UPDATED: Ex-Leeds United star announces engagement to boyfriend

Robbie Rogers

Robbie Rogers

FORMER Leeds United star Robbie Rogers has announced that he  is to marry his boyfriend.

Rogers and his partner Greg Berlanti, a TV producer, announced their engagement in an Instagram post.

Robbie Rogers (left) with fiance Greg Berlanti

Robbie Rogers (left) with fiance Greg Berlanti

Rogers wrote in the post: "Thank you to everyone before us that made this moment possible... I feel extremely lucky and blessed to end 2016 engaged to the love of my life. ❤ Happy New Year!"

Berlanti wrote in an Instagram post: "2016 was memorable for many reasons, for me it as the year my heart doubled in size. First, when my son Caleb was born. And second, a few days ago, when I got engaged to my soulmate ❤️ though I dreamed of both those things happening, i'm not sure I truly believed they were possible. Thanks to the friends and family who helped me find my way to this moment in my blessed life. a happy and healthy 2017 to all.

Rogers came out as gay in 2013, while announcing his retirement from professional football – but he has since come out of retirement and now plays for LA Galaxy.

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