Gareth Bale has completed his memorable summer by getting engaged to childhood sweetheart Emma ...
Gareth Bale has completed his memorable summer by getting engaged to childhood sweetheart Emma Rhys-Jones.
Bale, who celebrated turning 27 on Saturday, proved just how good he is in France this summer, helping huge underdogs Wales into the last four of Euro 2016 with a series of superb individual performances.
The 27-year-old announced the news on social media on Sunday as he enjoys a holiday before the start of the new La Liga season with Madrid.
She said yes!! This is a birthday weekend I won't forget for a long time 🎉💍 pic.twitter.com/FQWSiLbLGU— Gareth Bale (@GarethBale11) July 17, 2016
Posting a picture of him and his partner, Bale wrote: 'She said yes!! This is a birthday weekend I won't forget for a long time. Celebrated with all our closest family and friends.'
Bale and Rhys-Jones, who are both from Cardiff and met at Whitchurch High School in the Welsh capital, have two daughters together - Alba Violet and Nava Valentina.
The Welshman's stellar career has only gone one way since he joined Madrid, his move to Spain alongside his young family catapulting him into one of the world's best players.