England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to marry childhood sweetheart in Maldives beach wedding
England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford is set to marry his childhood sweetheart in a beach wedding in Maldives, British media reported on Sunday.
Sources told The Sun that the World Cup hero, 25, and his girlfriend, Megan Davison, also 25, will jet to the Maldives with a small group of family and friends for the ceremony at the end of May.
“Jordan and Megan have been engaged for quite a while. He proposed just before his heroics at the World Cup in 2018. But they put the wedding on hold when Megan fell pregnant with Arlo, who was born in February last year,” a source was quoted as saying, by The Sun.
“The wedding in the Maldives will be for close family and friends before a bigger party back in Sunderland, where they both grew up.”
The pair met when they were 14 at St Robert of Newminster Catholic School in Washington, Tyne and Wear.
Pickford joined Everton from Sunderland for a fee of £30 million (USD 39.2 million) in 2017.
Megan travelled to Russia for the World Cup and roared as Jordan pulled off a one-handed save against Colombia to break England’s penalty shootout voodoo.
Jordan and Megan are not new to the Maldives. Last May, the couple shared a romantic getaway at the ultra-luxury One&Only Reethi Rah resort.
Maldives is amongst the most sought after destinations by high profile personalities and celebrity travellers from around the world.
Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio and American TV personality Paris Hilton have partied in the Maldives. The likes of English singer and television presenter Rochelle Humes and her husband Marvin, and British TV personality Billie Faiers have all declared the Maldives as their favourite part of the world for a relaxing getaway. Another British singer Perrie Edwards and English actress Millie Mackintosh have also fell in love with the white sands, turquoise waters and the blue skies of the Maldives.
Hollywood actress Gal Gadot and Lindsay Lohan along with Bollywood personalities such as Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor Khan, Alia Bhatt, Priyanka Chopra, Parineeti Chopra, the Bachchan family and Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi, as well as world-renowned music artists such as Robin Thicke and Justin Bieber have declared their love for the Maldives.
Sports personalities, including the likes of David Beckham, Carlos Tevez, Arjen Robben, Miroslav Klose, Franz Beckenbauer, Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima, Cristiano Ronaldo, Marcel Desailly and Mohamed Salah have also spent their hard-earned vacations in the tropical paradise.
Most recently, several high-profile personalities celebrated the festive holidays in the Maldives. The celebrities that called the Maldives their home during the holiday season include, celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay, Madonna, and Idris Elba.