The 2-time world champion Rapinoe, WNBA champion Hen, proclaims his dedication
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(Reuters) – Two-time soccer world champion Megan Rapinoe and eleven-time WNBA all-star Sue Bird get hitched.
The sports-powered couple announced their engagement with a photo posted on Bird’s Instagram account on Friday, and a Rapinoe representative confirmed the news to Reuters as congratulations for the couple hit social media.
Four-time Olympic gold medalist Bird, 40, won her fourth WNBA title with the Storm earlier this month and bounced back from missing the entire 2019 season with a knee injury.
Rapinoe, who won the Ballon d’Or in 2019 after a career-defining year in which she won her second World Cup title together with the Golden Shoe and the Golden Ball (NYSE :), was an integral part of the sidelines in 2020 WNBA- Season that was entirely quarantined in Bradenton, Florida due to the new coronavirus.
The couple, which has been an issue for more than three years, were the first openly gay couple to appear on ESPN’s “Body Issue” in 2018 and have together spoken out on a variety of political and social issues.
The announcement sparked good wishes from numerous top-class personalities from sport and politics.
“Love will always win,” tweeted former US Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic presidential candidate. “Congratulations, @ S10Bird and @mPinoe!”
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