Love and basketball! After months of dating, the Oklahoma City star asked Monica to marry him. And she confirmed after her basketball game on July 7 that she said yes!
Kevin Durant, 24, is going from winning NBA scoring titles to starting his own family, as he asked his WNBA star girlfriend, Monica Wright for her hand in marriage on July 6. Congrats to the happy couple!
Kevin Durant Gets Engaged To Monica Wright
Kevin reportedly popped the question on the night of July 6, Media Takeout reports.
Monica, also 24, who plays for the Minnesota Lynx, confirmed the engagement after her team had a dominating win over the Phoenix Mercury on July 7. She showed off her new bling — a large circular diamond engagement ring — in a picture obtained by Media Takeout.
What a weekend for Monica!
Kevin Durant & Monica Wright Fall In Love
After being close friends since high school, when they were both participants in the 2006 McDonald’s High School All-American Game, the couple reportedly took things to the next level months ago. But romance has long been on Kevin’s mind: in 2011 he tweeted, “Or maybe I need a basketball playing girlfriend…hmm lol…monica wright where r u(love and basketball.”
And the feelings of love and admiration clearly go both ways. After Kevin donated $1 million to the tornado relief in Oklahoma, Monica gushed about her man: “He’s got a heart of gold, and anytime (something like) this happens, he’s the first one who wants to help,” Monica told FoxSportsNorth. “He’s a really compassionate guy.”
This is such an adorable love story — from BFFs to an impending wedding. Kevin is clearly a genuine guy who must know what a catch he has in Monica — he didn’t waste any time before popping the question! And can we just say it — their future children are going to be insane basketball players.
Congrats, Kevin and Monica!
— Andrew Gruttadaro