From College Athlete to Golf Wife: Meet Allison Stokke, Rickie Fowler’s Beautiful Better Half
He’s a professional golfer, an Instagram star, and now a father. But a woman has been his rock and support system behind every successful man.
Meet Allison Stokke, the lucky lady who stole the heart of PGA Tour player Rickie Fowler. Not only is she a stunning former collegiate athlete and model, but she’s also a supportive partner and proud mama to their adorable daughter, Maya.
Get ready to swoon as we delve into Ricky Fowler’s wife’s love story and life, the ultimate #golfwifegoals.
Allison Stokke from her Instagram for her wedding
Rickie Fowler’s Wife – Who is Allison Stokke?
She is a California girl
Allison Rebecca Stokke was born to Allan and Cindy Stokke on March 22, 1989, in Newport Beach, California.
Allison initially wanted to be a professional gymnast like her brother David but later shifted her focus to pole vaulting while at Newport Harbor High School.
Allison Stokke from her Instagram: “Remember why you started. Back to work next week. 📷: @samkweskin”
Athlete, scholar, and actress
Despite the average female gymnast standing at 4-foot-9, Allison stands tall at 5-foot-7, proving that size truly doesn’t matter.
As a high school freshman in 2004, she soared to new heights and broke the school record for 15/16-year-olds with a jaw-dropping jump of 3.86m (that’s 12’8″ for those of us who don’t speak metric).
As a sophomore the following year, 2005, she smashed her record by reaching a towering 4.11m (that’s 13’5.75″, in case you were wondering).
Her impressive skills and hard work earned her a bursary to study sociology at the prestigious University of California, Berkeley, in 2006. She even made her acting debut as “Pole-Vaulting Girl” in the first season of Nickelodeon’s iCarly in 2008, displaying her versatility.
In 2013, Allison’s academic prowess shone through as she achieved a Master’s degree.
Allison Stokke from her Instagram: “Craving those back of the runway jitters 🙋🏽”
Becoming an overnight sensation
Allison Stokke caught the world’s attention back in 2007 after a pic of her pole-vaulting prowess was shared on a sports blog. “With Leather” couldn’t help but ogle and labeled the pic “Pole Vaulting is Sexy, Barely Legal,” which immediately went viral.
The downside? Allison, who was just 17 then, had to deal with unwanted attention and objectification. Her dad, who is also a lawyer, even had to be on the lookout for creepy behavior online. Thankfully, Allison sought help from a media consultant to handle the craziness.
In an ESPN feature titled “Allison Stokke doesn’t want to be your sex symbol,” Stokke’s mother, Cindy, shared her thoughts on her daughter’s experience.
Allison Stokke famous picture shared on the sports blog
From Olympic dreams to brand endorsements
With a determined spirit and eyes set on the Olympic prize, Stokke reached her lifetime record of 4.36m(14’3.625″ for those who love precision). However, fate had other plans.
When she tried to qualify for the American Olympic team trials, Stokke fell short and missed the mark. Even in the United States Olympic trials, she couldn’t clear the required 4.25m.
And so, Stokke hung up her pole vaulting shoes and turned to the world of brand endorsements and modeling. She campaigned for prestigious brands such as Nike, Inc., GoPro, Athleta, and Uniqlo.
Allison Stokke from her Instagram: “👯 #Nike Fall Style Guide ’15”
Allison Stokke from her Instagram
Allison Stokke from her Instagram
Personal Details of Allison Stokke
|Name||Allison Rebecca Stokke|
|Date of Birth||March 22, 1989|
|Place of Birth||Newport Beach, California|
|Profession||Track and Field Athlete (Pole Vaulting); Fitness Model|
|Father’s Name||Allan Stokke|
|Mother’s Name||Cindy Stokke|
|Siblings||1, older brother David Stokke|
|Children||1, daughter Maya Fowler|
|Social Media||Instagram, Facebook, Twitter|
The Shot of a Lifetime: Rickie Fowler’s Love for Allison Stokke
The DM slide that led to love
The pro-golfer made his move by slipping into her DMs because, let’s be real, shooting his shot on the course wasn’t working out.
After being single for so long, Ricky found a hole-in-one with Allison, who he described as “genuine” and “obviously beautiful.”
Their romance hit the public eye in 2017 when they were spotted at the Moto GP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, and Ricky shared a pic on Instagram with the caption, “I have won!”.
But Allison wouldn’t let him take all the credit, posting a photo from the same event with the caption “We tied?”. Looks like they both hit a sweet spot with each other.
Beachside surprise and Justin Thomas as groomsmen
Rickie Fowler announced in 2018, on June 8, the National Best Friends Day – when bromance reaches a new height.
The engagement news with his long-time girlfriend, Allison Stokke, was not just romantic but also a team effort, with the help of Justin Thomas, who orchestrated the proposal on the beautiful Long Island beach and snapped the perfect photo.
Rickie even admitted that he was just plain tired of lugging around that heavy ring. Fast forward a few months to April, and the gang was at it again, this time as groomsmen in Smylie Kaufman’s wedding.
Allison Stokke and Rickie Fowler’s surprise proposal from her Instagram: “Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And happy national best friend day to my best best best friend😉! I love you!!!”
Hurricane Dorian almost wrecked the wedding
The couple had their hearts set on a destination wedding in the Bahamas, but mother nature had other ideas. When Hurricane Dorian threatened this area, they quickly relocated to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
With just 48 of their nearest and dearest in attendance, they exchanged vows in a beautiful beach ceremony on October 5, 2019. Allison gushed about the special moment, saying she’d always dreamed of walking down the aisle and seeing Rickie’s smiling face.
And despite the last-minute venue change, their event planners and the hospitable crew at El Dorado Golf & Beach Club and Chileno Bay Golf and Beach Club ensured everything was perfect.
Allison Stokke and Rickie Fowler’s wedding from her Instagram: “10.5.19….and it just keeps getting better!🍾🥂”
Allison Stokke and Rickie Fowler’s wedding from her Instagram: “Here’s to an amazing first year and to so many more!! 🥂I love you @rickiefowler ❤️”
Welcoming their first child, daughter Maya Fowler
On Monday, June 21, 2021, Rickie announced that he and Allison Stokke were expecting a baby girl. And just a few months later, on November 18, 2021, they welcomed their precious bundle of joy, Maya Fowler, into the world.
The new parents shared their ecstatic moment with their fans on Instagram, posing with their little angel by the ocean.
And the baby love didn’t stop there! Just a few weeks later, Stokke also posted an adorable family photo on Thanksgiving Day. “Maya Fowler … couldn’t be more thankful!! Happy Thanksgiving,” she wrote.
Allison Stokke and Rickie Fowler from her Instagram: “Coming in November… @rickiefowler might find himself a little outnumbered🤍👨👩👧”Allison Stokke from her Instagram: “My girl 🤍”
Rickie Fowler: Golf Pro Turned Family Man
Fast forward to March 2023, and Fowler is still head over heels for his wife and child’s mother. On her birthday, he took to Instagram to share his love and appreciation for her.
“Wishing my best friend, wife, and most amazing mama to Maya a happy birthday!! I cannot thank you enough for everything you do for all of us…happy birthday, babe, and we love you!!” he captioned a stunning photo of Stokke on the beach with their daughter.
Allison Stokke from her husband’s Instagram: “Wishing my best friend, wife, and most amazing mama to Maya a happy birthday!! I cannot thank you enough for everything you do for all of us…happy birthday babe and we love you!!”