Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and Washington schools superintendent Michelle Rhee are engaged.
The former NBA star and the nationally known education reformer have regularly been seen together ever since Johnson launched his mayoral bid in early 2008. They attended President Barack Obama's inauguration together.
Rhee also served on the board of Johnson's St. HOPE Public Schools from 2006-2007.
The engagement was first reported Friday in the Washington Post's Reliable Source blog, which said Rhee was seen at Democratic school reform event this week sporting a "pretty sparkly thing on her left hand."
The 44-year-old Johnson and 39-year-old Rhee say they have no immediate plans for a wedding and will continue their cross-country courtship.
Information from: The Sacramento Bee, http://www.sacbee.com