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Game, set and goal for hockey's Alex Ovechkin and tennis' Maria Kirilenko, who are planning to tie the knot.
The Washington Capitals forward and two-time NHL MVP took to Twitter on Monday and announced: ''We are engaged !!!!!!! )))))))))''
Ovechkin's agent also offered congratulations to the Russian couple.
Ovechkin is 27 and has been playing in Moscow during the NHL lockout. Kirilenko is 25 and is 14th in the WTA world rankings.
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Washington Capitals forward and two-time NHL MVP Alexander Ovechkin and tennis pro Maria Kirilenko announced their New Years' Eve engagement on Twitter.
That must be a black Hugo Boss tank top.
Alex Ovechkin was so bored with the NHL lockout that he decided to get engaged. Just kidding — I’m sure Ovie loves his tennis star girlfriend Maria Kirilenko very much, which is why he decided to pop the question on the last day of 2012.
Ovechkin tweeted the photo you see above on Monday before making the following announcement:
We are engaged !!!!!!! )))))))))
— Alex Ovechkin...
Washington Capitals superstar Alex Ovechkin and his girl frield for a year, tennis star Maria Kirilenko, have gotten engaged.
Ovechkin has been playing overseas over during the NHL lockout. During Kirilenko’s tennis matches last summer he was a regular fixture cheering her on.
The news was first announced on twitter by Ovechkin. No photos of a ring have surfaced, yet.
Sad news for single ladies residing in the D.C. area: Hockey's most eligible bachelor is now off the market.Washington Capitals star Alex Ovechkin announced via Twitter that he and tennis star girlfriend Maria Kirilenko are officially engaged. The two have reportedly been dating for a little over a year. Their courtship became publicly known on Nov. 30, 2011 when Ovechkin tweeted...
After tips from several media sources, including Tennis Channel’s own Brett Haber, Washington Capitals left winger and captain Alex Ovechkin confirmed his engagement to the beautiful Maria Kirilenko via his Twitter account today. We are engaged !!!!!!! ))))))))) — Alex Ovechkin (@ovi8) December 31, 2012 The two athletes have been dating since at least November 2011 when Ovechkin...
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