Talk about an athlete power couple. Professional tennis player Sloane Stephens and professional soccer player Jozy Altidore are engaged!
Stephens shared a photo to her Instagram and Twitter on Monday, posing in Altidore’s arms and hardly able to contain her joy. “Forever yes,” she wrote alongside the sweet pic.
Altidore also shared an image to social media of himself and his new fiancée, showing the couple seated together, where her new bauble is very much on display. "Forever starts now ❤️," he captioned the image.
But, to be honest, we are less concerned with their relationship timeline, and instead DYING to know about the proposal and her massive engagement ring. The rectangular diamond appears to be a radiant cut and takes up the entire upper part of Stephens' finger. From the looks of it, this rock easily stacks up in size to J.Lo's and Beyonce’s.
(Massive rocks must be a tennis thing because fellow champion Caroline Wozniaki is also sporting a sizeable sparkler.
According to a 2017 USA Today article about the athlete duo, the two have been friends since childhood but only began dating in 2016.
"She is somebody who gets everything I am going through without having to say anything,” Altidore said at the time. “You look at each other and you kind of know right away if one of you is annoyed. She just kind of gets the mood I’m in, as obviously she lives a very similar kind of life. In that regard it works really well, there is no stress. She is a successful athlete and I do OK, and we just enjoy our time together when we are together."
Even though it took them a while to solidify their relationship, Altidore, 29, and Stephens, 26, aren’t shying away from it now. They make regular appearances on each other’s Instagram feeds with sweet captions like “my first crush” and “beauty and the beast.”
Congrats to the happy couple!