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Lindsey Vonn proposed to her fiance P.K. Subban because ‘men should get engagement rings too’

P.K. Subban and Lindsey Vonn arrive at the ESPY Awards in July. (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
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Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn nabbed some new precious metal, but this time it was for her fiance, P.K. Subban.

Vonn, the former downhill ski champ, proposed to the New Jersey Devils star on Christmas Day and posted about it on Instagram and Twitter, with Subban flashing a grin — and his ring — in front of a Christmas tree with their three dogs.

Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn spoke about her retirement and third-place finish at the world alpine championships in Are, Sweden on Feb. 10. (Video: Reuters)

The proposal came on the pair’s two-year anniversary, and Vonn wrote that she wanted to “return to the favor,” after Subban proposed to her in August.

“We talk about equality but actions speak louder than words,” Vonn said. “Men should get engagement rings too and this is what PK deserves.”

Vonn showed a close-up of Subban’s new engagement drip on her Twitter page with this message:

“Women aren’t the only ones who should get engagement rings.”

The star athletes are now in a rare category of couples who propose to the other: About seven percent of couples opt for dual proposals, according to the Knot’s 2019 Jewelry & Engagement Study.

The wedding-planning site’s executive editor, Lauren Kay, told the Atlantic that 97 percent of grooms in heterosexual couples report proposing to their brides, and Subban proposed first to Vonn, in August, with an emerald ring that symbolized his birthstone and her favorite color, he told Entertainment Tonight.

At the time, Vonn said she had no idea the dazzling gemstone was coming. Subban had tricked her into thinking that the couple should consider dating for 10 more years before getting married, she told ET.

Only about a third of all marriage proposals in the United States are actually a surprise, according to the Knot.

The marriage will be first for Subban but the second for Vonn (nee Kidlow), who was married to former U.S. Ski Team member Thomas Vonn for six years.

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