Talk about a slam dunk!
Ok, so that was corny, but it makes sense.
WNBA star Skylar Diggins and her husband, Daniel Smith, announced this week that they’re expecting their first child. Both parties shared video from a recent ultrasound where the baby’s heartbeat could be heard. They captioned the video, “Can’t wait to meet you!”
It’s unclear how far along the star is, but she played in the most recent WBNA season, which ended for her and the Dallas Wings on August 19. Two months later she is sharing her pregnancy news, so she must have been in the early stages of it by the end of her season.
Diggins’ husband may have given us a hint that she was with child on her birthday, which was August 2. In a heartfelt message he posted to his page, he told her that this was going to be a big year for her.
“Skylar, I admire everything about you!” he wrote on Instagram. “You make every day special, thank you for always being you. This is your year, I can’t wait to see all that God has in store for you…I love you!”
Diggins and Smith have been together for some time, including in college at Notre Dame where she played basketball and he was a wide receiver for the football team. They became engaged in 2016 and wed in 2017, and afterward, she hyphenated her name to Skylar Diggins-Smith.
He proposed in adorable fashion, and as the wedding date approached, he shared images from that proposal, and another sweet message to Diggins on social media saying, “Skylar, you’re the love of my life! Our love is more than skin deep, our love comes from within and from above. I can’t wait to grow next to you and receive all the blessings God has in store for us.”
Congratulations to the happy couple!