Derek Jeter Confirms Engagement in the Most Subtle Way Possible

by Zach Seemayer 7:15 PM PST, November 03, 2015
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In a heartwarming blog post about being a first-time dog owner, Derek Jeter subtly confirmed that he and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Hannah Davis were engaged.

In an article posted on The Players' Tribune, Jeter shared a sweet story about his adorable pet Mastiff named Kane, and his experiences with raising and training a large pet.

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Opening up about how Kane came into his life, Jeter shared, "He was a Christmas gift last year from my fiancee, whose family had Mastiffs growing up."

This brief reference to Davis being his "fiancee" is the first time the 41-year-old baseball legend has addressed his engagement to the 25-year-old Davis, news of which broke last week.

The former New York Yankees star declined to comment at the time, telling reporters, "I like to keep things as sacred as possible... I keep everything close to home."

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It seems he's more comfortable sharing small insights into her personal life now that a week has passed since the news of their engagement first became public. The couple have been dating for nearly three years.

For more on Jeter's stunning fiancée, who appeared as the cover model for this year's Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, check out the video below.