The best thing that could ever happen in your love life is to marry a partner after your own heart. That entails someone who shares in your interests and aspirations, including professional ones.
Well, we can almost say that of Rickie Fowler.
Not only is Fowler married to an unquestionably beautiful woman. The two are both athletes who have achieved impressive stats in their respective fields.
Who Is Rickie Fowler?
Rick Yutaka Fowler is an American professional golfer who currently plays on the PGA Tour.
Fowler is undeniably one of the most talented golfers of his generation. He topped the World Amateur Golf Rankings for 36 weeks in 2007 and 2008. His best professional achievement came on January 24, 2016, when he won the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship and subsequently reached number 4 in the Official World Golf Ranking.
Who Is Rickie Fowler Married To?
Rickie Fowler is married to Allison Rebecca Stokke, an American track and field athlete cum fitness model.
Like her husband, Allison Stokke has broken and set multiple records during her professional career. She notably broke high school records for pole vaulting.
After earning prestigious accolades during her high school pole vaulting career, images of Stokke spread across the website like wildfire, making her an internet sensation. Surprisingly, she was mainly portrayed as a sensual object for her charming looks and seductive figure as opposed to her athletic achievements.
Allison Stokke’s Early Life
Allison Stokke was born on March 22, 1989, in Newport Beach, California, to Allan and Cindy Stokke. She’s 34 years old, a few months younger than her husband who was born on December 13, 1988.
Stokke was raised alongside her older brother David, who was a national-level youth gymnast.
Allison Stokke’s Education Background
Allison Stokke attended Newport Harbor High School. After high school, she proceeded to the University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley).
Allison Stokke’s Career Information
Allison Stokke developed an interest in athletics from a young age. She looked up to several role models, including her older brother who was already making waves in the gymnastic community.
Stokke tried her hands at gymnastics before branching off to pole vaulting. She began pole vaulting seriously while in high school and went on to become a nationally acclaimed young vaulter.
In 2004, during her high school freshman year, Stokke vaulted 12 feet 7+3?4 inches and subsequently broke the record for a high school freshman. She excelled her own record the following year by vaulting 13 ft. 5+3?4 in.
Constant practice and sheer determination were instrumental in inspiring Allison Stokke’s incredible high school stats. The talented pole vaulter bagged two wins at the CIF California State Meet despite approaching both championships with a leg injury. During her senior year in high school, Stokke became the second-best national high school vaulter after setting a new personal best of 13 ft. 6+3?4 in.
Allison continued pursuing her pole vaulting career into college. She was a member of the UC Berkeley’s California Golden Bears track team and competed at two National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division 1 Championships.
Allison Stokke’s efforts didn’t go unnoticed. She received All-American accolades during the 2011 NCAA Indoor Championships.
Stokke unsuccessfully tried to join the 2012 United States Olympic Trials (track and field). She was among those who did not clear the opening height of 13 ft. 11+1?4 in. That setback didn’t dampen her spirits though, as she continued to pole vault after graduating from UC Berkeley.
However, Stokke’s performance gradually declined over the next couple of years. She eventually retired in 2017, citing a lack of desire to continue competing professionally in the sport.
Besides pole vaulting, Allison Stokke also modeled for a few brands. She appeared in commercials for Nike and Athleta in 2015. The following year, she collaborated with Uniqlo and GoPro.
Allison Stokke’s Internet Fame
Images of Allison Stokke first hit the internet in 2007. Her photos subsequently appeared on several social media platforms and blogs, including the male-focused sports blog ‘With Leather.’
Shortly after, men all over the world began sexualizing Allison for her gorgeous looks and athletic body. The negative attention was overwhelming. Stokke reportedly received an influx of email messages asking for photoshoots and had to hire a media consultant to manage all the publicity.
But despite all the intrigues behind her newfound celebrity status, Allison Stokke opted not to be distracted. She even started a YouTube channel where she continued to post track-related videos despite being constantly trolled by people obsessed with her looks.
Allison Stokke and Rickie Fowler’s Relationship Timeline
Allison Stokke and Rickie Fowler started dating in 2017. The pair made their first joint public appearance in April 2017 at the Grand Prix of the Americans in Texas.
In a later interview, Fowler indicated that he reached out to Stokke on social media. He must have pulled out all the stops to woo her, considering she was probably receiving a barrage of similar requests around the same time.
In spring of 2017, Fowler and Stokke went on vacation together in the Bahamas. The trip was initially scheduled for Rickie Fowler and his fellow PGA Tour star Jordan Spieth before the duo were later joined by Smylie Kaufman and Justin Thomas. However, it was Stokke’s presence at the vacation that truly stood out.
As Allison and Rickie’s relationship grew stronger, the former pole vaulter became a part of her boyfriend’s professional routines. Stokke was Fowler’s celebrity caddie at the Masters Par 3 Contest held in April 2018.
Two months later, the couple got engaged. Fowler proposed to his future wife on a beach, with the engagement coming right before the U.S Open. The golfer confirmed the news on his Instagram account by posting, “Today is National Best Friend Day so I wanted to lock mine down…I WON!!”
Fowler and Stokke eventually tied the knot on October 5, 2019, in Mexico. The couple chose the beach yet again as the idyllic setting for their wedding. They later embarked on a honeymoon that was unfortunately cut short after Stokke contracted a bacterial infection.
On November 18, 2021, Rickie and Allison welcomed their first child together, a daughter named Maya.
Fun Facts About Allison Stokke
Allison Stokke is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 128 pounds. Her husband stands tall at 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 150 pounds.
Despite her stunning beauty, Stokke has maintained a fairly low profile since she retired from pole vaulting. She now focuses her full attention on fulfilling her duties as a devoted wife and loving mom.