“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,” Schneider posted to her Twitter account.
In an Instagram post, also on Thursday, Schneider gave further details on the engagement.
“She said yes! Well, actually I said yes, but then I wanted to propose too, so she said yes as well lol. I couldn’t be happier or more proud to be marrying the very best person in the entire world, and I’m so glad to be sharing my life with her. It’s great to be able to introduce her to people as “Genevieve, my fiancée,” Schneider wrote.
This is Schneider’s second big life change this month, after announcing on Feb. 8 that she’s quitting her day job to pursue other endeavors.
“Some of you may have heard, but I quit my day job yesterday! 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!” Schneider tweeted on Feb. 8.
Schneider’s total winnings - $1,382,800 - put her in fourth place for regular-season play. However, she is ranked second all-time behind fellow super champ Ken Jennings, who holds the record for most consecutive games with 74, which he set in 2004.
Captivating “Jeopardy!” die-hard fans and newbies alike, Schneider’s historic 40-game streak was the pop culture gift that kept on giving. From Nov. 17 until Jan. 26, the Chaminade-Julienne graduate who scored a 1600 on her SATs and often performed at Dayton Playhouse took America by storm. She became the first transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, where she will compete against the top players of the season this fall.