Kevin Love, the Cleveland Cavaliers center cum power forward has engaged with longtime girlfriend and Canadian model Kate Bock, as the couple both officially announced the glad tiding on their social media handles on Sunday.
Love and Bock took to Instagram to share the captured moments along with heartfelt words for each other in the captions.
“Souls tend to go back to who feels like home. My Fiancé. The Joy of My Life,” wrote Love.
The engagement came as a birthday surprise for Bock, who was born on 30th January, shared the same in her Instagram, along with a couple more pictures of the ring.
“Well, this was the best birthday surprise I could have ever imagined. I couldn’t be happier to have been asked to be a Love by my love. 🤍🤍🤍 Heart bursting all day & night,” Bock captioned her post.
Kevin Love and Kate Bock have been together in a relationship for almost five years and often share photos with each other on social media. Bock is a Sports Illustrated model by profession since 2013 and met Love during a photoshoot in New York.
Kevin Love is yet to return to action after early-season calf injury
While this has been a significant episode in Kevin Love’s life, his 2020-21 NBA season has been rather stale. After sustaining a calf injury during the preseason, the Cavaliers forward had missed the season opener and made an appearance in the second game against Pistons, scoring 15 points with 9 rebounds and 3 assists.
Unfortunately, his return to court was short lived as the injury worsened in the third game against 76ers and Love had to be sidelined after just 9 minutes of play. He was originally expected to miss three to four weeks of game time due to recovery but Cavaliers are yet to have their star forward back in the court.
A 2008 first-round draft pick up for Memphis Grizzlies, Love arrived at Cleveland in 2014 and clinched the Larry O’Brien trophy in 2016. He has also been in the NBA All-Star five times and was a part of the United States Men’s basketball team that clinched gold at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London as well as the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey.