Maria Sharapova says yes forever.
The 33-year-old retired professional tennis player confirmed Thursday that she is engaged to British businessman and co-founder of Paddle 8 online auction house Alexander Gilkes. The couple first went public with their relationship in 2018.
“I said yes from the very first day I met … It was our little secret, wasn't it? @ Gilkesa ", - wrote Sharapova in a cute post on Instagram.
Gilkes, 41, also shared the good news on his personal Instagram page, writing, “Thank you for making me a very, very happy boy. I look forward to the opportunity to love you all my life and learn from you @ mariasharapova # ".
The businessman is a well-known close friend of Prince William, the friends have been in touch since their time at Eton College.
Sharapova's announcement drew good wishes and congratulations from fans and famous friends, including a sweet comment from actress Lily Collins.
Sports commentator Erin Andrews also conveyed congratulations to Sharapova on her engagement.