Inside NFL Star Jared Goff & Fiancée Christen Harper's Love Story

She's an actress, model and philanthropist.
Christen Harper and Jared Goff attend the 12th Annual NFL Honors at Symphony Hall
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Updated Dec 23, 2023

Detroit Lions' quarterback Jared Goff and girlfriend Christen Harper are engaged, marking a significant milestone when it comes to the NFL player's relationship. Their journey as a couple began on an exclusive dating app and ultimately led to their engagement in Mexico in 2022. The proposal and milestone was celebrated via heartfelt Instagram posts, revealing their affectionate bond.

Of course, the NFL star has been known in the football world since Jared Goff's college days at the University of California. But what about Harper? With various achievements herself, including being named a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Rookie of the Year, Harper has dedicated herself to a variety of endeavors, supporting charitable causes and appearing in films. As Goff and Harper plan their wedding, NFL fans eagerly await further details about the couple's future plans, including details about their wedding arrangements. Here's what we know about the couple's relationship timeline so far.

  • Is Jared Goff married? Not yet, but he plans on tying the knot with his fiancée, model Christen Harper.
  • Christen Harper and Jared Goff got engaged in Mexico in 2022.
  • Currently number 14 in Week 15's quarterback rankings.
  • Jared Goff and Christen Harper met on Raya, an exclusive dating app celebrities tend to use.

Who is Jared Goff's Girlfriend, Christen Harper?

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Photo: christenharper / Instagram

Christian Harper was born on May 28, 1993 and grew up in her hometown of Valencia, California. She's a model who was named as a Sports Illustrated swimsuit rookie of the year in 2022. According to a profile of Harper on Sports Illustrated, she started modeling when she was 20 in order to pay for college.

Harper is also an actress, having landed roles in films including Seven Eleven, Auggie and The Obituary of Tunde Johnson. She also starred in Women of the League, a mini web series that works to challenge the stereotype of being an "NFL wife" by delving into the real lives of famous athlete's partners. Along with her work as a model and an actress, Harper dedicates time to raising money for charities like Girls Inc. of Los Angeles, Baby2Baby and Forgotten Harvest.

Jared Goff and Christen Harper's Relationship Timeline

2019: Jared Goff and Christen Harper First Connect Online

Couple on the red carpet at the ESPYS
Photo: jaredgoff / Instagram

In a video from Sports Illustrated, Harper revealed that she met Goff on Raya, a private dating app often used by celebrities. (In fact, 29 percent of all couples now meet online.) He was still playing for the Los Angeles Rams when they started talking.

"I was truly not looking for anything at the time," Harper said. "I had just gotten out of a long relationship and I was trying to stay single for a year. Then I met him and the rest is history, baby." They attended the EPSY Awards together the same year, making their debut as a couple at the red carpet event.

2021: Jared Goff Is Traded to the Detroit Lions

Couple taking a mirror selfie
Photo: christenharper / Instagram

In 2021, Jared Goff, who played for the Los Angeles Rams from 2016 to 2020, was traded to the Detroit Lions. In return, the Rams took on quarterback Matthew Stafford, who played for the Lions for 12 years.

2022: Jared Goff Proposes

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Photo: christenharper / Instagram

Goff proposed to Harper in June 2022 while on a trip in Mexico. Both Goff and Harper announced their engagement with cute Instagram posts.

2023: Jared Goff Celebrates Her 30th Birthday

Couple celebrating Christine's 30th birthday
Photo: jaredgoff / Instagram

On May 28, 2023, Goff posted a photo of the couple in commemoration of his fiancée's 30th birthday. Along with wishing her a happy birthday, he included the hashtag, "Cougar." It's natural to assume he's just having a little fun with the fact that she's a year older (his birthday is October 14, 1994).

Christen Harper and Jared Goff's Engagement & Wedding Details

Engament photo
Photo: jaredgoff / Instagram

While on vacation with friends in Los Cabos, Mexico, Goff proposed to Harper… and he got a yes. The athlete announced the exciting news in an Instagram post with the caption, "I'm the luckiest guy in the world because I get to spend forever with you. I love you ❤️."

Harper also shared the news by posting a romantic video on Instagram, followed by a carousel of photos from their trip together. Wedding plans seem to still be in the works, but we'll update you with more information once we find out more details.

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