Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn's romance with hockey player PK Subban is over. A surprising split since Vonn shared more on their upcoming wedding just earlier this month.
PK Subban and Lindsey Vonn called off their engagement with respective posts on social media, asking fans to respect their privacy as the former couple goes their separate ways.
The news follows on the heels of Vonn's co-hosting of "Entertainment Tonight" earlier in December, during which she still gushed about their two proposals and spoke about the upcoming wedding.
The couple, who started dating at the beginning of 2018, used the same picture and similar words to break the news of their split to fans. Although they shared "incredible times," their romance is over.
"After much consideration, we have decided to move forward separately. We will always remain friends and love each other immensely. We ask that you please respect our privacy during this time," Vonn wrote.
THE TWO PROPOSALS
The New Jersey Devils defenseman reportedly proposed to Vonn with a gorgeous emerald ring at their home in Los Angeles. She returned the favor a few months later to make Christmas 2019 memorable.
"Merry Christmas and happy holidays, everyone!! On our 2 year anniversary, I returned the favor and asked PK to marry me… and he said yes ☺️," Vonn excitedly shared at the time.
INITIAL WEDDING PLANS
The former couple wanted to get wed during the summer, but the novel coronavirus pandemic halted their plans. Both their families are scattered across various countries, making a joint celebration impossible for now.
Even though Vonn and Subban considered officiating their union in the meantime, they decided to wait until their families could be at their wedding - which ultimately got canceled permanently.
HELPING AMID THE PANDEMIC
Vonn retired from her two-decade-long ski racing career in 2019, and she put her platform to use amid the pandemic. In aid of athletes, she partnered up with the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Foundation.
For the first time, the foundation held a virtual Holiday Silent Auction, wherein Vonn auctioned a chance for anyone to have a one-on-one sit down with her with proceeds allocated to the Team USA Giving Circle fund.
Relatedly, another newly engaged sporting couple, Sue Bird and Megan Rapinoe's love is still going strong, even though they are not rushing down the aisle just yet, also due to the novel coronavirus.
The couple dated for four years before getting engaged in October. With both focused on their respective careers in sports, Bird and Rapinoe want to have their wedding at the right time, even if they have to wait.