Lily King gets engaged to her boyfriend, James Wells after he proposes to her during the Olympic trial

Lily King's video of receiving a proposal at the Olympic trial has gone viral on Twitter.


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Olympic swimmer Lily King and her long-term boyfriend, James Wells, finally engaged on June 20, 2024.

The delightful incident occurred after Lily qualified for Paris in the 200-meter breaststroke at the US Olympic Team Trials in Indianapolis.

NBC News first announced their engagement through its x handle, with a video of Lily King’s boyfriend, James Wells, getting down on one knee.

In the video, James Wells says it has been an honor to be her boyfriend and that he cannot wait to take their relationship to the next level.

He said, “It has been awesome, and I am very excited to see where this is going. So, dear, I was wondering, Lillia Camille King, will you marry me?” Lily emotionally accepted his proposal, saying, “Yes, yes, yes.

Lily King and James Wells got engaged after dating for four years

Two-time Olympian Lily King and James Wells started dating around 2020 or 2021, as James revealed in his proposal that they had been together for the last four years.

Further, Lily and James have a five-year age gap, as they are 27 and 32 in 2024, respectively.

According to the Daily Mail, James Wells is a former swimmer who worked with Indiana University. He had an impressive record in sports as he competed in NCAA championships.

Also, as the five-time YMCA National Champion, Wells had impressive achievements, just like his fiancee King, who had won two gold medals, two silver medals, and one bronze medal in the Olympics.

Further, the couple has started living together, as per Wells’ statement in his proposal, “Just to see you grow has been so awesome. And I don’t regret for a minute dropping my job and moving halfway across the country for us to move in together.

Now, Olympic fans can’t wait to see James Wells and Lily King as husband and wife, while the couple also plans to get married soon.

Additional Information

  • Lilly Camille King was born on February 10, 1997, in Evansville, Indiana, US, to parents, father Mark King, and mother Ginny King.
  • She graduated from the Indiana University Bloomington. During her college, she became the Olympic gold medalist at just 19.
  • Various net worth sites have said that the Olympian Lilly King holds around $2 Million in net worth.
Ruhi Tiwari
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