Sports phenomenon Breanna Stewart met her spouse, Marta Xargay, whereas doing the factor she loves greatest: enjoying basketball.
Stewart, a New York native, was in Russia enjoying for the workforce Dynamo Kursk when she met Xargay, who was born in Spain. Each of them joined the squad for the 2018-19 season, however they didn’t instantly hit it off as a result of they already had their very own buddies on the workforce.
“She didn’t speak to me,” Stewart joked to People in 2021. “She was in Russia method earlier than me, I got here later. I used to be attempting to determine the workforce. … However then, because it went on, I [started] constructing the connection with all of my teammates. After which having extra of an curiosity in Marta, however nonetheless, you understand, nervous to do something.”
Inside a 12 months, nevertheless, issues had modified. When Stewart returned residence to the USA in 2019 to get better from a ruptured Achilles tendon, she and Xargay saved up a long-distance relationship — and two years later, they tied the knot.
Xargay introduced her retirement from professional basketball in 2021, however she’s continued supporting Stewart as she dominates the WNBA, first as a two-time champion with the Seattle Storm and now as an influence ahead with the New York Liberty.
“You and me,” Xargay wrote by way of Instagram in January 2023, sharing a candy snap of her and Stewart. “It’s a without end type of factor.”
Hold scrolling for a glance again at Stewart and Xargay’s full relationship timeline:
Stewart and Xargay met whereas enjoying for the Russian workforce Dynamo Kursk.
After Stewart — identified to followers as Stewie — returned to the USA to get better from an damage, she continued her relationship with Xargay by way of lengthy distance.
Stewart popped the query whereas the duo have been mountain climbing in Phoenix. “Did a factor. One other ring,” Stewart wrote by way of Instagram on the time. “She stated YES.”
The couple tied the knot shortly earlier than Stewart traveled to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics, which have been postponed by one 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. ladies’s workforce went on to win gold.
Two days after Stewart returned from Tokyo, she and Xargay welcomed daughter Ruby by way of surrogate. Stewart then went to the White Home for a belated celebration of the Seattle Storm’s 2020 championship win. “A WNBA championship, Olympic gold and a valuable Ruby,” President Joe Biden instructed Stewart in the course of the go to. “It’s a hell of 12 months you’ve had, child.”
Stewart and Xargay introduced they’re expecting their second child. “When 3 turns to 4 … Oct. 2023 🍼👶🏻,” Stewart wrote by way of Instagram, sharing a photograph of herself posing together with her pregnant spouse and Ruby. “Completely satisfied Mom’s Day!”