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WNBA star Breanna Stewart proposes girlfriend

WNBA star Breanna Stewart is engaged to fellow basketball player Marta Xargay, the couple announced on Sunday.

Stewart, a Seattle Storm forward, is used to collecting championship rings, but this time she wasn’t on the receiving side. In a photo shared on Instagram, Stewart can be seen kneeling down and proposing to guard Phoenix Mercury.

“I did one thing. Another ringtone. She said YES. #Wifey,” wrote Stewart, 26.

Xargay, 30, confirmed the news on his own Instagram account, writing: “Life isn’t just about the moments, it’s who we share them with! I said YES #wifey.”

WNBA players Sue Bird and Candace Parker and soccer star Megan Rapinoe were among the sports figures who praised the couple on Instagram.

“So happy for both of you! If you can get through the bubble you’re fine !!!!” Rapinoe wrote, referring to the “bubble” in Bradenton, Fla., Where the WNBA players had to live for the 2020 season due to the pandemic.

Stewart – two-time WNBA champion and Olympic gold medalist – is entering her fifth season in the women’s basketball league. She is also expected to represent the United States at the Olympics this summer.

Xargay, who won a silver medal for Spain at the Rio 2016 Olympics, played for the Mercury in 2015 and 2016 and is currently on the team’s preseason roster.

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