Famous American golf champion, Webb Simpson has got a marital life that is apparently as successful as his professional career. Married to Taylor Dowd Simpson just two years after kick-starting professional golfing, the union has continued to wax strong as the years fly by. His lovely wife of almost a decade is instrumental to his winning his latest trophy – the 2018 Players Championship. She goes as far as walking all holes with him during game, carrying PB&J’s along with her for the golf star to eat at the turn so he doesn’t get hungry while he plays.
Who Is Taylor Dowd Simpson, Webb Simpson’s Wife?
Taylor Dowd Simpson is an actress by profession but she is best known as the wife of the professional golfer, James Frederick Webb Simpson. She was born as Taylor Dowd Keith in the mid-1980s. Taylor is the oldest of five children born to Gregory Keith and his wife, India. She grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina alongside her siblings.
Taylor Dowd Simpson studied Theater at the Wake Forest University in North Carolina, her parents’ and siblings’ Alma mater. She was an active member of the University’s theater and comedy group, performing in various popular plays including playing Juliet in their production of Shakespeare’s romantic drama, Romeo and Juliet. She was also a member of one of her school’s sororities, Chi Omega. Taylor as well did very well academically, graduating cum laude in 2007.
Following her graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, and subsequently Atlanta where she pursued a career in acting. She has since played roles in a number of films, all of which are, unfortunately, not popular. After marrying Webb Simpson however, Taylor Dowd appears to have been less active in her acting career. She instead occupies herself with the wifely and motherly responsibilities of supporting her husband and raising her kids.
6 Things You Need To Know Taylor Dowd Simpson
1. How She Met and Married Webb Simpson
Taylor met Webb while they were both studying at the Wake Forest University. At the time of their meeting, Dowd was a sophomore while Simpson was a freshman. Taylor’s classmate and friend, Maggie Simmons was the one who created the opportunity for their meeting.
On hearing that Webb Simpson was joining Wake Forest on a scholarship, Maggie who comes from the same town as Webb (Raleigh) teased Taylor by calling Simpson her future husband. She soon after invited Taylor to her party at Raleigh at which Webb’s dad, Sam Simpson offered Taylor $100 to take his son out on learning that she is a Wake Sophomore. Dowd had replied that she’ll do that for free if his son happens to be half as cute as himself! The conversation, however, passed out as a joke with both parties doing nothing of what they said. Howbeit, Webb’s dad gave him a good description of Taylor and the later henceforth became on the lookout. The duo eventually met later on at school and became friends. And sure, Sam Simpson kept his $100 promise which the pair spent on a steak dinner.
Taylor and Webb started dating in 2004, and did so throughout their years at Wake Forest. Surprisingly, they broke up after Dowd left the university in 2007, with Simpson having one more year to go. The duo, however, eventually reunited one later, after Webb’s graduation. They engaged just five months after their reunion and tied the knots after another five months. Their wedding took place in January 2010 at the Quail Hollow Club, a golf course in Charlotte.
2. She has Five Kids!
Taylor Dowd Simpson has five children with her husband. She gave birth to her first child, a son named James in 2011. Her second child, a daughter named Willow Grace was born the next year, 2012. The third child and second daughter, Wyndham arrived in 2014 while the fourth, also a girl was born in 2016. The couple later welcomed their fifth child in 2018.
Dowd Simpson lives with her lovely family of seven in Charlotte, North Carolina.
3. She Is One of the Most Pretty Golf Wives
Taylor stands a few inches shorter than her husband, Webb Simpson who has a height of 6 feet 2 inches. Despite having birthed five kids, she maintains a perfect and alluring body. The pretty-faced blonde beauty made it to the list of 2014 Golf Tour Most Beautiful Golf Wives.
4. She’s Actively Interested in Education and Charity
Dowd Simpson despite having specialized in theater, is quite interested in education. In her bid to provide kids with something better and different from what has been available, she co-founded The Oaks in 2018. The Oaks is a non-profit all-round-the-year co-educational private school located in Charlotte, NC. The school is targeted at providing children with biblically-based education and experimental learning that will facilitate the holistic development of their mind, body, heart, and spirit.
In addition, Taylor once held the position of Vice President on the PGA Tour Wives Association which works for underprivileged kids.
5. Taylor Is Practicing Christian – Just Like Her Husband!
Taylor Dowd alongside her husband Webb Simpson are Christians. The couple who are very outspoken about their faith, try to create time to study the bible alongside their children despite busy schedules. For Dowd and Simpson, the two things that matter most are faith and family.
6. She Is Webb Simpson’s Greatest Supporter!
According to Webb Simpson, Taylor Dowd is his greatest career supporter. Dowd also revealed in an interview that Webb has told her that he plays better when she is there. The lovely lady has got professional clapping skills with which she lets Webb know how close his ball is to the pin (something he doesn’t always see from the fairway due to elevated greens.
And so out of the 27 weeks that Webb spends on the road annually due to his career, Taylor alongside her kids are with him for 25. Taylor had to fly with a seven and half-month-old pregnancy to witness the game that earned Webb the U.S Open Championship trophy in 2012. She once revealed in an interview that being on the road with Webb is easier than staying back without him. For her and the kids, home is wherever they are all together!