JT Poston Wife: Who Is Kelly Cox? Married Life And Kids

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JT Poston, a two-time PGA Tour champ, and his wife, Kelly Cox, are indeed one of the power couples in the PGA.

The two went public about their relationship in 2020 & married two years later.

Kelly is often seen on the golf course to cheer her husband- during Poston’s 2022 John Deere Classic win as he made a putt, she wasted no time to greet him with an adorable kiss.

JT Poston With His Wife Kelly Cox Poston
JT Poston With His Wife, Kelly Cox Poston (Source: Instagram)

JT Poston (full name: James Tyree Poston) is an American professional golfer who competes in the PGA Tour.

The 6 feet 1 inch tall golfer reached his career-high ranking of #47 on January 29, 2023, and regained the feat on June 18, 2023.

Turned professional in 2015, the Western Carolina University grad records two PGA wins so far: the 2019 Wyndham Championship (runner-up was Webb Simpson) and the 2022 John Deere Classic (runner-ups were Emiliano Grillo & Christiaan Bezuidenhout).

In the 2023 3M Open, he was set to mark his third PGA title but lost to eventual champ Lee Hodges and tied the 2nd place with Martin Laird and Kevin Streelman, earning $590,200.

JT Poston Wife Kelly Cox Is As An Account Manager

Poston’s wife, Kelly Cox, may not be into golf directly, but her passion for it reflects through her support and cheer for her PGA golfer husband.

According to her LinkedIn profile, Kelly, who now goes by Kelly Poston, is an account manager at Lockton Companies (August 2019-now).

Moreover, she also assumes the position of a health & benefits analyst at Aon (June 2017-now).

Previously, Mrs. Poston was a senior consultant at Triage Consulting Group for three years, from 2014 to 2017.

Kelly Cox, an attendant of Province Day School, enrolled at Franklin College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Georgia in 2010 & obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Biology in 2014.

Wedding And Relationship Of Poston And Cox

JT Poston and Kelly Cox married on December 2, 2022, in Saint Simons Island, Georgia.

The golfer shared the pictures from their wedding moments on his Instagram profile, while his newlywed wife shared them on her Facebook.

JT Poston And His Wife Kelly Cox At Their Wedding
JT Poston And His Wife Kelly Cox At Their Wedding (Source: Instagram)

As for their relationship beginning, it was in January 2020 when the two went Instagram official that they were dating. It’s not clear if they knew each other from early on.

More than a year after they went public about their relationship, they got engaged on November 27, 2021.

Poston confirmed via Instagram that he & Kelly were engaged as he wrote, “She said yes!! So excited about our future together! I love you.”

Do They Share Kids?

No, Kelly and JT Poston are yet to share any kids as of this writing. But they have a golden retriever named Rip, whom they consider their child.

JT Poston’s Previous Relationship

Prior to meeting Kelly Cox, JT Poston was in a relationship with his then-girlfriend Nicole Nielly, an alumna of the University of Georgia School of Law.

The former duo were high school sweethearts and reportedly began dating in December 2012.

On his Instagram post, the American golfer last shared a picture with Nicole in February 2019.

They probably broke up in early 2020, and later Poston started seeing Kelly.

Who Are In The Family Of Kelly Cox?

Kelly Poston (nee Cox) was born to Dave Cox and Kathy Cox on August 9, 1992, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

She grew up with an older brother named Matt and an older sister named Kristen.

Her father, Dave Cox, is an experienced business executive who works as the VP of sales at Shockwave Medical.

He joined the company in 2020 as the director of national and strategic account before his promotion to VP in 2023.

Earlier than that, Dave, a board member of NeuroMedica, was the VP of sales and marketing at VentureMed Inc. (Aug 2017-June 2020).

Kelly Cox With Her Parents, Brother And Sister
Kelly Cox With Her Parents, Brother And Sister (Source: Facebook)

Kelly’s brother Matt Cox is an MBA grad of the College of Charleston and works as the service sales manager at Zscalar (2021-now), having assumed managerial roles at Cisco for 5 years from 2016 to 2021.

Matt Cox is married to Allison Elise Cox (nee Barger), a medical assistant, with whom he shares a daughter.

As for Kelly’s sister Kristen Cox Mims, she is married to William Mims, the VP of Wells Fargo.

They married on June 10, 2017, at The River Course at Kiawah Island. They share two kids together: a son & a daughter.

Krishna Pandey
Krishna Pandey

Krishna Pandey

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