He might be the one with all the medals, but we think Kim Sears deserves a prize or two for the long wait she encountered as Andy Murray’s girlfriend. Thankfully, her years of service have been rewarded with a beautiful engagement ring.
Andy Murray and Kim Sears are engaged to be married after nine years of dating. 26 year old Kim, who regularly watches Andy’s tennis matches, said “yes” when the Wimbledon champion popped the question last week.
The couple, who met at the US Open in 2005, have been on the public proposal radar since Andy joked about doing the deed earlier this year. At the time, he said he was getting married after winning Wimbledon. He promptly cleared up the misunderstanding when he later tweeted: “3 things.. I don’t smoke grass, I’m not getting married(yet) and I don’t want to kill Rafael Nadal..”
Kim, the daughter of British tennis coach Nigel Sears, was once described by future mother-in-law Judy Murray as “the best thing to happen to Andy”.