Sunshine Girl shooter Romelda Aiken married her long-time boyfriend Daniel George in Australia over the weekend.
George proposed in 2020 and the wedding was set to take place following the end of the 2021 Suncorp Super League season that concluded in August.
The couple recently purchased a house together where they will spend their lives as Mr and Mrs George with his three children from a previous life.
“They are really cool kids. There’s Hale, who is very book smart, Eme who’s a diva and loves her dolls and Harvey who loves all things Batman and dinosaurs. It’s cool watching them grow… every week is so different,” Romelda revealed in an interview earlier this year during which she said was love struck the first time their eyes met.
“Obviously, I played hard to get. But, when I first met him, and we made eye contact, it’s like everything stopped. It was the most surreal experience, even now when he looks at me, I feel like I’m captivated by him, it feels like magic,” she told the Queensland Firebirds website in March.
The 32-year-old player has been living in Australia for more than a decade since she signed for the Queensland Firebirds in the Suncorp Super League. She became an Australian citizen in January 2020.
However, she remains loyal to her home country of Jamaica and still represents the Sunshine Girls. She will be unavailable for the upcoming Tri-Nation Series with Trinidad and Tobago and South Africa set for Kingston next month.
According to Netball Jamaica President Tricia Robinson, she will be suiting up for Jamaica when they host England in December.
That series was to have been held in January this year but was postponed after the Jamaican Government closed the borders in an effort to control the spread of COVID-19.
Despite now making her home in Australia, she does not plan to be a stranger to the land of her birth.
“It’s my ‘hood, man, and I want to go back and spend some quality time with my family,” she said.