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Olympic gymnast gets engaged after a sweet proposal!

July 25, 2015 15:47 IST

Shawn Johnson

NFL player Andrew East, left, with former Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson. Photograph: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

Olympic gold-medalist gymnast Shawn Johnson got engaged to Andrew East, snapper for the Kansas City Chiefs, at Chicago's Wrigley Field, after the football player popped a surprise proposal on Friday.

Shawn Johnson


Shawn Johnson threw out the first pitch and soon NFL player dropped on his knees as he asked 23-year-old Dancing With the Stars winner, who attended the game along with a Team USA gymnast Alicia Sacramone, to be his wife.

Sacramone posted a collage of pictures captioned, "Pretty eventful day–throwing out the first pitch, walking on out hands…and @shawnjohnson getting engaged to our boy @Andrewdeast #casual #nbd #happytears." 

Shawn Johnson


The pair, both 23, later took to social networking websites to announce the happy news, each posting their own celebratory message. 

The Olympic gold-medalist shared the big news on the Twitter, "Today the love of my life asked me to be his forever... AND I SAID YES!! #isaidyes#weregettingmarried #wrigleyfield."

Shawn accompanied her tweet with a video of the marriage proposal.

Source: ANI