Olympic double gold medallist Valerie Adams has tied the knot with her sweetheart Gabriel Price.

Valerie and Gabriel, both 31, who have been family friends since childhood through their parents and church, were married in a small Mormon ceremony at Temple View in Hamilton yesterday.

Valerie looked stunning in a white full-length silk-satin and lace gown designed by Auckland designer John Zimmermann, and Gabriel wore a black suit and bow-tie. The bride held a bouquet of white roses and Gabriel had a matching single white rosebud in his lapel. The flower is seen by Tongans as the most beautiful in the world.

Photo / Woman's Day
Photo / Woman's Day

"He's the one for me. He's so laid-back and chilled. It makes my life easier. He's got the brains, I've got the muscle. It's a great combination."


There will be no honeymoon for our favourite Olympian. Tomorrow, the four-time world champion shot-putter returns to training ahead of August's Rio Olympics.

She will be chasing a third successive Olympic gold medal. It is Valerie's second marriage. In 2004 she married New Caledonian discus thrower Bertrand Vili. The pair divorced in 2010.