Australian football star Sam Kerr and her partner, fellow professional player Kristie Mewis, have officially announced their engagement after weeks of speculation. The confirmation came through an exclusive feature in People magazine, where Mewis addressed the rumors that had been circulating, fueled in part by her social media posts showcasing a prominent diamond ring on her engagement finger. The Matildas star striker Kerr, aged 30, and Mewis, aged 32, have been in a relationship since 2021.
Expressing her sentiments, Mewis emphasized the significance of Kerr in her life, noting that Kerr has been her biggest supporter, always there to listen to her and support her through all the ups and downs. Despite the challenges of a long-distance relationship, with Kerr playing for Chelsea in the WSL and Mewis for Gotham FC in the NWSL, the couple remains committed. Kerr, in a previous interview, mentioned that having a clear end point in sight is what keeps them going. Both players share a deep understanding of each other’s careers and aspirations.
The couple has been vocal about normalizing their relationship on social media, highlighting the importance of showcasing their love as two women. Kerr, hailed as Australia’s greatest player, plays as a forward, while Mewis, a midfielder, represents the United States.
During the recent World Cup, Kerr battled a calf injury but managed to score one of the standout goals of the tournament in a semi-final loss to England. On the other hand, Mewis played a pivotal role, coming on as a substitute during a penalty shootout in the defending champions’ surprising loss to Sweden in the round of 16.
The engagement news first sparked public interest when Mewis shared a photo on Instagram in October, displaying what appeared to be a diamond engagement ring. This prompted reactions from Kerr’s international teammate Mackenzie Arnold and others, affectionately dubbing Mewis “Australia’s first lady.”