England Women team-mates Katherine Brunt and Nat Sciver have announced their engagement on National Coming Out Day.
The pair, who started dating after England’s 50-over World Cup win in July 2017, revealed the news in an interview with The Guardian, with Brunt explaining why they waited to make their same-sex relationship public.
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Brunt, who proposed on New Year’s Eve last year, said: “My parents are different to Natalie’s. They are quite Christian so it is not something that is done and that’s why it has held me back.
“They don’t believe in the way I choose to live my life, basically… Having to tell my parents was really difficult because I care a lot about them so it was something I put off for a long, long time.
“But as I have got older, I have seen sense and realised that it is not about that, it is about being yourself and living life properly.
“My parents love me: there is no questioning that. They will always be there for me and support me. They are still my parents and they still love me, so it is a compromise I have to take but I am OK with that.