Steve Smith announces marriage with Dani Willis

first_imgSteve Smith tied the knot with her fiancee Dani Willis on Saturday and put up a sweet picture on Instagram to let the world know.Smith, who had proposed Willis in 2017 atop the Rockefeller Centre at New York in 2017, met Willis in 2011. At that time Willis studying law and commerce at Macquarie University.The pair got to know each other better at a bar in Sydney during the inaugural season of the Big Bash League and since then the bond between the pair has only grown stronger with the former Australia captain pulling off a dramatic proposal in 2017.Smith took to Instagram to announce about their marriage by uploading a photo and captioned it: “Today I got to Marry my best friend. What an absolutely incredible day. @dani_willis looked unbelievably beautiful.”Also read – For Australia, Virat Kohli is similar to Steve Smith: Pat CumminsSmith has been very vocal about the support she has received from Willis as a friend and partner and how it has helped him shape his career.Also read – Ball-tampering row: How Australian media covered Steve Smith’s act of cheating”She has been amazing. She’s always there for me when I’m around. It’s nice that you have some honest feedback to come home to all the time. She’s been terrific for me over the last few years,” said Smith after replacing Michael Clarke as captain.advertisementHowever, the last few months haven’t been great for the pair as there were reports of Willis parting ways with Smith in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal that shook Australian cricket.Smith, David Warner and chief offender Cameron Bancrofrt were banned from international and domestic cricket by Cricket Australia. While the former two were handed one-year bans, the latter was banned for nine months.Following that, rumours swirled around that the wedding was called off and the pair wasn’t even seen together on Willis’s Instagram page since March 2018, thus, intensifying the rumours of a break-up.But, despite all the negativity, the pair stood together. They were seen spending time away from public scrutiny in Australia as they holidayed in USA and Dubai — away from the media frenzy surrounding Smith.But, all that is in the past now and just a year and few months after Smith’s one-kneed proposal in New York, the pair have decided to take the next step in their relationship in a quiet affair.With Smith not involved with international cricket, the pair will get a lot of time to spend together. Smith has been playing domestic competitions around the globe to stay in touch with the game ahead of the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England and Wales next year.last_img

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