Wednesday 16 August 2017

Lance Armstrong pops the question to girlfriend of 10 years Anna Hansen

...and wait til you see the ring!

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Lance Armstrong (L) arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Lance Armstrong (L) arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter at Sunset Tower on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Karen Birney

It's official - Lance Armstrong and Anna Hansen are engaged.

The former cyclist popped the question to long-term girlfriend Lake Austin in Texas, taking to Instagram to announce the news.

She said..... YES!!!!

A post shared by Lance Armstrong (@lancearmstrong) on

Looking sun-kissed and windswept in the romantic lake setting, the couple are seen in the photo gazing into each other's eyes with huge smiles on their faces.

Also pictured in the snap is what looks like a huge diamond rock on bride-to-be Anna's ring finger with the caption, "She said.... YES!!!!"

The couple, who have been together since 2008, have two children together - Max (seven) and Olivia (six) and Lance has previously called her a "pillar of strength".

They celebrated their nine-year anniversary in January this year, with Lance writing a tribute to his now fiancé on his social media sites. "Nine years ago today I met this amazing woman in Denver, Colorado," he wrote. "As y'all can imagine, the last half of those nine years hasn't exactly been smooth. She's been a pillar of strength and love for me and our entire family.

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Anna Hansen and professional cyclist Lance Armstrong attend The New York Times Magazine Relaunch Event on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Anna Hansen and professional cyclist Lance Armstrong attend The New York Times Magazine Relaunch Event on February 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

"Happy Anniversary babe. I love you!"

This will be Lance Armstrong's second marriage. He was previously married to Kristin Richard with whom he has three children. The cyclist was also formerly romantically linked with singer-songwriter Sheryl Crow.

Online Editors

Editors Choice

Also in this section