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Chicago White Sox Pitcher Michael Kopech, Actress Vanessa Morgan Engaged

The pitcher popped the question in front of a waterfall near the Grand Canyon

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    Chicago White Sox Pitcher Michael Kopech, Actress Vanessa Morgan Engaged
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    WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 15: Vanessa Morgan and Michael Kopech attend the Entertainment Weekly Pre-Emmy Party 2018 at Sunset Tower Hotel on September 15, 2018 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)

    Chicago White Sox pitcher Michael Kopech and “Riverdale” actress Vanessa Morgan announced their engagement on social media Wednesday, with the hurler posting an incredible video of the big moment.

    Kopech, who is currently recovering from Tommy John surgery, popped the question while on vacation in Arizona this week, and did so in front of a towering waterfall:

     
     
     
     
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    So I’ll start with the obvious: I love you. I love you intensely, passionately, & also at times, recklessly. I make decisions on the spur of the moment (i mean look at how our relationship has gone up to this point). I’m a very non traditional type of person and I know I’ve found my match in you when it comes to that especially. Our relationship probably doesn’t make sense to many people for a sh*t ton of reasons, but we’re not doing it for them. We know this is forever. Why would we wait? lol. You literally stayed by my side when I felt I had lost my mind. You stayed by my side for these seemingly random changes of my life. You stayed when often times I didn’t deserve it. You’ve loved me for ME from day one. Completely unselfishly. You’re undeniably the spark that reignited my fire. You’re deserving of much more than just this moment but this one just felt particularly magical. I’m incredibly humbled by the love that you give and I only hope I can portray a fraction of the love and light that you carry with you. I’ll never have enough words to tell you how much I love you, but I promise to always show you. But for now, I’ll finish this how I started: I love you. SO MUCH. @vanessamorgan

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    Morgan also posted a photo taken of the pair in front of the incredible backdrop on her social media pages after the proposal, and added videos to her Instagram story from the scene of the moment.

    The couple has been dating for over a year now, and Kopech put his love for Morgan into words on his Instagram feed.

    “I’ll never have enough words to tell you how much I love you, but I promise to always show you,” he said.

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