Sonya Deville, known outside of the ring as Daria Berenato, got engaged to her girlfriend, fitness model Toni Cassano, the day after Valentine’s Day.
Berenato proposed surrounded by family and friends, reports People, including Cassano’s 7- and 11-year-old daughters. Berenato popped the question, then gave her fiancé a custom-designed ring in a wine cellar at Rails Steakhouse in New Jersey, only to be surprised by her now-fiancé.
“I proposed, then Toni’s like, ‘Grab my purse.’ And she pulls out a freaking ring box, and she’s like, ‘I’ve been carrying this around in my purse for four months so whenever you proposed, I could give you a ring immediately back.'”
Says Cassano, “It truly was the biggest blur ever. All I remember is both of us shaking so bad.”
Cassano and Berenato met last April at one of Berenato's matches. “This is going to sound really cheesy, but I knew, the second I saw her,” Cassano says.
“The first time I ever saw Toni was when I was coming out doing my entrance ready to wrestle, and I looked into the crowd,” shares Berenato.
The two women like to spend their time together quietly, often just eating pizza and chilling. “I was instantly like, ‘This girl is the love of my life,’” Berenato says.
As to how they feel about each other now, Cassano shares, “I could have never imagined a love being so magical. I still wake up every day and truly feel like we’re living in a dream. This proposal was a fairytale, not only for me, but she proposed to my daughters, blending our worlds together. I can’t say it enough, but life with her is a true dream and we are so lucky to have found this love.”
Berenato posted the following on her Sonya Deville Instagram: “It was always you. 💍✨ @fit_tonicassano A special thank you to everyone that helped make this day so special. @people @enchanting_engagements @happyjewelers @themattycox @viewsfromsant”