Schneider, who is 42 years old, made the announcement on Tuesday on Instagram that she and Davis got married in a courthouse ceremony back in May.
Schneider captioned images from the wedding with the following: “Genevieve and I are delighted to announce that on Monday, May 9, we were married in a small private ceremony at the Alameda County Recorder,”
According to what Schneider stated, the couple is also making preparations for a significant wedding party. “We will still be having a traditional wedding & reception 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. Thank you, everyone for your support!”
When Did They Get Engaged?
Through a tweet in February, Amy Schneider shared the news that she and Davis had become engaged: “I have an announcement: Genevieve is no longer my girlfriend… she’s my fiancée!!! I couldn’t be happier or more proud to spend my life with the very best person in the entire world.”
During her time as a contestant on Jeopardy!, Schneider was frequently seen wearing a characteristic pearl necklace that Davis had given to her as a birthday present back when the two were just starting out as a couple.
“[Being on Jeopardy!] was the first significant time I’d spent apart from her since we’d started dating. And so having that was just a nice, just sort of comforting reminder that, that she was at home waiting for me,” The statement was made by Schneider to USA Today at the time.
What Did She Wear on Her Wedding Day?
Davis Genevieve and Schneider are seen holding each other in the stunning photographs, with Davis planting a kiss on the cheek of her new bride, Schneider.
When they exchanged their “I dos,” the two of them were dressed in straightforward white dresses and floral headpieces. Schneider shared three more photographs from the couple’s wedding day on her Twitter account, where she also provided extra insights.
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“A year ago today, I was in [Los Angeles], waiting to fulfill a dream. 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!” she gushed.
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How Does Amy Met Her?
Schneider had previously disclosed that they had met through the partner of a mutual acquaintance.
“In the summer of 2020, my friend was hanging out at my apartment, talking on the phone to her boyfriend, and somehow or other she wound up inviting her boyfriend’s sister over to my place, to give her a ride somewhere. That sister turned out to be Genevieve.”
Schneider, a “Jeopardy!” devotee who became the first transgender player to reach the show’s elite “Tournament of Champions,” won over $1.4 million in January during a 40-game winning streak. She surpassed Ken Jennings as the player with the second-most consecutive victories on the popular game show.
Will She Be Back in the Show?
This fall, Champion is going to play on the show Tournament of Champions, which will mark her comeback to the game that helped make her famous in the first place. The event will begin on October 31, however Schneider, along with other multi-game champions Matt Amodio and Mattea Roach, will advance directly to the semifinals without any further competition.
Additionally, Schneider will make an appearance in a special memorial episode that will be shown on November 8 in memory of former host Alex Trebek, who passed away on November 8 of the previous year.
In addition, as if all of this weren’t enough to make 2022 something of a banner year for Schneider, the city of Oakland has officially designated September 7 as Amy Schneider Day.
What She Did Before Being on Jeopardy?
The 42-year-old Jeopardy! champion said on Tuesday that she had resigned from her position as manager of software engineering. “Some of you may have heard, but I quit my day job yesterday!” she wrote on Twitter. “It’s a bit nerve-wracking to pivot from software engineer to… public figure, I guess?”
“But regardless of the outcome I’m so excited to spend the next couple years at least tackling this new challenge!” she added. Schneider has said in the past that now that she has left her day job behind, she is eagerly plotting her next career challenges.
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“One thing is I’m going to be working on trying to write a book,” she said during an Instagram Live interview with GLAAD on Jan. 27. “My agent — which still feels like such a weird thing to say — really wants to get moving on that real quick while the publicity is out there. That’s what I know for sure.”
“I can’t be on another game show for six months with the exclusivity of Jeopardy!, but I would certainly be interested in that,” she continued. “I’m sort of seeing what else is out there. … For a while, [I’ve] kind of had an interest in voice acting.”
Schneider responded to a question about whether or not she was interested in hosting Jeopardy! by saying: “If somebody was to call and ask me to try out for it or whatever, I wouldn’t say no. That would definitely be something I’d be willing to explore.”