Congratulations! Sophie Cachia is ENGAGED after popping the question to her basketballer girlfriend Maddie Garrick
WAG-turned-influencer Sophie Cachia is engaged to her girlfriend, WNBL star Maddie Garrick.
The former wife of AFL star Jaryd Cachia proposed to her ladylove over the weekend, presenting the athlete with a huge ring encrusted with three diamonds.
Sophie, 31, announced the news on Saturday via Instagram uploading a photo of herself and Maddie, 29, posing together for a loved-up selfie.
Congratulations! WAG-turned-influencer Sophie Cachia (left) is engaged to her girlfriend, WNBL star Maddie Garrick (right)
In her caption, Sophie explained the significance of the design, writing, ‘To Josh at @uniquediamondsaus thank you for understanding my vision of 3 diamonds to represent myself, Bobby & Florence in Maddie’s ring’.
Bobby and Florence are Cachia’s children from her four year marriage to AFL star Jaryd Cachia.
She continued, ‘I was originally going to go something unique but the diamond is @maddiegarrick birth stone & I knew she would want something classic & timeless, with great sentimental value which was including our two angels on her hand as well.’
All that glitters: In the photos, the 29-year-old athlete showed off her very impressive sparkler which boasted three large diamonds
Family unit: Maddie is seen here with Bobby and Florence, Cachia’s children from her four year marriage to AFL star Jaryd Cachia
Cachia added, ‘I took my mumma along to help me design it months ago & IT FIT which was the hardest part! We are having a ballllllll celebrating – thank you everyone.’
In the accompanying images, the couple looked delighted as they celebrated their engagement.
The Bendigo Spirit player told the Daily Telegraph she was ‘shocked’ by the proposal, that happened in the unrenovated bedroom of the couple’s new home.
Put a ring on it: The huge ring featured a cushion-cut diamond in the centre flanked by two smaller marquise-cut diamonds and a plain band
‘We both live pretty hectic lives and I loved that it was low-key and just us in that moment,’ said Garrick.
Sophie is the ex-wife of retired Carlton star, Jaryd Cachia
In a candid interview with the No Filter podcast in July 2020, Sophie explained the status of her relationship with Jaryd, which ended before she began dating women.
Pride: The former WAG-turned-influencer happily posed in front of Rod Laver Arena back in January as the two women locked lips, and took selfies
‘I had a beautiful man in my life, I still do. He’s an incredible father and an incredible friend to me but why can’t women seek more?’ she said.
‘That married life I realised wasn’t what I wanted. And it wasn’t that I realised, ‘Oh I like women now, I’m going to leave my marriage’, it wasn’t that. I realised I wanted more.’
Sophie briefly dated Matilda’s star Alanna Kennedy after meeting through work in 2019.
The pair split in early 2020.
Glam slam: Sophie looked casual glam as she wore a t-shirt and jeans to commemorate the occasion, which she teamed with a pink Prada bag
‘She was overseas for the first five to six months. We didn’t dive straight into a relationship but we definitely connected straight away,’ she said.
‘In a way, [Kennedy] changed my life in the sense that… obviously I dated women and men, but she made me realise I can actually see myself in a relationship with a woman long term and I can see myself having a life there.’
Before she married Jaryd in April 2016, Sophie said she’d never dated women.
Steamy display: The couple celebrated Pride Day at the Australian Open by packing on the PDA and sharing a tender kiss