WNBA Star Arike Ogunbowale Proposes to Girlfriend Lala Ronay

The Dallas Wings player, 27, announced her engagement on Sunday, May 19

<p>Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty</p> Arike Ogunbowale (left) and Lala Ronay

Adam Pantozzi/NBAE via Getty

Arike Ogunbowale (left) and Lala Ronay

WNBA All-Star Arike Ogunbowale is getting married!

Ogunbowale, 27, announced her engagement to her girlfriend Lala Ronay as she posted a sweet video of her proposal to Instagram on Sunday, May 19.

“4EVER💍🖤🌹,” the Dallas Wings player captioned the clip, shared in a joint post with her new fiancée.

Ronay first appeared shocked in the video as she stepped outside with Ogunbowale at night and saw their friends and family gathered in a garden.

<p>Instagram/_lalaronay</p> Lala Ronay


Lala Ronay

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“What is this … for me?” she said, turning to a smiling Ogunbowale. “Oh my gosh! What? What is this?” She asked again as the song “When it Comes to You” by Fridayy played over the clip.

Ronay was presented with a bouquet of red roses before she was led by Ogunbowale along a red carpet outdoors lined with more red flowers in front of a giant lit-up sign as the WNBA star got down on one knee.

Ronay added in reaction to the proposal on Instagram, “💍🖤🌹 okay but WHAT IS HAPPENING 😭,” as she shared more photos on Instagram from the special moment in a follow-up post and showed off her new engagement ring.

Ogunbowale shared another video on her Instagram Stories after the proposal of her holding her new fiancée’s hand in the car as she filmed the diamond ring.

Ogunbowale was drafted by the Dallas Wings in 2019.

In August 2023, the basketball star spoke to PEOPLE about the widened reach of the WNBA thanks to streaming of the association's 2023 season on various platforms including CBS/Paramount+, Prime Video and X (formerly known as Twitter).

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"There are definitely a lot more games on TV, which is good, and bringing a lot more visibility," Ogunbowale told PEOPLE. "People are watching it because it's accessible."

"So, just the accessibility of the league now and how to watch games is great. It used to be pretty hard. People are loving the accessibility," she added.

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