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Megan Rapinoe shares details on engagement to Sue Bird: “I didn’t have a special ring”

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One of the captains of the OL Reign Megan Rapinoe recently joined The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon to talk about her new book, ‘One Life’ as well as share her excitement on the voter turnout for this year's Presidential election and her recent engagement to longtime girlfriend Sue Bird.

Rapinoe discussed how happy she was with the record setting ballots cast in this year’s election and she smiled when Fallon talked about how President Elect Joe Biden had recently tweeted at her and her Seattle Storm PG fiancée.   

The soccer legend explained that despite the engagement (and certainly the photo) turning out great, Rapinoe didn’t have a game plan nailed down.

I really do plan things and I do think about them, I just don’t actually have a plan. So, I had been thinking about it for a while -- thinking about really every day for a number of months.

Megan Rapinoe

Rapinoe shared a little secret with Fallon about the engagement ring, which it sounds like isn’t going to be Bird’s actual engagement ring.

“I didn’t have a special ring,” Rapine said. “I actually took one of the rings off my finger and gave it to Sue, and I didn’t know exactly when I was going to do it. Just the perfect moment presented itself. Obviously, the photo was beautiful.”

It was really sweet, beautiful, spontaneous, and planned at the same time.

Yes, it was! 


Rapinoe’s book ‘One Life’ hit bookshelves on Tuesday.