World Cup-winning United States female soccer star Megan Rapinoe is set to marry Female basketball star Sue Bird, a Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) star.
The Israeli-American basketball star took to her Instagram account with 496 thousand followers to share a picture showing when the American soccer star was proposing marriage to her. The picture was taken at a seashore on October 30.
In the picture, Megan Rapinoe could be seen taking a knee and placing a ring on Sue Bird’s left-hand. The 40-year-old basketball star was seen standing in a body of water.
On the Instagram page of Megan Rapinoe, the soccer star did not share any engagement picture. Instead, she posted a picture of herself when she was younger where she dressed like a male child.
In the caption, the 35-year-old two-time FIFA Women World Cup winner wrote that she started having the urge to dress like a male when she was 5-year-old. She revealed how she has always wanted to be like her elder brother, Brian.
“At the age of five, I announced that I wanted to cut my hair short like Brian’s and only wear boys’ clothes from then on”, Megan Rapinoe wrote.
“I loved my twin, but my brother, who was five years older than us, was everything I wanted to be: funny, clever, cheerful, popular, outgoing, and good at all sports.”
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At the age of five, I announced that I wanted to cut my hair short like Brian’s and only wear boys’ clothes from then on. I loved my twin, but my brother, who was five years older than us, was everything I wanted to be: funny, clever, cheerful, popular, outgoing, and good at all sports. #OneLifeBook
Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird’s relationship
Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird have been in a relationship since 2016. The soccer star and the basketball star confirmed their relationship in 2017 after Megan has ended her relationship with Sera Cahoone who she has proposed marriage to Before they broke up.
Since then, Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird’s relationship has been growing stronger and stronger. They are always spotted making public appearances together both in the basketball world and in the soccer world.
The two lovers made history in 2018 when they became the first same-sex couple to be used as the cover of ESPN’s The Body Issue.
Their sexual lives did not affect their achievements in their chosen sports. For instance, Megan is one of the most successful female soccer stars in the world. Besides the fact that she has won two World Cups, she has also won a Ballon d’Or (the category for females) in 2019. Her partner, Sue Bird, has won four Olympic Gold Medals and four WNBA titles with the Seattle Storm.