Talk about a power couple! Sue Vogel And megan rapinoBoth the Olympic gold medalists started dating in 2017.
The couple first met backstage during a photo shoot for the 2016 Rio Olympics. “She was wearing her basketball uniform and her hair was loose,” Rapinoe told NBC in 2021.
“We crossed a bit [paths] And she was like, ‘Oh, hey! Ready to up your game?” Bird added. “I was like, haha… funny.”
The soccer star revealed that he kicked himself at the time for being such a bad influence.
“Too dirty,” teased Bird. “I went like, ‘I thought you were supposed to be nice?’ We make fun of it now because she was a complete idiot.
Rapinoe came out publicly as a lesbian in 2012. In 2020 he told sunday magazine Her coming out made her “a better, more complete person”. The Olympian said, “I think whenever you hide even the tiniest part of yourself, you are not reaching your full potential in normal life. So I feel like it was part of me… growing up and allowing myself to reach my full potential in all aspects of my life.
Bird waited to come out to the public until she and Rapinoe started dating in 2017. “I’m gay. Megan is my girlfriend…it’s no secret to people who know me,” he told ESPNW at the time. “I don’t feel like I haven’t lived my life. I think people have this perception that if you don’t talk about it, you have to hide it, like it’s a secret. It was never like that for me.” The Seattle Storm player has been behind her friends and family for years.
The athletes got engaged in October 2020 after three years of dating. In an interview in May 2022 Seattle TimesThe basketball star revealed why he and Rapinoe haven’t tied the knot yet.
“It’s weird. It’s more Megan. We’re on Megan’s schedule,” she said. We’ll build on that. The football schedule is a nightmare. They play virtually all year round. If I had to guess at one year, I think the World Cup for them is 2023. It’ll probably happen after that. It’s on schedule. It’s not even what we want. If it was up to us, we would have done it a year ago.”
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