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Emily Van Egmond and Kat Thompson’s Love Story

A Glimpse into the Soccer Star's Personal World
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Midfielder Emily Van Egmond has been instrumental in the success of The Matildas over the better part of a decade. 

The Newcastle-born 30-year-old first played for the Girls in Gold in 2010, and in the years since has competed in the Asian Cup, The Women’s FIFA World Cup and the Olympics alongside her Tillies teammates. 

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With over 100 games in the gold jersey now under her belt, Emily has earned herself a legion of fans who closely follow her life both on the pitch and off. 

Now, as Emily and the Matildas gear up for the 2024 Paris Olympics, we are looking into her home life. 

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Is Emily Van Egmond in a relationship?

Emily is currently in a relationship with Kat Thompson, a photographer based in San Diego, California. 

The pair first met online in 2022, but it was only in February 2023 that the couple went ‘Instagram official’ with Kat sharing a Valentine’s Day tribute to her partner. 

“From the first date there’s never been holding back, it’s been so comfortable – as if I’ve known her a lot longer,” Emily later told our sister site New Idea.

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The following April, Emily herself took to Instagram to share snaps of the happy couple for the first time. 

“I feel like she brings out a really good side of me,” the soccer star later told New Idea. “I’m very happy.”

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Is Emily Van Egmond married?

Despite posting a few pictures of themselves to social media, the pair have remained pretty tight-lipped on any other details about their relationship. 

Whilst Emily isn’t married she did announce in May 2023 that she had popped the question to Kat. 

“I feel like she brings out a really good side of me,” Emily told New Idea following the engagement. “I’m very happy.”

Emily popped the question with a stunning ring that she designed herself and her new fiancée Kat admitted she had “no clue” what was happening at the time. “I was crying,” she told the publication.

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Now, the pair are busy planning a wedding in Australia – one that will fit in with Emily’s busy soccer schedule. 

“I’m married to football now,” Kat joked.  “We are aiming for the summer,” Emily added. “It’s not going to be a massive crazy wedding.”

Following the wedding, adding to their brood is also on the table, with Kat telling New Idea that the couple have dreams of a “little family coming up.”

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