A hole-in-one kind of love! Ricky Fowler slipped into now-woman Allison Stoke‘s DMs before dating.
“I contacted her through social media. It seemed like she was the kind of person that would fit who I am,” the pro golfer told Rocket Mortgage in an April 2019 YouTube interview.[She’s] very genuine, clearly beautiful and someone I thought would be fun to be around.
Fowler, long known in golfing circles for his single status, debuted his romance with the former gymnast via Instagram in April 2017 after they were spotted together at the Moto GP Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas.
“I won!” the professional athlete captioned his social media snap, in which the pair all smiled for a step-and-repeat of the event.
Stokke, for her part, posted a selfie of the couple from their seats. “We’re right?” she wrote at the time.
After a year of dating, the California native popped the question ahead of the annual US Open golf tournament.
“Rickie, Justin Thomasand I flew to Southampton, [New York] a few days early for the US Open,” Stokke recalled Fashion in October 2019 of her love proposal. “At the end of the day we were the only people on one of the beaches and Rickie asked Justin to take a picture of us. After a few shots I looked back and Rickie was on one knee with a big smile on his face.
Interested in a destination wedding, the couple chose to tie the knot in front of just 48 guests in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
“I’ve always looked forward to that moment when I walked down the aisle,” the pole vaulter gushed. Fashion of their wedding in October 2019. “It was incredible to see him there smiling and seeing all our close friends and family again. … It was a great night!”
The fitness model, who quickly became a staple of her husband’s competitions, announced in June 2021 that she was pregnant with their first child.
“Coming in November… @rickiefowler could be a bit outnumbered,” Stokke wrote via Instagram in June, teasing that they were expecting a baby girl.
Fowler was equally excited about their growing family. “I was excited. She was obviously excited,” he told PGATour.com at the time. “I was kind of waiting to be able to share with people, and then it kind of starts to get real. friends and family can share and then started sharing it with more people and now everyone knows.”
He continued, “It’s on that point that it’s pretty cool and pretty special. I think a lot of it in the beginning was just making sure everything went smoothly, making sure Allison was healthy, feeling good, making sure the baby was healthy. We are all good in that department.”
Their daughter, Maya, was born in November 2021 – just in time for Thanksgiving.
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