‘Jeopardy!’ champ Amy Schneider weds Genevieve Davis in California: ‘I’m so lucky’
Amy Schneider and Genevieve Davis wed earlier this year during a “small private ceremony” in Alameda County, Calif., the “Jeopardy!” champion announced Tuesday on social media.
Schneider — who boasts the second-longest winning streak in “Jeopardy!” history — was “delighted” to share the happy news, along with a few photos from the wedding. In the pictures, both beaming brides can be seen wearing white dresses and flower crowns.
“A year ago today, I was in LA, waiting to fulfill a dream,” Schneider tweeted. “The year since has been full of good days, but by far the best one was May 9th, when Genevieve and I got married. Without her, none of the other good days would have happened. I’m so lucky to share my life with her!”
Trailblazing ‘Jeopardy!’ champion Amy Schneider just got engaged to her girlfriend, Genevieve Davis. This is the story of how they fell in love.
On Instagram, the trailblazing trivia master from Oakland added that she and Davis will “still be having a traditional wedding & reception next summer” but haven’t had time “to get very far in planning it” because of their busy schedules.
“We couldn’t wait that long to proclaim our love and commitment to each other,” she wrote. “Thank you, everyone for your support!”
Schneider and Davis got engaged in February and shared their proposal stories with the Los Angeles Times in March. Hot off her record-breaking “Jeopardy!” run at the time, Schneider was focusing on writing a book and “being a celebrity or whatever,” while Davis was employed as a nanny and pursuing a career in social work. The couple met in July 2020 and began dating in February 2021.
“We both felt — from pretty early in our relationship — that this is where it was headed, but I was so surprised by [the proposal],” Schneider told The Times.
“I’d known for a while that it was going to happen, so it’s kind of just a formality, in a sense. But being actually engaged was such a good feeling, and I was surprised by that.”
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The engagement happened less than a month after Schneider’s impressive “Jeopardy!” stint came to an end on TV. Over the course of 41 consecutive games, Schneider became the first woman and the first transgender person to win more than $1 million on the long-running quiz show.
“The previous trans contestants that have been on — that meant a lot to me to see them and be able to envision myself where they were,” Schneider told The Times in January.
“I hope [my success] makes it seem possible. ... A place that women belong is on that champion’s podium.”
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