USA TODAY - LOS ANGELES — Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa was finishing up his interview on Fox minutes after his club clinched its first World Series title when he pulled a ring out of his back pocket and took a knee.
"Right now I’m about to take another big step in my life,” Correa said. “Daniella Rodriguez, you make me the happiest man in the world. Will you marry me?"
Rodriguez, who won the 2016 Miss Texas USA and 2013 Miss Teen Texas USA pageants, clasped hands over her face and wept.
“Oh my god,” Rodriguez yelled before she embraced Correa
After a long kiss, Correa put the ring on Rodriguez’s ring finger.
Correa said he had been plotting it for a while and thought it would be cool to propose after winning a championship. In the ninth inning, he told the clubbie to bring him the ring to the field if they wrapped up the win.
“There was double pressure on me," he said, "because I had to take care of business first, make sure we won this game, and then what to say to her and how to get engaged.
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It’s been crazy, but it’s something we’ll never forget.’’
The first images on social media of Rodriguez, 21, and Correa, 23, as a couple appeared on Oct. 7 as they attended a Kanye West show.
Rodriguez has posted several photos of the two together since on her Instagram account in the nearly two months since.
“We’ve been living together for quite a long time now and my mom was putting a lot of pressure on me, ‘Do the right thing. Do the right thing,’" said Correa. "When your mom’s putting the pressure on you, that mean’s she’s the right one, so. It’s very special.’’
Contributing: Jorge L. Ortiz
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