Jameis Winston and girlfriend Brion Allen tied the knot in a quiet ceremony at home, attended by their adorable son, Amtonor.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston and his longtime girlfriend Breion Allen got married at home, proving that COVID-19 may stop the world, but it can't stop love.
The couple had been planning to marry this April, a wedding they dreamed would bring together their two families and numerous friends.
While Prince Harry was marrying Meghan Markle, Jameis got down on one knee in the middle os the Metropolitan Museum
Star quarterback Jameis Winstoniin Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida in 2018 | Source: Getty Images
HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEARTS
Jameis and Breion have been together for a long time. The two Bessner Alabama natives fell in love in high school and have been together ever since.
After graduating from high school, Jameis went on to play college football for Florida State University, in Tallahassee, but his love for Breion never wavered.
Quarterback Jameis Winston playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2015 | Source: Wikimedia
A RIGHT ROYAL PROPOSAL
On May 19, 2018, Jameis, who was then playing pro ball for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, took Breion to New York with a very special plan in mind. It was the day of the Royal Wedding, and that had given Jameis a brilliant idea.
While Prince Harry was marrying Meghan Markle, Jameis got down on one knee in the middle os the Metropolitan Museum. Breion said "yes!" -- who could resist such a romantic gesture -- and Jameis crowned the moment by giving her a stunning diamond ring worthy os a real princess.
The ecstatic quarterback posted a joyful announcement on social media, along with a heartfelt declaration of love. Jameis wrote:
"Your perseverance and love have taught me how to prioritize, empathize and focus on what truly matters. That's why I had to put your love on TOP! "
Jameis had been through an unpleasant scandal in 2013 involving allegations of sexual assault of which he was eventually cleared, although Jameis admitted to having had relations with his accuser, but Breion stood by his side. Jameis wrote:
"You've been with me through everything you could ever imagine but never wavered!"
WELCOMING BABY ANTONOR
At the time, Breion was pregnant with their first child, who was born two months after his mom and dad got engaged. Little Antonor was born to the sound of celebration and 4th of July fireworks and shares his birthday with the Nation.
TAKING THE NEXT STEP
Breion and Jameis had decided to tie the knot this year, but the unexpected outbreak of a world-wide pandemic seemed to have put a halt to their plan. But Jameis and Breion decided to go ahead with the wedding, with the most important guest of all in attendance, their son Antonor.
A ROMANTIC MOMENT
On March 27, 2020, the couple said their vows in a rose-festooned archway in their garden, at the edge of their pool, surrounded by dozens of tiny candles, and rose petals. The trees in the garden were hung with fairy lights creating a magical, romantic setting for that special moment. Jameis wrote:
"Our initial wedding had just been postponed and I was in a funk. But @jaboowins3 came through and put together a beautiful intimate ceremony."
HONEYMOONING AT HOME
Due to the current circumstances -- the Winston family is in quarantine along with most of the Nation -- the newlyweds won't be able to go on their long -dreamed of honeymoon to romantic places.
However, that doesn't mean that they can't bring the romance into their home, and do their honeymooning with their adorable toddler, Antonor, who will be turning two in July 2020.
They started out by sharing a yoga session, keeping their bodies limber and their minds tranquil through what is proving to be a challenging experience.
In the meantime, Jameis, who is currently a free agent, is working on keeping himself in shape, and ready to hit the ground running as soon as the pandemic ends, and he is signed up with a new team.