- Mewis’ left ring finger was not visible in the photos
- The star was seen with a ring in her club video
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No official announcement has been made, but speculation is rife among fans that Sam Kerr is now engaged to partner Kristie Mewis – and there’s evidence the question was popped on the captain’s 30th birthday Matildas.
Kerr and Mewis are the undisputed couple of women’s football, with the pair amassing thousands of followers as their relationship blossoms.
The loved-up duo celebrated Kerr’s 30th birthday earlier this month after returning from a whirlwind Women’s World Cup in Australia, where Kerr led the Matildas to the semi-final.
The American star posted a photo from Kerr’s birthday dinner, with the Australian wrapping her arm around her girlfriend’s waist.
“Happy birthday my love,” she captioned the post.
Speculation is rife among fans that Matildas captain Sam Kerr is now engaged to partner Kristie Mewis (photo from Kerr’s 30th birthday dinner)
The couple posted numerous photos like the one above showing Mewis’ left hand ahead of Kerr’s recent birthday.
Oddly enough, Mewis’ left ring finger is obscured by a towel in the photo.
Mewis returned to the United States to join her club, Gotham FC, while Kerr traveled to London to begin pre-season training with Chelsea.
However, it appears Kerr is in New York this week after sharing an image of a rainy skyline on Monday, before Gotham FC unwittingly opened a Pandora’s box among fans on social media.
Mewis was featured in a promotional clip for new EA video game FC 24, with a shiny jewel on her ring finger catching fans’ attention.
No official engagement announcement has been made by Kerr or Mewis, but the ring sent fans into a frenzy over the couple’s relationship status.
“Not the ROCK,” one fan posted online.
Another added: “OMG is Kristie wearing an engagement ring?
‘WHAT IS THAT ON YOUR HAND KRISTIE??’ said a third.
A ring was spotted on Mewis’ finger during a club promotional video this week
American star’s left hand obscured in photos since Kerr’s 30th birthday
Mewis posted a photo to his Instagram Story on Thursday, showing what appears to be his hand holding Kerr’s – once again, parts of his hand are obscured.
Mewis posted two photos of herself on Instagram earlier in the week — and in both photos, her left hand was in her pocket.
The American star followed up with a post on her Instagram Story on Thursday, showing what appears to be her hand holding Kerr’s.
Once again, most of the fingers on Mewis’ left hand are not visible in the photo, suggesting she may be hiding a ring.
The couple met while both playing for competing American League clubs in 2019.
They spoke online for almost four months during the 2020 Covid lockdown before spending two weeks in quarantine together, where they quickly fell in love.
The two continued their romance in the lead-up to the 2021 Olympics where, following the United States’ loss to Australia in the semi-finals, they were photographed together.
Their on-pitch embrace made headlines as Kerr’s breakup with her former long-term partner – fellow American club player Nikki Stanton – had yet to become public.
Their international romance has since been widely documented on social media, with both women amassing hundreds of thousands of followers.
“We are not individuals. I like to share my story. I like to share who I am outside of football. Football is 5 percent of my life,” Kerr told British newspaper Gaffer earlier this year.
Last month the couple traveled to Sydney while Kerr played with the Matildas in the FIFA Women’s World Cup.
In a twist, Kerr faced Kristie’s ex-girlfriend Rachel Daly, who played for England in the semi-final.