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Glamorous lawyer goes from western Sydney to living a fairytale with NBA star fiancé Marcos Louzada

How a glamorous western Sydney lawyer lived a fairytale life in America with her NBA star fiancé – as his heartwarming proposal is revealed

  • Sydney lawyer Monique Tavares engaged to NBA rising star Didi Louzada
  • After only knowing each other for nine months, de Blazer proposed to Tavares
  • Tavares now lives in America and travels the states after saying yes to the heartwarming proposal

West Sydney attorney Monique Tavares got engaged to NBA star Marcos Louzada just nine months after they first met — and moved to America after an insanely impromptu proposal changed her life forever.

Tavares first met the rising star small forward and shooting guard in April 2021 after contacting her on Instagram.

The Western Sydney University law graduate worked as a dispute settler for the ABC before Louzada made her romantic-style proposal last November.

Didi Louzada proposed in fairytale style to nine-month Australian girlfriend Monique Tavares in November 2021 - with candles and rose petals at the forefront of a huge 'Marry Me?'  sign

Didi Louzada proposed in fairytale style to nine-month Australian girlfriend Monique Tavares in November 2021 – with candles and rose petals at the forefront of a huge ‘Marry Me?’ sign

Tavares had to face a long-distance reality in the early stages of their relationship when Didi was summoned by the New Orlean Pelicans and immediately moved to the US.

The former Sydney Kings star was the No. 35 pick in the 2019 NBA draw, but Tavares said she knew nothing about basketball at the time and was completely unaware of her new boyfriend’s position in the game.

“We fell in love for reasons completely unrelated to basketball,” Ms Tavares told the United States Daily Telegram.

“If I didn’t live and experience this life myself, I probably wouldn’t believe it.

Tavares worked for the ABC as a litigation attorney before moving to the US to be with her NBA star boyfriend Didi Louzada

Tavares worked for the ABC as a litigation attorney before moving to the US to be with her NBA star boyfriend Didi Louzada

The young lawyer spent seven months with the star, who played just seven minutes on the field for New Orleans, recorded an assist and two rebounds before being traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.

As soon as Tavares landed in New Orleans, Louzada proposed a big “Marry Me?” sign aided by candlelight and white petals.

“As soon as he got here (New Orleans) he said he knew he would propose to me because he just couldn’t stand life without me,” she said.

“There are so many reasons why we shouldn’t have trained, apart from language barriers, living in different countries and lockdown, we met at the most difficult moment.”

The glamorous Tavares poses on Instagram, where she has 9,000 followers and 45,000 on TikTok

The glamorous Tavares poses on Instagram, where she has 9,000 followers and 45,000 on TikTok

The former Ernst and Young lawyer is now living her fairytale dream, traveling across the United States while flying the flag for her Brazilian-born boyfriend.

Louzada played four games for the Blazers during their summer league championship campaign.

Didi Louzada takes on the Portland Trail Blazers against the Pistons during the Las Vegas Summer League on July 7

Didi Louzada takes on the Portland Trail Blazers against the Pistons during the Las Vegas Summer League on July 7

Tavares now documents her daily life in the NBA via TikTok, where she has amassed 45,000 followers.

Tavares said she won’t miss her career but is enjoying her new life as an “NBA woman”, learning Portuguese and planning her wedding.

Louzada, 29, averaged nine points, three rebounds and 21 minutes per game for the Sydney Kings in 2021.

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