New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz has reportedly proposed to his longtime girlfriend, Elaina Watley. She has stood by the NFL star since he was in high school.
According to the New York Post’s Page Six, Cruz popped the question to Watley earlier this month at a baby dedication ceremony the couple had for their daughter, Kennedy, in New Jersey. The two have reportedly been in each other’s lives since they were teenagers, and Watley gave birth to Kennedy in 2012. She has been with him through the ups and downs (including when he was kicked out of the University of Massachusetts and didn’t know what was next for his life), and she’s actually his agent through her own company, Brand Infinite. She spoke to Page Six about her new bling:
“The ring is beautiful — it’s a round stone with a pink diamond band.”
Watley said they haven’t started wedding planning as of yet, but she thinks they’ll either do a destination wedding or something huge in New York.
When speaking on the effect that Watley has had on his life, Cruz told the New York Daily News this a few years back:
“She’s meant a lot to me. She’s been a real supporter of my career, and really the backbone of my life. She’s just been awesome, man, and I couldn’t ask for a better person to be in my life.”
Awwwww. Congrats to the happy couple!