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Mookie Betts engaged to Brianna Hammonds, his girlfriend of 15 years

Mookie Betts, shown in a Feb. 18, 2019 file photo, with Brianna Hammonds (left) and their daughter Kynlee Ivory. Betts, 28, proposed to Hammonds, 26, on Thursday night at a dinner in Nashville.
Mookie Betts, shown in a Feb. 18, 2019 file photo, with Brianna Hammonds (left) and their daughter Kynlee Ivory. Betts, 28, proposed to Hammonds, 26, on Thursday night at a dinner in Nashville.Stan Grossfeld/Globe Staff

Mookie Betts is adding a third ring to his hands.

The former Red Sox superstar is now engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Brianna Hammonds, Betts told People. The couple has been together for 15 years, dating since their days in middle school in Nashville.

“Brianna has been by my side since we were teenagers,” Betts told People. “Together we’ve grown mentally, physically, and spiritually. She is my best friend, mother of my child, my lover, and my soon-to-be wife.”

Betts, 28, proposed to Hammonds, 26, Thursday night at a dinner in Nashville, where he was accepting an award from former Yankees pitcher C.C. Sabathia. The couple has a daughter, Kynlee Ivory, who was born in November 2018, one month after Betts won his first World Series title with the Red Sox.

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Betts won the World Series for a second time in 2020, leading the Dodgers to a title in his first year with the club. Los Angeles acquired Betts in a trade with Boston in February 2020 and signed him to a 12-year, $365 million extension in July.

The 2018 AL MVP said that Hammonds is his “MVP.”

“Winning another World Series was great,” Betts said, “but putting a ring on my MVP is the real blessing! I am a blessed man.”