Boston Red Sox slugger Kevin Youkilis will soon count Tom Brady as a brother after getting engaged to the New England Patriots quarterback’s sister, the Boston Herald reported Friday.
Youkilis popped the question to schoolteacher Julie Brady "recently" after dating for more than a year, friends told the newspaper, with no date yet set for the wedding to celebrate the merger of Boston sporting royalty.
Youkilis was stowed away in the Brady family suite last weekend at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for his future brother-in-law’s Super Bowl showdown with the New York Giants, but was left to bemoan a defeat for No. 12.
The occasion, though, may have brought back oddly happy memories for the future husband and wife.
They apparently met during a postgame party at Gillette Stadium’s Patriot Place last year after Brady had been dumped out of the playoffs by New York opposition — this time the Jets.
Julie Brady, who has a 5-year-old daughter but has never been married, will move to Florida from California when Youkilis, who wed Ben Affleck’s ex Enza Sambataro before the union was proven invalid, reports to spring training.
"He’s really lucky," a friend of Youkilis said. "She’s a really nice person, but all the Bradys are nice people."