The Kansas City Chiefs player proposed to the gold medal gymnast on the field of a Chicago Cubs game
Andrew East, snapper for the Kansas City Chiefs, just went for gold – and he nailed it!
The NFL player successfully proposed to his girlfriend, Olympic gold medalist Shawn Johnson, at a Cubs game in Chicago on Friday.
News of the proposal spread after the Cubs posted a video of the pre-game festivities on their Instagram. An unsuspecting Johnson was surprised by her beau when she left the mound after throwing the first pitch.
Alicia Quinn, a Team USA gymnast who was throwing the first pitch along with Johnson, congratulated the couple on her Instagram. She posted a collage of pictures captioned: “Pretty eventful day – throwing out the first pitch, walking on out hands and @shawnjohnson getting engaged to our boy @Andrewdeast #casual #nbd #happytears.”
The pair, both 23, later took to Instagram to announce the happy news, each posting their own celebratory message.
Johnson, who shared the video the Cubs originally posted, captioned her post: “Well I know its not a secret But I experienced the greatest surprise a girl could ever ask for today The love of my life @andrewdeast asked me to be his forever AND I SAID YES!!!!!! #isaidyes #weregettingmarried #holycow.”
An hour later, East shared a picture of himself on one knee captioned, “I’m a lucky guy to put a ring on this girls finger! I love you @shawnjohnson.”