Former NHL Star To Marry Supermodel

Sean Avery and Hilary Rhoda have taken the next big step in their relationship. The couple announced that they are engaged to be married.

Sean Avery

After dating on and off for three years, Sean Avery and Hilary Rhoda have decided to put a ring on it and get engaged!

The pair told People magazine that they "are very happy to announce our engagement," and added that their wedding will be unforgettable. "We are excited to plan the most beautiful and fun wedding that we could ever imagine," they said.

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Avery and Rhoda have been dating since 2010, but they broke up and made up again a couple of times before getting very serious last spring. Avery apparently popped the question last Friday in a very "romantic and sweet" way, Rhoda told Us Weekly, and admitted she was "surprised" by Avery's proposal.

While no solid wedding plans have been made yet and the couple just wants to enjoy the moment, sources have said that they are perhaps thinking of marrying in Jamaica. However, Rhoda revealed that right now she hasn't even begun thinking about any big day details yet.

Rhoda, a busy 26-year-old model, will be walking the Victoria's Secret fashion show on Wednesday. She's also very well known for her work with Estée Lauder and her spreads in Sports Illustrated in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Avery, 33, is retired from his 12-year-long NHL career after having played for the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, the Dallas Stars and the New York Rangers. He shares some fashion background with his new fiancée as a former Vogue intern.

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However, according to Us Weekly, Avery seems to be currently unemployed after having recently parted ways with the Lipman ad agency in New York City.

But the former hockey player is ready to take the plunge, as according to another source he's "had enough with bachelor life and [is now] ready to commit."

Photo credit: WENN

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