New York Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher is engaged to 'Privileged' star Joanna Garcia. The two are ready to tie the knot, though no details about the wedding have been released yet.
Swisher confirmed the news on Friday, when he told reporters that he had been engaged to Garcia since May 19. However, they let the speculation build for sometime before going public with the news.
"We kept it a secret for a while," said Swisher. "She was wearing that big rock, though."
The engagement news was followed by more good cheer for Swisher, who smacked a two-run homer in the opener of the Yankees' four-game series against the Cleveland Indians in the Bronx. They got an 8-2 victory against the Indians.
Nick Swisher, 29, and Joanna Garcia, 30, have reportedly been together since August 2009. They admitted being in a relationship in September last year, after there was some conjecture regarding their status since the two had been spotted together several times.
Putting all speculation to rest, Swisher confirmed that he was dating Garcia, and referred to her as “my lady” during an interview with Sports Illustrated.
The ‘Gossip Girl’ star even rode along with Swisher last November during the Yankees' ticker-tape parade after they secured their 27th World Series title.
Swisher: Joanna is 'my lady'
Putting all speculation to rest, Swisher confirmed that he was dating Garcia, and referred to her as “my lady” during an interview with Sports Illustrated. "[Joanna is] amazing," he said on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon back in September.
Garcia was previously engaged to Justin Timberlake's business partner, Trace Ayala. She is best known for her roles in Reba and Privileged.
Garcia has previously been linked to Jaron Lowenstein of the music group Evan & Jaron, and tennis doubles star Bob Bryan, and had also dated Robert Buckley for a brief period.
Garcia will be seen ABC comedy ‘Better Together’, this fall.
Hollywood hotties dating Yankees
Hollywood stars seem to have a thing for the Yankees and apparently Swisher is not the only Yankee dating a popular starlet. There are also some other high profile relationships involving the glamor industry and famous sportsmen.
Derek Jeter, who was previously linked to Jessica Biel, is now reportedly dating 'Friday Night Lights' actress Minka Kelly. Also, Alex Rodriguez, who had a famous relationship with Kate Hudson, has now been seen getting closer to Cameron Diaz.