Seattle, WA – Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird are engaged! The two Olympic gold medalists announced their engagement on social media on August 1, 2023.
Rapinoe, a forward for the US women’s national soccer team, and Bird, a guard for the Seattle Storm, have been dating since 2016. They are both outspoken advocates for LGBTQ+ rights and social justice.
In a joint statement, Rapinoe and Bird said, “We are so excited to be engaged! We can’t wait to celebrate with our friends and family.”
The couple has not yet announced a wedding date.
Rapinoe and Bird are two of the most accomplished athletes in the world. Rapinoe has won two World Cups and an Olympic gold medal with the US women’s national soccer team. Bird has won four WNBA championships and four Olympic gold medals with the US women’s national basketball team.
They are also two of the most visible LGBTQ+ athletes in the world. Rapinoe has been a vocal advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, and she has been featured in several campaigns for Nike and other companies. Bird is also an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights, and she has been a role model for many young LGBTQ+ athletes.
The engagement of Rapinoe and Bird is a major moment for the LGBTQ+ community. It is a sign of progress that two of the most accomplished athletes in the world are able to be open about their relationship. It is also a sign of hope for young LGBTQ+ people who aspire to be professional athletes.
Congratulations to Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird on their engagement!