FORMER tennis star Maria Sharapova got engaged before Christmas – and the bling on her finger is pretty impressive.
Maria Sharapova is pleased to show off her £300k diamond ringCredit: Instagram
And, according to Dailymail.com, Sharapova received a £300,000 five-carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring to mark the special day.
The Jessica McCormack-designed ring is in rose gold with the huge diamond sitting centrally.
The pricey ring will put most sporting wags’ versions to shame – but not Georgina Rodriguez.
Sharapova and Gilkes kept their relationship quiet until the Russian beauty revealed images of a romantic trip to the Cotswolds in October 2018.
It is believed they initially met in January earlier that year but opted to keep a low profile.
Gilkes, 41, is a millionaire businessman, co-founder and president of the Paddle8 online auction house.
He is also the ex-husband to Meghan Markle’s best friend Misha Nonoo who helped the Duke and Duchess of Sussex get together.
Maria Sharapova announced her engagement with Alexander Gilkes just before ChristmasCredit: Instagram
Sharapova retired from tennis in February last year after failing to hit previous heightsCredit: AFP – Getty
Gilkes, who attended Eton College with Prince William and Harry, was married to Nonoo for four years before their split in 2016
But he is set to wed for a second time after popping the question to the former world No.1.
Sharapova took to Instagram to share the news to her 4.1million followers alongside a series of intimate pictures.
Alongside the images she wrote: “I said yes from the first day we met.
“This was our little secret, wasn’t it.”
is one of the most highly-decorated tennis players of all-time having been a five-time Grand Slam champion.
Sharapova retired from tennis in February following a string of injuries and drop in form.