72007: Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand Engaged

Memories of the day in 2003 when soccer star Wayne Rooney proposed to Coleen McLoughlin came flooding back to the Manchester United forward recently as he watched team mate Rio Ferdinand slip a yellow diamond engagement ring on to the hand of Rebecca Ellison. According to England’s Mirror newspaper, Newcastle United’s Kieron Dyer and Chelsea midfielder Joe Cole were also on hand to witness the couple make their first step toward a happily ever after during a holiday stay at the wedding capital of the world, Las Vegas. The Manchester United defender and his new fiancĂ©e, whose six year relationship has produced a young son, are contemplating a summer 2008 wedding ceremony.

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