Brooks Koepka is not married, but is in a relationship with girlfriend, Jena Sims. Like Koepka, Sims is also in the public eye as an actress and model. Additionally, Sims is involved in philanthropy through organizations like Pageant of Hope and Has Been Beauty Queens. Sims is also remembered for being called Becky Edwards, Koepka’s ex-girlfriend, on national television right after Koepka won the 2017 U.S. Open. Sims seems to have been a good sport about the incident as she described her reaction to Golf Digest.
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 OK, life continues. We’re just fine. It was an honest mistake.
I think being that we went to Vegas right after the win 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. 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.
Learn more about Koepka’s girlfriend and her passion for giving back.
Brooks’ Girlfriend Is an Actress Who Appeared in Sharknado 5, One Tree Hill, Dexter and Entourage
Sims is an actress and model who has appeared in a number of movies and TV shows. According to IMDB, she has appeared in the following TV shows and films: CSI, Dexter, One Tree Hill and Sharknado 5. Just in 2018, Sims has also appeared in Tales of Frankenstein, Minutes to Midnight and The Price of Silence.
Sims has acted with the likes of Morgan Freeman and Robert DeNiro. Here’s how Sims describes herself on her website.
Meet Jena Sims, actress, model, world traveler, and award-winning philanthropist. This Georgia peach, born and bred in a small town, now calls Hollywood her home, taking her y’all-Southern-drawl, spitfire wit, and natural ability on both sides of the camera in tow. Jena can currently be seen in the action/sci-fi film 3 HEADED SHARK ATTACK which premiered on Syfy Channel during Shark Week (July 21st). Jena, who is no stranger to the sci-fi world (she starred in the hit remake ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT CHEERLEADER), plays Professor Laura Thomas, who leads the research and discovery of the 3 headed shark.
Fox Announcer Joe Buck Called Jena by Brooks Ex-Girlfriend’s Name, Becky Edwards, After He Won the 2017 U.S. Open
Koepka had an awkward moment just minutes after winning the 2017 U.S. Open, and it was no fault of his own. Fox announcer Joe Buck called Sims, Becky Edwards, who is actually Koepka’s ex-girlfriend. Luckily, Fox’s Brad Faxon was able to correct his partner with the right name. The Washington Post described the error.
“His girlfriend, Becky Edwards, an all-American soccer player at Florida State,” Fox commentator Joe Buck said.
Whoops. Edwards was a two-time NSCAA first-team all-American soccer player for the Seminoles, but she’s no longer Koepka’s girlfriend, and she wasn’t the woman who kissed him on Sunday. Thankfully, Buck’s broadcasting partner, Brad Faxon, was more up to date on Koepka’s love life and corrected the mistake moments later.
“Joe, that’s actually his new girlfriend,” Faxon said as Koepka, who was a three-time all-American at Florida State, walked toward the clubhouse. “That’s Jena Sims. They were all staying together this week.”
There does not seem to be any hard feelings as Koepka met Buck at a baseball game.
Jena Is the Founder of the Nonprofit Has Been Beauty Queens
Sims is a former Miss Georgia Teen USA winner, and she has leaned on her experience to give back. Sims started HBBQ’s (Has Been Beauty Queens) as a way to encourage children battling severe illness. Sims described the mission of the organization on her site.
Jena’s experience as Miss Georgia Teen USA inspired her to become the founder and president of HBBQs (Has Been Beauty Queens), Inc., a nonprofit organization that works to celebrate children currently facing serious illnesses and challenges. The HBBQs, Inc. team travels to cities across the country and abroad to organize a noncompetitive event, called Pageant of Hope, TM that aims to raise the self-esteem of children facing cancer and other serious challenges. Jena’s mission for the organization is to give each child the opportunity to be a prince or a princess for the day—a moment to be celebrated for who they are and to take their mind off of endless hospital visits and treatments.
Brooks & Jena Celebrated His 2017 U.S. Open Win With a Trip to Vegas
Winning the U.S. Open was a special moment for Koepka, and he wanted to celebrate. Koepka and Sims boarded a private plane after the tournament, and headed to Las Vegas. They took the trophy practically everywhere they went in Vegas. Jena spoke with Golf Digest about their epic trip.
It was obviously so much fun. I think a lot of people joke that if they’d win a big tournament or something like that, they say they’d go to Vegas. But Brooks actually did it. We got on the private plane and the pilots were like, ‘You know, we’ve heard a lot of people say they’re going to Vegas. But you guys are the first ones we’ve flown to actually do it. It was a lot of fun.’ We brought the trophy as many places as we could. It was nice because Brooks wasn’t playing the next week, so we could celebrate properly. But most importantly, it was giving him the moment he deserved because he’s worked so hard for this. A lot of my friends out in LA came, and so we celebrated with his friends, too. So it was really, really special.