If you haven’t heard, sport’s top couple just officially announced that they’re tying the knot.
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe and WNBA legend Sue Bird announced their engagement last week. They began dating four years ago, shortly after meeting each other at the 2016 Olympics, and went public the next year.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic nominee for President, took some time before Election Day to share his excitement.
“Love will always win. Congratulations,” Biden tweeted in response to their announcement photo.
Rapinoe responded to that tweet, “Thank you… love does always win.”
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) October 31, 2020
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) October 31, 2020
Rapinoe endorsed Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) last year during the Democratic primaries, but that didn’t stop Biden from celebrating her future marriage — just as it hasn’t stopped Rapinoe from campaigning and endorsing Biden since he became the presumptive nominee.
Biden even joked about making her his VP candidate in May, saying Rapinoe would “have to take a pay cut” for the gig.
— Megan Rapinoe (@mPinoe) October 29, 2020
The former Vice President was far from the only one to extend congratulations to the pair. Many around the world are welcoming them with open arms.
💍 Ring Season 💍
— Seattle Storm (@seattlestorm) October 30, 2020
Sue Bird really got 2 rings this month. Your fave could never
— Jasmine B. (@jasmined_brown) October 31, 2020
— U.S. Soccer WNT (@USWNT) October 31, 2020
— The Players' Tribune (@PlayersTribune) October 31, 2020
Anytime Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe do anything pic.twitter.com/DOL5iNVXJO
— Megan (@megreyes_) October 30, 2020
Let me catch y’all disrespecting Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe and it’s on sight. pic.twitter.com/wl8gDjR6oz
— Aaliyah (@nbaaliyahh) October 31, 2020
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) October 31, 2020
Rapinoe, the outspoken co-captain for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT), just wrapped up a season with the OL Reign (formerly Seattle Reign FC) of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). The midfielder has 53 goals and three gold medals with the national team since 2006.
Bird also played this year for the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, winning yet another WNBA title, meaning Bird’s technically adding two rings to the trophy case this year. She is already one of the most decorated basketball players in history, having earned three WNBA championships before this, in addition to four WNBA MVP titles, four Olympic Gold medals, five EuroLeague titles, and 11 All-Star Team nominations.
She was also one of LGBTQ Nation‘s Celebrity Activist of the Year nominees, for helping WNBA players speak out against one of the co-owners in the league, Senator Kelly Loeffler (R-GA), after she made derogatory statements about Black Lives Matter and athletes that support the cause, some on her very own team.
The couple, in addition to quarantining together, has shared the big stage together as the first gay couple to be cover stars for ESPN The Magazine‘s Body Issue of 2018 and co-hosting the 2020 ESPYs with NFL quarterback Russell Wilson.
Don’t expect President Trump to send congratulations anytime soon. He’s publicly attacked Rapinoe several times before for kneeling during the national anthem and standing up for racial or gender inequality. His attacks got to the point that Bird clapped back at him a while ago.
Retweet if you agree Biden will win, because love will win.
— Chip Franklin (@chipfranklin) October 31, 2020