• US Women's National Team star Megan Rapinoe proposed to her longtime girlfriend, WNBA legend Sue Bird, while on a recent trip to Antigua.
  • Joe Biden congratulated the power couple on their engagement on Twitter, adding "Love will always win."
  • Both Rapinoe and Bird expressed their gratitude to the former vice president and Democratic nominee for president from their own Twitter accounts, and Bird encouraged her followers to "go vote now."
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Joe Biden is plenty busy these days, but he still took the time to congratulate one of sports' most famous couples on their recent engagement.

The former vice president and Democratic nominee for president took a break from his final stretch of campaigning to send his best wishes to US Women's National Team star Megan Rapinoe and her now-fiancée, WNBA legend Sue Bird, after the pink-haired World Cup hero proposed earlier in October.

"Love will always win," Biden wrote on Twitter. "Congratulations, @S10Bird and @mPinoe!"

Rapinoe quoted Biden's tweet on Halloween to thank him and agree that "Love does always win."

Bird expressed her gratitude in a reply the following day, and then encouraged her followers to "go vote now."

Rapinoe popped the question while the couple was on vacation in Antigua with close friends. Bird turned 40 on October 16 — less than a week removed from winning her fourth WNBA title with the Seattle Storm — so the USWNT co-captain organized a surprise trip to the Caribbean island to celebrate the point guard.

On Friday, Bird posted a photo of Rapinoe down on one knee while balancing on the ledge of an infinity pool.


"The one cool thing that I did post championship, because it was my birthday coming up shortly after, Megan got seven of our friends — there was nine of us — set up everything, totally surprised me, and it was this huge trip," Bird said on the "About Last Night Podcast" with comedian Adam Ray. "There's three of us — two other of my really close friends from childhood — were all turning 40. So it was basically like this 40 birthday bash and we went to Antigua, which was amazing. Beyond amazing. So amazing."

Rapinoe and Bird met during the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and since the soccer star plays for OL Reign — the NWSL club based in Seattle — the duo made plans for when they returned to The Emerald City. They began dating later that fall and, since Bird came out publicly the next year, have become one of the most famous power-couples in professional sports.

Megan Rapinoe (left) celebrates with Sue Bird after the point guard won her fourth WNBA title with the Seattle Storm.
AP Photo/Chris O'Meara

When the duo will tie the knot still remains to be seen, but the wedding is sure to be a star-studded affair.

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