Love match! British tennis star Johanna Konta shows off a dazzling diamond engagement ring as she reveals she’s set to wed film producer beau Jackson Wade
British tennis number one Johanna Konta has revealed she’s to marry her long-term boyfriend Jackson Wade – and showed off the huge sparkler that sealed the deal.
Sharing two photos to her social media accounts today, Konta confirmed the news that the couple are to wed, saying: ‘Several weeks ago, I woke up 30 and engaged’.
Konta has been dating Jackson Wade, a film producer and photographer who owns his own media business, for several years and the pair share a home together in London.
On Sunday, she won the Nottingham Open after defeating Shuai Zhang, her first WTA Trophy in four years.
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British number one Johanna Konta told fans she got engaged to her long-term partner Jackson Wade several weeks ago on her 30th birthday, sharing a photo of her impressive-looking diamond ring with her social media fans today
A smasher! Konta shared a second photo of the oval-shaped platinum diamond ring in close-up
The British ladies tennis number one first revealed she was engaged to photographer boyfriend Jackson Wade last month, saying the proposal, on her 30th birthday on May 17th, had been a ‘semi-surprise’.
A second photo posted today offered fans a closer look at the vintage-looking diamond ring.
Eagle-eyed fans had already spotted the sparkler as Konta arrived in May to play at the French Open, where she was knocked out in the first round.
Konta told the Independent that she was half expecting the romantic gesture from Wade.
She said: ‘It was a semi-surprise. I wouldn’t say I was completely shocked.
‘I kind of expected it once the present came into my hand, I was like, “OK, I think this could be a ring”‘.
Last month, Konta told the Independent that the engagement on her birthday – on May 17th – had been a ‘semi-surprise’, saying: ‘I wouldn’t say I was completely shocked’
She added: ‘It was all done with lots of love and it’s something that I’ll always think back on. It was really lovely.’
The couple share a home in London with their two dachshunds, Bono – named after the U2 frontman, and Gizmo.
It’s been a week of celebrations for the tennis star. On Sunday, she won the Viking Open in Nottingham, to carve a small piece of history.
Konta became the first British player since Sue Barker 40 years ago to win a title on home soil when she hammered Zhang Shuai 6-2, 6-1 in the East Midlands.
The couple share a home in London with their two dachshunds, Bono – named after the U2 frontman, and Gizmo
On Sunday, she won the Nottingham Open after defeating Shuai Zhang, her first WTA Trophy in four years
It was her first WTA Trophy since the 2017 Miami Open, and while this was not a triumph of that magnitude it was the perfect start to her grass court campaign.
‘I already have five singles matches and two doubles matches. It is decent time on the court surface,’ she said. ‘It is a great thing for me as this is the first time in a while I have played numerous matches in succession.
‘That is also very beneficial because like we all know I haven’t had a lot of that so far this year.’
She had not strung together consecutive wins prior to this in 2021, and following her early French Open exit she split with coach Dimitri Zavialoff. Konta now goes straight on to this week’s Viking Classic in Birmingham.