Love All! Tennis Player Sloane Stephens and Soccer Pro Jozy Altidore Are Engaged: 'Forever Yes'
The pro tennis player, 26, and Toronto FC soccer star are engaged, they both announced on Instagram Monday, sharing sweet post-proposal snapshots where Stephens’ new sparkler was clearly visible.
“Forever yes ♥️,” Stephens captioned her photo, which showed her laughing while her new fiancé wrapped his arms around her from behind and flashed a huge smile.
Altidore’s image featured the couple sitting on a stone staircase, with Stephens’ ring front and center as they both grinned widely for the camera.
“Forever starts now ❤️,” he wrote.
The tennis star caught the nation’s attention over that summer when she won the U.S. Open. And she said that her support from Altidore — who also plays for the United States’ national team — played a role in her rise to fame.
“I don’t think there’s been a more positive person in my corner that I’ve had,” Stephens told NYT. “When I [suffered a foot injury] I was with him and I would always make fun of myself and he’d make fun of me. But he kept it really light for me, so I was never too sad.”
The athletic couple are fairly private but do show their affection for each other on social media from time to time.
That same month, Stephens posted a photo of the couple laughing on a beach while on vacation in Hawaii, hilariously captioning it, “When they ask if you’re ready to come home yet.”