Lindsey Vonn has made a statement by proposing to star NHL defenceman P.K. Subban, the former U.S. downhill skiing great announced on social media Wednesday.
While the couple already revealed their engagement in August, Vonn, 35, posted on Twitter that she asked Subban, 30, to marry her on their two-year anniversary because “women aren’t the only ones who should get an engagement ring.”
Subban initially popped the question at the couple’s Los Angeles home on Aug. 14.
Vonn wrote on Instagram on Wednesday that she wanted to return the favour.
“We talk about equality, but actions speak louder than words. Men should get engagement rings too, and this is what P.K. deserves. Can’t wait to marry you, babe,” said Vonn.
The pair first met in 2017.
Vonn, who hails from St. Paul, Minn., is the most decorated American skier and one of the greatest women’s skiers of all time. She boasts a record 82 World Cup event victories, 20 more than any other woman in history, and captured gold at the 2010 Olympic Games in Vancouver. She retired earlier this year.
Subban, who plays for the New Jersey Devils, won the NHL’s Norris Trophy as the league’s top defenceman in 2013 and has collected 415 points across 681 career games.