Dwight Howard has confirmed via Instagram that he is engaged to 21-year-old Te’a Cooper, a basketball star at the University of South Carolina.
Photos of her began popping up on his social media platforms in the past several months. And, in one of the latest photos, Howard announced that he and Cooper were going to be husband and wife in an Instagram post that has since been deleted but screen-captured by The Jasmine Brand. Cooper is noticeably wearing a ring.
Cooper gave close up look at her enormous ring by sharing a video of the jeweler handling the “block of ice.”
“Mine,” Howard proudly proclaims while hugging her from behind. He added fire emojis.
“Y’all engaged?” a fan inquired.
“Duh!” replied Howard.
This development represents a welcome diversion from the $10 million from transsexual Masin Elije that had many in the sport and beyond questioning Howard’s sexuality and plunging the athlete into a deep depression.