Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe’s relationship began at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Four years later, they are engaged.
Bird, a point guard for the Seattle Storm who recently won her fourth WNBA championship, revealed the news on her Instagram account on Friday. Rapinoe, a member of the U.S. women’s national soccer team, was seen in the Bradenton, Florida bubble this past season cheering on the woman who is now her fiancée.
Rapinoe, age 35, also plays in Seattle as a member of the National Women’s Soccer League’s OL Reign.
Bird celebrated her 40th birthday on Oct. 16 and is still an impact player for the Storm, the team she has spent her entire career with. The 11-time All-Star averaged 9.8 points and 5.2 assists this past season and stepped up with a 16-assist game in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Oct. 2, setting a playoff record.
It has been a special October for one of the WNBA’s all-time greats.