Sloane Stephens, Jozy Altidore married on New Year’s Day


Tennis star Sloane Stephens began 2022 on a high, marrying Toronto FC and USMNT forward Jozy Altidore in a New Years’ day ceremony.

The couple announced their engagement in April 2019.

According to People Magazine, guests were required to be fully vaccinated and provide proof of a negative COVID test prior to the wedding.

“I empathize with all the COVID couples out there who have had to make the tough calls and be flexible with the ever-changing pandemic,” Stephens told People. “We’ve all had to be super flexible, and I appreciate how accommodating our loved ones have been in making sure we have as safe and special a day as possible.”

The 2017 US Open champion had an up-and-down 2021 season, injuring her knee at Wimbledon after taking down No. 10 Petra Kvitova in the first round. She then made a comeback at the US Open where she knocked out fellow American Coco Gauff.

Following a third-round loss to Angelique Kerber, she spoke out about the abuse she received on social media.

Beginning Jan. 17, Stephens is set to compete in the first major of the WTA season at the Australian Open.