From high school to the end! Bryce Harper Kayla VarnerThey have been together more than a decade.
They met while they were both in high school in Nevada. The baseball star, who was a rising star in the game, attended the College of Southern Nevada to continue his MLB career. He made a professional debut with the Washington Nationals in 2012. Varner, a soccer player who attended Brigham Young University, then transferred to The Ohio State University.
Harper proposed to Harper in 2014 as the pair travelled long distances. They were supposed to marry in January 2015, but they called it off.
The couple reunited less than a year later. Varner confirmed in July 2016 that Varner was indeed engaged.
“ESPYS last night with my love. B, you are so proud! Oh and WERE ENGAGED… Again 💍✨,” she wrote via Instagram, adding the hashtags, “#TheSequel #AllStarBreak.”
The December was a time when the athletes made their vows.
“He’s this big, professional baseball player and you would never know it off the field because he treats everyone with respect and is genuine,” Varner told The Knot after their wedding. “He’s selfless, the most selfless guy ever… I think that’s what always attracted me to him. And he’s goofy and funny—he loves to play pranks on me, and as much as I get annoyed by it, I secretly love it—he’s just the best. I love him.”
Harper added, “I was very excited and overwhelmed with emotion — just the whole process and getting everything done and finally seeing my bride and wife. You know, you dream about things like that.”
Two years later, Varner and Varner announced Varner’s pregnancy. She gave birth to Krew in August 2019.
“Krew has challenged us, reminded us what love without condition is, and brought us more joy than anything we could have ever expected,” Varner wrote in August 2020 via Instagram. “As much as Krew has learned and grown this year I think Bryce and I have learned and grown just as much. I love looking at the world through his eyes and learning the simple things about life with him. He has been the greatest gift and biggest blessing we could have ever received.”
When Brooklyn, their daughter, was born in November 2020, they became parents again.
“Brooklyn is probably the happiest baby you’ll ever meet,” Varner wrote in November 2021 via Instagram. “She shares her dimpled smile with anyone she meets and is always down for cuddles. She is her daddy’s twin but a momma’s girl. We love our Brookie cookie 💛.”
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