LSU Tigers quarterback led the Louisiana State University to a College Football Playoff national championship game victory over Clemson, won the Heisman Trophy and starred in his first ever commercial alongside some pretty prominent NFL stars.

The Cincinnati Bengals selected the Louisiana legend with the first overall draft pick in the 2020 NFL Draft (which was virtual thanks to the coronavirus pandemic), and the Heisman Winner became a multi-millionaire rookie after signing a four-year, $36.1 million contract, per ESPN’s Field Yates.

Burrow suffered a nasty knee injury against the Washington Football Team last year as the Bengals rookie quarterback — tearing his ACL and MCL in his left knee — but he worked hard to be ready for the 2021 season with the Bengals.

Now, Burrow is a playoff quarterback and even one of the faces of the NFL. He’s also one of the most sought-after unmarried quarterbacks in the league.

Unfortunately for anyone interested, Burrow is taken.

Joe Burrow’s Girlfriend Olivia Holzmacher

Joe Burrow has been pictured with his girlfriend before and after games numerous times, but who is this mystery girl?

Her name: Olivia Holzmacher.

Holzmacher was born to Susan Holzmacher and John Holzmacher in Mason, Ohio, where she played volleyball at Mason High School.

According to her LinkedIn profile, she’s a senior process specialist and analyst at The Kroger Company, a job based in Cincinnati she began in February 2019. She previously worked for a gym called Lifetime Fitness in Deerfield, Ohio.

When Did They Start Dating?

She met the Heisman Trophy winner when she was studying data analytics at THE Ohio State University. Burrow, who attended Athens High School in Ohio, landed in Baton Rouge after transferring from the Big Ten school in 2018, and Holzmacher graduated in 2019, according to the New York Post.

Judging from Instagram pictures on Holzmacher’s account, the pair have been together for at least four years. She also has more than 27,000 followers on her social media account.

Aside from supporting Burrow as much as possible, Holzmacher previously partnered with Verb Energy, which sells energy bars.

She’s Joe Burrow’s No. 1 Fan

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Holzmacher has called herself Joe Burrow’s No. 1 fan, though she may face stiff competition from the LSU football faithful after the legendary 2019 NCAA season. Still, she’s stuck by the football player’s side for more than two years.

After Burrow led the Tigers to a national title in a 42-25 win over Clemson in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans — a game President Donald Trump and wife Melania Trump also attended –, Holzmacher posted photos from inside the venue. At the same time, Burrow was shooting up NFL mock draft boards.

She also sat alongside Burrow’s parents and LSU head coach Ed Orgeron during Burrow’s tear-jerking and inspiring Heisman Trophy award ceremony and speech.

“I’m so proud of you! The best weekend ever!” Holzmacher said on Instagram after the speech.

During Burrow’s NFL debut against the Los Angeles Chargers, Holzmacher was in the stands as a cardboard cutout next to Burrow’s parents inside Paul Brown Stadium. When Burrow plays during the NFL playoffs, she’s sure to be a trending topic all over social media.

It’s pretty clear she’ll always be rooting for her NFL player boyfriend on the sidelines when he’s playing.

Her Special NFL Draft Message to Him

Holzmacher posted a number of photos prior to the 2020 NFL Draft, which her man headlined as the first overall pick. Joey Burrow would be a smart man to keep her by his side and make her part of the Burrow family.

“Tonight a new chapter starts! Thankful to be by your side Joe and to be a part of the past three seasons. I’ve had the best experiences and met the best people along the way. So excited for what the future holds. Tonight will be once in a lifetime,” she wrote on Instagram.

Holzmacher is a lucky woman. Burrow has shown Bengals fans, LSU fans and the rest of the nation that he’s charismatic, funny (have you seen his Ed Orgeron impression?) and an overall cool dude. They don’t call him Joe Cool for nothing.

There are already power couples galore in the NFL — Russell Wilson and Ciara, Aaron Rodgers and Shailene Woodley and Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen — but Burrow and Holzmacher are the hottest new kids on the block.

Joe Burrow is already becoming the talk of the NFL as he throws touchdowns galore. He took down the Las Vegas Raiders in the 2021 Wild Card round and picked up another playoff victory against the Tennessee Titans in the NFL Divisional Round before advancing to the AFC Championship Game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

If Joe Cool and the Bengals win Super Bowl LVI against the Los Angeles Rams, there’s no doubt his longtime girlfriend and No. 1 fan will be right by his side.

This post was originally published on March 16, 2020.

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