December 26, 2019 / 9:43 PM / 25 days ago

Skier Vonn gives engagement ring to hockey star Subban and he says 'yes!'

FILE PHOTO: Tennis - French Open - Roland Garros, Paris, France - May 30, 2019. Former skiier Lindsey Vonn and ice hockey player P.K. Subban kiss during the match. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/File Photo/File Photo

(Reuters) - Olympic ski champion Lindsey Vonn believes women aren’t the only ones who should get engagement rings. So on Christmas Day she gave one to boyfriend P.K. Subban, the Canadian-born New Jersey Devils defenseman.

“On our 2 year anniversary, in a ‘non traditional’ move, I asked PK to marry me and he said, Yes!” Vonn posted on Twitter. “Women aren’t the only ones who should get engagement rings!”

Included was a photo of Vonn, a smiling Subban sporting the new ring and their three dogs in front of a Christmas tree. The couple wore matching pajamas.

Vonn said she wanted to “return the favor” to Subban, a star player for the Devils, who proposed to her on Aug. 14.

“We talk about equality but actions speak louder than words,” Vonn said. “Men should get engagement rings too and this is what PK deserves.”

Reporting by Gene Cherry in Salvo, North Carolina; Editing by Leslie Adler

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