Sam Kerr’s US soccer star girlfriend Kristie Mewis cheers her on during her FA Cup triumph and stunning final goal for Chelsea – after Matildas captain dropped the L word on social media
Sam Kerr’s relationship with her US soccer star girlfriend Kristie Mewis is going from strength to strength.
Mewis cheered on the Matildas captain, 28, when she scored twice for Chelsea – including a stunning final goal – as they defeated Arsenal 3-0 in Sunday’s Women’s FA Cup final.
It followed a sweet Instagram post made by Kerr on Saturday when she described Mewis, 30, as ‘my love’.
In support: Sam Kerr’s relationship with her US soccer star girlfriend Kristie Mewis (pictured far left) is going from strength to strength. Mewis watched on as Sam played in Sunday’s Women’s FA Cup final
The accompanying photo showed Kerr with her arms wrapped around the US women’s soccer rep.
The snap was taken during Mewis’ recent trip to Australia, during which the couple played a 1-1 friendly match on opposite sides of the pitch.
The lovebirds have been inseparable since they confirmed their romance in August.
Winner: Mewis watched on in support as Sam Kerr, (pictured) 28, scored twice for Chelsea during their defeat 3-0 of Arsenal in Sunday’s Women’s FA Cup final
Kerr previously dated long-time girlfriend Nikki Stanton for almost eight years before quietly splitting early this year.
It’s understood Kerr told friends at the time that she and Stanton, who is also a high-profile American footballer in her own right, had ‘fallen out of love’.
Kerr scored twice as Chelsea defeated Arsenal 3-0 in the Women’s FA Cup final at Wembley to secure the domestic treble.
Her final goal, in which she chipped the ball over rival goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger with pinpoint accuracy, was particularly impressive.
Breaking barriers: Kerr is the first Australian woman to collect an FA Cup winners’ medal at Wembley, the third of any gender after Craig Johnston and Harry Kewell
Celebrations: Kerr drank from a bottle of champagne during the Chelsea team celebrations
Kerr had missed two good chances in the first half of Sunday’s encounter, striking the bar with one, but she would not be denied and she struck in the in the 57th and 77th minutes after England’s Fran Kirby had put Chelsea ahead in the third.
‘It wouldn’t go in (in the first half) but we knew it was coming,’ Kerr said.
‘We knew if we keep pushing at some point they would go in and they did.’
True to form, Kerr celebrated with the bottle of champagne awarded to her as player of the match afterwards, declaring: ‘This will go down a treat – I can’t wait to party!’
Kerr is the first Australian woman to collect an FA Cup winners’ medal at Wembley, the third of any gender after Craig Johnston and Harry Kewell.
Getting serious: It followed a sweet Instagram post by Kerr on Saturday when she described Mewis, 30, as ‘my love’
Asked if she had a message for family and friends watching in Australia, Kerr added: ‘I love you guys, I wish you could be here.
‘These are the moments as a player that you play in and wish your family is here.
‘But my girlfriend (US international Kristie Mewis) is here and I tried to put on a show.’
Honeymoon phase: The lovebirds have been inseparable since they confirmed their romance in August