Memphis Depay's Engagement to Steve Harvey's Daughter Lori Announced

Tom Sunderland@@TomSunderland_Featured ColumnistJune 26, 2017

Lyon's Dutch forward Memphis Depay reacts after receiving the award of the Goal of the Year during the 26th edition of the UNFP (French National Professional Football players' Union) trophies ceremony at the Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris, on May 15, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRANCK FIFE        (Photo credit should read FRANCK FIFE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Lyon winger Memphis Depay has taken a step closer to Hollywood fame after it was announced on Monday that the Netherlands international is set to wed Lori Harvey, the daughter of television presenter Steve Harvey.

The father of the bride took pride in confirming the engagement personally via his official Twitter account, showing Depay appears to have already made a good impression on his future father-in-law:

Steve Harvey @IAmSteveHarvey

Marjorie and I are proud to announce the engagement of our youngest daughter Lori to Memphis Depay, this young man is a good one! Congrats! https://t.co/Tt92IqhYz3

Depay had a roller-coaster season on the pitch and turned his career trajectory around after joining Lyon in the winter from Manchester United, and the good vibes look to keep on rolling after announcing his bride-to-be.

The Dutchman also posted to his official Instagram account and wasn't in any mood to hide his excitement at Miss Harvey's answer.

Depay's career looked to be on a downward slope at Old Trafford after arriving from former club PSV Eindhoven in 2015 atop a wave of expectation, but it's safe to say 2017 has brought much improvement.

That appears to be the case both on and off the pitch, and Depay made a vital turnaround in form after arriving at Lyon, per BT Sport, as well as making strides in his romantic life, too:

Football on BT Sport @btsportfootball

Memphis Depay in Ligue 1 last season: 🏃 17 games ⚽️ 5 goals 🎯 7 assists 😎 1 Goal of the Year https://t.co/MXDdayXfJ5

While the life of a professional footballer is far from a humble one in many cases, Depay has shown himself to be no stranger to the limelight, owing to his expensive car collection and extravagant dress sense on the red carpet.

Tom Farmery of MailOnline reported Depay was on holiday in California when he proposed to fiancee Lori, although he appears to have taken care of some business, filming a music video with compatriot and fellow player Quincy Promes (NOTE: video contains some NSFW language):

That illustration of creativity serves as further evidence Depay will fit in well among the Harveys and Co., although he'll be hoping to steer clear of any Family Feud.

If his move to Lyon was a moment of maturing, Depay can only bank on his impending nuptials resulting in better results as a player, with pressure on the star to prove to one of television's biggest names he's the man for the job.


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