Victor Cruz is saying goodbye to bachelorhood…
The 27-year-old half-Puerto Rican New York Giants wide receiver is officially engaged to his longtime girlfriend Elaina Watley.
Cruz proposed to Watley on Sunday, July 13 in front of their family, Page Six reports. The pair’s engagement took place following a “baby dedication” ceremony for their daughter Kennedy at the Love of Jesus Family Church in Paterson, NJ.
“The ring is beautiful – it’s a round stone with a pink diamond band,” Waitley told the site. The pair admitted that they had not planned the wedding, but they wanted to tie the knot in a destination wedding or “an iconic” New York ceremony.
Cruz and Watley met in 2003 when he was a high school student. They welcomed their daughter in 2012.
Cruz and his family most recently were seen attending the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards. The footballer was honored with “Party Like a Sports Star (Best Celebration)” award at the event, which took place at the UCLA Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles last week.
Wearing an all-white outfit which consisted of jacket, T-shirt and pants, Cruz cradled his daughter when receiving the award onstage.