Jeopardy! champion Amy Schneider is engaged!
The quiz show contestant smashed records with her 40-game winning streak, which came to end earlier this month when she was eventually beaten by Chicago Librarian Rhone Talsma.
But while her winning streak on the game show has come to an end, she's managed to secure a huge win in her personal life.Check out Amy Schneider's engagement announcement right here:
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, February 24, Schneider revealed that she and her girlfriend, Genevieve Davis plan to tie the knot following their engagement.
"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, 42, wrote alongside a photo of their engagement rings.
It's safe to say the pair are able to plan the wedding of their dreams after Schneider took home a whopping $1.38 million in winnings.
Considering how popular she's become, it comes as little surprise that Shneider has decided to ditch her day job as a software engineer manager in favor of a new career.[[imagecaption|| Credit: Twitter/@jeopardamy]]
"Some of you may have heard, but I quit my day job yesterday!" she announced in a tweet this month. "It's a bit nerve-wracking to pivot from software engineer to... public figure, I guess?"
Schneider continued: "Regardless of the outcome I'm so excited to spend the next couple of years at least tackling this new challenge!"
In an interview with the New York Post last week Shneider confirmed that she had taken a leave of absence from her job - which she has now made permanent.
She also revealed that she has signed with agency to the stars Creative Arts Agency, whose clients include the likes of Tom Hanks and Zendaya.
As for exactly what her new career as a 'public figure' will look like, Schneider is still yet to give details. But she did hint at the possibility of a book.
"There has definitely been a lot of interest in my writing a book, and it’s something I’d love to do," she told The Post, adding: "My main focus right now is figuring out what exactly that book might look like."