Joe Burrow and girlfriend Olivia Holzmacher began dating in 2017 after meeting at Ohio State University
Joe Burrow and Olivia Holzmacher started dating long before the quarterback led the Cincinnati Bengals to the Super Bowl — the two were college sweethearts at Ohio State University.
Even though Burrow eventually transferred to Louisiana State University prior to Holzmacher’s graduation, they didn’t let that stop their burgeoning love story.
The same year he transferred, while Holzmacher was still a student at Ohio State, she posted a photo of her and Burrow celebrating an LSU win with the caption, “when you fangirl over your own boyfriend.”
After Burrow was selected first overall in the 2020 NFL Draft, Holzmacher wrote, “Thankful to be by your side Joe … so excited for what the future holds.”
Holzmacher regularly supports Burrow at his Bengals games and shared several snaps from the stands during the 2022 season. In one Instagram post from Oct. 23, Holzmacher posed in a black sweatsuit adorned with tiger faces. She joked about the festive outfit in the caption, writing, “Don’t call me out if I wear the tiger suit again!”
Holzmacher was also on hand to cheer Burrow on during his AFC divisional game against the Buffalo Bills on Jan. 22, 2023, where he led the Bengals to victory and secured their spot in the AFC championship game. Holzmacher shared several snaps from the snowy game on her Instagram Story, including a video of her boyfriend warming up on the field before kickoff.
While Holzmacher is known to help Burrow celebrate his football wins, she’s also present to comfort him during his loses. On Jan. 29, 2023, Holzmacher posted a photo and video on her Instagram Story from the stands of the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cincinnati Bengals game, which Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals lost, 23-20.
Though the two remain mostly private about their relationship, here’s everything to know about Joe Burrow’s girlfriend Olivia Holzmacher.
She made her Instagram debut with Burrow in 2017
Holzmacher and Burrow started dating in August 2017 and it didn’t take long for them to make their Instagram debut. That same month, Holzmacher posted a photo of herself and Burrow cuddled up on the football field at Ohio State University, where they were both students at the time.
“10/10 … 1 being the best,” she captioned the photo.
She graduated from Ohio State University
Even though Burrow transferred to Louisiana State University, Holzmacher continued her education at Ohio State, studying data analytics and social sciences. While in college, she was a member of the Alpha Phi sorority and held a leadership role within the organization.
Holzmacher graduated in 2019 — the same year Burrow won the national championship with LSU and the Heisman Trophy.
She’s a data analyst
According to her LinkedIn, Holzmacher works as a senior process specialist and analyst at Kroger. She describes her role as building dashboards for Kroger’s e-commerce pickup and delivery services as well as providing “insight to operational metrics and customer experiences.”
She was a football fan before she dated Burrow
The Ohio State grad didn’t merely jump on the football bandwagon after sparking a romance with Burrow, she’s long been a fan of the game. In 2015, she posted a photo at Lambeau Field with the caption, “Go pack go,” cheering on the Green Bay Packers.
That same year, she posted a photo of herself and a friend in Buckeyes gear, captioning it, “Almost that time of year.”
She supported Burrow during his 2022 Super Bowl run
Holzmacher has previously posted photos of herself wearing Burrow’s number nine jersey. During Super Bowl weekend she also shared a photo from SoFi Stadium wearing Bengals’ colors. “Super Bowl LVI. Such an experience this weekend. Entirely proud. Thank you Cincinnati,” she wrote.
She joined Burrow at a Super Bowl party in 2023
The couple dressed casually at the Phoenix, Arizona, event, with Holzmacher in a white button-down and Burrow wearing a green shirt and colorful bucket hat.
She’s loves Goldendoodle Dog
Burrow also has a furry friend who shares his name — Cup o’ Joe Burrow, the blue penguin. The Cincinnati Zoo named the penguin after Burrow during his Super Bowl run.
She Was a Chapter Officer for Her Sorority
Olivia was not only a member of the Alpha Phi sorority in college, but she also served as a chapter officer and held the role of Marshall for the organization, according to LinkedIn.
She’s a Taurus
The 24-year-old was born on April 27, 1997, making her a proud bull.