There are reports that Samoa Kiwi superstar, Maria Tutaia, has tied the knot to her Tongan Australia beau, Israel Folau.
Several media reports out of Australia indicates the wedding took place before a select number of guests on a private property in Kangaroo Valley yesterday.
7th Tackle for instance reports that the timing of yesterday’s ceremony could not have been more ironic, given Folau’s public stance against gay marriage.
The devout Mormon caused a storm last month when he tweeted his views against the law change.
The verdict of the postal vote was announced as guests began to arrive for Folau’s wedding yesterday, with 61 percent of Australians disagreeing with the Wallabies star.
The report goes on to say Folau chose to stand down from Wallabies commitments for the spring tour of Europe, citing his desire to spend more time with Tutaia.
He also sacrificed a short term deal in Japan – believed to be worth $500,000 – for love. The pair have been in a Trans-Tasman relationship for some time, juggling their respective sporting commitments. Tutaia is one of New Zealand’s top netballers.
But there was no indication that they planned to get married. It’s believed they will be honeymooning overseas.