Washington Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin is engaged to Russian tennis player Maria Kirilenko.
Ovechkin proposed over the holidays and shared the news on Twitter on New Year’s Eve.
“We are engaged !!!!!!! :))))),” he posted along with a photo of the two in front of the Christmas tree with Kirilenko showing her engagement ring.
Ovechkin and Kirilenko began dating early last season, although it was a long-distance relationship at first.
“We were always on the phone or on Skype,” Ovechkin said. “Later in the season three times she come here, so she was here a lot. Its good. Its the kind of relationship I like.”
No wedding date has been announced.