Sydney McLaughlin's Engagement: Facts about Boyfriend Andre Levrone Jr. Who Became Her Husband
At 22, Sydney McLaughlin, one of the country's leading hurdlers and sprinters, is already on her way to living the American dream with her perfect partner. Here is a timeline of the romance between Sydney McLaughlin's boyfriend, Andre Levrone Jr., who is now her husband.
Sydney McLaughlin's first time as an Olympian was in 2016, at age 16. The second time she competed in the Olympics was last year, and the young adult established a groundbreaking record for the women's 400m hurdles.
Following her cheetah speed, finishing in 51.46 seconds in the race, McLaughlin bagged a gold medal. As expected, this victory amassed a wider range of audience for the record-breaker, and fans have grown eager to know about the sprinter's personal life.
Sydney McLaughlin kisses her husband Andre Levrone Jr. after she broke the world record with a time of 51.41 in the women's 400 meter hurdles on June 25, 2022 in Eugene, Oregon. | Source: Getty Images
WHO IS ANDRE LEVRONE JR.?
Andre Levrone Jr. is the man after McLaughlin's heart. Levrone has enjoyed his time in sports as a former NFL wide receiver who played for several teams, including Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens.
However, after a few years as an NFL player, the football star decided to retire. Levrone shocked his fans with his retirement in an Instagram post, adding that it was a difficult yet important decision that had to be made.
Another decision that must have been carefully considered was being romantically linked with McLaughlin after falling head over heels for the athlete—a decision neither party regrets.
Andre Levrone wide receiver of Carolina during an OTA practice at the Carolina Panthers training facility in Charlotte, N.C. on May 28, 2019. | Source: Getty Images
The pair have been together for more than a year. In December 2020, the former football player announced their relationship, referring to his lover as "heaven-sent."
Following the introduction, the couple began to share different snaps of their smiling faces online, with admirable captions tugging at hearts.
WHEN DID SYDNEY MCLAUGHLIN GET ENGAGED?
A few months after the couple confirmed their romance, the Olympic hurdler shared excitingly unbelievable news to her Instagram family—she had become engaged to the man of her dreams.
Levrone popped the question during their romantic vacation at the Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North.
McLaughlin's big reveal came with numerous snaps from the nature-themed proposal, alongside a romantic letter addressed to her future husband.
The soon-to-be bride wore a silk mini-dress paired with a brown bag and towering stilettos. On the other hand, her beau complemented the fashion choice by opting for a monochrome style. Photos also showed that McLaughlin's friends joined her in celebrating the engagement.
The record-breaker scripted the most poetic words to describe her feelings on Instagram. McLaughlin explained that her leading man is the whole package she always prayed for. The 22-year-old added:
"Our growth together exceeds what the dates on a calendar show. I fall in love with you more and more each day off of the strength of your faith."
Without mincing words, the athlete confessed that Levrone's dedication to the Christain faith made it easier to fall in love with him.
She described him as the "most God-fearing, passionate, honest, loving, hard-working, protective, and genuine man" she had ever encountered.
The retired football player proved his lover right when he announced the news on his Instagram page. In his post, Levrone prayed that their love for each other would be immeasurable, comparing it to the love of Christ for the church.
IS SYDNEY MCLAUGHLIN MARRIED?
The answer to this is a big yes! They are not only married but happy! Nine months after the sweet proposal, the couple became joined through their vows.
On May 6, 2022, McLaughlin and her dream man hosted an extremely pleasant and beautiful wedding ceremony at the Early Mountain Vineyards in Madison, Virginia.
The gold-medalist was a stunning bride who wore a glittering Pallas Couture dress with a long veil. Next to the most beautiful woman in the room was a captivating Mr. handsome in a white shirt, bow-tie, and a two-piece suit.
Their guest list was filled with family and friends, including Levrone's former teammates who served as the groomsmen and McLaughlin's colleagues and training partners.
As they welcomed the next phase of their lives, the couple equipped themselves with a positive mentality.
The Olympic hurdler maintained that she was over the moon and could not wait to wake up next to her husband. At the same time, Levrone revealed that he would be a supportive partner.