Who is Sam Kerr's partner? Inside the Matildas star's relationship with Kristie Mewis.

Matildas' star Sam Kerr is considered one of the greatest female footballers in the world.

She debuted for the Matildas at only 15, scored her first international goal at 16 and was selected for her first World Cup at 17. She is the only woman to have won the Golden Boot — awarded to the player who scores most goals in the tournament — in three different leagues.

Kerr is based in London most of the time, as she plays for Chelsea in the FA Women's Super League, recently resigning until 2026.

She's also engaged to American national player Kristie Mewis. Here's everything we know about Sam Kerr's partner and their relationship.

Take a look at the trailer for The Stan Original Documentary Trailblazers, starring Sam Kerr. 

Who is Sam Kerr's Partner?

Sam Kerr has been in a relationship with female footballer Kristie Mewis since 2020, however, the couple kept it private until 2021.

Kerr and Mewis got engaged in September 2023.

Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis. Image: Instagram.


Sam Kerr's Relationship with Kristie Mewis

How They Met

Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis first met while playing a match against each other in 2019. Kerr says she was being "a s**t stirrer" and her competitor Mewis was "getting so angry".

After following one another on Instagram, they decided to see if there was a spark.

It was throughout the pandemic that Mewis and Kerr said they "were forced to talk" in order to get to know one another online. 

Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis in 2021. Image: Getty.


"Literally forced to talk. Instagram, just started talking. It was about three or four months until we could hang out in person," Kerr told Gaffer magazine. 

"The first time we ever met there was quarantine, so we had to spend two weeks together. I was thinking if I don't like her this is going to be awkward."

The pair sparked dating rumours in 2021 when they were seen embracing after Kerr lost a game to Team USA. 

Less than a week later, the Australian sportswoman confirmed her relationship on social media with a post of the couple kissing. 

Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis. Image: Instagram @samanthakerr20.


Key Moments in Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis' Relationship

Olympic Encounter:

The 2021 Tokyo Olympics marked a significant moment when their relationship became public knowledge.

Instagram Debut:

In August 2021, Kerr's Instagram post confirmed their relationship to fans worldwide.

Long-Distance Love:

The couple has been open about navigating a long-distance relationship, with Kerr based in London and Mewis previously in the United States.

Mewis told Gaffer that it "obviously sucks" but they make it work.

"We always said it would be easier if we played in the same league because we would have the same winter break, we'd have the same summer break," she said.


"But I think that when it is the opposite, she can come and see me after her season ends and I can come here for eight weeks in the winter. So it does end up working out."

Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis. Image: Instagram @samanthakerr20.

In 2023, the pair featured in the six-part docuseries The Matildas: The World at Our Feet on Disney+.

In the first episode, Mewis said she is very proud of all her partner has achieved.


"Being away from her is like one of the hardest things I have to do every single day, because she's such an important person in my life. She's my best friend - I want to do everything with her," she said.

"Sam is very funny. She makes me laugh always. As a person, as a teammate, as a leader."

World Cup 2023:

Both Kerr and Mewis participated in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, albeit on opposing teams, adding an interesting dynamic to their relationship.

At the same time though, they both noted that talking about soccer non-stop isn't their thing.

"I feel like we're each other's breath of fresh air. We get it that we don't want to talk about it," Mewis told Gaffer magazine. 

"If I have a bad game or if I lose I always know that I have her. I think that's something that we always say, we always know in the back of our head that if things go bad or things go wrong, we always have each other."

It's their shared ability to have a laugh that Kerr said she loves most about their dynamic.

"My favourite thing about her is how much fun we have together," Kerr said on the Snacks podcast.

"Like, we are literally just the biggest goofballs and we just have the most fun ever."

Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis. Image: Instagram.


Kerr said that when their teams compete against one another, they go all out.

"When we play each other, we go in harder on each other. It's just so much more fun to go [play] against your friends, and especially her," she told The Oz.

"There was one time in Newcastle we both went in for a dangerous tackle on each other. But that's the love of it, right? We can just banter afterwards."

Engagement Announcement:

Kerr and Mewis announced their engagement in November 2023, with Kerr sharing the sweet moment she got down on one knee in an Instagram post.

"September 1st, 2023," she captioned the post.


Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis. Image: Instagram/@samanthakerr20.

Mewis confirmed the news of their engagement to People magazine.

In a conversation with the publication, the American footballer said that Kerr has "just been everything" to her, sharing that she is "my biggest supporter, always listening to me nag and complain all, all of my crazy antics."

Engagement rumours swirled after a video of Mewis wearing what looked like an engagement ring emerged, hinting that Sam had popped the question in early September.


The tiny detail was spotted in a promotional clip for the EA FC 24 video game featuring Mewis, who was clearly wearing a large rock on her ring finger.

The clip of Kristie Mewis wearing an engagement ring quickly went viral. Image: Instagram.

Reflecting on dating in the public eye, Mewis has said it's been overall really positive. 


"I think just being out and being two girls in love, I think if we can change one or two people's lives and the way that they feel about each other and how comfortable they feel, then that means a lot to me. I love to share my relationship on social media," she said.

"So I think if we can change the way one or two people feel about themselves, they can look at us and see that we're happy and we're trying to be as successful as we can and we're an out gay couple.

"I think that's so important."

Kristie Mewis and Sam Kerr. Image: Getty.


Kristie Mewis's Background

Kristie Mewis is an accomplished soccer player in her own right.

She was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts, has represented the United States national team and currently plays for West Ham United in the Women's Super League.

Kristie Mewis playing for West Ham in 2024. Image: Getty.


Age, Career and Personal Life/Family

Mewis, 33, comes from a soccer-loving family, with her younger sister Sam Mewis also playing professionally.

The Mewis sisters made history as the first set of sisters to represent the USA at a FIFA Women's World Cup.

Kristie Mewis and Sam Mewis. Image: Instagram.

Public Appearances with Sam Kerr

Since going public with their relationship, Mewis and Kerr have been open about their relationship on social media, often sharing glimpses of their life together. 


They've been spotted at various events and have become known for their supportive presence at each other's matches.

The couple are also no longer in a long-distance relationship after Mewis's recent move to West Ham United, now basing them both in England.

Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis. Image: Instagram @samanthakerr20.


Who is Sam Kerr's partner?

Sam Kerr's partner is Kristie Mewis.


How did Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis meet?

Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis met while playing a match against each other in 2019.

What does Kristie Mewis do?

Kristie Mewis is an American national soccer player.

She has represented the United States national team and currently plays for West Ham United in the Women's Super League in England.

What is Kristie Mewis age?

Kristie Mewis is 33 years old. While Sam Kerr is 30.

How long have Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis been together?

Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis have been together for four years now.

Will Sam Kerr and Kristie Mewis be at the Paris Olympics?

Sam Kerr has been officially ruled out of the 2024 Paris Olympics due to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury she sustained in January 2024 during a Chelsea training camp.

While Kristie Mewis was not included in the 18-player squad announced for the United States Women's National Team (USWNT) for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

It's worth noting that both players have been dealing with injuries, which has impacted their chances of participating in the Olympics. The absence of both Kerr and Mewis will be significant for their respective teams, as they are both talented and experienced players.

For the Matildas, Kerr's absence is particularly impactful as she has been a key player and captain. The team will need to adapt their strategy for the Olympics without their star striker.

This article was originally published on July 21, 2023, and has since been updated with new information.

Feature image: Instagram.