Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa had two big reasons to celebrate Wednesday night. After the Astros were dubbed the 2017 World Series champions in Game 7 against the Los Angeles Dodgers, Correa victoriously took to the field with another intention in mind: to propose to his girlfriend, Danielle Rodriguez.
As the cameras rolled and his teammates celebrated in the background, the athlete got down on one knee before Rodriguez, also the 2016 Miss Texas USA, to pop the question. “Daniella Rodriguez, will you make me the happiest man in the world? Will you marry me?” he asked.
Rodriguez said yes and the couple kissed on live television.
In a subsequent interview with ESPN, Correa shared how he planned for the moment. “I was planning… if we were World Series champions, I was going to do it right there,” he said. “I don’t think that’s a stage you can create; it just has to happen. And we were able to win tonight, so [it was] perfect timing for me to get engaged.”
He added, “I’ve been thinking about it for months now, but I was waiting for the perfect opportunity… I knew we had a great team, we could accomplish this, and I wasn’t wrong.”
Watch the emotional footage above.