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What a golden moment.
Soccer star Megan Rapinoe was on hand to celebrate with her basketball-playing fiancée Sue Bird on Sunday for her history-making victory at the Tokyo Games.
Rapinoe shared in a celebratory kiss after Bird, 40, won her fifth consecutive gold medal during her basketball game against Japan.
“I am so proud of you @sbird10 ❤️. As if I could love you any more. Congrats baby!” Rapinoe, whose team won bronze days earlier, wrote on Instagram.
The victory made Bird the oldest basketball player in the history of the sport at the Olympics to win gold.
Bird and teammate Diana Taurasi also became the first players to win five Olympic gold medals in the sport.
Rapinoe later raved about her other half’s performance, calling her an “amazing person.”
“[I’m] honestly inspired, and I told her the other day, it feels like corny to say but it’s like everything you would want in someone that you would look up to. Obviously, I get to be with her and I love her, that’s the most special part,” Rapinoe said.
“She just does things the right way. She plays with a sense of joy, she makes everyone else around her better on and off the court. She’s just an amazing person, I’m gonna start tearing up. You’re gonna make me cry on national TV.”
The power couple, who got engaged in October 2020, began dating after they met at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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