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“Jeopardy!” champion Amy Schneider got married & she’s sharing pictures

Amy Schneider, Jeopardy champion, engagement, Genevieve Davis
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Out transgender and queer Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider and partner Genevieve Davis announced this week that they have married. The couple shared the news on social media along with wedding photos.

“Genevieve Davis and Amy Schneider are delighted to announce that on Monday, May 9, we were married in a small private ceremony at the Alameda County Recorder,” they said in a statement. “We will be having a traditional wedding next summer, but our lives have been much too busy this year to get very far in planning it, and we couldn’t wait that long to proclaim our love and commitment to each other.”

 

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Schneider rose to fame for her 40-game winning streak on Jeopardy! It remains the second-longest winning streak in the show’s history, and she is the first out transgender person to qualify for the Jeopardy! Tournament of Champions. She is also the woman with the most consecutive wins and one of the first woman to win over $1 million on the show.

“A year ago today, I was in LA, waiting to fulfill a dream,” Schneider wrote in a Tuesday Twitter post featuring photos of her and Davis in their wedding dresses. “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!”

The couple announced their engagement early this year.

“I couldn’t be happier or more proud to spend my life with the very best person in the entire world,” Schneider tweeted in February along with a photo of the couple’s engagement rings.

In March, Schneider described the moment when Davis proposed to her. The couple had friends over for drinks when Davis popped the question.

“I came out and she was on one knee,” Schneider said. “Her friends had brought balloons that they had hidden and one of them was filming it. It completely shocked me in the moment.”

Schneider said she insisted on proposing to Davis as well.

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