Sharapova and Gilkes got engaged in December 2020.
At the time, Maria posted a series of pics and videos of herself with the art dealer, writing, “I said yes from the first day we met❤️This was our little secret, wasn’t it 💍🥂@gilkesa.”
Alexander posted a pic of Maria kissing him on the forehead. He captioned the pic, “Thank you for making me a very very happy boy. I look forward to a lifetime of loving you, and learning from you @mariasharapova #💍.”
Maria and Alexander were linked in early 2018, but did not confirm the relationship until October 2018. They attended the Argento Ball together in June of that same year, and he was seen cheering for her at the U.S. Open that September.