The Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade proposed to his longtime girlfriend Gabrielle Union on Saturday and the actress accepted. They announced the news through social media, around the same time as the two-time defending NBA champions were gathering for a team Christmas party.
“She said YES!!!” Wade posted to his Twitter and Instagram accounts, with a photo of Union wearing a large diamond solitaire on the ring finger of her left hand.
It will be the second marriage for both Union, 41, and Wade, who turns 32 next month. No date has been announced, and the couple did not release any formal statements about the engagement Saturday night.
“A special evening,” Heat managing general partner Micky Arison wrote on Twitter.
Wade proposed to Union before the party. The couple have been together for several years and there were recent indications that marriage was in the plans – specifically how their Christmas cards had a return address sticker calling them the “Wade-Union Family.”