Congratulations are reportedly in order for ESPN reporter Samantha Steele and Minnesota Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder.
SI’s Richard Deitsch reported the happy news via Twitter:
Spoke to ESPN’s @Samantha_Steele today. She confirms she is engaged to @VikingsFootball quarterback Christian Ponder.
Prior to their engagement, Ponder and Steele’s relationship was a hot Internet rumor in the early part of the NFL season. Ponder, 24, eventually confirmed the pairing in October after being asked about it by a fan on Twitter.
“I’m proud of the relationship,” Ponder said at the time. “I can brag. I’ve got bragging rights, I believe.”
As for details on how the proposal went down, rumors say that there was a holiday theme involved. Total Frat Move reports the second-year quarterback from Florida State popped the question like this:
“According to a source close to Steele, Ponder proposed with Christmas lights made out to say, ‘Marry Me.’ Steele accepted, and now has an engagement ring that our source says, ‘Looks like a Super Bowl ring.’ “
Check out a picture of Steele’s rock below: