Western Bulldogs star Rory Lobb and his partner Lexi Mary have announced their engagement.
Posting to Instagram, the 30-year-old AFL player documented the romantic proposal as it unfolded on Saturday night during the couple’s holiday in the Maldives.
Capturing the moment, he shared a photo of a secluded table on the beach, encircled by a big love heart etched in the sand.
Adding to the excitement, the lovebirds also shared a close-up snapshot of the impressive engagement ring.
The post quickly drew a host of likes and comments from Lobb’s current and former teammates, partners of AFL players, and enthusiastic fans.
‘Legends!’ said recently delisted Bulldog Hayden Crozier.
‘Congrats (bout time Rory),’ said Fremantle forward Josh Treacy.
‘Congratulations beautiful!!’ Ruby Brownless remarked.
‘CONGRATULATIONS!! Enjoy lovers,’ gushed Jeremy Cameron’s partner Indiana Putra.
Fans also showered praise on the engagement ring, remarking on the size and design of the jewellery.
‘That’s a gorgeous ring omg,’ one fan wrote, while another said ‘Oh my that ring, congratulations beautiful.’
‘Wowee that’s a doozy,’ yet another follower added.
Lobb recently finished up his inaugural season with the Western Bulldogs following a tumultuous departure from Fremantle in 2022.
His exit occurred a year after expressing the desire to be traded back to the GWS Giants, where he initially launched his AFL career.
It was also revealed that Lobb had acquired a $1.85 million residence in South Yarra, Melbourne, before the completion of his trade to the Bulldogs.
The confirmation of his move was confirmed in the last minutes of the trade period, accompanied by a surprising revelation that Fremantle coaches had pointed him in the ‘wrong direction.’
His return to Perth for the first game against the Dockers was marked by hostility, with some fans launching a “Lobster Tears” beer.
Nonetheless, Lobb had the last laugh, contributing a goal in the Bulldogs’ victory.