Senators heartthrob Mike Fisher and his country singer superstar girlfriend Carrie Underwood are engaged to be married.
Fisher confirmed their engagement just moments ago as the Senators prepared for tonight's game against the Boston Bruins at Scoriabank Place. Responding to questions, he said he popped the question to Underwood on Sunday, but declined to offer any other details at this point.
"It's true," said Fisher. "We're both obviously excited and very happy."
Senators teammate Chris Neil said Fisher called him not long after popping the question.
"I think it's great. It's a long time coming. There's going to be a lot of broken hearts in Ottawa with all those girls who are in love with Mikey," said Neil.
The blogosphere had been alive and buzzing since Sunday with rumours the celebrity couple had become engaged. The rumours began spreading after a friend of Underwood’s family congratulated the former American Idol and the Senators centre on their upcoming marriage on his Twitter page last night.
This morning, a source close to the couple confirmed to the Ottawa Sun that Fisher popped the question and Underwood had accepted the proposal.
Underwood, who makes her home in Nashville, was in Ottawa through the weekend and was on hand for the club's 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild Saturday at Scotiabank Place. It's not known if she will also be at tonight's game against the Boston Bruins.
The couple has been dating for approximately a year. They have kept their relationship largely out of the media -- quite an accomplishment for one of Nashville's hottest stars and one of the NHL's most eligible bachelors -- but had recently begun speaking in public about their love affair.