Maria Sharapova will soon be a married woman. Thursday, December 17, the ex-tenniswoman took to her Instagram account to announce her engagement to Alexander Gilkes. It is since 2018 that the champion spins the perfect love with the founder of Paddle8, an auction site for works of art, who proposed to her. “I said yes from the first day we met. It was our little secret, wasn’t it,” said Maria Sharapova, hinting that this future union had always been obvious between them. .
An announcement accompanied by many photos accomplices of the champion with Alexander Gilkes, who was also delighted on Instagram that his beautiful told him “yes”. “Thank you for making me a very, happy man and for saying yes. I can’t wait to live a life loving you and learning from you,” he captioned a tender shot of the two of them and a sublime photo of Maria Sharapova alone.
A new chapter for the former champion after her farewell to tennis
Very discreet about her private life, Maria Sharapova is not the type to multiply the pictures of her companion on social networks, she who is however very active on Instagram. The ex-tenniswoman seems to prefer to promote her brand of candy Sugarpova, and reveal her sports routine to keep a dream body away from the courts. Indeed, after a scandal for having tested positive for meldonium in 2016, Maria Sharapova had finally found the world of tennis, before finally retiring from work in February 2020 at the age of 32.
“Tennis showed me the world and showed me what I was made of. That’s how I tested myself and how I measured my growth. And so it doesn’t matter what I choose to do. to do for my next chapter, my next mountain, I would continue to charge. I would continue to climb. I would continue to grow. Tennis, I say goodbye to you “, she had thus declared. And her next chapter just might be a happy marriage to Alexander Gilkes.
Maria Sharapova and her companion Alexander Gilkes ©