Even as Caroline Wozniacki quashed rumors of an engagement to golf star Rory McIlroy, Alex Ovechkin, the NHL star and boyfriend-cum-fiancé of Wozniacki's fellow Top-15 pro, Maria Kirilenko, revealed that he and his fellow Russian are themselves now betrothed to marry.
Ovechkin announced it on Twitter to much fanfare and with much punctuation: "We are engaged !!!!!!! )))))))))" That arrived on the heels of the two appearing in a photo, also tweeted by @ovi8, in ice skates and beaming. This news comes about a year after Kirilenko left fellow tennis pro Igor Andreev for the affections of Ovechkin. On the day after Christmas, Kirilenko had attended a hockey game at home in Russia, per her Facebook page.
You can leave your congratulations to the couple here, or send them directly to them via Twitter at @ovi8 and @mkirilenko.
—Jonathan Scott (@jonscott9)