Who Is J.J. McCarthy’s Fiancee? Everything You Need To Know About Katya Kuropas

J.J. McCarthy is on a long run from high school quarterback to future NFL draft pick, and his fiancée Katy Kuropas has been there through it all.

Former Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy put together a spectacular career during his time as quarterback of the Wolverines, and he capped that off with a national championship win this past season over the Washington Huskies.

He led the Wolverines to a 27-1 record as a starter while throwing for 6,226 yards, 49 touchdowns, and 11 interceptions in just over two seasons. Additionally, one particularly noteworthy accomplishment of McCarthy’s in the eyes of Michigan fans was his 3-0 record against the Ohio State Buckeyes.

The quarterback class in the 2024 NFL Draft is absolutely loaded, as the position could potentially encompass the first four picks. At the moment, it looks like McCarthy could go as high as No. 4, but he figures to go in the top 10 at minimum.

McCarthy will be playing football away from Michigan this season, and he’ll be doing so after recently becoming engaged.

Does J.J. McCarthy Have a Fiancee?

McCarthy became engaged to his high school sweetheart, Katya Kuropas, on Jan. 20 of this year.

“I can’t believe it’s been 4 years my lovey,” he wrote via Instagram. “High school sweethearts, but feels like I’ve known you since the play pen. Blessed and extremely grateful for your love and pure heart. Together, forever, whatever life brings.”

A Look At McCarthy and Kuropas’ Relationship Timeline

McCarthy and Kuropas are your “high school sweethearts” story, as the two started dating on Oct. 8, 2018 when McCarthy was a sophomore at Nazareth Academy.

“I can’t believe it’s been 4 years my lovey,” he wrote via Instagram. “High school sweethearts, but feels like I’ve known you since the play pen. Blessed and extremely grateful for your love and pure heart. Together, forever, whatever life brings.”

He would go on to transfer to IMG Academy to finish up his high school football career, but the two stayed together during that time.

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After high school, McCarthy decided to continue his football career at Michigan, and Kuropas was once again by his side. She is very supportive when it comes to his football career, as she is in attendance with his family at many Michigan football games.

The couple is very active on social media, where they will post photos from their trips together as well as pictures after their games.

On Jan. 20, they took their relationship to another level when they announced their engagement on Instagram. “To my love Katya …. You are my soulmate, best friend, and my rock,” he shared in a lengthy Instagram post at the time. “I am so blessed to be your partner now and forever. I am so excited to continue our journey together.”

 

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Where McCarthy is going to be drafted remains to be seen. There are many teams that are sitting in that No. 12-20 pick range that could be looking to move up and take McCarthy.

Regardless of where he is going to go, he will be doing so as an engaged and soon-to-be-married man.

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