AFLW star Moana Hope and her partner Isabella Carlstrom have announced they’re getting married.
The couple have been dating for two years and announced the engagement on Thursday night on Instagram.
“Keeping this a secret was exhausting!” Carlstrom, who works as a model, wrote.
“I managed to catch her by surprise and the girl of my dreams said YES.”
“I told her that if she ever wanted to marry me she had to ask my dad,” Hope wrote on her Instagram.
“So she asked me to marry her at my Dad’s tombstone, so he was there when she asked me.”
The proposal comes less than a month after the couple told The Herald Sun they were hoping to start a family.
“My greatest dream in life is to have a family, and who better to have a family with?” Hope, 30, said.
“If I had my way it would be tomorrow, but it’s a model life and my finger is still bare.”
Carlstrom told the newspaper she had never fantasised about getting married but with Hope she wanted it “all”.
“I’ll be getting my brother as a bridesmaid, we’ll be breaking all the rules,” she said.
“No dresses, just friends and family.”
Carlstrom is hoping to fall pregnant next year with donor sperm while Hope continues playing football.
Hope was one of Collingwood’s marquee players for the inaugural AFLW season in 2017.
But after two seasons with the Magpies, she moved clubs to play for the North Melbourne Kangaroos, who will debut in the competition next year.
“Wedding bells are here,” Hope wrote on her Instagram.
Gina Rushton is a breaking news reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Sydney.
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