A hole-in-one sort of affection! Rickie Fowler slid into now-wife Allison Stokke’s DMs earlier than they began relationship.
“I reached out to her on social media. It appeared like she was the sort of particular person that may match with who I’m,” the skilled golfer instructed Rocket Mortgage in an April 2019 YouTube interview. “[She’s] very real, clearly stunning and somebody that I felt could be enjoyable to be round.”
Fowler, lengthy recognized in golf circles for his single standing, debuted his romance with the previous gymnast through Instagram in April 2017 after they have been noticed collectively on the Moto GP Pink Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.
“I gained!” the skilled athlete captioned his social media snap, wherein the twosome have been all smiles in entrance of a step-and-repeat from the occasion.
Stokke, for her half, posted a selfie of the pair from their seats. “We tied?” she wrote on the time.
After one yr of relationship, the California native popped the query forward of the annual U.S. Open golf match.
“Rickie, Justin Thomas, and I flew as much as Southampton, [New York] a number of days early for the U.S. Open,” Stokke recalled to Vogue in October 2019 of her love’s proposal. “On the finish of the day, we have been the one individuals on one of many seashores, and Rickie requested Justin to take an image of us. After a few pictures, I seemed over and Rickie was down on one knee with an enormous smile on his face.”
The couple was inquisitive about a vacation spot wedding ceremony, opting to tie the knot in entrance of solely 48 company in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
“I’ve all the time seemed ahead to that second strolling down the aisle,” the pole vaulter gushed to Vogue of their October 2019 nuptials. “It was fairly unimaginable to see him on the market smiling and all of our shut family and friends wanting again. … It was a tremendous evening!”
The health mannequin, who rapidly grew to become a staple at her husband’s competitions, introduced in June 2021 that she was pregnant with their first little one.
“Coming in November… @rickiefowler would possibly discover himself slightly outnumbered,” Stokke wrote through Instagram that June, teasing they have been anticipating a child woman.
Fowler was equally enthusiastic about their rising household. “I used to be excited. She was excited, clearly,” he gushed to PGATour.com on the time. “I used to be sort of ready to have the ability to share with individuals, after which that’s sort of when it begins to change into actual. So we’ve been capable of share it with family and friends slightly earlier after which began to share with extra individuals and now everybody is aware of.”
He continued: “It’s at that time the place it’s fairly cool and fairly particular. I feel numerous it early on was simply ensuring issues have been going easily, ensuring Allison was wholesome, feeling good, ensuring the child was wholesome. We’re all good in that division.”
Their daughter, Maya, was born in November 2021 — simply in time for Thanksgiving.
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