Quarantine is the time for secret weddings apparently!
WNBA star Natasha McCloud and professional softball player Aleshia Ocasio have gotten engaged, according to reports. Cloud, who is a face of Converse, announced the news in a Women's Basketball Weekly Clubhouse chat Wednesday.
"[Natasha Cloud] revealed she got married in October just in case Donald Trump got re-elected," journalist Greydy Diaz tweeted. "She feared for her rights."
Cloud, who recently turned 29, and Ocasio have not posted about the ceremony itself but for the holidays, Cloud posted an Instagram signed "The Cloud's." Ocasio's Instagram account is also now hyphenated as Lele Ocasio-Cloud. The news comes just as Cloud announced she re-signed with the WNBA's Mystics.
Her new deal is a three-year, $565,000 contract, making her one of the league's highest earners.
There are currently no details on the wedding including the date but on October 4, both posted lovely photos from a pumpkin patch. They first announced their engagement in July 2019.
Toward's the end of Trump's four year term there were fears about the future of marriage equality in the United States. With the death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and statements by sitting Supreme Court justices, some believe the precedent set in cases like Obergefell v. Hodges could be overturned. The fear increased when Amy Coney Barrett was sworn on to the bench. This led to a slew of same-sex marriages.
They are in a group of athletes taking things to the next level. National Women's Soccer League stars Ashlyn Harris and Ali Krieger just announced the adoption of their first child. For Valentine's Day WNBA athletes Alyssa Thomas and Dewanna Bonner, both of the Connecticut Sun, announced their relationship. The WNBA's Candace Dupree, from the Seattle Storm, also has been posting about her relationship with stylist Adrianne Ross. In October, WNBA legend Sue Bird and NWSL's Megan Rapinoe also announced their engagement.