Elena Delle Donne, the Women’s National Basketball Association player, is engaged to her girlfriend, Amanda Clifton. The Olympian came out recently in a Vogue article stating that she was in a same sex relationship.
The article state that “Elena divides her time between traveling with her team, the Chicago Sky, and her family’s home in the rolling green landscape of Wilmington, Delaware. She and her fiancé, Amanda Clifton, keep apartments in both Chicago and Wilmington.”
The pair have publicly posted a number of pictures of themselves on social media.
Once the news of their engagement spread to the media outlets covering the Rio Olympics, Donne said: “I decided I’m not at all going to hide anything. The biggest thing is respecting Amanda’s privacy as well. She’s not on the stage, she doesn’t need to be interviewed and I don’t want her to have to feel that way. … It’s not a coming out article or anything. I’ve been with her for a very long time now and people who are close to me know that and that’s that.”
The athlete already played in two games in the Olympics on Sunday and Monday. The U.S. team won both times, beating Senegal and Spain. The next game is schedule for tomorrow night, August 10th, when the U.S. team takes on Serbia.
We just want to say congrats to the happy couple and we hope Donne brings home the gold!