Out Lesbian Megan Rapinoe Almost Married, Then Came Girlfriend Sue Bird
Quick Fact Check
- Date of Birth 1985-07-05
- Age 34 Years 3 Month(s)
- Nationality American
- Profession Professional Soccer Midfielder/Winger
- Birth Name Megan Anna Rapinoe
- Zodiac Sign Cancer
- Ethnicity/Race Mixed
- Father Jim Rapinoe
- Mother Denise Rapinoe
- Brother/s Brian Rapinoe
- Sister/s Rachael Rapinoe
- Children/Kids Not Yet
- Relationship Status Dating
- Divorce/Split Not Yet
- Girlfriend Sue Bird (2016-present)
- Ex-Girlfriend Sara Walsh (2009-2013), Sera Cahoone (2015-2016)
- Partner Sue Bird (2016-present)
- Dating/Affair Sue Bird (2016-present)
- Net Worth $2 Million (Estimated)
- Career 2003–present
- College University of Portland
- Height/ How Tall? 5'6" (168 cm)
- Weight 60 kg (132 lbs)
- Feet (Shoe) Size 8.5 (US)
- Hair Short
- Hair Color Blonde
- Eye Color Light Brown
- Lesbian Yes
Megan Rapinoe is a famous name when it comes to women's professional football, not only in the US but all over the globe. She is a midfielder as well as a winger and has had quite the career thus far.
But that is what she has done professionally. But when talked about her personal life, the footballer, who identifies herself as gay, is ready to ring her wedding bells soon with her engaged girlfriend.
More information unroll once you start reading.
Previously Engaged, But did they get Married? Or Called Off the Engagement?
US soccer star Rapinoe got engaged to her girlfriend Sera Cahoone, a singer-songwriter around August 2015 and took Instagram to reveal the news to the media.
Sera also shared her love for Rapinoe over on social media and posted a picture of her and Rapine on Instagram, just weeks before the engagement news came out.
The two make a great pairing despite having separate fields of work. But fans do wonder "are they still together?"
But despite the Instagram picture of her lover with a stunning engagement ring and Megan's trial to make Sera her wife, the pair who was said to be the perfect couple called it an end after and headed towards their own individual ways.
Read The Duo's Inside Love Story: Megan Rapinoe Confirmed as Sue Bird's Girlfriend After Sue Confirms Her Gay Sexuality
Then the year 2016 came down in Megan's life with a new lover. It was in this year she met the Seattle Storm point guard Sue Bird. With Bird's background similar to hers and both the lady's love for sports, the pair just clicked after crossing paths together at the Rio Olympics.
Their relationship, however, was locked away from any kind of media attention. It was only in July 2017, that Bird decided to make her true sexuality public and came out gay to ESPN saying that she is gay and Megan is her girlfriend.
Megan with her lover Sue Bird (Photo: Seattletimes.com)
After starting their togetherness with sharing the same diet plan to currently living together in Bird condo and fighting over the number of shelves, the powerhouse athlete couple has done everything together.
They even made it up to the ESPN's Body issue, standing nude together to deliver a strong message to the public.
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The duo has been living happily together sharing their gold medal and everyday life together with more love and affection.
Rapinoe Reveals About Being A Gay:
Rapinoe came out as a lesbian in 2012 and explained what it is like to come out as a gay. While talking about the time she acknowledged her sexuality, she said,
“I feel like sports, in general, are still homophobic, in the sense that not a lot of people are out, I feel everyone is really craving people to come out. People want – they need – to see that there are people like me playing soccer for the good ol’ U.S. of A.”
Moreover, in an interview, when asked if she can't be strong and gay at the same time, she said,
"I think there's a lot of insecurity in those locker rooms, and there's also a lot of ego. That comes from fear, which comes from total lack of education and just ignorance in general. Some of it is cultural. And I just think gay men are looked at much less favorably than gay women. If you look at the overall stereotype, lesbians are sexy, and gay men are disgusting. Girl and girl is fine, and guy and guy seems to just be something completely different."
Furthermore, she showed some concern about people's attitude towards gay/lesbian people in her statement,
"There are plenty of sports teams that say they're very open and super accepting in the locker room. But are they really? Is it really a safe environment? Have they preset that environment to make these players feel comfortable for coming out? I don't think so because there's none out."
Well said, Rapinoe!
Rapinoe's Setback Injury:
Just when she was basking in the glory and success she achieved, she came face to face with an injury setback when her knee gave up. During U.S. training session in Hawaii, back in December 2015, she tore her right ACL that threatened her Olympic dreams.
In an interview, when asked how her rehab was going and her current condition in the recovery process, she replied,
"Pretty close, actually. I’ve just gone back into training with my club team, the Seattle Reign. I’m basically doing everything except contact. People can’t tackle me, which is how I prefer it anyway (laughs). So I’m trying to work back in, and I feel pretty comfortable on the ball and moving around. I think I might actually be faster than I was before! I feel really good. I’m just at the tail end of the rehabilitation of feeling comfortable jumping in. I’m about seven months out, so kind of that time you start to ask yourself: Am I comfortable? Am I strong and confident? And then it’s about working yourself back in in the smartest and safest way possible."
Also when asked what U.S. coach Jill Ellis said to her about her chances of making the Olympic team and what it’s going to take, she replied,
"I think, bottom line, I have to be good enough to make the team. I have to bring something in and beat somebody else out, especially with a smaller roster for the Olympics. That’s the first thing. I think she understands I won’t be coming being the starter I was and being a 90-minute player. But if there’s some capacity I can come in off the bench and help that way and be fit and good for maybe 30 minutes or a half, I think she’s willing to work with me on that and be open to that. I have some skills that are unique to me that I think she rates, and she thinks if I’m at a certain level I can help the team in some capacity. It’s not just coming back for a friendly, it’s coming back for a major tournament."
Clearly, rehab and recovery is the key, but grit and determination play a pivotal role which is looked to have.
Know More About Salary And Net Worth:
Megan Rapinoe was one of the heroes of US' world cup campaign. But she once filed a legal lawsuit against the USSF for pay discrimination and got accompanied by fellow teammates Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, and Becky Sauerbrunn.
The issue first arose when the 5 US women's soccer players cited the USSF’s salary data showing that despite generating above $20 million in revenue during the 2015 season, the women were not paid equally rather were paid nearly four times less than their male counterparts.
They tried to resolve the matter in a table talk before taking the matter to court but USSF resisted and the federation sued the players as well. A representative for the women said,
“In early January, the Women’s National Team Players Association submitted a reasonable proposal for a new CBA that had equal pay for equal work as its guiding principle,”
Moreover, she also added,
“U.S. Soccer responded by suing the players in an effort to keep in place the discriminatory and unfair treatment they have endured for years.”
Good to know that these women stood up for what they deserved!
Regardless the result of the lawsuit, Rapinoe has made quite the mark since coming to the women's soccer scene. She has been the part of a world cup winning team and she has had a staggering career with many domestic teams in the US.
And because of the combination of her capabilities and hard work, she has successfully accumulated a healthy net worth of $2 million.