What we know about Trae Young’s fiancee

The 2021/22 season has been quite phenomenal for Trae Young both on and off the courts. At just 23 years old, the Atlanta Hawks point guard became only the second NBA player to lead the league in both points and assists during the regular season, Fox 5 Atlanta reported. In May 2022, Young also celebrated his first All-NBA selection. “I represent the best that I can,” Young continued Twitter after the feat. Outside of the arena, the NBA athlete also made big strides in his personal life.

In December 2021, Young popped the question to his longtime girlfriend Shelby Miller and officially became engaged. “What a night,” he captioned an Instagram post that showed snaps of the proposal and included the hashtag “Future Mrs. Young.” While Young generally reserves his feed for career-related content, he made an exception to mark the milestone. He did so again in June 2022 when he and Miller welcomed their first child, a son. “A new star has been born. Tydus Reign Young,” he announced on Instagram.

Young took another opportunity to gush about his little fella on Father’s Day before switching back to business mode on social media. “I love you baby boy! Thanks for making me a dad!” he wrote in the Instagram caption, also including a photo of himself as a newborn next to Tydus to demonstrate their resemblance. With so much personal news about Young and Miller making headlines, the public is unsurprisingly interested in Miller’s fiancee. So, here’s what we know about them.

Shelby Miller was a cheerleader at the University of Oklahoma

Before Shelby Miller got engaged to Trae Young, she was a regular college girl living her best life as a member of the University of Oklahoma cheerleading team. In fact, it was thanks to that passion that Miller met Young, who — despite being the 15th overall recruit nationally — chose to stay close to home and represent the Sooners in February 2017, according to ESPN. In October, Miller made their relationship official on Instagram, sharing a snap of herself in her uniform posing with Young on a soccer field. “Guess you could say I’m a pretty big fan,” she captioned the post.

Miller’s love of sports, and the Sooners in particular, has been with her since childhood. In June 2017, she shared a throwback that showed her as a little girl proudly rocking the team’s red and white colors. “Lots of memories in my OU uniform and can’t wait to make more of these this year,” she captioned the Instagram post. Since then, Young’s fiancée has continued to post about her time as a Sooners cheerleader — whether it’s to document the journey or reminisce about the good old days at OU.

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Young joined the Atlanta Hawks in June 2018, prompting his move a few states east, NBA.com reported. It’s unclear how the young couple managed their time back then, but Miller stayed in Norman, Oklahoma to complete her graduation — an accomplishment she celebrated in May 2019. “Thanks, next,” she captioned an Instagram photo of her stealing her OU while holding her grad cap.

Some have speculated about the timing of their engagement

The sports world was surprised when Trae Young announced he was going to be a father, as neither he nor Shelby Miller had publicly announced they were expecting a baby. As a result, some have speculated about the timing of their engagement in relation to the pregnancy. “That’s why Trae proposed, because it wasn’t a planned thing,” an insider reportedly told Page Action in April 2022 while addressing rumors that Young and Miller would become parents.

Regardless, Young and Miller are excited about their upcoming wedding, which is set to take place in the summer of 2023, he told the New York Post in June. While he’s just as excited as his fiancé, Young has had less time to devote to wedding planning. “The engagement happened in-season, so I didn’t really have a break,” he told the publication. “I was so focused on basketball.”

This does not mean that Young is not involved in the process. “She’ll ask me for little details here and there, which I like, but I kind of let her do her thing,” he said, adding that he’s particularly interested in the music part. Young and Miller certainly have their hands full looking after son Tydus, but their baby will be around 1 year old when the big day arrives.