Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic and women’s tennis star Maria Sharapova are engaged.
TMZ confirmed that: Sasha Vujacic just locked down tennis hottie Maria Sharapova proposing marriage to her with a massive engagement rock to rival any Lakers championship ring.
“We are engaged and are both really happy,” Vujacic said Thursday night before the Lakers’ exhibition game against Golden State. “It’s good and now we can focus on other things.”
The agent for three-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova confirmed the news in an e-mail to The Associated Press.
Vujacic said he proposed on the one-year anniversary of their first meeting at a friend’s barbecue.
“That stays between us, ” said Vujacic when asked how he proposed. “But it was how to say, ‘Old School’ probably. I had to do it like a gentlemen. It was good, she was happy. The answer was ‘yes’ so I think she liked it.”
Sasha Vujacic said a wedding date hasn’t been set.
Sasha Vujacic and Maria Sharapova first began dating about a year ago and they were first seen out in public together last November. Sasha Vujacic and Maria Sharapova have also been spotted walking the streets in a small town of Udine, Italy.
Former world No.1 Russian tennis player Maria Sharapova has won 22 singles titles, three doubles titles and three Grand Slam singles titles, including 2004 Wimbledon, 2006 US Open and 2008 Australian Open. Sasha Vujacic, the 27-year-old Slovenian basketball player, who played six seasons with the world champion Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA, also known as “The Machine.” Vujacic averaged 2.8 points and 1.2 rebounds in 67 games for the Lakers last season.
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