Marcus Rashford, a Manchester United footballer, is going to marry Lucia Loi, his childhood sweetheart, after proposing on their vacation in California.
On Wednesday, May 25, the England striker got a yes as he went down on one knee to ask the big question.
They’ve been dating since they were 15 years old when they were both students at Ashton on Mersey School in Greater Manchester.
Rashford had been planning the proposal for weeks and popped the question to Lucia at a lavish villa after they shared a romantic meal at celebrity seafood restaurant Catch LA, a source told The Sun.
‘They went out in LA for a romantic night together on Tuesday and he proposed. It was extremely romantic.
‘They celebrated afterwards with a group of close friends including his United teammate Jesse Lingard,’ the source said.
Rashford shared news of the engagement on Instagram with a lovely image of them holding each other as they stood atop a bed of white roses in front of a heart-shaped archway.
Another source said: ‘All involved are thrilled at the recent news of the engagement,’ and spoke of Lucia’s influence on the Premier League star, who has received plaudits for his charitable work off the field but has struggled to perform on it since having shoulder surgery.
‘Lucia has been a big part of Marcus’ life… offering stability, a sense of belonging and assurance that can be rare to find,’ the source told The Sun.