P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn are heading to the altar!
The Toronto-born NHL star, 30, and the Olympic skier, 34, are officially engaged, with People confirming the couple are taking their relationship to the next level.
Vonn and the former Montreal Canadiens defenceman, who currently plays for the New Jersey Devils, made their relationship public last year at the 2018 CMT Awards in Nashville, where they made their red carpet debut as a couple.
“They’re in that beginning stage of a relationship where you can’t get enough of each other,” a source told People at the time.
Since then, Vonn, who retired this year as the winningest female skier in history, has shared numerous photos of the couple on Instagram, including a sweet shot celebrating Subban’s 30th birthday back in May.
The couple spoke with Vogue about about their engagement, with Subban revealing that he purchased a custom-made emerald engagement ring from a Beverly Hills jeweller and decided there was no point in waiting to pop the question.
“I got the ring and said, ‘You know what? I’m just going to do it at home.’ Everything kind of came together on that day,” he tells the magazine. Everyone says the stars aligned — well, it was actually a full moon. I was worried because I knew she would want to be dressed up and not in her pyjamas, and it just so happened she had a business meeting, so she was fully dressed up.”
“We never talked about it or looked at rings,” she says. “But he gave me an emerald necklace at Christmas, and I loved it. I wouldn’t change the ring at all.”
Asked about their wedding plans, Vonn says they’re in no rush. “We’re in such a busy time right now. We’re trying to move to New Jersey,” she says. “I just want to enjoy the moment and the engagement. We’re not in a big hurry to get married. It kind of depends on his playing schedule, and when we have time to sit down and go through it. I don’t want to stress him out because he has a big season coming.”
Subban is understandably over the moon. “Lindsey’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me,” he adds. “There are people in life that deserve to be with good people. They have that person who takes care of them and makes them smile, and she deserves to be with someone who loves her more than anything else in the world, and I do.”
While details of the wedding are in the future, there’s one aspect of the nuptials about which Vonn is certain. “I want to wear something green, like my ring, for the after-party,” she reveals. “Other than that, I honestly haven’t spent a lot of time thinking about it. I’m mostly just excited for the future!”
Vonn opened up to People about the couple’s relationship at last year’s Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards, contrasting their romance with Justin Bieber’s then-engagement to girlfriend Hailey Baldwin after just a few weeks of dating.
“This is not a Bieber situation,” she joked. “I’ve been married before. So I’m — we’re enjoying every moment.”
She added: “We love each other very much, but there’s no reason to jump ahead and get ahead of yourself. We have plenty of time to figure everything out, so we’re just enjoying it.”
Vonn was married to alpine ski racer Thomas Vonn from 2007 until their divorce in 2013; she subsequently dated golf superstar Tiger Woods for two years until their split in 2015.