The Nationals’ star outfielder Bryce Harper and long-time girlfriend Kayla Varner made their first public appearance as an engaged couple Saturday at the team’s Dream Gala fundraiser. Harper, the first round draft pick, and Ohio State soccer player Varner confirmed their engagement at the annual event, which raises funds for the Washington National’s Dream Foundation.
Team mate and pitcher Gio Gonzalez expressed warm sentiments for the couple, though making clear there’d be no wild bachelor party plans.
“It’s a blessing for Bryce,” Gonzalez said. “We got to see him grow up in a way, so we’re really happy for him.”