Haitian-American soccer star Jozy Altidore has a new girlfriend – the new US Open Champion Sloane Stephens. Stephens is an American tennis player who has won five WTA singles titles, including her first major at the 2017 US Open.
The 24-year-old tennis star says support from her soccer player boyfriend, U.S. national team star Jozy Altidore, is a key reason for her remarkable rise to prominence this summer.
While Altidore, has not commented publicly on Stephens, the Toronto FC forward hinted at the relationship back in July, after being bitten by El Salvador’s Henry Romero club during the Gold Cup quarterfinals.
“My girl’s mad at me,” Altidore told reporters following the match.”She’s mad at me. She’s mad at Romero, because she’s like: ‘Only I can bite you, only I can grab your nipples.'”
Altidore and Stephens have known each other since fifth grade in Boca Raton, Florida and Altidore was spotted in Stephens’ box for her U.S. Open quarterfinal and semifinal matches last week.
They make one cute couple.
(Photo: Sloane Stephens via Instagram)