Who is Golfer Brooks Koepka's Wife? All About His Romance With Jena Sims

Their meet-cute took place on a golf course, because of course it did!
Brooks Koepka and wife Jena Sims
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Sarah Hanlon
Entertainment & Celebrity Editor
  • Sarah is the Entertainment & Celebrity Editor for The Knot, with special focuses on pop culture and celebrity wedding news.
  • Before joining The Knot Worldwide, Sarah was a contributing writer for Bravo at NBC Universal.
  • Sarah has a degree in journalism and resides in New York City.
Updated Apr 10, 2024

When it comes to celebrity meet-cutes, there's no better story than that of golfer Brooks Koepka and his wife, Jena Sims. The record-breaking athlete, who was named the top player in the world by the Official World Golf Ranking in 2018, crossed paths with his wife *on* a putting green in 2015. Despite starting out as friends, the couple's relationship took a turn—and by 2017, they proudly shared their romance with the world.

After getting engaged in March 2021, Brooks Koepa and Jena Sims exchanged vows at a stunning Turks and Caicos ceremony in 2022. Since then, the Sports Illustrated model has been a constant support throughout her husband's career, including during his headline-making transition from the PGA league to the LIV league.

We explore Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims' love story here, including the sweetest details from their secret elopement, memories from their tropical destination wedding, and the latest on their family (including the birth of their son, Crew).

  • Brooks Koepka is married to Jena Sims. They have been together since 2017.
  • Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims met at the 2015 Masters.
  • Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims got married on June 4, 2022, in Turks & Caicos.
  • Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims share one child together: a son, Crew, who was born in July 2023.

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Who is Brooks Koepka's Wife, Jena Sims?

Brooks Koepka and wife Jena Sims
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Brooks Koepka's wife is actress Jena Sims. She has appeared in a handful of made-for-TV movies, including Attack of the 50 Foot Cheerleader, 3-Headed Shark Attack, and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming. Also a model, Sims was crowned Miss Georgia Teen USA in 2007. She recently broke into the Sports Illustrated world when she was named one of the publication's Swimsuit Issue rookies in 2023.

How Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims Met

It's quite fitting that golf brought Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims together. The couple met at the 2015 Masters—and Koepka recalls the exact spot! "We were on Hole 7, which I don't even remember, but he's like, 'Oh, I remember what you were wearing, where we were standing, everything,'" Sims told Golf Digest in 2018. "It was cool … We were just friends at that point."

Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims' Relationship Timeline

It would be another two years until Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims took their romance public. Here's a look at their complete relationship timeline, including their biggest milestones together.

June 2017: Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims Confirm Their Romance at the US Open

Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims at the 2017 US Open
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Despite starting out as friends, Brooks Koepa and Jena Sims' relationship took a romantic turn after they met in 2015. They attended the 2017 US Open as a couple, thus confirming their romance—but an awkward moment on TV affected the big reveal. While they were shown on camera after Koepka won the championship, announcer Joe Buck accidentally named Sims as Koepka's ex-girlfriend, Becky Edwards.

Sims opened up about the faux pas to Golf Digest, saying, "My phone LIT up. 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 immediate. I was like, 'It's okay,' life continues. We're just fine. It was an honest mistake."

Hot off Koepka's win, the couple didn't let the mix-up ruin their celebrations. "For five days, we kinda escaped it. We were in our own little world in Vegas celebrating. So we didn't really have to experience what the media blew it up to be," Sims added. "We were by the pool and the casino just hanging out, no worries about that at all. And Brooks ended up meeting Joe Buck. They're totally cool."

July 2017: Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims Attend the 2017 ESPYs

One month after taking their romance public, Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims attended the 2017 ESPYs together. The actress dazzled on the red carpet in a sparkly maroon dress, while the athlete opted for a classic navy and black suit.

June 2018: Jena Sims Celebrates Brooks Koepka's U.S. Open Win

The following summer, Koepa won the US Open again. His family and his girlfriend were by his side throughout the entire tournament, and Sims gave him a loving shoutout on social media in honor of his impressive achievement. "So much gratitude, so deserved," she wrote. "Back to back baby!"

February 2021: Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims Appear in a Super Bowl Ad

In 2021, Brooks Koepa and Jena Sims were featured in a Super Bowl ad for Michelob Ultra. During the commercial, which was directed by Spike Lee, the couple can be seen enjoying pizza and beer in their kitchen. "Thank you @michelobultra for including a little slice of our life in your Super Bowl commercial," Sims wrote on Instagram. "Spike Lee was a dream to work with... and I guess you too @bkoepka 😉🍕"

March 2021: Brooks Koepka Proposes to Jena Sims

After four years of dating, Brooks Koepka proposed to Jena Sims on March 3, 2021. The romantic oceanside engagement took place in Jupiter, Florida, and the couple waited until April Fool's Day to share their happy news with the world. "Forever is no joke," Sims captioned her cheeky reveal.

June 2022: Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims Get Married

The following summer, Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims got married…twice! Although they hosted a large destination wedding with friends and family in Turks and Caicos, they legally eloped in Florida on May 31, 2022. We break down all the details of their lavish weddings below.

July 2023: Brooks Koepka and Wife Jena Sims Welcome Their First Child

Just over one year after tying the knot, Brooks Koepka and his wife welcomed their first child, a son named Crew. They announced that they were expecting their first baby on Mother's Day, with Sims writing, "I cannot wait to become a boy mom 🩵."

Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims' Wedding Photos & Details

Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims officially got married on May 31, 2022. The couple eloped at the Palm Beach Court House one day before flying to Turks and Caicos for their destination wedding, which they rebranded as "Turks & Koepkas."

Their second wedding occurred on June 4. According to their wedding planner, Sara Renee Events, the nuptials took place at Amanyara, a luxury beach and wellness resort.

The bride wore a sparkly wedding dress by Lee Petra Grebenau, which featured long sleeves and a sheer bodice with sparkling embellishments on the illusion neckline. She also customized her veil to feature the phrase "Mrs. Koepka" along the hemline. The groom opted for a light grey suit, which he paired with sneakers.

After the ceremony, Sims changed into a strapless sweetheart dress covered in glitter for the reception—which included a performance by Ludacris. Recapping the wedding on Instagram, Koepka simply wrote, "Best. Day. Of. My. Life."

All About Jena Sims and Brooks Koepka's Children

Jena Sims and Brooks Koepka's son Crew was born on July 27, 2023. He made his arrival six weeks before his due date, and the new mom documented their birth experience on Instagram. "Crew Sims Koepka was ready for the world because he decided to break my water just 2 minutes after Brooks walked inside the house from the gym on Thursday, July 27th at 5:50 pm. 6 weeks ahead of my due date. Already showing who's boss," she wrote on her Instagram Story at the time.

Following an unplanned C-section, Crew remained in the NICU for a few days after the procedure. "He's off oxygen (🙏🏻), breathing on his own, he is starting to take a bottle (in very small amounts) otherwise feeding through his nose. He is meeting tiny milestones every day!" Sims continued. "Leaving the hospital without your baby is something I wish on no one. It's the hardest thing we've ever done. We have been visiting him as much as possible, and know he's in the absolute best care."

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