Congratulations to Matthew Mitcham and Luke Rutherford.
Former Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham married Rutherford in Belgium this past week. The two got married at the Cateu de Halloy while surrounded by friends and family.
“The whole thing was so beautiful. I was crying for basically the entire ceremony,” said Mitcham to the Australian Daily Telegraph.
Matthew then shared more of his post-wedding bliss on Instagram where he posted pictures and wrote the caption: “After a sustained period of lovely gestures, loyalty, gazing adoringly and many trips to Ikea, I managed to trick @lukeyluke8 into falling in love with me, proposing to me and finally marrying me. Now he’s stuck with me forever and ever, ha!”
Luke also posted his own social media pictures and captioned them with the line, “Best day EVER!!! Thank you so much to everyone who made the last week such an unforgettable moment in our lives. So proud and happy to be the new Mr Mitcham.”
Currently, the two are in Amsterdam for their honeymoon.
““Thinking about how lucky my husband is. Currently in Amsterdam basking in the afterglow of the best week of my life,” wrote Matthew. “I’m so lucky to have such a beautiful bunch of family and friends.”
Matthew Mitcham is a former Olympic diver who won gold in the 10m platform at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. On top of that, that win, for which he scored 112.10, is still the highest-scoring single dive in Olympic history. But that’s not the only history that Mitcham has made as an athlete. Mitcham came out as gay in 2008 ahead of going to the Olympics. He then became one of the first openly gay men to win an Olympic gold medal.
Personally, Matthew Mitcham met his now-husband Luke in 2018. The two then got engaged a year later in June of 2019. It was Luke who proposed while the two were in his hometown of Henley-on-Thames, England.
Again, congratulations to the happy couple!