Connecticut Sun stars DeWanna Bonner and Alyssa Thomas are engaged to be married, the players and team announced Friday on social media.
Thomas posted a photo showing her getting down on one knee and presenting a ring to Bonner, with the caption “FOREVER.” The team reposted the picture with the caption “Best. News. Ever. Alyssa Thomas and DeWanna Bonner are ENGAGED,” along with emojis of an engagement ring and a heart.
The pair has been public about their relationship since 2021. Messages seeking comment from them and the team were not immediately returned Friday.
Both appeared in last week’s WNBA all-star game. Thomas, who came to Connecticut in a draft-day trade in 2014, is averaging 14.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and eight assists per game. Bonner, in her 14th WNBA season, is averaging 18.1 points and 5.1 rebounds.
The Sun (16-6) beat Atlanta at home on Thursday and play the Dream again on Saturday in Georgia.
There have been other publicized off-the-court relationships in the WNBA, including the pairing of New York Liberty guard Courtney Vandersloot with her former Chicago Sky teammate Allie Quigley. Liberty star Breanna Stewart met her wife, former WNBA player Marta Xargay, while they were playing together in Russia.
Bonner also has two daughters, 6-year-old twins Cali and Demi, with her ex-wife, former WNBA star Candice Dupree.