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Two-time Olympian Sam Mikulak recently popped the question to his TV host girlfriend, Mia Atkins, with a dazzling pear-shaped diamond engagement ring.
The surprise proposal took place on California’s picturesque Catalina Island. Photos and videos on the couple’s respective Instagram pages captured the exciting moment when Mikulak dropped to one knee.
On Atkin’s Instagram page, a quick clip treated her fans to a closeup look at her new ring, which features a sizable white center stone set on a dainty, diamond-adorned band.
Atkins, who is a field host for Living Local, an hourlong lifestyles program on Fox affiliate KXRM in Colorado Springs, Colorado, captioned the post, “Can’t wait to spend forever with my person.” She punctuated the phrase with a heart emoji.
Mikulak, a six-time U.S. all-around champ who trains in Colorado Springs, posted a similar series of photos on his Instagram page. His caption read, “Engaged to my best friend! You are the love of my life and forever isn’t long enough!!” The romantic Mikulak added three emojis: a winky-kissy face, engagement ring and couple holding hands.
The world-class gymnast has had his sights on the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, but the highly anticipated event has been postponed one year due to COVID-19. During the 2019 U.S. championships, Mikulak captured his sixth all-around title, while winning individual gold medals in four events: floor exercise, pommel horse, parallel bars and high bar.
Atkins joined FOX21 in January 2018 after graduating from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University.
Mikulak and Atkins started dating in September of 2016. They’ve created a page on The Knot that announces a wedding date of October 1, 2022. The ceremony will take place in Keystone, CO.
Images via Instagram.com/miaatkinstv; Instagram.com/samuelmikulak.