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Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward announces engagement on Christmas

By Aaron Morton, Deseret News

Published: Wed, Dec. 25 10:25 p.m. MST

Utah Jazz forward Gordon Hayward celebrated Christmas by announcing his engagement to girlfriend Robyn Van Vliet from his Twitter and Instagram accounts.

"Merry Christmas to everyone out there! Hope it's a good one! Mine was especially good bc SHE SAID YES!!!! So thrilled I get to marry my best friend and such an amazing person @robynvanvliet! I love you!!!" he posted on his Instagram account Wednesday afternoon.

Van Vliet, who lists her hometown as Indianapolis on her Facebook account, confirmed the announcement on Instagram: "Soo happy I get to marry this babe … Finally engaged to the love of my life."

Hayward, who leads the Jazz in scoring with 16.4 points a game, will return to action on Friday when the Jazz host the Los Angeles Lakers.

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1. thebigsamoan
Richmond, VA,
Dec. 26, 2013

Two hearts, united as one and blessed with millions, is a very Merry Christmas indeed!

Congrats Mr. Hayward, to you and your lovely bride to be!

2. milner
Centerfield Sanpete, UT,
Dec. 26, 2013

I would like to congratulate the couple!

3. New to Utah
PAYSON, UT,
Dec. 26, 2013

Congratulations Gordon Hayward on your engagement. Christmas is a special time for this Utah Jazz player.

4. Doug10
Roosevelt, UT,
Dec. 26, 2013

Gordon did not know you had a girlfriend. There was a sigh of relief when we found out ...especially so soon after the recent ruling in Utah.

5. Little Andy
Tremonton, UT,
Dec. 26, 2013

This seems to settle a lot of them down. With RFA comming up he will have a lot on his mind..