Love is in the air and former ESPN sportscaster Jemele Hill is on the receiving end.
Just two days after Christmas, the 43-year-old sports journalist revealed that she got the surprise of a lifetime to close out the year. Taking to her personal social media pages, Hill shared the exciting news that she’s now engaged to be married.
“I’ve called this my year of transition,” she wrote in an Instagram post shared late Thursday afternoon. “I left a job, started a new job, moved to a new city and now … I’m engaged to the love of my life. I’m overjoyed and immensely blessed. In a series of photos.”
In a series of photos posted to both her Twitter and Instagram pages, Hill is seen smiling ear to ear as her new fiance kneels down in front of her while placing an engagement ring on her finger. The happy couple appear to be on a rooftop, with the big moment happening just as the sun is seen going down in the background.
The engagement is a much-deserved happy ending to what has certainly been a tumultuous two years for Hill. 2017 saw an end to her 12-year career at ESPN after facing continued criticism—including threats to her livelihood—for speaking out against Donald Trump on social media. In the aftermath, Hill has continued to stand her ground and most recently began a new career as a journalist for The Atlantic in October.
Congratulations to the future Mr. & Mrs.!