WHITEHOUSE, TX (KLTV) - They aren't near the level of music icons Jay Z and Beyonce, who have a combined net worth of nearly $1 billion, but Patrick Mahomes and Brittany Matthews are no doubt the power couple of East Texas.
A few weeks ago Mahomes was drafted number 10 overall by the Chiefs and Monday, Matthews signed to play professional soccer in Iceland.
Dating since their days at Whitehouse high school, Mahomes and Matthews are not only pro's in their respective sport, but at making a long distance relationship work. Matthews played college soccer at UT-Tyler, while Mahomes attended Texas Tech in Lubbock. Now the power couple will be over 3,300 miles apart.
Both former Wildcat stars made a name for themselves at the collegiate level by breaking records. Matthews set UT-Tyler's new single season mark with 18 goals as a senior. Mahomes meanwhile left as the Red Raiders third leading passer in program history, and the gunslinger also led the nation in total offense his last two seasons..
Next up: see who starts first at the pro level.
Mahomes recently got his first taste of the NFL during Kansas City's rookie mini camp. The standout quarterback is learning on the fly how to be successful in the pro's, and is able to share some valuable advice with his girlfriend.